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Teela heroic warrior goddess; cat no 5045 - MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

  • Object:

    Teela heroic warrior goddess; cat no 5045

  • Date:

    © 1981;1983-1987 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

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

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jermaine Dacas

  • Museum number:

    B.41:1-1994

  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Creativity Gallery, case 13 []

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 vinyl moulded to represent a woman wearing a white leotard decorated with gold, gold designs around neck, upper arms and wrists. The lower legs are moulded to represent dark brown boots. The head is moulded with the brown hair piled up and painted to show blue eyes, brown brows and pink lips. Jointed at the neck, shoulders, waist and hips. Marked on the neck.
2. head cover and neck plate; brown plastic moulded in the shape of a cobra's head; fastens at the back.
3. staff; moulded brown plastic ending at the top in a twisted cobra shape. L. 5½in
4. shield; round with finger grip; moulded brown plastic; marked 5045 2249 Hong Kong. Diam. 1 3/8in

Date

© 1981;1983-1987 (made)

Materials and Techniques

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

Marks and inscriptions

© M I 1981 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

Teela; figure; Taiwan; 1983-7

Production Note

Made by: Mattel
USA/Taiwan

Categories

Toys & Games

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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