National Toy Hall of Fame Reveals Finalists

2017 NTHOF Nominees Group_blog

The 12 finalists for induction into Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York are Clue, Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox Cars, My Little Pony, paper airplane, PEZ Candy Dispenser, play food, Risk, sand, Transformers, Uno, and Wiffle Ball. Only two to three finalists will join other toys in the hall and sit alongside past inductees such as Barbie, LEGO, Monopoly, Rubik’s Cube, and Star Wars action figures.

The final 2017 toy inductees will be chosen on the advice of a national selection advisory committee, and will be announced on Nov. 9. Criteria for induction include icon status, longevity, discovery, and innovation.

The Toy Book’s Toy Report 11/10/09

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2009 National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester has announced its 2009 inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame: the ball, the Big Wheel tricycle, and the Game Boy.

Other nominees for this year’s National Toy Hall of Fame were Cabbage Patch Kids, the Game of Life, Hot Wheels, the paper airplane, playing cards, Rubik’s Cube, sidewalk chalk, the toy tea set, and Transformers.
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