Time to Vote for the Best Toys of All Time! [PHOTO]
The experts at the National Toy Hall of Fame will vote this month to add two, and only two, toys to the hall of fame Nov. 7. In honor of all things playful, we decided to have our own vote. The experts have narrowed the list to 12 candidates. See them below and place your vote. And what’s the National Toy Hall of Fame? I’ll tell you below:
Because only two (sometimes three) are added every year, it’s a very competitive process. Last year the inductees were dominoes and “Star Wars” toys. In 2011 it was Hot Wheels, the dollhouse and the blanket (I don’t agree a blanket is a toy, but they consider a stick a toy, and I do agree with that one).
The National Toy Hall of Fame is part of the National Museum of Play within The Strong Museum in Rochester, New York. It appears to be the best children’s museum in the history of the world. See for yourself
The Strong® is a highly interactive, collections-based educational institution devoted to the study and exploration of play. It carries out this mission through five programmatic arms called “Play Partners.” These are the National Museum of Play, the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, and the American Journal of Play.
Independent and not-for-profit, The Strong is situated in Rochester, New York, where it houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play. These enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.”