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'Fantastic Faces' Over The Years - Why Masks Are Not Their Tags

Fantastic Faces was a generic phrase Fun World accompanied hundreds of other masks with for over two decades before Ghostface. Thanks to collector Eugene Countryman, we can demonstrate this with his late 70s and 80s tags. It’s not a product line, era, quality, or material; but a generic phrase trademarked to brand a huge variety of masks and characters for retail.

You'll sometimes hear collectors refer to masks with cotton shrouds as "Fantastic Faces". While it's true masks from the era in which Fun World branded their products with Fantastic Faces header cards often featured cotton shrouds, this is not always the case and falls into some pretty circular logic. For example, many masks with cotton shrouds actually featured the late 90s Fearsome Faces header card (phantoms, demons, aliens, and (mk) ghosts have been found).


This is part of an in depth series about why masks are not their header tag. To read more, click the links below:


READ OUR POST ABOUT 'FEARSOME FACES'


READ OUR POST ABOUT 'ASIS'