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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at Young V&A
Imagine Gallery, This is Me, Case 4

Fisto

Action Figure
1984 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

1. Action figure, tan vinyl moulded to represent a muscular man wearing an purple belt, brown 'fur' briefs and black/brown boots. The head is soft vinyl moulded and painted to show brown hair and beard, black brows and eyes. Right hand is moulded and painted to represent a fist covered with a silver glove; the left is curled.

2, 3. Body armour which clips together at the shoulders and under the arms. It is moulded grey plastic; painted in strips with purple.

4. Sword; moulded purple plastic


Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Figure
  • Armour
  • Armour
  • Sword
Titles
  • Fisto (manufacturer's title)
  • Heroic hand-to-hand fighter (manufacturer's title)
  • Masters of the Universe (series title)
Materials and techniques
Painted PVC, painted, elastic
Brief description
Fisto heroic hand to hand warrior; cat no 7015; figure; Malaysia; 1983-7
Physical description
1. Action figure, tan vinyl moulded to represent a muscular man wearing an purple belt, brown 'fur' briefs and black/brown boots. The head is soft vinyl moulded and painted to show brown hair and beard, black brows and eyes. Right hand is moulded and painted to represent a fist covered with a silver glove; the left is curled.

2, 3. Body armour which clips together at the shoulders and under the arms. It is moulded grey plastic; painted in strips with purple.

4. Sword; moulded purple plastic
Dimensions
  • Figure height: 150mm
  • Figure width: 105mm
  • Figure depth: 50mm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
  • '© MATTEL INC 1983 MALAYSIA'
  • '7015 2259 Malaysia'
Gallery label
Masters of the Universe figures Collected by Jermaine Dacas, aged 10–14 What we collect and own says something about us and our lives. Anything we group together can be a collection. Over four years, Jermaine spent his pocket money on nearly sixty figures from his favourite TV programme. He acted out his own stories with them, as well as scenes from the show. Manufactured by Mattel 1983–87 Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia PVC and other plastics Given by Jermaine Dacas Museum nos. B.41 to 45, 47, 48, 51, 53, 54, 58 to 61, 65 to 68, 70, 73, 75, 77, 80 to 82, 85 to 87, 89-1994 [Young V&A, Imagine Gallery, This is Me, long object label] (01/07/2023)
Credit line
Given by Jermaine Dacas
Object history
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.
Production
Fisto was part of the third wave of Masters of the Universe figures, released in 1984.
Subjects depicted
Other number
7015 - catalogue number
Collection
Accession number
B.42:1 to 4-1994

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Record createdApril 17, 2000
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