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June 27, 2011

The Toy And Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley, OK

By RetroRuth

Oklahoma, O-K!

I think this post proves that mid-century Americana is EVERYWHERE. When Tom and I decided that we were going to stop at the Toy and Action Figure Museum in Oklahoma during our road trip this past March, we did it out of just plain geekiness. I had no intention of actually posting about it on the blog.


But then we got there. And it was just plain awesome.  And I knew all of you would love to see it.

Click on the picture above to take in all the nerdy wonder of it. This is the exhibit in the entryway of the museum. A diorama of a toy collectors bedroom!


And I hadn’t I gone 10 steps into the main part of the museum when I saw these mid-century G.I. Joes, along with Captain America, fighting in a WWII diorama.


And fighting Godzilla, which was hilarious.


I managed to sneak a quick call to the President in between gawking at all the fun.


A must for any museum, a signed photo of Lee Meriwether!!


A little Lost In Space mixed with Futurama mixed with other space fun!


And there must be a Star Wars wall!


I had tons of fun here trying to name as many of these super heroes as I could. Turns out it was quite a few of them!

Meanwhile, Tom got bored and wandered off, and found this:



As an interesting side note, most of this collection was accumulated by one man, who only bought Mickey Mouse memorabilia at garage sales and thrift shops, and never paid more than $5 for anything.


Another fun display for you mid-century cowpokes, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans!


It’s just me, your friendly neighborhood mid-century web-slinger!

Seriously, though, this museum was a ton of fun. Honestly, it was a lot more fun than we thought it was going to be. Even though we kind of threw it in at the last minute, it ended up being one of the highlights of our trip! If you are ever out in Oklahoma and are looking for things to do, I highly recommend it.

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5 Responses to The Toy And Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley, OK

  1. ae Reply

    June 27, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Oh my gosh! That is really cool! Now we have a reason to go to Oklahoma! Why am I wondering, though, who would dust all of that. Maybe because I should be dusting instead o playing on the computer!

  2. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    June 27, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Wow, Spidey! That place looks amazing! I ALSO was wondering how they dust all of those little guys. If you could just distract the owners while I clean out the cowpoke section, that would be great.

  3. Sara in AZ Reply

    June 27, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    This place looks amazing Ruth!!! I’ll just bet y’all had a blast. I have got to get to this place sometime. And, you look adorable calling the President, but even better as Spiderman. 🙂

  4. RetroRuth Reply

    June 28, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Ha ha!!! I was wondering about the dusting, too! But the place was surprisingly dust-free!

    Glad you all liked it, we thought it was a blast. 🙂

  5. sablemable Reply

    June 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    What a neat place! Isn’t it something that one can find great treasures like this in out-of-the-way places!

    Especially liked the “Tom got bored and wandered off…” LOL!

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