You know it’s fall when The Strong National Museum of Play announces the Toy Hall of Fame nominees. Last year we saw Dungeons & Dragons, Fisher-Price Little People, and Swing take their place on the list. This year the nominees are: Clue, Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox Cars, My Little Pony, Paper Airplane, PEZ Candy Dispenser, play food, Risk, sand, Transformers, UNO, and Wiffle Ball. Both UNO and Clue were on the nominee list last year so maybe 2017 is their year! If you asked me which ones impacted my life the most as a child, I’d say Matchbox Cars, play food, and UNO — but I did have a rainbow-haired My Little Pony that I loved. And while I can’t find a good pic of the My Little Pony, I did find one of one of my beloved Matchbox Cars which I have somewhere (but this pic was borrowed from a seller on Etsy who has a ton of vintage cars if that’s your jam.)
So who do YOU think is going to make the leap from nominee to official Hall of Famer this year?