Piranha


Information about Piranha


Piranha is a purple motorcycle with sidecar, without a real motorcycle on which it is based, unlike, for example, Jackhammer which is a Ford Bronco. However, a Harley Davidson Sportster could have served as a model.

Piranha transforms from the motorcycle into a submarine, or rather the sidecar becomes the submarine.

In the toy was Sly Rax, with his stiletto mask. In the first wave of toys, in the U.S., the short (short) versions of the mask was there, from the second wave the long (long) version. From the boxes you can see which version was in which box. See below.

Unlike the cars from Team MASK, where the design is very colorful, Piranha is painted in dark purple, with few chrome parts. Only the rims and the decoration of the engine wear chrome.
Unlike the larger and more expensive toys of the 1st Toy Line, Piranha has plastic tires, and not rubber tires.

The transformation mechanism of Piranha is also rather simple. To transform the motorcycle into the submarine, simply press the large of the two orange buttons on the sidecar. The sidecar fires, the flotation wings unfold and the weapons extend. The window must be closed by hand. Pressing the small of the two buttons, the water wings fold out and the weapons extend, but the sidecar remains on the motorcycle.

Piranha has a nozzle on the sidecar for fuel hoses.

The frame that holds the submarine on the motorcycle, can be removed and also falls off by itself when playing, just like the windshield of the motorcycle.

There were 17 stickers that had to be attached.




Piranha

is a Motorcycle and transforms into a Submarine

Team:

VENOM

Piranha based on

Harley Davidson Sportster with sidecar

Piranhas Weapons

• Laserguns
• Torpedoes

Item number: 

37350

Availability: 

Piranha was available in the US from 1985 and Europe from 1987

Paperwork included: 

US: instructions, mini-comic (only 1st wave), catalog Europe: instructions


Piranha toy length / width / height in normal mode:

inch inch inch

Piranha toy length / width / height in combat mode:

inch inch inch


Price in Germany: 


Price in the USA: 



Piranha Toy information






a Motorcycle

a Submarine
accessoires

accessoires


Information about the driver

Driver 1


Stiletto


Kenner M.A.S.K. Sly Rax Stiletto short Mask
short Mask
Kenner M.A.S.K. Sly Rax Stiletto long Mask
long Mask



The Boxes

US Box first wave



US box first wave. Incl. the short mask, booklet and poster. For more details have a look to "Differences US boxes first toyline"


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US Box second wave



US box second wave. Incl. the long mask and poster. For more details have a look to "Differences US boxes first toyline"
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EU Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha Eu box first wave. Logo with missile launching.
Eu box first wave. Logo with missile launching.
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EU Box 2


Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha Eu box second wave. Logo without missile launching.
Eu box second wave. Logo without missile launching.
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EU Box 3


Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha Box from Germany. Logo without missile launching.
Box from Germany. Logo without missile launching.
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Boxes from other countries



Mexico Kenner
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Boxes from other countries



Argentina Play Full
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Differences of the US boxes first toyline

That there were short and long masks from the MASK first toy series, every collector knows. But how can you tell if there are short or long masks in sealed boxes? The 1st and 2nd wave had small but fine details on the boxes, by which you can tell. James Mason posted interesting details on Facebook. Attached are the differences for the Piranha boxes.

1st wave (short Mask)


Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha differences us boxes 1 
There were a comic and a poster included.
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2nd wave (long Mask)


Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha differences us boxes 1 
There was only one poster included.
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Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha differences us boxes 2 
Extra blue and white "Proof of Purchase" seal from General Mills and the vehicle name. The barcode was black on white with no border. The production year was listed as 1985 and CPG Products Corp as the manufacturer.

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Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha differences us boxes 2 
"Proof of Purchase" now inside the barcode. The barcode is now blue on white with border. The year of production has now been changed to 1986 and Kenner Parker Toys Inc. as the manufacturer.

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Differences of the boxes

The boxes had some differences in different countries, even within the same country. In the same country there were changes in different years.
The EU boxes are completely different from the boxes from the other countries. So you have no back on which the toy is explained, it is just the same site as the front, only with different languages. You can see this in the boxes section. All other differences follow now. Attached are the differences for the Piranha boxes.

US Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha differences boxes 1 
The artwork of the US box also differs for Piranha from the EU box. On the US box, Piranha is more blue than purple, the metal is less shiny, and the windshield is white transparent with a blue frame. Also, the windshield on the US box has the headlight. The submarine here has 2 fins instead of 3, and the canopy of the submarine is white transparent. By Lance Anderson we know that the boxes were redesigned for the European market. A different airbrush artist was at work here than on the EU box.
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EU Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha differences boxes 1 
The artwork of the EU box also differs for Piranha from the US box. At the EU box Piranha is purple like the toy, the metal is more shiny and the windshield is purple. Also, the windshield has no headlight on the EU box. The submarine here has 3 fins instead of 2, and the canopy of the submarine is purple. By Lance Anderson we know that the boxes were redesigned for the European market. A different airbrush artist was at work here than on the EU box.
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EU Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha differences boxes 2 
Logo like the US box with missile launching

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German Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha differences boxes 2 
Logo like without missile launching
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Instructions

Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha Instruction internbational 


Instruction international
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Download the multilanguage instruction

Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha Instruction US front/back 

Instruction US front/back
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Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha Instruction US middle 


Instruction US middle
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Download the english instruction


Weapons / Accessories / Parts

Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha Windshield

Windshield

Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha Sidecar Canopy

Sidecar Canopy


Variations of Piranha

Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha Brown windshield
Brown windshield


Variations of Sly Rax

Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha Sly Rax Pit Stop Catapult
Sly Rax Pit Stop Catapult
Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha Play Ful argentina. Licensed product. Brown gloves instead of black.
Play Ful argentina. Licensed product. Brown gloves instead of black.
Kenner M.A.S.K. Piranha Play Ful argentina. Licensed product. Body of Hondo McLean with yellow suit, red belt and accessories, black sweater, brown gloves and boots.
Play Ful argentina. Licensed product. Body of Hondo McLean with yellow suit, red belt and accessories, black sweater, brown gloves and boots.

Variation of the mask Stiletto


Piranha Cartoon information



Piranha

 had 59 appearances in the cartoon

First Appearance of Piranha:

• 01 - The Deathstone (Originally Aired 9/30/1985)

Last Appearance of Piranha:

 • 65 - Raiders Of The Orient Express (Originally Aired 12/27/1985)

Appearances Original episodes:



Cartoon Images of Piranha



Weblinks and Credits to Piranha


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Special thanks to:
• Markus Jungbluth for the pictures of Piranha and the figures


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