2012
06.11

Planes, Trains and Automobiles x M.A.S.K. Action Figures

Planes, Trains and Automobiles x M.A.S.K. Action Figures

by Mick Minouge for Excuuuuuse Meeeeeeeee, a Steve Martin Tribute Art Show at Gallery1988

These fan-made action figures are based on the John Candy and Steve Martin movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles and also take inspiration from the M.A.S.K. toy line.

The M.A.S.K cartoon and the movie Planes. Trains & Automobiles have a lot of similarities which I only noticed or made up recently. Both are about loads of different vehicles helping folk get from A to B sometimes blowing up. Both have big trucks in them. Both have two leading males. Two with light hair and similar haircuts, the obnoxious fat bad guy with mustache. Both have accessories. In MASK they have badass helmets & suits, In PTTA they have hats, large trunks, briefcases, and of course shower curtain rings as thats what John Candy sells In the movie.
On the back of the pack I previewed 3 other figures based on background characters from the film. The Taxi Racer Bacon plays homage to Kevin Bacons badass cameo at the start of the movie where he racers Steve Martin through Manhattan rush hour traffic to steal a cab. The frustrating Marathon Car Rental lady that Steve Martin shares one of his all time greatest scenes with In what I think his whole career. He says Fuck! more times than said In Deadwood. The last character is a SPOILER ALERT if ya haven’t seen the movie so look away. She Is John Del Griffith’s (John Candy) late wife Marie In glow In the dark ghost form. I loved with the old MASK figures when you would get a duplicate figure that was transparent like a hologram or ghost, So she kinda pays tribute to those In a very nerdy way.