Batcat Museum & Toys

Kooky Toy Museum in Thailand

Batcat Museum is among the largest toy museums in Thailand and it has a strong emphasis on the Batman character. Located outside central Bangkok in the Bangkapi area, Batcat Museum will delight memorabilia collectors and fans of the TV series, delving into the very beginnings of the Batman character. Glass shelves spread across 2 large rooms and 2 mezzanines above them are packed with 50,000 toys, magazines, games, costumes, with everything and anything featuring the Batman, Superman, Masked Rider or Ultraman logo dating all the way back to 1960.

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The first room is an eclectic mix of famous comic book characters that are instantly recognisable. Exquisitely sculpted Iron Man, Captain America and Thor model collections range from the basic, no-frills Iron Man to the high-tech version in the latest movies.

Standing next to these reborn heroes stand some more forgotten ones: Robocop, Wonder Woman and more obscure Marvel characters. Next to the Marvel and DC comic section is a beautiful collection of Masked Rider figurines surrounded by many odd and funny looking enemies.

Further on, a huge window mixes all the new generation of computer graphic characters from Pixar: Monsters Inc, Robots, Small Soldiers and Toy Story. A smaller section is dedicated to Star Wars (thankfully, the first three and best movies) while a large number of Spidermen are clambering and hanging over their own showcase.

Move to the next room and you enter the real core of the museum: the Batman memorabilia. Here it becomes obvious that the owner of is a true Batman fan. The amount of items is simply staggering and it's hard to believe how much merchandising has been created around a single fictional character.

The most impressive objects include a lifesize suit and a collection of high-tech Batmobiles and planes, but the old ones are the cutest, naively executed tin toys that were once so high-tech.

Once you've had your fill of childhood memories, move on to the museum's shop where some items are on sale.

Batcat Museum is for true aficionados: the shop is quite far from downtown Bangkok and the drive can take some time in an area notorious for its traffic jams. A good piece of advice is to pinpoint the place on a map really well before going there.

Batcat Toy Museum

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 9am to 5pm
  • Location: 32 Srinagarindra Rd, Hua Mak, Bang Kapi District, Bangkok 10240
  • Tel: 66 (0)2 375 9006
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