Blaze is Axle City's greatest hero and its number one racer! Fast and fearless he's unbeatable on the track thanks to his Blazing Speed. But he can think fast too. Blaze knows everything about science, technology, engineering and maths. When things get really tough he can use his scientific know-how to transform himself into any machine. Blaze is the only truck in town with a human driver, his best pal AJ. Together they share in each other's every success and failure.
Blaze's best friend and driver is an 8-year-old thrill-seeker who loves to drive fast, fly high and make a big splash. AJ is a technology expert who knows all about different machines and how they work. He has special Skywriting Gloves he uses to sketch his designs in the air, as well as an amazing helmet visor that acts as a super tool for calculating distance, weights, and speeds. With AJ behind the wheel Blaze is able to meet every challenge head on with scientific thinking.
Gabby's a 9-year-old mechanic with serious monster truck expertise. She runs Blaze and his monster pals' favourite hangouts, Axle City's garage and truck wash. With her trusty tools Gabby is caretaker to all the top racing trucks in town. She’ll fix your gear ratio, tighten your fuel line and boost your suspension all before lunch!
Blaze's biggest rival Crusher is an egotistical tractor-trailer that will do anything to beat the other racers to the finish line. Cheating is Crusher's specialty so when it comes to winning no trick is too underhanded for Crusher. He's constantly building contraptions to stop Blaze and his pals and despite being the biggest truck around, Crusher is nothing but a big baby. He moans about being the best at everything and can't stand when another truck's got something he doesn't have.
Pickle is Crusher's over-enthusiastic, under-appreciated sidekick. He’s a mini monster truck whose job is to try to be the voice of Crusher's conscience. Unfortunately his good advice usually falls on deaf wheels. But through it all Pickle is always there for his pal Crusher, especially when plans go awry and Crusher gets his inevitable comeuppance.
Darington is the ultimate showman. He loves to dazzle with his amazing tricks and stunts even though he rarely makes the landing. Despite being a bit unrealistic with what he can and can't do, Darington is a fearless competitor who never lets a few crashes stop him from dreaming big.
Starla is a hootin' hollerin’ cowgirl monster machine. A roping expert, Starla's as quick with the lasso as she is on the racetrack. Starla is an outspoken personality who's never shy about expressing herself through the occasional country song or with a bellowing shout of "yee-haw!"
Stripes is an impetuous tiger truck who's always ready for action. With a signature growl he leaps and pounces like a cat and he's great at jumping and climbing. He has tiger claws that help him to climb just about anything, as well as super senses especially his sense of smell.
Part monster machine, part triceratops, Zeg is Blaze's best prehistoric pal. Zeg's favourite activities are smashing and bashing. But despite his brute tendencies inside Zeg is a big softy with a gentle demeanour and a loveable laugh.
Blaze and the Monster Machines
Blaze and the Monster Machines is a CG interactive series for pre-school children featuring Blaze, the world's most amazing monster truck, and his driver and best friend 8-year-old AJ. The series follows their adventures in Axle City, a town populated with big-wheeled vehicles known as monster machines.
Blaze is Axle City's greatest hero and the champion of the racetrack! Whenever there's trouble he's the truck everyone turns to for help because he can do things no other truck can. Blaze has Blazing Speed, a special turbo boost that lets him accelerate and go faster than any other monster machine. But Blaze has more than just speed. He also has the power to transform into any other vehicle or machine! Using his engineering knowledge Blaze can add new parts to himself and change into anything. From a hydrofoil to a hang glider to even a hair dryer, if you can engineer it, Blaze can become it.
AJ and the audience at home help Blaze on his adventures by exploring the physics of how things move, tackling problems and discovering the component parts needed to make everyday technologies work.