The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York has announced the 2020 finalists for induction into the ‘National Toy Hall of Fame.’
This year’s finalists are:
- Baby Nancy
- Breyer Horses
- Masters of the Universe
- My Little Pony
- sidewalk chalk
Christopher Bensch, The Strong’s vice president for collections said:
These 12 toys represent the wide scope of playthings – from simple sidewalk chalk that has its roots in ancient times, to Baby Nancy, which proved a turning point in the representation of race in dolls, to the more-recent, highly innovative Tamagotchi… Whether old or new, or simple or high-tech, all 12 of these toy finalists greatly influenced the world of play.
Three of the inductees will be chosen by a panel of judges, while three will be chosen by the public via the “Player’s Choice” ballot at toyhalloffame.org. Voting is open until Sept. 16.