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The folks at All-Star disturb me.

 

Oh, I applaud the effort and attention to detail their product designers have. The FM2000 (which @Thunderheads loves) screams "Branding!" with its bar layout in the shape of the company logo. Cute. Verrrrry cute.

 

Then, All-Star took an even more aggressive step in the development of their System 7 MVP masks (MVP4000, MVP2500, et.al.) and gave them an iconic, readily-recognized grill layout, different from everyone else's (at the time). Nearly every HSM-wearing catcher in the Majors was equipped with one, and that form has since driven the market. The grill layout got to be so recognizable and trustworthy that the design team then placed it as the foundation for their debuting FM4000 traditional mask {TM}. It really stands out amongst the rest of the U-&-inverted-U masks on the market.

 

Now, in a super-hush-hush move, it looks like the design team has been at it again... or, a MVP2500 and a FM2000 were left alone overnight in the lab together. Cue the Barry White... 

 

The FM1500 -

 

all-star-fm1500ump-baseball-umpires-face  all-star-umpire-face-mask-fm1500ump.jpg  34090071-allstar-fm1500ump.jpg

 

A few online retailers have it available, but I can't tell if it's a legit baseball mask, or is intended for softball only... Or this is the mask that All-Star doesn't want us to know about yet. Oh the scandal! :)

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The folks at All-Star disturb me.

 

Oh, I applaud the effort and attention to detail their product designers have. The FM2000 (which @Thunderheads loves) screams "Branding!" with its bar layout in the shape of the company logo. Cute. Verrrrry cute.

I think that it's the ecumenical/chameleon layout. Look at this thread: http://umpire-empire.com/index.php/topic/52023-fm2000-pics/ and tell me that you don't see the All-Star logo if it has All-Star pads, but then the Team Wendy logo with TW pads...

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The folks at All-Star disturb me.

 

Oh, I applaud the effort and attention to detail their product designers have. The FM2000 (which @Thunderheads loves) screams "Branding!" with its bar layout in the shape of the company logo. Cute. Verrrrry cute.

I think that it's the ecumenical/chameleon layout. Look at this thread: http://umpire-empire.com/index.php/topic/52023-fm2000-pics/ and tell me that you don't see the All-Star logo if it has All-Star pads, but then the Team Wendy logo with TW pads...

 

 

I'll be d@mn3d... Well spotted, @Matt.

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Why the bolt on plastic piece on the bottom?

 

I found it on cheapbats.com (really good prices on a limited about of umpire), and it comes with a Delta Flex harness, which is not umpire friendly.

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