JAYCE AND THE WHEELED WARRIORS REVIEWED
“Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors” rocked my 7 year old brain. Killer plants were murdering people and the theme song sounded like it was performed by Dokken. Syndicated cartoons finally got metal. Well, “Inhumanoids” was pretty metal, but this show got way more episodes out of the gate. I’m not sure if that was a good thing, as the show’s longevity was due to the success of its toy line. There was a plan to properly wrap up the series with an animated feature film, but failed toy sales killed that.
The show is pretty visually, but the exposition is handled so awkwardly. Everyone gets introduced in a way that relates to the world and the new accessories featured within it. Some might see this as a clumsy effort to introduce new toys. They would be right. Why did shows like this find such a strong footing? Did 80s kids need animated guides to dictate how to play with their toys? I barely remember seeing Jayce toys in stores. Hell, I only knew one kid that had a Saw Boss. But, he had a 70 year old dad and a Turbo Grafix 16. Life can be weird.
- 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0