Mosquitor thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at Young V&A
Imagine Gallery, This is Me, Case 4

Mosquitor

Action Figure
1987 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

1. Action figure of black injection-moulded plastic, with brown hands and silver feet, grey and purple pants, brown shoulders and red arm bands. In the chest is a bat wing shape edged with silver, it contains a red and pink liquid which can be changed from all red to all pink or vice versa by pushing a plug in the centre back. The head bears a red, silver and black proboscis.

2. Axe with spiked club, red moulded plastic


Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Figure
  • Gun
Titles
  • Mosquitor (manufacturer's title)
  • Masters of the Universe (series title)
  • Evil Energy-Draining Insectoid (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Injection-moulded plastic, painted, liquid
Brief description
Mosquitor; figure; Hong Kong; 1986-7
Physical description
1. Action figure of black injection-moulded plastic, with brown hands and silver feet, grey and purple pants, brown shoulders and red arm bands. In the chest is a bat wing shape edged with silver, it contains a red and pink liquid which can be changed from all red to all pink or vice versa by pushing a plug in the centre back. The head bears a red, silver and black proboscis.

2. Axe with spiked club, red moulded plastic
Dimensions
  • Height: 150mm
  • Width: 100mm
  • Depth: 60mm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
'© Mattel Inc 1986'
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
Mosquitor was part of the sixth wave of Masters of the Universe figures, released in 1987.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
B.81:1, 2-1994

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Record createdApril 17, 2000
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