The Finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame Are.....

September 12, 2019

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The National Toy Hall of Fame just announced its 12 finalists for this year.  They include Care Bears . . . coloring books . . . Jenga . . . He-Man . . . Matchbox cars . . . My Little Pony . . . and the smartphone.  The few that will be inducted into the Hall of Fame will be announced in November.

That's right:  The smartphone.  Yeah, you can play games on it, but is it really a TOY?

Around two or three toys usually wind up getting voted in every year.  Last year, the three toys that made it were the Magic 8 Ball, the pinball machine, and Uno.The Fisher-Price Corn Popper and He-Man were both finalists last year as well, but didn't get the votes to make it in.A committee of 23 experts vote on the toys, but this year, for the first time, they're letting the public vote as the "24th member."  You can vote at this week for your favorite of those 12 toys.