Toy and Action Figure Museum
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
Kevin Stark lived in Pauls Valley with his collection of over 11,000 moveable-joint heroes, villains, monsters, and accessories. What to do with it all? Rather than keep it to himself, Kevin bought an empty downtown store, filled it with his collection, and opened it as the Toy and Action Figure Museum in October 2005.
Word got around. Soon fellow action figure geeks were making special trips to Pauls Valley, just to see Kevin's collection. The town was amazed, and so was Oklahoma, which voted the museum the best new tourist attraction in the state. Oklahoma City reportedly tried to lure Kevin away, but he likes it in Pauls Valley.
The museum now displays over 13,000 collectibles, many in their original packaging (of course). It presents a "Batcave" exclusively devoted to you-know-who, and a special playroom where kids (and kidlike adults) can put on superhero costumes and play with bins of action toys provided by the museum.