Toy Hall of Fame 2019 Finalists - Your Vote Counts!

September 12, 2019

I would not want to be on the panel that decides on the 12 finalists for each year's Toy Hall of Fame. From thousands of toys nominated by the public, officials narrow the field to just one dozen. For me, it would be like choosing between my kids!

Drum roll.....the  2019 finalists are My Little Pony, Masters of the Universe, Care Bears, Risk, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, Matchbox Cars, the Nerf Blaster, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, the coloring book, the smartphone and the top.  I recognize a lot of old friends!  

The coloring book and the smartphone on the same list? Now that's a diverse group!  Some of the criteria? The toy must stand the test of time, be widely recognized and encourage learning, creativity and discovery through play over generations.  

Fans can vote for their favorite online at The winners will be inducted into the museum in downtown Rochester, New York, on Nov. 7. Good luck to all!