their adaptive masks remind me more masks or faces of OoMN's members, for example.
For whatever it's worth, they did get them as a result of getting instructions from the Order. In a sense they kind of were unofficial Order members in a way, at that time. (Still, overall I agree. The basic shapes of the 08 masks could have been much cooler IMO if they were blended more with obvious similarities to the originals. Ah well.)