• Pamela Brill

National Toy Hall of Fame Reveals 2017 Toy Finalists

National toy hall of fameROCHESTER, N.Y. – Which playthings will join the ranks of classic toys? The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame has announced this year’s 12 finalists for induction into the hall. They include: Clue, Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox Cars, My Little Pony, paper airplane, PEZ Candy Dispenser, play food, Risk, sand, Transformers, Uno and Wiffle Ball.

Only two or three of these finalists will join other iconic toys in the hall and sit alongside past inductees such as Barbie, LEGO, Monopoly, Rubik’s Cube, and Star Wars action figures.

The National Toy Hall of Fame receives thousands of nominations annually. The final 2017 toy inductees, chosen on the advice of a national selection advisory committee, will be announced at The Strong museum on Thursday, November 9, at 10:30 a.m. A weekend of public celebration will commence on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12.

Pamela BrillPamela Brill | Editor-at-Large, Gifts and Decorative Accessories
pbrill@giftsanddec.com

Pamela Brill, the proud mother of two young daughters, has been writing about parenting and children's products for over a decade. Before she began her freelance writing career, she served at the helm of two industry publications: Small World, which specialized in baby products, and Playthings, which is now part of Gifts & Decorative Accessories. She is currently an Editor-at-Large for Gifts & Decorative Accessories. Her previous blog postings can be viewed at www.talkingwalnut.com

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