LJN was an American toy company and video game publisher. It created toy lines and video games based on movies, television shows, and celebrities. It was headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, and later in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
LJN was founded in 1970 by Jack Friedman (who later founded the toy companies THQ and Jakks Pacific). The name LJN came from the initials of Lewis J. Norman, the reverse of Norman J. Lewis, whose toy company Friedman had been employed by as a sales representative. Lewis initially backed the company financially, but later sold his interest to a Chinese investor. (wikipedia)
LJN got bought by MCA, and then later Acclaim, who dissolved the brand in 1994.