Finalists include Matchbox Cars, My Little Pony


USA Today NetworkMeghan Finnerty, Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle
Published 11:24 a.m. ET Sept. 12, 2017


The 12 finalists in the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2017 were announced on September 12, 2017.
Meghan Finnerty

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Twelve toys were identified as finalists to join this year’s National Toy Hall of Fame, the Strong National Museum of Play announced Tuesday. 

The finalists are Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, Risk, the paper airplane, Wiffle Ball, Clue, Magic 8 Ball, PEZ Candy dispenser, play food, sand, Transformers and Uno. 

Only two or three finalists will join the the other hall of fame toys in November’s induction, according to The Strong. 

November 2016: The swing, Little People inducted into toy hall of fame

September 2016: National Toy Hall of Fame names 2016 finalists

On Nov. 9, a national selection advisory committee will announce the final 2017 inductees. The museum will hold a weekend-long celebration for the public.

Currently, there are 62 toys in the National Toy Hall of Fame, which is located in Rochester, N.Y. 

According to the the museum’s website, toys began being inducted into the hall of fame in 1998. Some of the first toys inducted were Barbie, Marbles, Legos and Crayola Crayons. 

In 2016, the Little People joined Dungeons & Dragons and the swing were Hall of Fame inductees.

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