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Super Octons

Construction Toy
1990-1991 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

108-piece construction toy consisting of five different transparent plastic shapes in six colours: blue, orange, green, red, pink and yellow. Each shape has two or more slots so the pieces can be joined together. In each colour there are eight octagons, four bars, two T-shapes, two arrow-shapes and two L-shapes. The toy is contained in its original box, printed in colours to show information about the object and photographs of it in use. Inside is a blow moulded polystyrene lining. There is also a printed paper advertising leaflet.

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TitleSuper Octons (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Plastic (probably polycarbonate), polystyrene, printed card and paper
Brief description
Construction toy, Super Octons; England, Galt, 1990-91
Physical description
108-piece construction toy consisting of five different transparent plastic shapes in six colours: blue, orange, green, red, pink and yellow. Each shape has two or more slots so the pieces can be joined together. In each colour there are eight octagons, four bars, two T-shapes, two arrow-shapes and two L-shapes. The toy is contained in its original box, printed in colours to show information about the object and photographs of it in use. Inside is a blow moulded polystyrene lining. There is also a printed paper advertising leaflet.
Dimensions
  • Box height: 54mm
  • Box width: 248mm
  • Box depth: 330mm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'GALT TOYS' (Manufacturer, printed at the top of the box)
  • 'SUPER OCTONS' (Title, printed on box)
  • '108 pieces in 5 shapes and 6 / translucent colours.' (Product information, printed on box)
  • 'Experiment and create in colour, light / and dimension.' (Product information, printed on box)
  • 'Age 5-10 years.' (Product information, printed on box.)
Credit line
Given by James Galt and Co. Ltd
Object history
Given by James Galt & Co. Ltd as part of a larger group of objects (see Misc.1298 to 1334-1991; RF 91/1609).
Subjects depicted
Other number
L0541L - Model number
Collection
Accession number
MISC.1325-1991

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Record createdJuly 1, 2009
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