It’s hard to believe that toy makers thought the next merchandising blitz would come from a David Lynch film but that’s exactly what happened in 1984. Dune got the full treatment with colouring books, bed sheets and of course a selection of action figures produced by LJN.
The movie wasn’t particularly kid (or for that matter general public) friendly and as a result the spice warriors of Dune resided in the clearance aisle.
What’s perplexing to me is most of this stuff got made, yet the gigantically more kid friendly “Last Starfighter” toy line never saw the light of day. Aggghhh!
Check out the 1984 LJN Dune Catalog here.