Rainbow Toys Thunderwings Lion-O
Company Rainbow Toys
Year 1987
Features 5 points of articulation
Size 7"
Asst. # 3620
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Thunderwings Lion-O was one of the first ThunderCats action figures produced in the third series of ThunderCats toys by Rainbow Toys. The figure was based on the original 1980s cartoon version of Lion-O. Standing a solid 7 inches tall, the Thunderwings Lion-O figure had poseable arms, legs and head, thanks to 5 points of articulation.


Poseable limbs and head: The Thunderwings Lion-O 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.

The Thunderwings Lion-O was a completely separate figure and not a variant of the Rainbow Toys Lion-O from which it differed significantly. Unlike the normal Lion-O figure, this figure lacked both the "Light-Up Eyes" and "Battle-Matic Action" features. As a result, its eyes were solid as was its back, not having the Battle-Matic button or the Power Ring contact point. For this reason, the figure has been dubbed by many fans as the "Solid Back Lion-O".

This particular Lion-O figure was made by LJN after they realized that the Battle-Matic Action button on the back of the regular Lion-O made it difficult to fit the LJN Thunderwings onto it.

As it was produced much later in the toyline, the Thunderwings Lion-O was never advertised in any of the LJN Mini Catalogs, toy boxes, or figure backing cards. Instead, the figure that appeared on the LJN Thunderwings box was that of the LJN Red Lion-O.

Thunderwings and Normal Lion-O
Normal and Thunderwings Lion-O

Rainbow Toys vs LJNEdit

The Rainbow Toys Thunderwings Lion-O is identical in every aspect to the LJN Thunderwings Lion-O.

Foreign Variations and ReleasesEdit


Thunderwings Lion-O Loose
Thunderwings Lion-O Loose2
Thunderwings Lion-O Loose3
Thunderwings Lion-O Loose4
Thunderwings Lion-O Loose5
Thunderwings Lion-O Loose6

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