Gobots are loosely based on the Tonka toy line. There are two warring factions: the Gaurdians, lead by the charismatic Leader-1, and the Renegades, lead by Cy-Kill, who is bent on dominating Gobotron and then the Earth and the galaxy.
After the death of his teenage brother Andy, multi-millionaire Matt Trakker uncovers an international criminal organization known as V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network Of Mayhem) Trakker gathers a group of friends who, like himself, possess extraordinary talents and creates M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armoured Strike Kommand) Their objective; to destroy V.E.N.O.M. and its mastermind - Miles Mayhem, the man responsible for Andy's death. Written by
Season one was about the battles between MASK and Venom using their technologically advanced weapons and vehicles. Season two switched focused to a racing element where MASK would race against Venom and put a stop to their rigging races. See more »
If you look careful in the title sequence for you can not only see the white and red blaster mask associated with nightstalker aka hurricane (the blue car with yellow flames and the red guns) in the shot where they energize their masks but you see Hondo wearing it when you go into the lens of the spectrum mask and you later see nightstalker aka hurricane itself doing a v split with Rhino to avoid running over Scott and T-bob but nightstalker aka hurricane is not introduced until the end of episode 29 and the white and red mask isn't in any episode between episodes 1-30. See more »
MASK was totally out of this world like many cartoon shows from the 1980's-but it was so brilliant.
The good guys were MASK, the bad guys were VENOM. Each episode MASK would battle the forces of VENOM and foil their wicked plans.
Each character had a mask which could perform a specific function. For example one of the good guys had a mask which could lift things into the air;another guy had a mask which could help him fly. The bad guys had their fair share of masks too;such as a mask that shot out stiletto darts and one that was a flamethrower. It may have been a cartoon but where on Earth did the good guys and bad guys get such technology and how could they afford it?
The vehicles were rather cool as well. We had planes that could turn into helicopters and vice versa; we had a racing car that could fly; the vehicles were superb. The characters in this show must have been billionaires to build such machinery (if that's the case why were the bad guys even bothering with a life of crime if they were that rich).
I must just mention Boulder Hill which was the good guys base. It was a gas station that used to change into a defence HQ and it was the nerve centre for M.A.S.K.
All in all, a brilliant cartoon. Let's just hope it's never made into a live action movie because it would cost billions to make.
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