Latest Additions to the Toy Hall Of Fame
Things were a little different when I was little. We played army and used sticks for guns. We made indoor forts out of chairs and blankets. We had a blast with cardboard boxes. We enjoyed one bite each of the treats my sister made in her Easy Bake Oven. Imagine my surprise when I found the stick, the blanket and the Easy Bake Oven in the Toy Hall of Fame. What will be added to the hall this year?
According to Dial Global the Toy Hall of Fame in New York state announced its latest additions are dominoes and “Star Wars” action figures. The Rochester museum said a national selection committee picked the inductees from a shortlist that included classic toys such as the Magic 8 Ball, Simon, Twister, Lite-Brite, the Fisher-Price corn popper and the tea set. The “Star Wars” action figures, released in 1978, led to an increase in toys made to tie in with popular movies and TV shows. Dominoes, which were also finalists in 2010, were invented in China and later made their way to Europe. Officials at the Toy Hall of Fame say anyone can nominate a toy and thousands of suggestions come in every year. To date, 51 toys have made the cut. They range from classics, like Play-Doh and Slinky, to the less obvious, like the stick and cardboard box. Find out more at www.toyhalloffame.org.
|Alphabet Blocks||2003||Etch A Sketch||1998||Nintendo Game Boy||2009|
|Atari 2600 System||2007||Frisbee||1998||Play-Doh||1998|
|Baby Doll||2008||G.I. Joe||2004||Playing Cards||2010|
|Ball||2009||The Game of Life||2010||Radio Flyer Wagon||1999|
|Barbie||1998||Hot Wheels||2011||Raggedy Ann & Andy||2002|
|Bicycle||2000||Hula Hoop||1999||Rocking Horse||2004|
|Big Wheel||2009||Jack-in-the-Box||2005||Roller Skates||1999|
|Candy Land||2005||Jigsaw Puzzle||2002||Silly Putty||2001|
|Cardboard Box||2005||Jump Rope||2000||Skateboard||2008|
|Crayola Crayons||1998||LEGO||1998||Star Wars Action Figures||2012|
|Dominoes||2012||Lionel Trains||2006||Teddy Bear||1998|
|Easy-Bake Oven||2006||Monopoly||1998||Tonka Trucks||2001|
|Erector Set||1998||Mr. Potato Head||2000||View-Master||1999|