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action figure - Otron

Otron

  • Object:

    action figure

  • Place of origin:

    Hong Kong (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1978 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Universal Associated Co. Ltd. (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Die-cast metal, painted; injection-moulded polyethylene; printed card; steel; polystyrene

  • Museum number:

    B.159:1 to 4-2016

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Boxed action figure representing a robot or mecha. The body and legs are of painted die-cast metal, whilst the arms are made from injection-moulded polyethylene. The lower parts of both arms are spring-loaded and can be launched by pressing the button which projects forwards and backwards from the upper arms. The upper arms are jointed at the shoulders, allowing movement forwards, backwards, up and down. There are two rotor-shaped projectiles which can be fitted to a spigot in the centre of the chest, and launched by fitting the polyethylene mouthpiece into a socket in the figure's back and blowing.

With the figure is its original box, which has a clear plastic front window and a polystyrene insert to hold the figure and all its parts. The sides of the box are printed with the other items available in the 'Space Warrior' range, and the back with operating instructions for the figure's features.

Place of Origin

Hong Kong (manufactured)

Date

1978 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Universal Associated Co. Ltd. (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Die-cast metal, painted; injection-moulded polyethylene; printed card; steel; polystyrene

Dimensions

Height: 13 cm robot

Object history note

Part of the Edward Castle collection.

Descriptive line

figure, Space Warrior, Otron; Plastic, Universal Assoc., 1978

Production Note

There were four Space Warrior characters in total: Ataro, Estoo, Vandar and Otron.

Materials

Metal; Polyethylene; Polystyrene

Techniques

Die-casting; Injection-moulding; Printing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Robots

Categories

Dolls & Toys

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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