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Title: M.A.S.K.
Start - end: 1985 - 1988
Studio: DIC Entertainment
Official site:  M.A.S.K. official site

M.A.S.K. show information

A total of 75 episodes were broadcast from between 1985 and 1988 in syndication. One of many cartoons produced during the 1980s as a vehicle for toy merchandising, M.A.S.K. (which is an acronym for the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand), was a hybrid of popular era cartoons G.I. Joe and The Transformers. It featured a special task force featuring an array of characters, led by Matt Trakker, with transforming vehicles engaged in an ongoing battle against the criminal organization V.E.N.O.M. (an acronym for the Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem), with an emphasis on super-powered helmets called masks worn by the characters on the show.

The original series focused mainly on the vehicles and characters from the original 1985 toy line. More characters were introduced as the line expanded with a second wave in 1986. The format for the last season of the show featured a racing theme to correspond with the theme of the third wave M.A.S.K. toys. A major difference from the first season is by the second, V.E.N.O.M. agents knew the personal identities of the M.A.S.K. team, whereas V.E.N.O.M. did not know their identities during the first season. The second season lasted for only ten episodes. There is a storyline difference in the mini comic books which came with each toy. In the comics, Miles Mayhem knew the identity of Matt Trakker and had originally helped start the M.A.S.K. team but betrayed him later. This was very similar to the second series of the cartoon.

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M.A.S.K. cartoon characters

Matt Tracker
Matt was the leader, founder and aparant funder of the M.A.S.K. team. the father of Scott Trakker (See entry below) and is either divorced or widowed. seemed to be independantly wealthy. His younger brother Andy was the one who first designed the MASK and Venom vehicles and masks. (The original ones.) Andy was killed by Miles when he stole some plans and took off to get powerful on his own. Codename:Hunter.
Vehicles--Thunderhawk, Goliath, Volcano, Jungle Challange, Coast Patrol, Rhino, Skybolt
Masks--Spectrum, Shroud, Lava Shot, Arrow, Dolphin, Ultraflash

Bruce Sato
He was the brains behind the operation. At least for most of the tech. Always talked in metaphores that, for the most part, only Matt could understand. Married with a few kids. Worked designing toys. (What a life :) Codename:Magic.
Vehicles--Rhino, Rescue Mission, Dynamo
Masks--Lifter, Grasshopper, New Lifter

Alex Sector
Alex ran a pet shop, and knew just about everything there was to know about animals. He was also a computer wiz, and was an all around good guy. HIs real job was a pet store owner. Codename:Megabyte. Was also the teams tactician.
Vehicles--Rhino, Boulder Hill, The Collector
Masks--Jackrabbit, Disruptor

Hondo MacLean
A history teacher by trade, this guy knew all there was to know about weapons. A great help to the team, and seemed to be a great father. Used Firecracker most of the time andwas usually paired up with Buddy hawks. (Starsky and Hutch? :) Codename:Sticker
Vehicles--Firecracker, Hurricane
Masks--Blaster, Blaster II

Buddy Hawkes
Buddy was the under cover man for the MASK team. His cover was a mechanic, hung out at the Boulder Hill gas station usually. Seemed to be single. Also went by the nick name Clutch.
Vehicles--Firecracker, Boulder Hill, Wildcat
Masks--Penatrator, Ditcher

Scott Trakker
Scott was Matt's kid. Usually running around in the earlier episodes with his robot T-Bob Causing much trouble. Seemed to be in his early teens and never went to school. :) Think he was about 10 years old.

Brad Turner
Brad was a MASK agent by day and a Rock-N-Roller by night. Was usually found either on stage or tuning his guitar. Nice enough guy, but was usually the first to question Matt when something seemed silly or out of the ordinary. Usually wearing a set of dark glasses.
vehicles--Condor, Razorback
Masks--Hocus Pocus, Eclipse

Dusty Hayes
Dusty was the marine specialist for the MASK team. Was always working at a pizza parlor. Never said if it was his or not, but he always seemed to be able to split out easy enough. Later seemed to have a job as a stunt driver. Codename:Powderkeg.
Vehicles--Gator, Billboard Blast, Afterburner
Masks--Backlash, Vacuum, New Backlash

Gloria Baker
Gloria was one of the better drivers as she was a race car driver. She also was a competant fighter, and seemed to be an all around nice person. She didn't have her own vehicle for awhile, but when she did it was one of the better ones. Her real job was that of a Driving Instructor. She was an expert at kung Fu.
Vehicles--Shark, Stiletto
Masks--Aura, New Collider

Julio Lopez
A doctor by trade (Pediatrics maybe?), was around a few times in the early episodes, but more in the racing ones I think. Was an expert in languages and cryptography.
Vehicles--Firefly (Dragonfly in the comics), Fireforce
Masks--Streamer, New Streamer

Calhoun Burns
His real job was an architech, was also skilled in construction and demolitions. Bred horses on the side. Seemed to be good with both boats and planes. (Good thing as the Raven seemed to be a mix of both. :)

Jacques LaFleur
Was said to be a lumberjack from Canada.
Vehicles--Volcano, Detonator
Masks--Miraj, New Miraj

Chief Nevada Rushmore
Don't have much on him. He didn't show up until the later shows. Had the funkiest mask though. Gotta love those little totem poles. He was a childhood friend of Matt Trakker.

Ali Bombay
Was born in the village of Kandu Kabul where he grew from a child to a man.

Ace Striker
Pilot and all around good guy. Was also known as Ace Riker. Worked for NASA when not fighting the forces of evil.
Vehicles--Slingshot, Meteor
Ricochet, Cruise Control

Borris Bushkins
Drove trucks in Siberia for 10 years before joining M.A.S.K. He joined secretly and his first mission was to trick Venom into thinking he wanted to kill Clutch Hawkes because of a certain demolition derby. The derby was fixed, and the only reason for the whole mission was to give Boris a chance to prove his skills. Was also known as the 'Czar'.

M.A.S.K. episode guide

1 The Deathstone
2 The Star Chariot
3 The Book of Power
4 Highway to Terror
5 Video VENOM
6 Dinosaur Boy
7 The Ultimate Weapon
8 The Roteks
9 The Oz Effect
10 Death from the Sky
11 The Magma Mole
12 Solaria Park
13 The Creeping Terror
14 Assault on Liberty
15 The Sceptre of Rajim
16 The Golden Goddess
17 Mystery of the Rings
18 Bad Vibrations
19 Ghost Bomb
20 Cold Fever
21 Mardi Gras Mystery
22 The Secret of Life
23 Vanishing Point
24 Counter-Clockwise Caper
25 The Plant Show
26 Secret of the Andes
27 Panda Power
28 Blackout
29 A Matter of Gravity
30 The Lost Riches of Rio
31 Deadly Blue Slime
32 The Currency of Conspiracy
33 Caesar's Sword
34 Peril in Paris
35 In Dutch
36 The Lippizaner Mystery
37 The Sacred Rock
38 Curse of Solomon's Gorge
39 Green Nightmare
40 Eyes of the Skull
41 Stop Motion
42 The Artemis Enigma
43 The Chinese Scorpion
44 The Riddle of the Raven Master
45 The Spectre of Captain Kidd
46 The Secret of the Stones
47 The Lost Fleet
48 Quest of the Canyon
49 Follow the Rainbow
50 The Everglades Oddity
51 Dragonfire
52 The Royal Cape Caper
53 Patchwork Puzzle
54 Fog On Boulder Hill
55 Plunder of Glowworm Grotto
56 Stone Trees
57 Incident in Istanbul
58 The Creeping Desert
59 The Scarlet Empress
60 Venice Menace
61 Treasure of the Nazca Plain
62 Disappearing Act
63 Gate of Darkness
64 The Manakara Giant
65 Raiders of the Orient Express
66 Demolition Duel to the Death
67 Where Eagles Dare
68 Homeward Bound
69 The Battle of the Giants
70 Race Against Time
71 Challenge of the Masters
72 For One Shining Moment...
73 High Noon
74 The Battle for Baja
75 Cliff Hanger

M.A.S.K. lyrics

Masked Crusaders,

Working overtime,

Fighting crime,

Fighting crime!


Secret raiders,

Who will visualise/neutralise,

As soon as the arrive,

(At the site)

Trakker's gonna lead the mission,


And Spectrum's got such superb vision,



It's the mighty power that will save the day,


No one know's what life's/lies behind this masquerade,


Always riding on V.E.N.O.M.'s trail,

Come see the laser rays,

Fire away!

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