Six Million Dollar Man Enemy Maskatron Action Figure

By Karl Stern (@dragonkingkarl, @wiwcool, karl@dragonkingkarl.com)

Some people get flowers or candy for their wedding anniversary... well, I'm not some people.  I got a very unique and odd action figure that I had as a kid.  The Six Million Dollar Man enemy action figure Maskatron!

I was only 6 or 7 years old when I got Maskatron.  I was a big fan of the Six Million Dollar Man television show and had the Steve Austin action figure (and have it now) and the Bionic Bigfoot (and have in now) and then one day my parents bought me a Maskatron, a really cool looking robot figure with interchangeable arms and face plates.  I remember as a kid thinking the figure looked amazing but was very difficult to play with as one of its action features was the fact that it basically "explodes".  I don't think, as a kid, I understood the locking mechanism because as I look at this one I have now it seems much less fragile than I remember.

The Maskatron action figure was a grey metal color that came with three faces (Steve Austin, Oscar Goldman, and Maskatron Human), two human arms, a suction cup arm, a claw arm, removable shoes, pants, and a shirt.  Mine is missing only the pants.

Maskatron has a really cool robotic face that can be covered by three different face plates.  The two switches on the shoulders cause his head to pop off to simulate destruction.  One switch locks the head into place.

The torso of Maskatron had three removable computer panels.

In the claw grip of Maskatron is the Bionic Man Steve Austin, then Left to Right:  Oscar Goldman and Maskatron Human face.

The front of the Maskatron box demonstrates the "head exploding" action feature.

The box opens up to revel Maskatron.

The back of the Maskatron box explains the various action features.  There is a compartment on the back of Maskatron to store the face plates but it is virtually impossible to fit them inside.

An interesting note about Maskatron is that the character never appeared on the Six Million Dollar Man television show.  He was slated for the sixth season but the show was cancelled.  In 2014, Dynamite Comics released a Six Million Dollar Man season 6 comic book series and prominently featured Maskatron in the series.

 dynamite comics six million dollar man season six comic book featuring maskatron as the enemy.

dynamite comics six million dollar man season six comic book featuring maskatron as the enemy.

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