Red, with black stripes
Professor Z's henchman
Tyler Gremlin is a member of the Gremlin family in Cars 2. He assists his boss, Professor Z. Tyler is an AMC Gremlin that is painted red, with black "hockey stripes" on his doors (though they are not seen in the film), similar to other Gremlins in the Cars series. He has a black grille and grey rims, and a license plate that reads "WREKD".
Cars 2In Cars 2, he is first seen watching and smiling as Rod "Torque" Redline is hit with the electromagnetic pulse camera.
Later, Finn McMissile shows up in Lightning McQueen's pit to stop Acer and Petey Pacer from entering and attacking Mater. After Finn sprays them with foam from a fire extinguisher and starts to flee, a large number of lemons are sent after him. Tyler Gremlin is driving quietly down the road in search of Mater, but Finn uses his hook to knock over a vending machine in front of Tyler, which causes Hans to wake up and suspect that Tyler was the culprit, so he and two others proceed to yell at him.
Official profiles and statistics
- "While other boys in school had cool racing stripes, Tyler was stuck with hockey-stick stripes, and they were cheap decals to boot. Picked on in school for his goofy graphics and lack of horse power, it came as no shock that his personality got a bit menacing as time went on. The mischievous Tyler would drive without his headlights on after the dark, or chain a police officer's chassis to a lamppost. He became so salty that if any car so much as tooted their horn they would get T-boned. Most cars learned to yield to him. If a car tried to stand up to him, they'd have to hit-and-run because he always came back swinging ... just like a hockey stick."
Names in other languages
- Diecast product listings refer to him as "Tyler Trunklis", implying that this was his name in the initial version of the film. It was likely changed so that every Lemon of the same family would share the same last name, the only exception being Don Crumlin.
- On the packaging for his die-cast version, his eyes are brown, but on the actual toy, they're blue-green.