Monster Minds gone mad!ÖLightning League to the rescue!
Mattelís Wheeled Warriors was a vehicle based line in 1984. A year later a cartoon series was produced that was based on the toys. The cartoon, however, had a different story-line than the toys. The idea behind the toys was that the Monster Minds-A bunch of evil machines driven by little green brains- were on a rampage. To fight them there was the Lightning League-some armored vehicles driven by humans. All of the eight smaller vehicles had x-changeable parts that fit on all of the vehicles. The monster minds came with a rubber L-shaped brain for the driver. The figures that came with the lightning league vehicles were tiny generic guys with brown suits. The line didnít do very well, so it was canceled before the cartoon began airing. The toys still kicked ass though. The list below gives the vehicle name, a descritption of the vehicle, accessories, and then the specs listed on the box.
Armed Force - Leader - commands with a mighty fist A white four-wheeled car with a clear chassis and a golden claw on top. Equipment: gold Crusher Claw, Mind messer, gold 3-barrel blaster, blue megarocket, and swing-out shooter. Wheels: 2 Slats, 2 Speed Sticks, and 2 spirals Character Specs:Monster Minds who mess with Armed Force will find themselves in a tight squeeze! Armed Force reaches out for enemy vehicles, taking matters into his own hands! So look out! The long arm of the Lightning League is reachiní out to stop the Monster Minds!
Drill Sergeant - Escape Artist -Drrrilling his way through danger! A four-wheeled, white vehicle with a double chassis, and a drill on top. Equipment: Super Drill, gray Range Rocket, silver V-8 Engine, gray Rotator Gun & black Smoke Screener. Wheels: 2 Spirals, 2 Lightning Runners & 2 Street Beaters. Character Specs:He's built for strength and speed! Drill Sergeant uses his Super Drill to rip through any obstacle, then revs up his v-8 engine for super fast escapes. Or he can use his Smoke Screener to slip away quick n quiet. The Monster Minds machines better not try to hold Drill Sergeant back 'cause he'll burn 'em bad.
Spike Trike - Scout - Grinding spikes clear the battlefield! A kinda flat, white three-wheeled vehicle without a chassis, and has 2 silver spiked wheels extending from the front. Equipment: silver Spike Roller, gray Elevator Gun, blue Smoke Screener, Weapons X-tender, & Speed Skis. Wheels: 2 Rocket Treads, 2 Speed Slicks, & 2 Slats. Character Specs:Watch out for Spike Trike, 'cause he's movin' out to clear the way for the Lightning League team! After his Spike Roller grinds up the ground ahead, Spike Trike switches his roller with his other wheels for super traction! Spike Trike spies on the Monster Minds machines & scouts out their locations. Equpped with his Rocket Treads & Speed Skis, Spike Trike is a true terrain X-pert! Monster Minds just can't hide from Spike Trike!
Quick Draw - Weapons X-pert - Surprises the enemy with hidden firepower! A white four-wheeled vehicle with a big silver shield that has a secret gun inside of it. It doesn't have a chassis, but just two clear windows next to the driver's seat. Equipment: Secret Gun-Shield, black Megamissile, two 2-Wheel Adapters, gray Catapulter, & silver Lightning gun. Wheels: 2 Crunchers, 2 Lightning Runners, & 2 Street Beaters. Character Specs:Quick Draw may look unarmed, but watch that shield! When it opens up, the Monster Minds brains will be looking down the barrel of a supergun! As the Lightning League Weapons X-pert, Quick Draw is a fearsome fighter on the battlefield. Monster Minds may think Quick Draw is an easy target, but they've got another blast comin'!
Trailblazer - Lightning League Combat Stalker A large four legged, white mechanical vehicle.
Battle Base Playset
Saw Boss - Tyrant - Sinister saw with a "mind" of itís own! A black three-wheeled vehicle with a green vine on top that has a golden buzz-saw at the end. Equipment: gold Buzz-saw, golden Superscanner, gray Monster Rocket, copper Triple Gunner, and a gray Gassiní Gun. Wheels: 2 Road Biters, 2 Lightning Chasers, and 2 Terror Treads Character Specs:To become head of the Monster Minds group, youíve got to get rid of the old leader, and thatís just what Saw Boss did! His beastly blade attacks all who challenge him, but will he always be top brain? Saw Boss trusts no one, but he needs help to crush the Lightning League team! Can Saw Boss defeat the humans, or will he be "displaced" by one of his own?
K.O. Kruiser - Demolitions X-pert - Wrecking ball with the Knock-Out punch! Blue four-wheeled truck-like vehicle with a wrecking ball attached to the end of it's vine extension. Equipment: Hammerball, League Seeker, Rotator Gun, Hanging Gun & Auto Blaster. Wheels: 2 Gizmo Grinders, 2 Slats, & 2 Road Biters. Character Specs:Cruisin' for a bruisin' and programmed to destroy! K.O. Kruiser wrecks any enemies that get in his way! When he comes up against something that resists wrecking, he just bashes away with his Hammerball until he can move ahead. K.O. Kruiser may not be the brightest brain on the block, but he's sure the brawniest!
Gun Grinner - Enforcer - Armed to the teeth and dangerous! A four-wheeled brownish-red vehicle with four spinning mace-like attachments on itís vine, and a three big guns sticking out of itís mouth. Equipment: Ambusher, green Monster Missile, gray Lifter Gun, two 2-wheel adapters, & silver Jet Blaster. Wheels: 2 Hypnotizers, 2 Street Beaters, & 2 Road Biters. Character Specs: If the Lightning League members thought the other Monster Minds were rotten, wait till they meet Gun Grinner! With his spinning, 4-headed Ambusher, Gun Grinner thrashes captured Lightning League vehicles-and enjoys it! Saw Boss, the Monster Minds leader, knows Gun Grinner is a marvelously mean machine, but can he be trusted? Would you trust that sinister sneer?
Terror Tank - Cannibal - Wild for the taste of wheels! A green three-wheeled tank with a green, snapping mouth on itís vine. Equipment: Sinister Snapper, gray Spike Launcher, Blitz Gun, Weapons X-tender, & Mechahook. Wheels: 2 Crunchers, 2 Terror Treads, & 2 Slats. Character Specs:This machine is hungry, and he's out to make the Lightning League his lunch! Terror Tank shoots & disables a behicle, then licks his fearsome fangs and rolls in to "chew" it up! Motors are his munchies, and tires are his treat! The Lightning League better watch out- or at least bring along some spares!
Beast Walker - Monster Minds Combat Creature A mechanical, four-legged black creature with a big egg-like head that's got an exposed "plant brain" on top, and a big green capture claw coming out of it's chest. Accessories: Spring-action Creature Claw, League Tracker Radar, Monster Moniter, Vehicle Loading Ramp, Beast Bazooka Gun, Flare Terror Gun, Dual Shooter Gun, Beast Laser Gun, and one of those cute little monster minds brains.
Go have a look at The Root- The Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors Archive for some more info from the Wheeled Warriors cartoon.