It wasn't enough that people were taking this silly game so
seriously and killing themselves, so they began making character
figures as well. The popularity of the Dungeons and
Dragons game, as well as the 1983-1985 cartoon, made rise for
different type of merchandise, including action figures.
The cartoon was about the adventures of six friends who were
transported into the realm of dungeons and dragons. With
the help of the Dungeon Master, the friends battled the evil
horde as they tried to get back home.
In 1983, a company called LJN
began releasing a number of Dungeons and Dragons action figures.
There was Warduke, Strongheart the Paladin, and the evil Wizard
Kelek. For whatever reason, the only place you could get
action figures of the six friends was in Europe.