I actually have 2 Grails. They both were once the top contenders in this hobby, a legacy passed on to the 75K and the Creep. These two masks have made the biggest impact on me as a collector, and I am beyond proud to own both of these masks. To me, my '07 NAG H78
and my 2010 NightOwl Psycho
are the two greatest masks I own.
The H78 was a mask I'd wanted for a long, long time. In fact, it's one of the reasons I collect masks in the first place. One day, while on eBay, I spotted an H78 show up for a steal of a price. The sellers pics weren't incredible, and the hair looked a little patchy so I was, of course, hesitant. Finally, I figured I couldn't beat the price and I pulled the trigger thinking I could just touch up the mask or have it sent to Freddy or somebody for an overhaul. Well, that didn't even come close to being necessary. My Dad and I went down to Bourbinais to watch the Chicago Bears practice the day the tracking # showed it due to arrive. It was something neither of us had ever done and we're big Bears fans. Anyway, when I got home, what should be at my front door but a little cubic box that masks arrive in. I was so excited I couldn't even eat my lunch as I rushed up to my room to open the package. When I did, my jaw dropped. Inside, was the most gorgeous mask I'd ever lain eyes on. The excitement and pride in me to finally be owning what I consider as one of my Hero
masks still courses through me. The weathering is perfect, the sculpt is perfect, and I could not own a better NAG mask.
Besides the H78, the Psycho is the other reason I collect masks. It was the image of the proto that first stirred my love for this mask in me, and today the Psycho is the one mask in my collection than makes me grin like a schoolboy every time I look at it.
Yeah, my H78 may have more Kirk-like features, but the Psycho has a definite Shape feeling about it. It's the little things, mainly. The feel of the hair, the shading on the neck, the way the eyebrows are detailed yet have those little sculpted imperfections in them that really bring the mask to life.