Monday, Jul. 13, 2009


Photo credit: The Toy and Action Figure Museum

In the U.S., pop culture is the dominant culture, and so it was only a matter of time until someone created a museum devoted to action figures. That someone was Kevin Stark, an artist from Pauls Valley, Okla., who in 2000 began looking for a building that could house his massive collection of playthings. The Toy & Action Figure Museum opened in 2005, and it has displays dedicated to all kinds of colorful plastic through history, including G.I. Joe, Transformers and other properties that Hollywood has unwisely decided to make into movies this year. Visitors will also find exhibits honoring local cartoonists, including Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould. Being a nerd is kind of cool. Admission: $6