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LJN Thundertank
LJN Thundertank Box2
Details
Company LJN Toys
Year 1985 (Series 1)
Features Spring open action to switch to attack mode, Moving wheels and tank treads, Holds Two Figures
Accessories Two Rubber Treads, Instruction Sheet
Asst. # 3540 (Series 1)
Toy Guide
Previous LJN Jackalman
Next LJN Skycutter


Thundertank was one of the first ThunderCats vehicles produced by LJN Toys. The vehicle was based on the original 1980s cartoon version of Thundertank. The ThunderTank had action features as well as moving wheels and tank treads. The vehicle could seat two ThunderCats figures.

ThunderCats Bullet Point FeaturesEdit

Battle-Matic Action: The iconic ThunderCats' vehicle was fitted with springs to allow it to transform into its "Attack Mode" just by depressing the blue switch on its rear. In this mode, the jaws are agape, the two claws are elevated, revealing cannons underneath them, and the top of the back opens up, revealing the pivoting cannon blaster. The Tank can be returned back to its cruise mode by pressing down the top of the jaws. The vehicle did not require batteries.

The vehicle had the capacity to seat two figures (not included), one in the driver's seat and one in the back compartment. Even though in the cartoons Panthro is shown to be driving the tank most of the time, the LJN toy version of the tank did not have enough room in the front to fit the LJN Panthro figure due to his slightly bent legs. This is why in most catalogues the LJN Lion-O figure is shown in the driver's seat.

Thundertank Action
Battle-Matic Action

ThunderCats Bullet Point AccessoriesEdit

1.Rubber Treads: The ThunderTank came with two rubber treads made of black rubber. These would be fitted onto the left and right back wheels.

2.Instruction Sheet: The ThunderTank also came with an Instruction Sheet which had all the necessary assembly directions along with illustrations.

Thundertank Treads
Thundertank Lids
Rubber Treads Lids Instruction Sheet

ThunderCats Bullet Point ReleasesEdit

1. Series 1: The first series ThunderTank was released in 1985. The vehicle came packaged in a box due to its size.

2. Series 2: The second series ThunderTank was released in 1986. The vehicle came packaged in the same box as the Series 1 ThunderTank and was merely a re-release.

2. Series 3: The third series ThunderTank was released in 1987. The vehicle came packaged in the same box as the Series 1 ThunderTank and was merely a re-release.

LJN Thundertank Box2
Thundertank Box Back
Box Front Box Back

ThunderCats Bullet Point Foreign Variations and ReleasesEdit

ThunderCats Bullet Point GalleryEdit

LJN Thundertank Loose Closed
LJN Thundertank Loose Open
Thundertank Loose
(closed)
Thundertank Loose
(open)
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