MINT Museum of Toys Singapore launching new toy figurines exhibition discovering generational shifts

Classic toys such as Barbie and Bratz dolls will be featured in the exhibition.

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Published: 17 May 2022, 5:12 PM

A new toy figurines exhibition that showcases the toy figurines that have sparked generational shifts will be launched by the MINT Museum of Toys Singapore. 

Called UNBOX Presents: Toy Figurines, the exhibition will run for six months from May 28 to Nov 28. 

The evolution of gender norms is one such shift highlighted in the collection, portrayed by the classic Barbie, G.I. Joe and Bratz dolls.

Another shift that the exhibition highlights is the rapid spread of global pop culture through the Internet, through the display of the more recent Monster High and Rainbow High dolls that cover taboo topics like goth and LGBTQ+.  

Visitors can explore the different toys on display to understand the impact such figurines had on their childhood experiences through the different decades and reconnect with their inner child. 

The exhibition is the latest addition to the UNBOX exhibition series at the MINT Museum, which aims to bridge the gap between toys and art.

UNBOX Presents: Toy Figurines is located on Level 3 Childhood Favourites of the museum. 

Admission tickets that cost from $15 to view this pop-up exhibition can be purchased online here

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