Why M.A.S.K. Worked

It was an animated show with a short life. That life was very adventurous. M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) was a strong series that became a regular part of 80’s cartoon viewing. The toy line remains highly sought-after as collectors item.

The show worked for all of the typical predictable cartoon reasons. The good people were usually successful in the end of each story. The added element of suspense came from wondering which members of M.A.S.K. would be selected for each mission. You would see the unique powers of each vehicle and the masks worn by characters. It was successful at driving toy sales so kids could create their own missions against the antagonist VENOM led by Myles Mayhem.

It has been suggested that a live-action film version has been in development. My personal belief is that this great series should be left alone as it is and was. It may have had a short life when it aired. It’s place in history is already long secured for those who grew up knowing it.


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