And now, something no one will remember: Shadow Strikers.
Shadow Strikers was a toyline by Kenner in the same scale as its M.A.S.K. line. Instead of having neat transforming vehicles and figure-specific masks, though, it had mostly-transparent vehicles that you could see the “internal workings” of, and the figures became transparent when you dipped them in warm water. The line didn’t last beyond one wave of product, and only had one direct-to-video episode (which I didn’t even know about until a few years ago).
The lone episode plays the concept entirely straight, and has an odd mishmash of 1980s and 1990s styles, clocking in as it does from 1990. To me, it stands out mostly because the lead villain, Dr. Viper, is played by Alan Oppenheimer using his “Skeletor” voice with a goofy German accent tacked on. However, Shadow Strikers may be legitimately noteworthy for featuring a heroic person of Middle Eastern descent in its cast, “Mirage” Omar… although he’s evidently a former terrorist and says his dune-buggy “drives like a camel”.
If one is so inclined, you can watch the entire thing here on Veoh.