Category Archives: Fun Facts

Fun Fact of the Day #3

Fun Facts

Recently my uncle has agreed to pass down some of his old toys which includes MASK so thank you Uncle.  You might be wondering just what MASK is.  Well MASK stands for Mobile Armor Strike Kommand and is a counter terrorism team that fights crime with transforming vehichles and helmets called MASKs.  Their team leader is Matt Trakker.  The team’s main enemy is Venom Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem led by Miles Mayhem. The MASK team’s symbol is Ultra Flash Matt Trakker’s first Mask.  The original team met up for missions in a gas station called Boulder Hill that could transform into a military fort.  The second series of MASK strayed from the counter terrorist force and was about racing with missions involved in the races.  The series was featured in a TV show and comics, which, in my opinion were very good.  After the toys, comics and show ended, MASK did not appear much except for a new figure which was part of the GI Joe toy line called Specialist Trakker.  It explained that MASK was part of GI Joe and VENOM was part of Cobra.  MASK was also recently mentioned in Transformers Prime.  MASK is a very cool series and here is a link to the theme song from the show: www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0BzBFWt8V8.
I highly recommend that you look into this stuff.
Star Lord out.
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Fun Fact of the Day #2

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Bucky in the movie

Today’s fun fact is about James Buchanan Barnes, better known as “Bucky”.  In the original comics, instead of falling of a train he was blown up by a missile and was presumed died.  In reality he was found without his left arm, by General Vasily Karpov and the crew of a Russian patrol submarine.   He was revived in Moscow but suffered brain damage and amnesia as a result of the explosion.  Scientist attached a bionic arm and continued to upgrade it as time went on.

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Bucky as Captain America

Programmed to be a Soviet assassin for Department X, under the code name of Winter Soldier, he was sent on covert wetworks missions, i.e., missions involving assassination, becoming increasingly ruthless and efficient as he killed in the name of the state. While a Soviet agent, he also had a brief relationship with The Black Widow.   While not on missions, he was kept in a cryogenic tube.  Thus he had not aged much since World War II.  Eventually Captain America found him and told him to remember who he was.  Regaining his memories, Bucky became overwhelmed by guilt over his past actions and left.  Eventually he joins S.H.I.E.L.D.  After Captain America was killed in action,  Bucky took over as the new Captain America.  Afterwards, the original Captain America returned from the dead and Bucky was presumed dead.  Actually Bucky had taken Nick Fury’s Infinity Formula and become the Winter Soldier once more.

Star Lord out.

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Bucky in Captain America 2

Fun fact of the day #1

Alright, this is a new thing that will be on my site daily from now on.  Everyday I will be sharing a fun fact.  This idea came out from a facebook conversation with my friend, Jalyse.  So, thank you, Jalyse!  Okay, today’s fun fact is that the Avengers in the 2012 movie looked completely different from the first comic book appearance back in the 1960s.  For example, the roster was completely different Nick Fury, Captain America, Hawkeye, Agent Coulson and Black Widow were not founding members, instead Ant Man and Wasp were.  Iron man’s suit was huge and golden in color. Thor wore a sleeveless shirt with circles on it instead of armor.  Loki did not wear a cape and was really skinny.

Star Lord out.

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