The National Toy Hall of Fame recently announced it’s inductees for 2013. The game of chess and Ernie’s favorite toy, the rubber duck, have found their way into the museum located in Rochester, New York.
I like that the selection of toys for this honor balance between brand names like G.I. Joe and Barbie and generic toys like a ball and this year’s inductees. While the brand names may have more pizzazz and marketing potential, it’s difficult to deny the relevance and place in history for the generic entries.
A list of this year’s finalists may be found here. Maybe next year the toys who didn’t make it will get another shot. I voted for bubbles this year. They are cheap, timeless and hours of fun, especially for younger children. My niece is two years old and she is obsessed with bubbles.
Who would you have voted for this year?