UPDATE: winners have since been announced. listed at the end of the blog!
This morning (Thursday, Nov 9th) at 10:30am, the National Toy Hall of Fame will unveil which of the 12 nominated toys will be inducted this year.
Reminder of the nominees: sand . . . paper airplanes . . . Matchbox cars . . . My Little Pony . . . the board games “Risk” and “Clue” . . . the Wiffle ball . . . the Magic 8 Ball . . . PEZ dispensers . . . fake food . . . Transformers . . . and Uno cards.
Only two or three toys get inducted each year.
If the poll on the site is any indication (which is now closed), Matchbox cars and the PEZ dispenser will make it in.
Matchbox cars had 90,542 votes.
The PEZ candy dispenser had 87,584 votes.
To put it in perspective, the next runner up was the Wiffle Ball with just over 5,741 votes.
Last year’s inductees were Dungeons & Dragons, Fisher-Price Little People and the Swing.
UPDATE: Well, clearly the poll on their site was not a great marker. I was 1 for 3.
The 3 inductees for 2017 are: the paper airplane, the game CLUE and the Wiffle Ball!