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

Ram Man

Action Figure
1983 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

1. Action figure, plastic moulded to represent a muscular man wearing silver head and body armour, a red tunic, green leggings and black boots. The face and arms are pink with black brows and eyes. The hands are in fists with the right having a hole to hold the axe. The figure sinks down on its legs and there is a release trigger at the back of the right leg. Around each wrist is a band of silver paper.

2. Axe; moulded grey plastic; possibly representing a stone axe.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Figure
  • Axe
Titles
  • Ram Man (manufacturer's title)
  • Heroic Human Battering Ram (manufacturer's title)
  • Masters of the Universe (series title)
Materials and techniques
Injection-moulded plastic
Brief description
Ram Man; heroic human battering ram; cat no 5896; figure; Taiwan; 1983-7
Physical description
1. Action figure, plastic moulded to represent a muscular man wearing silver head and body armour, a red tunic, green leggings and black boots. The face and arms are pink with black brows and eyes. The hands are in fists with the right having a hole to hold the axe. The figure sinks down on its legs and there is a release trigger at the back of the right leg. Around each wrist is a band of silver paper.

2. Axe; moulded grey plastic; possibly representing a stone axe.
Dimensions
  • Height: 140mm
  • Width: 110mm
  • Depth: 70mm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
'© MATTEL INC 1981 TAIWAN'
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
Ram Man was part of the second wave of Masters of the Universe figures, released in 1983.
Subjects depicted
Other number
5896 - catalogue number
Collection
Accession number
B.44:1, 2-1994

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Record createdApril 17, 2000
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