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2020 National Toy Hall of Fame finalists announced

2020 National Toy Hall of Fame finalists Photo: Strong National Museum of Play. 2020 National Toy Hall of Fame finalists

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Created: September 09, 2020 10:12 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The 2020 finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame have been announced.

The 12 finalists include Baby Nancy, bingo, Breyer Horses, Jenga, Lite-Brite, Masters of the Universe, My Little Pony, Risk, sidewalk chalk, Sorry!, Tamagotchi and Yahtzee, according to the Strong National Museum of Play.

Vice President for Collections Christopher Bensch explained that each finalist “greatly influenced the world of play.”

“These 12 toys represent the wide scope of playthings—from simple sidewalk chalk that has its roots in ancient times to Baby Nancy, which proved a turning point in the representation of race in dolls, to the more recent, highly innovative Tamagotchi,” Bensch said.

Fans can vote for their favorite finalists from Sept. 9 to Sept. 16 as part of a “Player’s Choice” ballot which can be accessed here. The three toys that receive the most public votes will be submitted and join the other top-three submissions by members of the National Selection Advisory Committee.

The final 2020 toy inductees will be announced at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 5.

For more information on the inductees, visit the Strong Museum's website here


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