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Clawful warrior with the grip of evil; cat no 7016 - MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

  • Object:

    Clawful warrior with the grip of evil; cat no 7016

  • Date:

    © 1981;1984-1987 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    moulded injection plastic; jointed at neck; shoulders, waist, hips; elastic stringing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jermaine Dacas

  • Museum number:

    B.52:1-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Evil Warriors; 13 figures will battle for control of Eternia. Three of them new for '85. The New Battle Armour Skeletor; Kobra Khan and Clawful. All offer exciting working features. Most stand 5½in tall.
1. figure; mid blue and tan vinyl moulded to represent a muscular man with webbed feet; blue belt and orange `fur' pants. The head is red with white fangs and black and white eyes. The right hand has been replaced by a large red claw which is opened and closed by a trigger at the back. The left hand has been replace by a small red claw.
2. body armour front; red moulded plastic with brown strips; it fastens to the back panel on the shoulders and under the arms.
3. body armour back panel; red moulded plastic with a ridge down the centre.
4. club; moulded green plastic

Date

© 1981;1984-1987 (made)

Materials and Techniques

moulded injection plastic; jointed at neck; shoulders, waist, hips; elastic stringing

Marks and inscriptions

© MATTEL INC 1981 TAIWAN New for 1985

Object history note

References: Mattel 1985 Catalogue. Masters of the Universe is a boy's fantasy toy group consisting of men, equipment and vehicles based on a main character - HE-MAN. It is said to represent the struggle between good
and evil.

Bought by the donor between 1983 and 1987. Mr Dacas was born 17/10/73 and saved his pocket money to buy the toys. He played with them and created his own dramas for the characters. MASTERS OF THE
UNIVERSE was one of the top ten ranges of fantasy toys for four or five years; last seen in the list September 1988.

Descriptive line

Clawful; figure; Taiwan; 1983-7

Production Note

Made by: Mattel
USA/Taiwan

Categories

Toys & Games

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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