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Robot with probosis - MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

  • Object:

    Robot with probosis

  • Date:

    © 1986;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:

    B.81:1-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

1. figure of black moulded plastic with brown hands and silver feet; grey and purple pants; brown shoulders and red arm bands. In the chest is a bat wing shape edged with silver; it contains a red and pink liquid which can be changed from all red to all pink or vice versa by pushing a plug in the centre back. The head is replaced by a red; silver and black probosis.
2. axe with spiked club; red moulded plastic; marked MALAYSIA

Date

© 1986;1986-1987 (made)

Materials and Techniques

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

Marks and inscriptions

© Mattel Inc 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

Robot; figure; Hong Kong; 1986-7

Production Note

Made by: Mattel
USA/Hong Kong

Categories

Toys & Games

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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