About

EUGENE TOY & HOBBY’S 87+ YEARS OF HISTORY AND 5 GENERATIONS OF THE AGERTER FAMILY.

Eugene Toy & Hobby’s 86 year history can be traced back through 5 generations of the Agerter family. 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 1986 when the building was remodeled and expanded to it’s 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 two 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 for over 87 years.  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.

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.

HISTORY

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.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Thursday 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Friday – Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Sunday 11 AM- 3 PM

    Upcoming Holiday Hours

    • Easter Sunday, April 4th  – STORE CLOSED
    • Easter Monday, April 5th – Regular Store Hours
    • Cinco de Mayo, Wednesday May 5th  – Regular Store Hours
    • Mothers Day, Sunday May 9th – STORE CLOSED
    • Memorial Day weekend;
      • Saturday May 29th – Regular Store Hours
      • Sunday May 30th – STORE CLOSED
      • Monday May 31st  – STORE CLOSED
      • Online orders processed Tuesday June 1st.
    • Fathers Day, Sunday June 20th – STORE CLOSED
    • Independence Day Weekend;
      • Saturday July 3rd – Regular Store Hours
      • Sunday July 4th – STORE CLOSED
      • Monday July 5th – STORE CLOSED
      • Online orders processed Tuesday July 6th.

    What 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.  To provide the expertise and assistance needed in order to help the client get the most out of their leisure-time investment. 

    Company History

    Eugene Toy & Hobby’s 87 year history can be traced back through 5 generations of the Agerter family. Great-Grandfather Perry Agerter retired to Eugene in the late 1920s, and took over ownership of a simple gift shop and magazine stand. Not too long afterward, he fully retired and offered the business to his son Byron.

    Grow with Us!

    87 years and going strong.  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!