Finalists Announced For The National Toy Hall of Fame

The National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York announced the 12 finalists that will be on its ballot in 2019, and as in past years, it’s a variety of classic toys from lots of different eras.  

But this year, there’s something different….a modern item is a finalist.  The smartphone!!

This year’s 12 finalists – Care Bears, coloring books, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the Gathering cards, He-Man, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, Nerf guns, Risk, and as we mentioned above,  the smartphone.

2019 national toy hall of fame finalists

National Toy Hall of Fame

Is a Smartphone really a toy?  Obviously, you can play games on a smartphone, but is it a toy?

Every year 2 or 3 toys are voted in, last year the Magic 8 Ball, Pinball Machine and Uno made it in the Hall of Fame. The Fisher-Price Corn Popper and He-Man were both finalists last year but didn’t get the votes to make it in.

This year the public will be the 24th vote along with a committee of 23 experts on the toys.  You can vote at this week for your favorite of those 12 toys.

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