The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, said that the 2020 finalists for induction into the National Toy Hall Of Fame are Baby Nancy, bingo, Breyer Horses, Jenga, Lite-Brite, Masters Of The Universe, My Little Pony, Risk, sidewalk chalk, Sorry!, Tamagotchi, and Yahtzee.
— The Strong Museum (@museumofplay) September 12, 2020
“These 12 toys represent the wide scope of playthings — from simple sidewalk chalk, that has its roots in ancient times, to Baby Nancy, which proved a turning point in the representation of race in dolls, to the more recent, highly innovative Tamagotchi,” said Christopher Bensch, The Strong’s vice president for collections. “Whether old or new, or simple or high-tech, all 12 of these toy finalists greatly influenced the world of play.” Three of the inductees will eventually be chosen by a panel of judges, while three will be chosen by the public via the “Player’s Choice” ballot at toyhalloffame.org. Voting is open September 9th to 16th.