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Specialist Trakker is a G.I. Joe character from the A Real American Hero, and a M.A.S.K. character from that series.
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Specialist Trakker
Personal information
File Name

Matt Trakker

Birthplace

Classified

Military information
Grade / Rank

Classified

Specialties

Vehicle designer; Advanced technology

Organizational information
Factions

Specialist Trakker is the head of a secret unit called M.A.S.K., which has developed a series of combat vehicles disguised as ordinary looking vehicles. Trakker leads them in the fight against V.E.N.O.M., a counterpart unit created by Cobra.

Fiction

"Specialist Trakker" has not yet appeared in any G.I. Joe stories, but judging by his filecard, we can assume his history as shown either on the M.A.S.K. cartoon or in various M.A.S.K. comics is intact.

Toys

M.A.S.K.
Matt Trakker 1985 M.A.S.K. (1985)

The original Matt Trakker toy was released with his vehicle, the Thunderhawk, in 1985, by Hasbro's competitor Kenner.


Appearance: blonde hair; gray jumpsuit with red kneedpads and stripes on the arms; brown harness; red gloves; gray boots with red straps.

Accessories: gray "Spectrum" mask with red visor and neck ring

Variations: the Spectrum mask originally fit close to the head, but was later redesigned with a large section that also came down onto the chest and back.

Generation 3
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A Real American Hero (2008)

Specialist Trakker was part of the 2008 series of A Real American Hero toys.


Appearance: blonde hair; gray jumpsuit with red kneedpads, belt and stripes on the arms; red gloves; gray boots with red straps.

Accessories: green helicopter backpack; black blade; black spindle; black mounted machine gun; black control stick; black sub-machine gun; grey armor with brown straps and red stripes on the chest; grey mask with silver eyes and red band on forehead; black display stand


YoJoe.com page/Filecard

Trivia

  • M.A.S.K. was one of the many rival toylines to G.I. Joe in the 1980s, produced by the Kenner toy company. The toyline involved the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand (M.A.S.K.) fighting against the criminal organization known as the Vicious Evil Network Of Mayhem (V.E.N.O.M.), led by Miles Mayhem. Both sides used machines that transformed from every day civilian vehicles into combat machines, and both sides wore special helmet-shaped "masks" that had special powers. After the line finished, Kenner was purchased by Hasbro, bringing their characters and creations under the same holdings as G.I. Joe. The appearance of Specialist Trakker in the A Real American Hero line constitutes the first link between the two lines.
  • Specialist Trakker's design and colors are based on the Matt Trakker figure who came with the vehicle Thunderhawk, and his helmet is based on the Spectrum helmet that came with it. His helicopter backpack's colors are a homage to the M.A.S.K. toy Condor.[1]

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