Champions of Lixil
|Champions of Lixil|
|Publisher||World International Publishing Limited|
|Published in||Great Britain|
|Page count||36 story pages|
|Printed in||Great Britain|
Jolly hockey sticks!
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Matt, A.J. and Scooter head to watch the semi-finals of the robot plastikice hockey semi-final play-offs, contested by the famous Lixil Lions. Neither of the humans particularly likes the Lions but both agree they will likely win. However on their way in they spot Doctor Braxis; Scooter offers to follow him covertly. However, the Guardian is immediately attacked by Cop-Tur, who takes Braxis off to Thruster. Matt and A.J. take Scooter back to their base for repairs, and while Rest-Q works they wonder what Braxis was doing at the game. Onboard Thruster, Braxis tells Cy-Kill his plan to dispose of the A.S.C. agents by setting a trap for the next plastikice hockey game - the final against the Oilers. He spies on the next Lixil Lions practice to check his modifications have worked while Matt also watches. His old friend Fred Major, a supplier of hockey sticks, bumps into him at one session and relays the tale of a cancelled shipment of sticks to the Lions. This inspires Matt to check out the sticks in use, finding they have mini power beams inside them. They go to watch the final with the rest of the ASC cadets but half an hour into the game the Lions players aim their sticks at Matt and A.J. as Braxis watches on. However obviously Matt deactivates the beam and decks Braxis. Rest-Q tries to take the rogue scientist away but is intercepted by Cy-Kill. Scooter arrives so Cy-Kill bugs out with Braxis. A.J. and Rest-Q then exchange sport-related puns.
Featured characters[edit | edit source]
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
Notes[edit | edit source]
Continuity notes[edit | edit source]
- The Mini World books take place in an odd micro-continuity that seems to mesh early scant Machine Robo elements (which were ported over for the early Robo Machine figures) and some parts of Challenge of the Gobots. The models are largely toy-based and the humans less whacky-looking. Most notably AJ is an adult Caucasian; she and Matt work for the ASC. While still moustachioed, Matt looks quite different, with darker and neater hair.
- There is very little sign of the Guardian Robo Machines having much personality. Rest-Q isn't even named, just referred to as "the Ambulance GoBot". Which is honest, at least.
- Matt's watch is modelled on a transforming robot watch—sadly the Kronoform one that would later become Autobot rather than Tic Toc or Gong. It doesn't actually transform or anything. By a coincidence a version of this watch would be issued as a promotional item for the French dub of the cartoon.
Errors[edit | edit source]
Continuity and plotting errors[edit | edit source]
- The text claims Cy-Kill towers over Braxis right under a piece of art that shows them to be exactly the same size.
- Why do the robot plastikice players practice that much?
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- As per usual with World, there are no credits, presumably part of the devil's bargain any of their staff undertook.
- Cop-Tur blasts an arm off Scooter. Crikey!
- Cy-Kill is scared off by Rest-Q and Scooter. He's had worse defeats.
Adaptations[edit | edit source]
- An audio version was also produced by Tempo, issued on cassette in a gift set with a copy of the book.