Dino-Riders was a cartoon that first aired in 1988. Like
many shows of the time, it was meant to basically promote a new
Tyco toy line. The cartoon revolved around the battle
between the good-guy Valorians and the evil Rulons.
The Valorians were super humans that had befriended dinosaurs.
The Rulons were humanoid-like, and had both groups had traveled
from the future and gotten trapped in prehistoric times.
The Tyco line of Dino-Riders were
dinosaurs that came with riders and their weapons. The
Valorian characters had names like Questar, Mind-Zei, and
Yungstar. Within the Valorians were a special group of
commandos with names like Astra, Kameelian, and Bomba. The
evil Rulons included characters like Krulos, Rasp, Hammerhead
and Antor. There were four different Tyco toy series
released, with the final one featuring ice-age beasts.