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The Toy and Action Figure Museum

111 South Chickasaw
405-238-6300

About Us:

The museum got its start in 2000 during a citywide process called VISION 2010. In a series of meetings, local citizens came together and identified goals they would like the community to reach in the next ten years. Many things were discussed. Among them the town wanted unique attractions that would help to make Pauls Valley a destination city.

With the help of local artist and toy designer (and collector) Kevin Stark, a board was formed to start working on the world’ s first museum devoted to the art and sculpting of action figures! The museum acquired its 501(c)3 nonprofit status and the group began researching and creating the plans for a first – class facility in the heart of downtown Pauls Valley. It took the group five years to put everything together and the doors opened on October 15, 2005.

Since that time the museum has had visitors from every state in the union and over 40 foreign countries and has helped serve as an economic catalyst for the downtown area. With group tours from state wide public and private schools, senior citizen groups and various tourist groups, not to mention curious travelers, the museum has seen over 50,000 visitors since it opened its doors.

An accredited museum, The Toy & Action Figure Museum has won several awards, including the Redbud Award for Best New Tourist Attraction in the state for 2006 at the Oklahoma Governor’ s Conference on Tourism.



Reviews

E. R. Kressel

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Sunday, June 24, 2018
Absolutely Amazing display of action figures from decades of toys including Marvel, DC Comics, Star Wars and many others. I did not expect to be amazed by not only the shear volume of action figures, but the way they were meticulously oriented and displayed. The owner, Kevin Stark, is someone you must chat with if you like/live action figures and he's available. Unbeknownst to me I met a celebrity and designer of toys/action figures whose knowledge is unparalleled. If you have the opportunity to stop by, I can tell you that you will NOT be disappointed. Absolutely Amazing!!!

Annie Yates

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
What a fun place!!! My kids, husband, and I all had a blast!! The owners were helpful, but also seemed genuinely excited to be there and share their love of action figures with others. The Bat Cave was my favorite part, but I think each member of our group enjoyed a different area of the museum. This was a great way to spend part of our Saturday!!

Turtle Frisbee

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Monday, April 23, 2018
The museum is laid out in such a way that the displays get progressively bigger and more overwhelming as you go. So many "aha" and "wow" moments when you recognize a cartoon or pop culture icon from your past, immortalized in colorful plastic. The term "museum" is used a bit loosely here - I feel like "collection" would be more appropriate as the space could certainly benefit from more placards giving some background or explanation for some of the different products displayed (see: rainbow Batman). The gift shop also seemed a bit sparse considering the wide berth of products that would "fit in" at a toy store. Long story short, there's room to improve the concept but it's already very good as-is.

Full Time Humans

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
For Father’s Day we took my husband to the Toy and Action Figure Museum. We were not sure what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised. The amount of toys and action figures is hard to explain. Everywhere you look is more to see. When I say they have a little of everything I am not exaggerating. They have an action figure of the meat that Rocky Balboa punched in the Rocky movies, action figures, disney movie figures, and even My Little Pony figures. I would recommend taking the time to stop and look. With a 4 year ol we were concerned, but they have an area with action figure clothing, toys, and areas for kids to play. This was a great stop! Make the time to visit while you are here. We had the added joy of getting to meet Kevin Stark. Most of the collection is from his personal collection. He also designed his own comic named Geezer, and designed many toys for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There is a whole display of toys he has designed. Very nice man! As a side note: Cameras are welcomed and encouraged!

Olivia Rojas

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Always saw the billboard for this place and always wanted to go. I finally did one day and it was super neat! Saw some really interesting things and had fun.

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