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

Webstor

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

1. Action figure, dark blue plastic moulded to represent a muscular man with red belt, black 'fur' pants, dark purple webbed feet. The head is painted to show yellow fangs and red eyes. Right hand is curled; left is open.

2, 3. Body armour, dark purple moulded plastic orange decoration on the front. The back panel has attached a long black thread with a grappling hook (dark purple plastic) attached to the other end.

4. Weapon, gun shaped, moulded black plastic


Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Figure
  • Armour
  • Armour
  • Gun
Titles
  • Webstor (manufacturer's title)
  • Evil Master of Escape (manufacturer's title)
  • Masters of the Universe (series title)
Materials and techniques
Injection-moulded plastic, elastic, thread
Brief description
Webstor; evil master of escape; cat no. 4895; figure; Taiwan; 1983-7
Physical description
1. Action figure, dark blue plastic moulded to represent a muscular man with red belt, black 'fur' pants, dark purple webbed feet. The head is painted to show yellow fangs and red eyes. Right hand is curled; left is open.

2, 3. Body armour, dark purple moulded plastic orange decoration on the front. The back panel has attached a long black thread with a grappling hook (dark purple plastic) attached to the other end.

4. Weapon, gun shaped, moulded black plastic
Dimensions
  • Figure height: 150mm
  • Figure width: 100mm
  • Figure depth: 50mm
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.
Subjects depicted
Other number
4895 - catalogue number
Collection
Accession number
B.60:1 to 4-1994

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Record createdApril 17, 2000
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