The Top Ten Toys of Visionaries: Knights of The Magical Lights

The Top Ten Toys of Visionaries: Knights of The Magical Lights

Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Lights is an action, adventure, sci-fi, superhero multimedia franchise that started in 1987. The franchise sports a short-lived animated television series, a toy line with a one-year lifespan, and a short-lived comic book series.

Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Lights sets its events in an alternate universe where electronics and technology no longer function. Thus, the people must depend solely on old magic.

This gave rise to two conflicting groups within the society, the Spectral Knights. The knights are powerful magicians that use their magic to do good in the world and uphold justice. Meanwhile, the Darkling Lords, the second group, is an infamous group that uses their magic to harm, oppress and cause chaos in society. so, this series exemplifies a morally based media portraying the efforts of the good Spectral Knights in defeating the evil Darkling Lords.

In 1987, after the cancellation of the animated television series, Hasbro began distributing the Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Lights toys. This toy line includes twelve action figures and four vehicles. The action figures had full articulation and were very poseable. They were about 5 inches tall and had hologram stickers that represent each figure’s totem on both their chest and staff.

Presenting the best ten toys from Hasbro’s Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Lights toy line

10. Dagger Assault with Reekon (1987)

Hasbro released the Dagger Assault vehicle in 1987 as one of only two Darkling Lords vehicles in the Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Lights toy line.

In the animated series and comic, the Dagger Assault was the most amazing and most powerful battle vehicle in the Darkling Lords collection of battle vessels. The Dagger Assault has a dungeon with the unique ability to strip people of their magical powers. The dungeon is specifically meant for the Spectral Knights, leaving them powerless.

The Dagger Assault action vehicle comes with its driver Reekon. Reekon did not obtain a staff like most of the characters in Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Lights. The great Merklyn instead gave him absolute control of Dagger Assault. The Reekon action figure also comes with its signature sword.

9. Capture Chariot (1987)

Hasbro's Visionaries Knights of the Magical Light Capture Chariot (1987)

Hasbro released the Capture Chariot in 1987 as one of only two Spectral Knight vehicles in the Visionaries: Knights of the Lights toy line. The Capture Chariot is the most sophisticated toy in the whole series.

The Capture Chariot action vehicle has two removable scout pods that radiate thrilling holographic powers in the form of a stereographic hand that imitates throwing magical fire cannons at enemies. This hand also serves as a shield for the vehicle against the attack of enemies. The action vehicle has a movable cannon launcher at the center of the vehicle. Moreover, the Capture Chariot features a front-end battle puncher designed to effortlessly punch through the Darkling Lords barricades. Then, the Capture Chariot has two image holograms that hold the essence of the great Merklyn, which empowers the vehicle with super powerful battle energy.

This section vehicle comes with a fully articulated Feryl action figure. Feryl is one of the Spectral Knights, who has the personality and totem of a Wolf. His craftiness and ability to single-handedly capture enemy combatants by sneaking behind their defenses reflect his wolf-like nature. Feryl only can pilot this awesome battle vehicle.

8. Cravex (1987)

Hasbro 1987 Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light Cravex

Hasbro released the Cravex action figure in 1987 as one of four Darkling Lords action figures released in the Visionaries: Knights of the Magic Lights toy line. In the animated series and the comic, Cravex is an impatient and irrational lord of evil who is always angry. He was also one that readily expresses his anger and frustration on anything or anyone in his cross air.

Cravex has the characteristics and carries the totem of an evil winged creature who scavenges the dead bodies of their conquered opponents after the war. Cravex’s staff also give him the unique ability to magically imbibe agonizing fear in the hearts of anyone that opposes him, especially the Spectral Knights.

The Cravex action figure comes with an ax and a removable helmet. He also carries the power staff of fear which bears a matching hologram sticker that displays Phylot, Cravex’s power beast.

7. Arzon (1987)

Hasbro 1987 Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light Arzon

Hasbro released the Arzon action figure in 1987 as one of the four Spectral Knights action figures in the Visionaries: Knights of the Magic Lights toy line. According to the animated television series and comic book series, Arzon is a vibrant and daring young man, one of the youngest Knights of the Lights. He also is an intelligent battle strategist who uses his outstanding ideas to fight against the Darkling Lords.

Arzon has the characteristics and carries the totem of Eagle, reflected in Arzon’s bravery and bold defense against the Darkling Lords. Arzon uses his unique magical power of knowledge to formulate thoughtfully and masterfully crafted battle tactics to fight against Darkling Lords.

Arzon’s action figure comes with a dagger and a removable helmet. It also has the power staff of knowledge that bears a hologram picture identical to the Eagle totem on the action figure.

6. Lexor (1987)

Hasbro 1987 Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light Lexor

Hasbro released the Lexor action figure in 1987 as a member of the evil Darkling Lords. In the animated series and comic books, he is someone who despises all that is good in the world. A renowned enemy of calmness and peace, Lexor delights in his ability to cause havoc and create terror in the entire region.

He has the characteristics and carries the emblem of Armadillo. His armadillo totem indicates Lexor’s unique magical abilities to withstand attacks from his adversaries without getting harmed. Lexor uses his power of invulnerability to keep him safe during the Darkling Lords encounters with the Spiral Knights.

The Lexor action figure comes with a double-bladed claw and a removable helmet. It also carries the power staff of invulnerability, which bears the same Armadillo image as the action figures.

5. Witterquick (1987)

Hasbro 1987 Visionaries: Knights of the Magical LIght Witterquick

Hasbro released the Witterquick action figure in 1987. In the animated series and comics, Witterquick is a courageous and determined fighter of justice. He will never relent in his efforts to see justice served and the wicked punished for their transgressions. He is also very motivated in the Spectral Knights fight against the Darkling Lords.

Witterquick carries the totem of the Cheetah, correctly representing the speed at which he predicts and returns the Darkling Lords attacks. So, he uses his unique power of Light Speed to attack his enemy and maneuvers very quickly over enemy obstacles.

The action figure comes with a boomerang and a removable helmet. It also carries the power staff of light speed, which displays the same cheetah holographic as the figure.

4. Cindarr (1987)

Hasbro 1987 Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light Cindarr

Hasbro released the Cindarr action figure in 1987. In the animated series and comics, Cindarr is a man with uncontrollable rage.

Cindarr possesses the characteristics and wears the totem of the Gorilla. In his rage episode, Cindarr exhibits animal-like unintelligent destruction of anything in its path. Thus, his magical powers, which make him almost unstoppable while in his destructive fury form, accurately represent him. Cindarr calls upon his power of destruction to cause chaos to any Spectral Knights blockage. He even causes earthquakes to make the earth divided into two and swallows up his adversaries.

The Cindarr action figure comes with a club and a removable helmet. It also carries the power staff of destruction, which sports the same gorilla holographic as the action figure.

3. Cryotek (1987)

Hasbro 1987 Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light Cryotek

Hasbro released the Cryotek action figure in 1987. In the animated series and the comics, Cryotek is a selfless, valiant warrior. He is the first to charge into battle using his super strength to fight against the evil Darkling Lords.

The bear totem that he carries accurately represent Cryotek’s characteristics and magic powers. This totem empowers his incredibly enormous build with super strength that allows him to tear through his enemies effortlessly. Thus, Cryotek summons his unique strength to tear down Darkling Lords’ stronghold all by his lone self.

The Cryotek action figure comes with a three-headed spike flail and a removable helmet. It also carries the power staff of strength, which bears the same holographic bear as the action figure.

2. Darkstorm (1987)

Hasbro's Visionaries Knights of the Magical Light Darkstorm (1987)

Hasbro released the Darkstorm action figure in 1987. In the animated series and the comics, Darkstorm is the evil leader of the Darkling Lords whose sole purpose is to steal away the Spectral Knights’ magic powers. Thus, they would leave all the knights powerless.

Darkstorm possesses the characteristics and carries the totem of the Swamp Mollusk. His totem reflects his hate for the forces of good and peace in the universe. Darkstorm also has the magical power of decay, which he uses while battling the Spectral Knights.

The Darkstorm action figure comes with an ax and a removable helmet. It also carries the power staff of decay which features the same holographic as the action figure.

1. Leoric (1987)

Hasbro's Visionaries Knights of the Magical Light Leoric (1987)

Hasbro released the Leoric action figure in 1987. In the animated series and comics, Leoric was the leader of the Spectral Knights. He is a courageous leader of the Spectral Knight who aim to help rebuilt society.

Leoric possesses the characteristics and wears the emblem of a Lion, accurately reflecting his noble and regal bloodline as well as his fearless abilities. Leoric possesses the unique power of wisdom that he summons to solve the great Merklyn’s magical puzzles. His power also helps him overcome the Darkling Lords’ schemes.

The Leoric action figure comes with a whip and a removable helmet. It also carries the power staff of wisdom which carries the same holographic lion totem as the action figure.

Let us know who your favorite Visionaries are

Even though the original 1987 toy line is no longer on store shelves, our memories of the toys have not left us. While we have shared our picks for the top ten Visionaries toys, we would love to hear which ones were your favorites.

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Author: Chris Ingledue 

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Bio: I am the founder and owner of Wheeljack’s Lab pop Culture and Toy Shop. My vision has always been to reunite customers with their favorite childhood toys and pop culture, triggering fond memories, and reigniting their imaginations. Every day, I work in the “lab” where it’s Christmas 365 days a year. I scour the internet, like when we had the Sears Catalog of yesteryear, for the next great treasure. Then, I await the arrival of the postman as if he were Santa Claus himself and helping collectors worldwide with their own versions of Christmas. Every day as a vintage toy buyer is an absolute joy!

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