Not to be confused with the Jim Carrey vehicle or the Cher/Eric Stoltz disgusto-face-gingey-nightmare movie, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) was billed as a cross between G.I. Joe and Transformers, which is just retarded because this was a whole other thing. Simply put, it was so flagrantly bootleg.
M.A.S.K. seriously made Gobots look legit. Matt Trakker battled V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem—another champion acronym), and even though the series only lasted a couple seasons it still became a wealth of inspiration for an awesome line of toys that they quickly recouped all show expenses on (about $20 bucks in today's money).