Who is your favourite character from childhood? The Museum has over 1000 action figures, including characters from He-Man, Star Wars and Harry Potter. The Museum also collects soldiers and civilian model figures in metal, wood, paper and plastic from Britains, Airfix and others. 

Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear was one of the key characters in the successful Disney film of 1995, Toy Story.

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Masters of the Universe

Masters of the Universe

The Masters of the Universe toys and comics were developed by Mattel in the early 1980s.

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Power Rangers

Power Rangers

The animated television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers launched in the UK in 1994.

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Robosapien

Robosapien

Robosapien burst onto the toy market just in time for Christmas 2004 and was crowned UK Toy of the Year.

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Star Wars

Star Wars

Star Wars: A New Hope was released in 1977. The first film of George Lucas' trilogies was the most successful in American history.

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Transformers

Transformers

In 1984, Transformers, with their trademark catch-phrase, 'robots in disguise', were a new and innovative toy made in Japan.

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Action Man

Action Man

Action Man started life in 1964 in the USA where he was known as GI Joe.

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Patrick Rylands Cool Cat

The V&A online shop stocks a distinctive and refreshingly different range for children, big and little, then and now, including toys, games, books and accessories.

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8983 5200 | V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA