The GI Joe Special Missions force must battle to build a counterweapon to Cobra's teleportation device.
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 Dr. Vandermeer / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
Arthur Burghardt ...
 Destro / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
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 Cobra Commander / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
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 Scarlett (5 episodes, 1983)
Morgan Lofting ...
 Baroness / ... (4 episodes, 1983)
Marla Frumkin ...
 Selena (4 episodes, 1983)
John Stephenson ...
 Gen. Flagg / ... (4 episodes, 1983)
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 Timber / ... (4 episodes, 1983)
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 Cover Girl (3 episodes, 1983)
Buster Jones ...
 Doc / ... (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Ramar / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Tripwire / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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The G.I. Joe Special Missions Force must contend with COBRA who, after a successful raid for a special broadcast satellite, now threatens the world with a revolutionary device called the MASS device which can snatch anything seemingly out of existence around the world as well as normal teleportation. GI Joe finds the original designer of the device who advises that the only way to counter that weapon is to build a MASS device of their own. However to do that, three rare catalytic elements are needed to power the device properly. Now the team must race around the world and find those supplies, while battling COBRA who has the same need for them as well. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Most of the vehicles from both G.I. Joe and COBRA were based on actual military vehicles. See more »

Goofs

After Selena and Scarlett are foiled in their rebellion, they are shackled and chained. Selena says "You are very brave", but it is Scarlett's mouth that is moving. See more »

Quotes

Breaker, Cobra Commander, Gung-Ho, Steeler: You incompetent steel head! Your bumbling has cost me dearly!
Destro, Stalker: Premature panic is the sign of an immature mind! I have MASTERED the device!
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The MASS Device was the best
14 April 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this cartoon mini series as a kid and it has really held up over the years, better than any other cartoon version of GI Joe, although Resolute is pretty good, albeit too short! This mini series really captured the feel of the comic like no other cartoon outing, which I was a big fan of…and it is for that reason that it stands above the other cartoons in the series or the horrible 1987 movie. Destro is just amazing in this…he kicks serious butt. He is a very strong antagonist and the storyline benefits a great deal from this. The animation is top notch, I Iove the fact they took the time to animate the characters blinking. Excellent voice work across the board. I do wish that he original GI joe leader, Hawk, had a role in this, but Duke works as the leader of the team. It would have also been nice if Stalker had more of a commanding presence befitting of his character. Overall this is not to be missed by any Gi Joe fan new or old and is a great introduction into the brand.


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