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Man-e-faces; heroic human robot monster; cat no 5879 - MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE


  • Object:

    Man-e-faces; heroic human robot monster; cat no 5879

  • Date:

    © 1982; 1983-1987 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    moulded injection plastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jermaine Dacas

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Heroic Warriors; 12 figures will take the field against the forces of evil! Three are new for 1985! The New Battle Armour He Man; Fisto and Orko. All offer exciting working features. Most stand 5½in tall.
1. figure; tan; pink/purple and mid blue plastic moulded to represent a muscular man wearing partial body and head armour. At the top of the head is a turning knob which when turned reveals three different faces at the front of the head armour.
2. weapon; gun shape of moulded orange plastic which can be held in the curled right hand of the figure (the left hand is open)


© 1982; 1983-1987 (made)

Materials and Techniques

moulded injection plastic

Marks and inscriptions

© MATTEL INC 1982 Taiwan

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

Man-e-faces; figure; Taiwan; 1983-7

Production Note

Made by: Mattel


Toys & Games


Museum of Childhood

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