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  • Object:

    Moss man

  • Date:

    © 1984;1986-1987 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

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

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jermaine Dacas

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Creativity Gallery, case 13

Physical description

TOY TRADER JANUARY 1986. Fighting extended forces of evil are three new hero figures; Moss Man with pine scented 'fur'; Roboto with moving gears and jaw and Sy-Klone who does a fast 360 degrees turn.
figure; olive green moulded plastic showing a muscular male figure with animal like face. The whole body; bar the orange belt and dark brown pants; is covered with green plush fur which smells. Right hand is curled; left open.


© 1984;1986-1987 (made)

Materials and Techniques

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

Marks and inscriptions

© MATTEL INC 1984 TAIWAN New for 1986

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

Moss Man; figure; Taiwan; 1986-7

Production Note

Made by: Mattel


Toys & Games


Museum of Childhood

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