M.A.S.K. Split Seconds: Origins And Theories

As I've mentioned before, the M.A.S.K. "Split Seconds" toyline really intrigues me. I've never really found any information into the origin of the toyline or why Kenner deviated yet again from the original concept. But even with mystery still surrounding the 4th series of M.A.S.K. toys, we fans can still follow the clues to our own theories...and that's what we plan to discuss on our next MASKast Chat podcast!

We want your theories and ideas about the Split Seconds series. Here are a few topics we want to explore:
  • Clone Figures - What was their purpose? Were they controlled by the agents? Why does the box art show them just in the flying vehicles?
  • Two-part Vehicles - Why does each vehicle split into both air and ground vehicles? Why did they use a clone instead of two agents?
  • USA vs European Versions- Why was Barracuda's name changed to Jackal? Why did the European boxes not use the Split Seconds logo?
  • Agents - Why were more 2nd tier agents used instead of originals like Brad Turner and Sly Rax? Why did Glora Baker finally get a vehicle?
  • Media - Was there a plan to use Split Seconds in a new cartoon or comics? Why wasn't there an TV advertising campaign?
  • Thunderball/Ramp-Up - Why weren't these vehicles ever produced?
Some of you may have more questions, ideas, or insight in Split Seconds and we'd love to hear it! Please leave a comment to this post below or better yet, join us for our chat next week! Bookmark our Google Hangout for our chat about Split Seconds and join us next Tuesday night, June 30.

In the meantime, check out this promo poster for a little inspiration (click images to enlarge) and be sure to leave your thoughts for our discussion!