Playmobil Exhibition, Museum of Old Mexican Toy

The Museum of Old Mexico Toy is hosting an exhibition in summer 2015, dedicated to toys originating in Bavaria, Germany, Playmobil.

The German brand of plastic toys with an eternal smile and hands capable of holding tools, created by Hans Beck, emerged in 1974. In Mexico they began to be marketed in the 1980s. By its 40th anniversary, the brand had opened several amusement parks and produced 2,700 million pieces that.

Those children of the 1980s and 1990s will have the opportunity to live a dream experience with pirate ships, Indians, dinosaurs and even ghost houses at the Playmobil temporary exhibition at the Museo de Juguete Antiguo México (Mujam ).

The exhibition, which with more than 5,000 pieces. with these toys we can retake part of the story because they have themes such as Egypt, Rome, the Vikings. We have from princesses to dragons,” Erik Montiel León, one of the 25 collectors whose Pieces are displayed.

The collectors take about three days to assemble the models. In the case of Mujam they had a whole week to do it. Most of the pieces range from the 1990s to the present, although there are also some from previous decades.

In particular, Mexico has a great connection with Playmobil since for decades they have been distributed in our country, except in the late 90s and the first of the 00s. This exhibition by MUJAM is more than adequate.

Museum of Old Mexican Toy
The Museo del Juguete Antiguo México (MUJAM) is a cultural association that primarily houses the most representative toys of Mexican culture, with specimens dating from the 19th century to the 1980s, although it also has pieces from other parts of the world. The collection was started by architect Roberto Shimizu and opened to the public in April 2008. The exhibition also teaches cultural and interdisciplinary workshops on arts and humanities. The aim of the museum is to rescue the cultural heritage through the preservation of toys that gave identity to the daily life of Mexican children. It is located in the Colonia Doctores de la Mexico City .

The collection originates from the “Dulcería Avenida” and stationery “La Primavera”, established such businesses for a little over 70 years in the Lost Child Avenue (currently central axis Lázaro Cárdenas), places where some toys were sold, in Christmas season and three wise men.

This collection is also a rescue of the popular culture of Mexico, since over a little more than 55 years of collecting, they have been able to rescue from tianguis, flea markets and antique dealers, most of this immense collection and many Unique pieces of great relevance in the lives of Mexicans.

In 2008, the Museum of Old Mexico Toy opens in an old apartment building, on Dr. Olvera # 15, half a block from the central axis Lázaro Cárdenas, with the aim of showing this collection to all Mexicans of any age, sex, religion, socio-economic and cultural level, so that the new generations have a historical-playful reference of artisanal and industrial games and toys, in the objects shown, as well as previous generations remember the happiest moment of life: childhood. And with this, to be able to contribute to the fact that in Mexico we find more ingenious, creative and committed people with their country.

The cultural and educational offer of the Museo del Juguete Antiguo México, is for public and private institutions from preschool to master’s level, offering free guided tours, with an approximate duration of an hour and a half linked to the official program of the Secretary of Public Education, in the areas of knowledge of technology, artistic operation, ethics and social environment, also linking with the training fields that are the exploration and understanding of the natural, social world, personal development and for living together.

The methodology used in the courses, is based on the new theories of education, especially in the theory of constructivism, so the routes have the objective of encouraging the observation, description and active participation of students.