Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors was a very different, yet a quite violent and scary cartoon. I remember it pretty well, when it was shown on Fun Factory, which was a weekend kids and cartoon show on Sky Channel. But not only there. This show also went on air on the very same tv channel as a standalone program on Sky Channel during late 1980s around 15.00.
This sci-fi cartoon show was amazing, but also a bit scary. However, lot’s of children loved the show very much. So much that toy stores worldwide started to sell toys from this series. But this show didn’t get that Transformers or MASK hype, because it was a quite different cartoon.
Here is the Fantastic Intro of Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
Good guys versus Bad guys in Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
The intro music of Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors was one of the coolest ever and still today its quite good. It was made by Shuki Levy, who made lots of 80s cartoon music intros. The show featured two duelling forces. The “good guys” are humans, called the Lightning League. They drive white and silver vehicles with assorted weaponry, and are led by Jayce. The “bad guys” are organic green vegetable-based creatures called the Monster Minds, who tend to take the shape of black and green vehicles. They travel via large green organic vines which can grow in and across interstellar space, and sprout seeds that rapidly grow into further Monster Minds. They are led by Saw Boss.
The organic bad plant monsters were made in a laboratory. So the first episode of this cartoon is pretty scary. Also the fact that these organic bad plants have managed to take over lots of land. The cool part of this show though is that it teaches how to like the ones you love. Even though this series is scary, it also give lots of nice vibes. Back in the late 1980s, such cartoons were pretty common and this one was no exception. The originality of the show is what I remember the most from it.
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors became very popular on Sky Channel, I remember. At school, we talked a lot about it. There was several toys made as mentioned, but the series never got an proper ending. Any willing to do one!? Now that would be something!