LJN Cruncher
LJN Cruncher Series 2 Front
Company LJN Toys
Year 1986 (Series 2)
1987 (Series 3)
Features Battle-Matic Action, 5 points of articulation
Accessories None
Size 5"
Asst. # 3526 (Series 2)
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Cruncher was one of the first ThunderCats action figures produced in the second series of ThunderCats toys by LJN Toys. The figure was based on the original 1980s cartoon version of Cruncher.

Standing a solid 5 inches tall, the Cruncher figure had action features as well as poseable arms, legs and head, thanks to 5 points of articulation.

Cruncher was released as a member of the ThunderCats "Berserkers" sub-line which included Hammerhand, Cruncher, Top-Spinner, and Ram-Bam. All the Berserkers had a unique packaging which consisted of a backing card which was hollow in the center. The figure was placed in this cut-out section and enclosed in a clear plastic bubble from both ends. The bulky size of the Berserker figures necessitated this type of packaging.

The backing card of each Berserker featured an illustration showing the figure in action. Cruncher's backing card featured an illustration of him grabbing Lion-O in his huge crushing arms.


1. Battle-Matic Action: Cruncher's action feature was controlled by a red lever located on the side of the figure. First the figure's torso would have to be pulled back to lock it into place. Then twisting the lever would cause the figure to lunge forward and grab anything in front of it with its massive arms.

2. Poseable limbs and head: The Cruncher figure had 5 points of articulation, 2 at the shoulders, 2 at the hips and 1 at the neck. These points allowed the figure to be posed in a variety of action poses.

Battle-Matic Action
Battle-Matic Action


1. Series 2: The second series Cruncher was released in 1986.

2. Series 3: The third series Cruncher was released in 1987. The figure came packaged on the same card as the Series 2 figure and was merely a re-release.

LJN Cruncher Series 2 Front
LJN Cruncher Series 2 Back
Cruncher MOC
Cruncher MOC

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LJN Cruncher Loose Front
LJN Cruncher Loose Back
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