M.A.S.K., the Cartoon and Toy Line, Not the Deeply Sad Eric Stoltz Movie

MASK

M.A.S.K. was a combination of G.I. Joe—secret agents fighting extragovernmental terrorist cells—and Transformers—cars turning into action-boats and such. And God I loved it. I haven’t looked at any clips since 1986 until now, when finding a YouTube link for this post. It probably didn’t age well. You know what probably also wasn’t so good? I would make M.A.S.K. toys out of my Legos, and in my judgment then and my memory now, they were IMPECCABLE recreations.

Okay, it held up a little, owing to the Tron vectors and boat explosions, but I can’t condone rhyming “fighting crime” with “fighting crime.”

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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One thought on “M.A.S.K., the Cartoon and Toy Line, Not the Deeply Sad Eric Stoltz Movie

  1. Max Power says:

    I loved that show. I had Miles’ Helicopter/Jet vehicular hermaphrodite, but the Camaro was always in the “toys I wanted but never got” category.
    Seeing this post got me thinking… The 8-year-old me was certain I’d get a killer red Camaro with gull-wing doors and Lisa Frank-esque graphics when I was old enough to drive, are there people who actually went through with it? The answer (of course) is yes:
    http://www.matt-trakker.com/vanilla/index.php?p=/discussion/1713/real-life-m-a-s-k-vehicles/p1
    Thanks, Internet!

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