Movie Club: Toy Crazy

One Sunday morning each month, Movie Club presents a film screening followed by a discussion featuring special guests.

From March to May, we go toy crazy with a series of documentaries about toys and their subcultures. This season coincides with our forthcoming exhibition Toys Through Time (28 March - 9 August 2015).

This season of documentaries for grown-ups charts our age-old obsession with toys, from makers to players, and entrepreneurs to collectors. Toys fuelled our imaginations as children, allowing us to escape into other worlds, to express our creativity and to shape our identity.

Today, toys are central to the lives of countless grown-ups. These films give us a glimpse into the strange and colourful world of collectors, merchandisers, designers and artists who haven’t quite let their childhood fascinations behind.

Each ticket purchased includes free entry to the Museum of Sydney.

Curated by The Festivalists for Sydney Living Museums

Sundays 8 March, 12 April & 3 May
11am - 1pm

Bookings essential


Individual Movies

General $15 Conc/Members $12

Sunday 8 March

Image of various toys Past Event

At the intersection of contemporary art, design and pop culture the vinyl toys movement shows no sign of abating. This documentary explores the colourful and warped world of vinyl toys.


Sunday 12 April

Image of toys from Star Wars Past Event

When Star Wars landed in theatres, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights came up, they all disappeared. Unless you had all the toys.


Sunday 3 May

Image of various old fashioned toys and games Past Event

Perform a song that sells a million copies and you’re on the cover of Rolling Stone. Write a book that sells a million copies and you’re on the New York Times best-seller list. Design a toy that sells over 100 times that amount, and you’re unknown. Toyland invites you to meet the inventors and developers behind the toys of your childhood.