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

Spikor

Action Figure
1985 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

1. Action figure of purple moulded plastic representing a muscular male figure whose head and torso are covered with spiked dark purple armour. The belt is red, pants black and boots brown. The left hand has been replaced with a red knob holding a silver trident on a black bar which moves in and out of the arm.

2. Gun, purple moulded plastic, marked 1191-2258, not original to this figure.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Figure
  • Gun
Titles
  • Spikor (manufacturer's title)
  • Untouchable Master of Evil Combat (manufacturer's title)
  • Masters of the Universe (series title)
Materials and techniques
moulded injection plastic; jointed at neck; shoulders; waist; hips; elastic stringing
Brief description
Spikor. Monster with trident; figure; Malaysia; 1986-7
Physical description
1. Action figure of purple moulded plastic representing a muscular male figure whose head and torso are covered with spiked dark purple armour. The belt is red, pants black and boots brown. The left hand has been replaced with a red knob holding a silver trident on a black bar which moves in and out of the arm.

2. Gun, purple moulded plastic, marked 1191-2258, not original to this figure.
Dimensions
  • Height: 150mm
  • Width: 140mm
  • Depth: 50mm
Height: 5½in
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
  • '© MATTEL INC 1984 Malaysia'
  • '7986-2149' (Moulded onto trident)
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
Spikor was part of the fourth wave of Masters of the Universe figures, released in 1985.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession number
B.75:1, 2-1994

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Record createdApril 17, 2000
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