On the European front, American troops fight to liberate a European village under German control. The action figures in the World War II exhibit are mostly Dragon and G.I. Joe and are on loan from the personal collections of McClain and Hatchell and others. The figures are set against a colorful 21-foot backdrop that reads, "Action figure heroes in combat: A tribute to the men and women who have served their country in the armed forces.” Stark said the exhibit likely will be in place for a year, then the museum will feature displays dedicated to other American wars.
The museumThe nonprofit museum has 6,000 square feet with about 10,000 action figures on display. It opened in 2005 as a community engagement project aimed to increase tourism to Pauls Valley during a city-wide process called VISION 2010.
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WWII exhibit opening•What: World War II veterans will cut the ribbon to the exhibit. •When: 4 p.m. today. •Where: Toy & Action Figure Museum, 111 S Chickasaw St. in Pauls Valley. •Information: Call (405) 238-6300.