Watch: Toy Hall of Fame finalists include My Little Pony, Masters of the Universe


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(UPI) The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y., said the 2020 finalists for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame are Baby Nancy, bingo, Breyer Horses, Jenga, Lite-Brite, Masters of the Universe, My Little Pony, Risk, sidewalk chalk, Sorry!, Tamagotchi, and Yahtzee.

"These 12 toys represent the wide scope of playthings -- from simple sidewalk chalk that has its roots in ancient times, to Baby Nancy, which proved a turning point in the representation of race in dolls, to the more-recent, highly innovative Tamagotchi," said Christopher Bensch, The Strong's vice president for collections. Whether old or new, or simple or high-tech, all 12 of these toy finalists greatly influenced the world of play.


Three of the inductees will be chosen by a panel of judges, while three will be chosen by the public via the "Player's Choice" ballot at toyhalloffame.org. Voting is open Sept. 9-16.

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