The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, has announced that the 2019 finalists for National Toy Hall Of Fame induction are: My Little Pony, Masters of the Universe, Care Bears, Risk, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, Matchbox Cars, Nerf Blaster, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, coloring book, smartphone and top.
This year’s contenders for the “National Toy Hall of Fame” have just been announced, and while the list includes some beloved classics, there’s also a high-tech surprise! pic.twitter.com/0MtwzU1CRr
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“These 12 toys represent the wide scope of play — from the simple, traditional spinning top that has been played with since pre-history to the ultra-modern smartphone which has dramatically changed how people of all ages play and connect,” said Christopher Bensch, The Strong Museum’s vice president for collections. Three toys selected as part of the “Player’s Choice” ballot at toyhalloffame.org will be inducted alongside three selected by the members of the National Selection Advisory Committee. Those 2019 inductees will then be formally announced on November 7th.