Super7’s ReAction figures are finally entering the world of Dungeons & Dragons!
Taking inspiration from the LJN line from decades past, Super7’s initial wave of action figures genuinely looks like something we’d expect to see on a toy shelf in the 1980s. An Efreeti, a Githyanki, and a Sorceress are now up for pre-order at $20 each.
Each of the three characters features card back artwork taken from the classic days of Dungeons & Dragons. The Fiend Folio cover by Emmanuel brings back a lot of memories. Maybe we’ll see a translucent variant of a Githyanki in the future. Give the Efreeti the same treatment with glow-in-the-dark red plastic, too, Super7!
The Dungeons & Dragons figures are expected to ship in June of this year.
Super7 aims for fans of the ’80s LJN Official Advanced Dungeons & Dragons toy line. Unlike other action figure collections of the time, AD&D didn’t focus on gimmicks; rather, it tried to give kids an extensive array of heroes and villains to choose from, all with vastly different looks and sizes. This was a far cry from what Mattel was doing (reusing the same parts repeatedly in the Masters of the Universe line).
The problem with this now four-decade-old LJN venture was that they were hard to find in stores. I only came upon them closer to the late 1980s when they’d be in discount bins at K-B Toys or Lionel Playworld. By that time, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles craze was in full swing.
You can learn more about the weird split in the merchandising strategies by checking out Retro Blasting’s video below:
Speaking of classic Dungeons & Dragons, Hasbro recently announced the next wave of D&D cartoon figures.[Source: Super7]
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