Last week I was surprised in a friendly way. After I wrote my story about the Toy Hall of Fame finalists, which I do every year, I was doing some research and all of a sudden our Twitter page showed that NickALive/Nickelodeon News & Videos picked up our story.
I was surprised because so many other outlets were covering the same thing as me.
Here is the proof!
I mean, who doesn’t like toys?
It’s that time of year again, and we have the finalists who can enter The National Toy Hall of Fame!
This year’s finalists are:
BingoAmerican bingo descends from a lottery game that was first played in Italy around 1530.
Breyer horses, I loved these when I was a kid! What girl didn’t? In 1951, The Breyer Molding Company introduced Breyer Horses.
Breyer’s Horse Network/Youtube
Lite BriteYou were the bomb if you had one of these.
TTPM/youtube toy reviews
Catan, or The Settlers of CatanI don’t know much about this one, but Kosmos first published it in Germany in 1995. It’s one of the first German-style board games to find widespread popularity outside of Europe.
Gather Games/ Youtube
Masters of the Universe, He-man and She-Ra trace their popularity to Mattel’s use of comics, television and the big screen. And it also had a cartoon.
nerf toysIntroduced in the 1960s as foam balls harmless enough to launch indoors, Nerf toys have evolved into a line of blasters that fire harmless foam darts. New items are still being released to this day.
the piñata, Kids and adults alike love a good piñata! was the centerpiece of a party game, a piñata is a papier-mâché object filled with small toys, confetti, fruit, candy, or coins.
Phase 10In 1982, black game inventor and entrepreneur Ken Johnson introduced the rummy-style card game that challenged players to collect multiple groups of cards to complete 10 phases.
pound puppiesThe Puppies hit the market in 1984. Parents were thrilled to make their children happy who needed to raise a puppy and saved households from getting a real dog.
TTPM/Youtube Toy Reviews
Shelf-OThe Milton Bradley Company introduced the Rack-O card game in 1956.
triple s games/youtube
the spirograph, Love, love, love this! For more than 50 years, they have combined play, art, math and education to create unique patterns and drawings. Spirograph was first conceived as a toy in which “gears” helped guide colored pens.
Last but not least, there is the Upper partSince ancient times, the spinning top has been a staple of childhood in the cultures of Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Australia.
The winners will be voted on by toy industry experts, but you can vote too. Just go to the public vote at museumofgame.org throughout the next week.
Only three of the 12 toys will end up being admitted. They will be announced on November 10.
Do you recognize all of these? How many did they play with?