I think I had a few of those 80s D&D figures. I had one GI JOE sized version and some that were HeMan scale. One of the latter was a giant bee/hornet that had a wheel you would spin (like a lighter) and it would shoot sparks out of it's mouth. We lived in a newly built neighborhood so we would scour the houses being built for wood scraps and I found a perfectly circular wood disc that was maybe 2ft. in diameter. He attached some ropes and painted it black and painted a silver skull and crossbones on it. I actually think I have a picture of it somewhere.