Ah, the ’80s, when cartoons didn’t have to have any educational value.
Out of that era comes “M.A.S.K.,” which had boy cartoon drawn all over it with cars and trucks and action and explosions. And, of course, there was a toy line.
This week see’s Shout! Factory’s release of “M.A.S.K.: The Complete Original Series” on DVD. The 12-DVD box set contains 65 episodes, along with nostalgic extras including creator and fan interviews.
Here’s the official overview:
“Led by multimillionaire Matt Trakker, the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand — better known simply as M.A.S.K. — defends the world against Miles Mayhem and his nefarious international criminal organization V.E.N.O.M., the very same group responsible for the death of Trakker’s teenage brother. With his own son, Scott, and a secret strike force including his friends — engineer Bruce Sato, courageous historian Hondo MacLean, mechanic Buddy Hawks, rocker Brad Turner, computer expert Alex Sector, stunt driver Dusty Hayes and beautiful martial artist Gloria Baker — it’s up to Trakker, equipped with special power-granting masks and a garage of special militarized vehicles, to keep the world safe from Mayhem and the villainy of V.E.N.O.M (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem).”
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