Hasbro Brings Back 1980s Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon Toys
Dungeons & Dragons
Hasbro is releasing a set of four action figures featuring characters from the 1980s Dungeons and Dragons cartoon. The new Dungeons and Dragons Cartoon Classics line will include three heroes from the cartoon – Diana the Acrobat, Hank the Officer, and Bobby the Savage, along with a two-pack of series curve villain Venger and Dungeon Master. Uni will also be included with Bobby’s figure. Each figure will also include a different type of dice, which can be collected together for a full set. Diana, Hank, and Bobby’s figures will each cost $24.99, while the Venger and Dungeon Master two-pack costs $49.99. The action figures are currently available for pre-request, with Venger and Dungeon Master being an exclusive to Target.
The Dungeons and Dragons cartoon originally aired on CBS from 1983 to 1985 as part of that network’s Saturday morning cartoon block. The cartoon is basically an isekai anime, in which a gathering of kids from this present reality gets transported to a fantasy world loaded up with D&D monsters and characters. The gathering is then given abilities (generally corresponding to D&D classes at the time) by a character literally called the Dungeon Master and try to sort out a way home. Significant antagonists of the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon include the malicious wizard Venger and the dragon goddess Tiamat, who the youngsters occasionally manipulate for their own means.
The characters of the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon have been used all the more frequently in recent months, with Wizards of the Coast producing a special set of Enchantment: The Gathering cards featuring the characters. Additionally, likenesses of the characters were also used in the Dragons of Stormwreck Isle Starter Set adventure.