LJN’s Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Toys: Dragonne – Half Dragon/Half Lion, Good Destrier – Mighty Battle Horse (1983)

Dragonne-1

Dragonne-2

Dragonne-3

Dragonne-4

Dragonne-5

Destrier-1

Destrier-2

Destrier-3

Destrier-4

More sensational Ken Kelly art. I wish I could see the originals for the whole line.

These are French boxes. Universal Toys owned both LJN and the Matchbox name at the time, and the AD&D toys were distributed in Europe by Matchbox.

(Images via eBay)

3 Responses to “LJN’s <em>Advanced Dungeons & Dragons</em> Toys: Dragonne – Half Dragon/Half Lion, Good Destrier – Mighty Battle Horse (1983)”


  1. 1 welshpiper November 6, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    My GI Joe and Star Wars action figures got a lot of mileage out of the Fortress of Fangs, but the figure line was so random. Hey, let’s release the most obscure monsters for the other figures to fight. Dragonne? Check. Hook Horror? Check. Piercer and Thought Eater? Comin’ up!

    • 2 2W2N November 6, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      I truly believe that the Fortress of Fangs box was an act of deception. The set was really small. Same goes for the Kraken box. God bless them, though. The box art is the real treasure.

  2. 3 Don Gates November 11, 2015 at 7:10 am

    I never get tired of looking at pics of the D&D figures and their packaging. I’ve mentioned before how my parents were swept up in the D&D moral panic and forbade me from playing the game, but the toys were somehow okay so I ended up with a few and loved them.

    And I actually like the Hooked Horror, hahaha!


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