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Your Childhood Toy headed to the Hall of Fame?

The game Operation is on display at a Toys R Us store on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Colonie, N.Y. It is among the 12 finalists for induction this year into the National Toy Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

The National Toy Hall of Fame just announced the finalists for its 2020 class, including Jenga . . . Lite-Brite . . . He-Man action figures . . . My Little Pony . . . Risk . . . sidewalk chalk . . . and Yahtzee.  The three or so that will be inducted into the Hall of Fame will be announced in November.

The finalists this year are:  Baby Nancy doll . . . bingo . . . Breyer toy horses . . . Jenga . . . Lite-Brite . . . He-Man action figures . . . My Little Pony . . . Risk . . . sidewalk chalk . . . the game Sorry! . . . Tamagotchi . . . and Yahtzee.

The winners will be voted on by toy industry experts . . . plus public voting at ToyHallOfFame.org for the next week.  Around three of the 12 toys will wind up getting inducted.  They’ll be announced on November 5th.

Last year the three toys that made it in were the coloring book, “Magic: The Gathering” cards, and Matchbox cars.

Four of the nominees this year were ones that didn’t make the cut last year:  Jenga, He-Man, My Little Pony, and Risk.

(Museum of Play

 

 

 


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