There’s a theme with many of the shows on this list.: they tend to be reverse-engineered from an idea for a toy line. “M.A.S.K” is one such show. Developed in partnership between DIC and Kenner, M.A.S.K. is a show about a special task force called the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand (Get it?) who fought the evil group known as V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem).
The gimmick with this show was that the members of M.A.S.K. all wore, you guessed it, MASKS! These masks were all themed after each person’s appearance and they would don their masks while piloting vehicles that also had very limited transforming abilities. If you read this and think it sounds an awful lot like “G.I. Joe” meets “Transformers,” then you guessed correctly! This show was a blatant cash grab that actually lasted for two seasons from 1985 to 1986.