Toy Hall of Fame Nominees Announced


The first week of autumn is a signal to start looking back, reminisce over the good ole days, and remember what really matters.  And, right on schedule, the Strong National Museum of Play has announced 12 nominees for this years induction into the Toy Hall of Fame.

Only two of the twelve nominees will make the final cut, but they will be in good company with the best toys of all time.

This year’s nominees are:

  • the baby doll
  • Clue®
  • the dollhouse
  • Flexible Flyer® Sled
  • The Game of Life®
  • Hot Wheels®
  • Magic 8 Ball®
  • Rubik’s Cube®
  • skateboard
  • Thomas the Tank Engine™
  • Wiffle Ball® and
  • Yahtzee®

Note how several entries are not name-brand toys, but classic toy types.  In my mind, this really reveals the authenticity of this Hall of Fame, and shows how the Strong National Museum of Play has our memories at heart.

I’m voting for the Magic 8 Ball.


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