The May The Toys Be With You exhibition keeps on touring through the UK and the next stop will be Leicester!
"One of the UK's finest collections of vintage Star Wars toys and original cinema posters is going on display in a stunning new exhibition at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery. Coalville was the base for Palitoy - the British company behind the iconic vintage toys – and this Summer Star Wars is coming home!"
May The Toys Be With You is both a celebration of the now highly collectable vintage toy line and also of the iconic design work and art of the Star Wars movies. From X-Wing Fighters to lightsabers, these fantastical designs have fired our imaginations and stamped their place on our cultural landscape. For little kids and 'big kids' alike this is an unmissable opportunity to view many rarely seen Star Wars treasures, and young Jedi may even have an opportunity to dress up and wield a lightsaber themselves!
Look out for an exciting events programme to complement the exhibition including a special opening day event on Saturday 21 July!
For more information about the exhibition you can listen to our Toy Run Podcast where we interviewed the owner of the collection, Matt Fox. For more information about the exhibition have a look at the official museum website please.
Matt Fox's May The Toys Be With You Exhibition is coming to the Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre in the UK. Vintage Kenner Star Wars toys, original Star Wars posters and prop replicas will be on display between April 21, 2018 - July 15, 2018. The entrance is free.
We recommend that you attend the exhibition on opening day where there'll be a talk from the owner of the collection Matt Fox at 11am and 12 noon.
The description from the museum website reads:
"A touring exhibition of one of the country’s finest Star Wars collections of memorabilia, toys and posters owned by collector Matt Fox. The toys and collectables from this period, including X-wings, lightsabers, posters and figures will all be on display in this magical exhibition for families of all ages to enjoy together."
For opening hours and more information have a look at the official museum website: www.experience-barnsley.com
If you are interested to learn more about Matt Fox and his collection, please listen to Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast where we interviewed him.