Rainbow Toys Tygra
Rainbow Toys Tygra Orange Bolo Whip
Company Rainbow Toys
Features Battle-Matic Action, 5 points of articulation
Accessories Bolo Whip, WilyKat
Size 6"
Asst. # 3606 (Black Handle Bolo)
3545 (Orange Handle Bolo)
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Tygra was one of the first ThunderCats action figures produced by Rainbow Toys. The figure was based on the original 1980s cartoon version of Tygra. Standing a solid 6 inches tall, the Tygra figure had action features as well as poseable arms, legs and head, thanks to 5 points of articulation. The figure also came equipped with the Bolo Whip

Rainbow Toys only produced the "Old" version of Tygra and not the "Young" version, which was produced by LJN Toys


1. Battle-Matic Action: Like many of the LJN ThunderCats toys, the Tygra figure featured a lever on its back and pushing down this lever with the forefinger would make the figure's Bolo bearing right arm move up and down.

2. Poseable limbs and head: The Tygra 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. Bolo Whip: This weapon was made up of a length of thin blue string that was threaded with two tiny yellowish-orange beads at its ends. The center of the string was fitted inside the handle which was a short length of orange plastic tubing.

Different releases of the figures had slightly different Bolo Whips, with some having a longer handle with a different shape and a longer string.

The Childbro Tygra figures and some of the Rainbow Toys Tygra figures came with a Bolo Whip that had a black plastic handle instead of the usual orange colored handle.

2. PVC WilyKat Figure: Only some releases of the Tygra figure came packaged together with a PVC WilyKat Figure. This figure was essentailly a mini-statue and had no features or points of articulation. This WilyKat figure should not be confused with the fully poseable Rainbow Toys WilyKat figure which was released later as a separate figure as part of the "Companions" sub-line.

LJN Tygra Bolo Whip
PVC Wilykat
Bolo Whip PVC WilyKat


1. Hair Color: Some Tygra figures had the lower part of their hair painted a pale cream color while others did not have this band of color.

2. Nose Color: Some Tygra figures had thier nose painted orange while had an unpainted nose.

LJN Old Tygra Variants

3. Feet Strap: Some Tygra figures had green strips painted underneath their feet and others were without the strip.

LJN Old Tygra Feet Variants

Rainbow Toys vs LJNEdit

1. Bolo Handle Color: Some Rainbow Toys Tygra came equipped with a Bolo Whip which had a black handle instead of the normal orange one.

Rainbow Toys Tygra Orange Bolo Whip
Rainbow Toys Tygra Black Bolo Whip
Orange Handle Bolo Black Handle Bolo

Foreign Variations and ReleasesEdit


LJN Tygra Old Loose Front
LJN Tygra Old Loose Back
Tygra Loose
Tygra Loose

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