By Lindsey Temple
News Star Reporter
This upcoming Saturday, the streets of Pauls Valley will be filled with colorful capes, masks and an array of superhero powers unsurpassed by any other group on record, as a group of original superheroes attempt to set a world record.
The Pauls Valley Toy and Action Figure Museum is going for the Guinness Book of World Records for the most original superheroes in one place and area residents are all a buzz, locating costume items and creating their own super powers.
According to Museum curator, Kevin Stark, the idea of International Superhero Day started as a somewhat humorous concept but quickly turned into something much more.
Stark admits, initially he just wanted to see a group of super heroes in one place but created the event in hopes of promoting the do-gooder persona of the superhero and admits that setting the record is actually secondary to him.
“I really want to celebrate the superhero, everyone has a superhero in them, it’s really about finding it, nurturing creativity and seeing it come to fruition,” explained Stark.
In light of the recent mass shooting in Colorado, Stark thought we all needed to be reminded of a little good in the world.
“That guy was celebrating the villain; we want to celebrate the hero,” Stark said.
On Saturday, August 4, at 9 a.m. festivities begin at the Toy and Action Figure Museum with registration and a group photo.
The event lasts all day with a scavenger hunt, free admission to the museum if in costume and discounts with area merchants.
Participates are urged to create their very own original superhero complete with their hero’s back story, super power, and original costume.
At 7:30 p.m. there will be a fashion show for participants to show off their costumes and share their super powers with the crowd.
Following the fashion show there will be a slumber party for all attendants with food and beverages provided by area restaurants.
Participants of all ages and from all areas are welcome to come help set the record and for more information call the Pauls Valley Toy and Action Figure Museum at 405-238-6400 or visit them online at www.actionfiguremuseum.com.