Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Vol. 1
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Based on the popular line of Mattel toys, and scripted by acclaimed writers such as J. Michael Straczynski (creator of Babylon 5), the first 33 episodes of Jayce And The Wheeled Warriors finally make their way to DVD, taking nostalgic action to a whole new level!
Rare Original Concept Art
Escape From The Garden Pilot Script Written by Haskell Barkin
Steel Against The Shadow Script Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Top Customer Reviews
"Jayce" has very good storytelling for starters: the basic premise is about a scientist named Audric (Jayce's father) who nearly succeded with ending starvation and hunger in vast star systems with the creation of genetically-engineered vegetation. Out of the blue, a cosmic explosion occurs and causes Audric's creations to wildly mutate into creatures with evil brains (called Monster Minds). Audric had to flee his laboratory with one half of a magical relic called "The Root" (Jayce somehow has the other half) that, when fused, would revert the evil creations and their machinations back to harmless vegetation. Jayce, with the help of an old and wise wizard named Gillian, an empathic girl named Flora, and an intergalactic traveling merchant named Herc Stormsailor, sets out to search for his father before the Monster Minds take over the universe. And I can't forget Jayce's little companion, a robot squire named Oon who believes his lance is "magic" (which adds a degree of cuteness to what is otherwise dramatic and thrilling stories).
"Jayce" was among J. Michael Strasyncski's ("of "Babylon 5" fame) first major efforts at sci-fi storytelling and was also co-producer of this series. It also has great music by Shuki Levy and Haim Saban (some of the most talented musicians for animated fare), and is pretty nicely animated by DIC (the creators of "M.A.S.K.", "Inspector Gadget" and "Where On Earth is Carmen Sandiego?).
I think "Jayce" is a timeless series and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, especially if you are a fan of 80s toons, or any 80s TV program for that matter.
Here is the series main plot: Audric, a botanist, was experimenting with biotechnology, and developed a crop that could grow in any environment. A burst of radiation from a solar flare mutated one of his crops, transforming it an evil creature called Saw Boss. The other plants transformed as well and were called the Monster Minds. Audric created a magic root to destroy Saw Boss, but time was not on his side as his laboratory is being attacked. He splits the magical root in half and gives the other half of it to his faithful servant, Oon. He commands Oon to take the root to his son, Jayce, and serve under his command.
Oon (a magically animated suit of armor servant) finds Jacye along with Gillian (a wizard/scientist), and Flora, who was created from a flower by Audric. With the help of a Han Solo ripoff character, Herc Stormsailor - a pilot and mercenary, they become known as the Lightning League. They use their ground vehicles to battle the Monster Minds vehicles, that are grown from vines.Read more ›
1). Quality - Very good compared to cobbled together version I purchased from EBAY years ago, but not remastered.
I was a huge fan of Jayce as a child and the DVD version does not disappoint. Please note that this is the original cartoon as aired on TV NOT a remastered version. This is stated in the product description, so I was not surprised, instead I was pleased with how good it looks. The image and sound quality is good and true to my memory of the show. In fact, I would say that current TV technology ability to render deeper and richer colors actual enhances the experience even though the material is unmodified from the original. The manufacturer has included a disc menu that helps to bring up favorite episodes (it also plays the closing theme song!)
2). Delivery - Quoted long at first, but came in within 7 business days.
When I first made this purchase, Amazon informed me that this DVD set would arrive 2 - 3 weeks. In my opinion this was very long wait, but only a few days later I received an update that my package was being prepared for shipment and I could expect it in a few days. True to their word, the package arrived soon after (within 7 business days of my original order). I am not sure if this is a factor of incomplete production updates between Amazon and Mill Creek or if the total volume of orders is less/more than expected, but I am happy to have recieved my order within a resonable time frame.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Two great things about 1985 were The Goonies and Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors. I already owned "The Goonies" on blu ray, so what I needed was this cartoon. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Gabriel Hernandez
Great cartoon from.80s. If you enjoyed Tformwra,gijoes, thundercats. Voltron. He'll on.and on mask cops you will enjoy this one. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jason Condron
The intro is the best part!! The cartoon is still good, but not as great as I thought I remembered it.Published 5 months ago by Joshua
I'd love to give this 3 1/2 stars. But I just can't bring myself to give it 4. I liked this cartoon when I was a kid. But it does not hold up well. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Marshall Smith