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New toys for ABIA

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

Travelers passing through the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this summer will be greeted by G.I. Joe, Barbie and other vintage toys on display as part of the new 20th Century Toys exhibit curated by the Austin Toy Museum. The collection features classic toys and iconic figures, including a Kewpie doll from 1925 and Simpsons dolls from 1991. The exhibit showcases 100 years of technological diversity and advancement, with highlights including the “cast metal figures and wind-up mechanical toys” of the early 20th century along with the electric trains and “bendable ‘Mego’ action figures” that were produced later. Located between Gates 7 and 11 (beyond the security checkpoints), the exhibit will remain on display through Aug. 4, accessible to all ticketed passengers looking for a diversion from their 21st-century toys.

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