What toys should be in the Toy Hall of Fame?

Box Full of Toys and Stuffed Animals

Some iconic toys have made the list of nominees for the 2019 Toy Hall of Fame class. Since 1998, toys have been nominated and inducted. This year's 12 finalists include Care Bears, coloring books, Jenga, Matchbox Cars, My Little Pony and the board game Risk. In order to make the list, a toy has to be considered iconic and be seen as a catalyst for discovery. 

Previous year inductees:

2018:

  • Uno
  • Magic 8 Ball
  • Pinball

2017:

  • Clue
  • Paper Airplane
  • Wiffle Ball

2016:

  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Fisher-Price Little People
  • Swing

2015:

  • Puppet
  • Super Soaker
  • Twister

2014:

  • Bubbles
  • Little Green Army Men
  • Rubik's Cube

2013:

  • Chess
  • Rubber Duck

2012:

  • Dominoes
  • Star Wars Action Figures

2011:

  • Blanket
  • Doll House
  • Hot Wheels

2010:

  • Playing Cards
  • The Game of Life

2009:

  • Ball
  • Big Wheel
  • Nintendo Game Boy

2008:

  • Baby Doll
  • Skateboard
  • Stick

2007:

  • Atari 2600 Game System
  • Kite
  • Raggedy Andy

2006:

  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Lionel Trains

2005:

  • Candy Land
  • Cardboard Box
  • Jack-in-the-Box

2004:

  • G.I. Joe
  • Rocking Horse
  • Scrabble

2003:

  • Alphabet Blocks
  • Checkers

2002:

  • Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Raggedy Ann

2001:

  • Silly Putty
  • Tonka Trucks

2000:

  • Bicycle
  • Jacks
  • Jump Rope
  • Mr. Potato Head

1999:

  • Duncan Yo-Yo
  • Hula Hoop
  • Lincoln Logs
  • Radio Flyer Wagon
  • Roller Skates
  • View-Master

1998:

  • Barbie
  • Crayola Crayons
  • Erector Set
  • Etch A Sketch
  • Frisbee
  • LEGO
  • Marbles
  • Monopoly
  • Play-Doh
  • Teddy Bear
  • Tinkertoy

Fans can vote online for their favorite toy and the final inductees will be announced in November. 

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