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And the 2014 National Toy Hall of Fame Nominees are…

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Each year, the National Toy Hall of Fame opens up for public nominations for which toys should be considered as finalists for induction into the Hall of Fame. From those dozen finalists, just two will become official inductees, and for 2014 the field has been announced – and it’s tough. In reality, all twelve of the finalists should be in the Hall of Fame, but since just two will make the cut, I’m curious which ones all of YOU think should be crowned…

The 2014 Finalists:
  • American Girl dolls
  • Bubbles
  • Fisher-Price Little People
  • Hess Toy Trucks (which I supported here)
  • Little green army men
  • My Little Pony
  • Operation Skill Game
  • Paper Airplane
  • Pots and Pans
  • Rubik’s Cube
  • Slip’N Slide
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
On November 6, the final inductees will be announced at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY.

To date, the following 53 toys have been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame: alphabet blocks, Atari 2600 Game System, baby doll, ball, Barbie, bicycle, Big Wheel, blanket, Candy Land, cardboard box, checkers, chess, Crayola Crayons, dollhouse, dominoes, Duncan Yo-Yo, Easy-Bake Oven, Erector Set, Etch A Sketch, Frisbee, G. I. Joe, The Game of Life, Hot Wheels, hula hoop, jack-in-the-box, jacks, jigsaw puzzle, jump rope, kite, LEGO, Lincoln Logs, Lionel Trains, marbles, Monopoly, Mr. Potato Head, Nintendo Game Boy, Play-Doh, playing cards, Radio Flyer Wagon, Raggedy Ann and Andy, rocking horse, roller skates, rubber duck, Scrabble, Silly Putty, skateboard, Slinky, Star Wars action figures, stick, teddy bear, Tinkertoy, Tonka Trucks, and View-Master.

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