12 Toy Hall of Fame finalists announced

Photo: The Strong Museum Photo: The Strong Museum

(WAND) – Twelve finalists for the 2018 entry in the National Toy Hall of Fame have been announced  

NBC 7 San Diego reports the hall of fame’s staff chose the finalists after reviewing online nomination entries. The public can vote here for their favorite toys here.

The station says the top three from that online poll will be looked at through ballets sent in by a selection committee of experts in the toy industry, community experts and leaders in education. Winning toys show an ability to help children learn and are seen as innovative.

The National Toy Hall of Fame is located at The Strong Museum in Rochester, N.Y.

The list of toys considered in 2018 includes:

  • American Girl Dolls
  • Chalk
  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Fisher-Price Corn Popper
  • Magic 8 Ball
  • Mattel Masters of the Universe 
  • Pinball
  • Sleds
  • Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Tickle Me Elmo
  • Tudor Electric Football
  • Uno

Voting is active through Sept. 19, 2018. An induction ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 8.

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