Well it’s that time of year again, time for the National Toy Hall of Fame (part of The Strong Museum in Rochester, NY) nominees! This year we have a bunch of toys and games that have already made an appearance as a nominee in the past 5 years — sometimes more than once. Because everyone likes graphics versus reading I made a nice diagram to show you what I’m talking about.
We’ve all heard the saying “three times a bridesmaid, never a bride” but that doesn’t seem to hold true when it comes to the Toy Hall of Fame. The Game of Life was a nominee in 2007, 2008 and 2009 before it gained entry in 2010 — and I’ll be honest, I only looked as far back as 2007 so it could have been many more as the Hall of Fame was started in 1998. The Game of Life isn’t the only one that’s done their time on the nominee list, dollhouse and Hot Wheels both spent time there and pogo stick is on at least year 4. And then there were items like “blanket” that made it in after not being on the nominee list! So what do YOU predict will make it in this year?
You can give your 2 cents at The Strong’s finalist poll HERE.
And you can read more about the 2012 finalists HERE.