’80s cartoons that deserved more than one season


A toyline hit retailer cabinets and a present was created afterwards to assist promote the merchandise: That is the everyday backstory of just about any 1980s cartoon. Within the case of Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, nevertheless, the toys did not promote effectively and had virtually no storyline to assist make them extra marketable. In response to author J. Michael Straczynski, the present wanted to “hijack” what he thought of a “dopey concept” and make it into an journey viewers would discover participating. He didn’t succeed.

The story goes that Jayce’s father, a famend galactic scientist named Audric, was trying to create flora that would finish starvation, when photo voltaic radiation hit his experiments and altered them into the evil Monster Minds. Jayce’s Lightning League — the great guys, naturally — struggle in opposition to them in all kinds of toyetic automobiles.

Jayce ran for 65 episodes. Although the cartoon is respectable sufficient, it did not transfer toys, and the finale leaves the plot unresolved. In response to Straczynski, there was purported to be a film to resolve the present’s story, one which he had written, however iffy toy gross sales prevented it from being produced. Maybe a shorter second season might have achieved the trick and introduced Jayce’s journey to a detailed.


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