1984 LJN Toys Dune Catalog

1984 LJN Toys Dune Catalog

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. 

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AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Shlomo Ben Hungstien on May 22, 2015

    a die-cast Starfighter ship would have been awesome!

  • Anonymous on May 22, 2015

    Awesome blog! Tell us how we can improve our blog…Thanks!
    Keep Posting 🙂

  • Alphacentaurian on May 23, 2015

    Based on this, someone should make a line of Twin Peaks action figgas!

  • Joe Green on May 23, 2015

    When I was a kid, I had this little Dune movie storybook that my mom had apparently found at a thrift shop, and it had an ad for these toys in the back pages.

  • Chris on February 28, 2016

    With a little paint, you could have repurposed your Gurney Halleck as Captain Picard.

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