About

SINCE 1933, AND 5 GENERATIONS OF THE AGERTER FAMILY, EUGENE TOY & HOBBY IS A EUGENE STAPLE.

Eugene Toy & Hobby’s history can be traced back through 5 generations of the Agerter family starting in 1933. Great-Grandfather Perry retired to Eugene in the late 1920s, and took over ownership of a simple gift shop and magazine stand. Not too long afterward, he realized that his “retirement project” was just too much of a job!  At that point he sold the business to his son Byron who, with his wife Eva and young son Paul, moved to Eugene in 1933 and took over.

They immediately began adding to their inventory, expanding into the toys, model trains and airplanes that would later dominate their inventory.

Throughout the next 33 years the store continued to expand necessitating 4 moves, the most recent of which was in 1969 to our current location at 32 East 11th Ave.

Paul and his sons Mark and Alan became partners in 1981 when Byron and Eva officially retired.

With Paul’s retirement in 1991, Mark and Alan took over.

Pocket novels and used magazines were eliminated by 1988 when the building was remodeled and expanded to its current size, with large additions of inventory and specialty products.

Mark retired in early 2020, however he is still around now and then and focuses his time on our Collector’s Corner and Book Nook.

At present, one of Alan’s two children, Andrew manages the store with the goal of ensuring we remain your go-to toy and hobby store through the next generation and beyond.

Andrew’s children are big fans of the store, but they are focusing their time on Pre-School.

WHY CHOOSE US?

WE’RE LOCAL

Locally owned by our family since 1933.  We love what we do and we love sharing our passion as well as our knowledge. We will never outsource! Call us here in Eugene.

WE'RE FAMILY

We are family, so we understand families and their needs.  Be it kids or a kid at heart, we love to help people have fun and get the most out of their recreational time.

We know you can buy toys and hobby gear from many sources but what you won’t get from those places is our experience and exceptional customer service. We know how to operate the cool new toys and hobbies and with our experience we understand how important it is to get it back up and running again after a break or a crash. And, more importantly, if its fixable we know how to fix it and can help you with your own repairs too.

    What do we really do?

    We specialize in customer service! Our staff, collectively, has over 250 years of experience in the toy and hobby industry. We offer innovative, challenging and interesting products that will help you to enhance and enjoy your leisure time.  Looking for the perfect gift for a birthday or the holidays? Need a project for home or school? Have a desire to get creative? Want to enjoy the excitement of radio control?  Check us out!  We can get you into the perfect activity for you and your family!

    Our Vision

    Our goal is to provide the finest quality toys and hobbies for the enjoyment and education of our customers and to provide the expertise and assistance needed to help the client get the most out of their leisure-time investment. 

    Grow with Us!

    We truly appreciate the incredible support of our local customers and, as well, marvel at the meteoric growth of our online sales.  We are on the march to our 100th anniversary!