Aurimat Mekaneck (First wave, France marked) - Front View
Aurimat Mekaneck (First wave, France marked) - Back View
SUMMARY:The Mekaneck is identified by pale skin tones, a dark blue body tint, and opaque red armor.
Released in the second year of the Los Amos del Universo production (1985), Mekaneck is marked © MATTEL INC. 1983 FRANCE in the lower back (all in one line), and © MATTEL. INC. 1983 behind the helmet and on the armor. The weapon is unmarked, rigid, and a vibrant yellow. The hand has a pronounced callus in the right hand for better handling of weapons.
The following year (1986) Aurimat released Mekaneck with Malaysia molds. The figure and the armor are marked © MATTEL INC. 1983 MALAYSIA (2 lines), and the weapon is marked MALAYSIA. The weapon is unmarked, rigid, and has a more orange hue than its first-wave counterpart. The hand still retains the callus, but it's more subtle than the first wave figure.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:1. Pale skin tones2. Dark blue body tint3. Opaque red armor
FIRST WAVE (1985):MARKED: © MATTEL INC. 1983 FRANCEMACE MARKED: UNMARKED
SECOND WAVE (1986):MARKED: © MATTEL INC. 1983 MALAYSIAMACE MARKED: MALAYSIA