Saturday, September 27, 2008

Toy Hall of Fame announced nominees for 2008

Twelve toys were nominated to join the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. The toys nominated were: Baby Doll, Clue, Dollhouse, Flexible Flyer Sled, The Game of Life, Hot Wheels, Magic 8-Ball, Rubik's Cube, Skateboard, Thomas the Tank Engine, Whiffle Ball and Yahtzee.
Only two of the finalists will be inducted into the Hall-Of-Fame. The Strong Museum will announce the winners on Thursday, November 6th.
As mentioned here, Thomas the Tank Engine presented the Strong Museum with a petition signed by 33,000 Thomas fans, collected from the 'Day Out With Thomas' events around the country.
As of today, there are 38 toys currently enshrined in the Toy Hall of Fame - including the Duncan yo-yo, Lionel Trains and Scrabble. To visit the National Toy Hall of Fame, click here.

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