The Great Chopandoff!
Marvin’s is a coin-operated wonderland of blinking, buzzing, and clattering machines. Every square inch is crammed with animatronic dummies, model airplanes, video games, and sideshow posters. From boardwalk-style gypsy fortune telling machines to the “Sing-Sing prison electric chair” to a custom-made automated orchestra, this one-of-a-kind arcade doubles as a museum unlike any you’ve ever visited. Plus it does double duty as inspiration for rock/pop band Tally Hall’s (the original name of the museum) first CD.
Or, as former pharmacist/owner/collector Marvin Yagoda likes to say, “Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum is known from coast to coast, like butter and toast. From headlines to bedlines, from school rooms to pool rooms, this place is like no other that can be found in the contiguous United States and other environs of the free world.”
Click the YouTube video to experience the sensory overload.