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Muton

Action Figure
1976 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Action figure with masculine features, made from transparent purple acrylic. The figure is highly articulated, with ball and socket joints at the neck, shoulders, elbows, waist, hips and knees; twisting joints at the upper arms, wrists and upper thighs. The figure is totally transparent, all of its joints and fixtures are visible. Inside are plastic 'internal organs'. The head is made from soft PVC. The hands are also made from soft PVC, as are the green 'pixie'-style boots on the figure's feet.

Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleMuton (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Acrylic, PVC, steel
Brief description
Male doll, transparent robot; transparent purple plastic, Hong Kong, 1970s?
Physical description
Action figure with masculine features, made from transparent purple acrylic. The figure is highly articulated, with ball and socket joints at the neck, shoulders, elbows, waist, hips and knees; twisting joints at the upper arms, wrists and upper thighs. The figure is totally transparent, all of its joints and fixtures are visible. Inside are plastic 'internal organs'. The head is made from soft PVC. The hands are also made from soft PVC, as are the green 'pixie'-style boots on the figure's feet.
Dimensions
  • Height: 21cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
'MADE IN HONG KONG'
Object history
Part of the Edward Castle collection.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession number
B.245-2016

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Record createdNovember 7, 2016
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