Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

March 12, 2014

Special display now calls museum home

Barry Porterfield
Pauls Valley Democrat

bporterfield@pvdemocrat.com — A little piece of a big movie hit now calls a museum home in the middle of Pauls Valley.

It’s only been a short time since the Toy and Action Figure Museum in downtown PV acquired something to remind visitors of the recent Legos blockbuster movie.

The new addition to the museum in the 100 block of North Chickasaw in Pauls Valley is a Legos Batman intended to promote the movie at theaters.

In fact, the very display acquired by the museum was used to promote the movie at the Warren Theater in Moore.

Through the efforts of curator Kevin Stark and director Jodi Wood the museum was able to get its hands on the very visual display.

“I saw three of these Legos when I went to the Warren Theater,” Wood said.

“I went to see another movie, but I thought the Batman one would be great for the museum,” she said.

“It was one of my kids who actually saw them first.”

From there Wood contacted the movie theater and learned displays like this one typically go back to a production company.

In this case they were raffled off to an individual, who later agreed to donate one of them to the Toy and Action Figure Museum.

Now the eye-grabbing promotional piece is a featured part of a special Lego display at the local museum.

Also featured at the museum in March as a kind of spring break special is a scavenger hunt set up for kids getting a little time away from the classroom or just adults looking for a little fun.

This game is focused on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which will soon be the central figures in the revival of the characters in a movie coming to the big screen.

Stark is all too familiar with the Turtles since he was the artist who designed the original toys for the line so many years ago.

Although not related to the upcoming movie, the museum hopes kids of all ages catch the excitement in what’s called “Turtle Power Month.”

A total of 19 of the Turtle characters are hidden throughout the museum and are only looking for some determined visitors to get involved in the hunt to find them.

Those successfully finding the hidden Turtles will be given a special prize.

Yet another event coming later this week is also being promoted by the local museum.

It’s called “Bright Night of Star Wars.”

The event at the Science Museum Oklahoma is a two-day gathering in Oklahoma City for all those Star Wars fans out there.

Bright Nights gives visitors a chance grab a sleeping bag and spend the night in the Science Museum, where they will explore the planetarium, watch an IMAX movie, solve crimes and watch live performance.

They can also dress as their favorite Star Wars characters and explore both the forces of Isaac Newton and Yoda in a variety of hands-on activities.

The event is set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, March 14 and wrap up around 7 a.m. the following morning.

There is a cost and one adult is required for every six children attending.

Call 405-602-6664 for more information.