Want to help our children? By presenting classic toys and games, the Austin Toy Museum will join Austin museums with unique presentations of dioramas, classroom setting instruction related to toys and their design, history, and impact. We'll also be developing a mobile program to reach out to children in hospitals and schools. Child education is certainly a focus! Please help our communities' kids with your altruism. Donors needed for this toy museum fundraiser. Please click the Donate link in the main menu above to help this effort, which will lead to the creation and ongoing development of The Austin Toy Museum. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!
We Accept Donations of Vintage Toys.
Now for the best part. The collection already exists! The museum with feature primarily toys and figurines from the golden age of the 80's and will be comprised of over 20,000 pieces. The toys range all the way back to the early 1900s.
The museum will feature many rare and unique items including prototypes of action figures acquired directly from some of the people who used to work in these great toy companies.
The museum will feature action figures, dolls and linked merchandise to all the franchises, and it will also feature over 50 video game systems all the way back to the first home console unit.
These video game systems will be available to play!!! If you love arcade games from the 80's, you will be please to know that the museum will feature some of the most popular arcade games of all time, including Dragons Lair, Space Invaders, Ms. Pacman, Missile Command, Centipede, Asteroids, Q-Bert, Donkey Kong, and Pole Position. All these games are original hardware and will be set to "free play" for all visitors.
Crown jewels of the collection include key comic books which have provided many of our favorite media icons.
Many toy museums are cluttered and over stimulating, but the Austin Toy Museum will display all toys with a refined museum quality of display, that includes the separation of unique lines such as Star Wars, and cataloging these lines properly. Enhancing the visit and setting the tone for guests, many of the displays will be huge dioramas to present related material in the proper tone and format.
Why do we need your help? We plan on making the Austin Toy Museum an inexpensive and fun destination for families and all toy lovers to enjoy. In order to do that we need to start it without generating massive debt. The money you donate will go towards the building of display cases, the first year of rent on the building, and various other costs (insurance, security systems, etc). The Austin Toy Museum needs your help. Thanks in advance for you consideration and assistance.
Thanks for looking at our site and we look forward to seeing you at the museum!