This Year’s Toy Hall of Fame Finalists Include: Masters of the Universe (again), Lite-Brite & Nerf

The National Toy Hall of Fame revealed the 12 finalists for its 2022 class – the finalists are:

  1. Bingo
  2. Breyer Horses
  3. Lite-Brite
  4. Catan (or The Settlers of Catan)
  5. Masters of the Universe
  6. Nerf toys
  7. the piñata
  8. Phase 10
  9. Pound Puppies
  10. Rack-O
  11. the Spirograph
  12. the top

The winners will be voted on by toy industry experts, plus public voting at throughout the next week.

Three of the 12 toys will wind up getting inducted.

They’ll be announced on November 10th.

Catan was also nominated last year, along with Masters of the Universe and the piñata, but they didn’t make the cut.

The three that DID make it in last year were:  American Girl Dolls, Risk, and sand…yeah, just SAND beat out He-Man & the MotU?!?!

Do you recognize all these toys?  How many of them did YOU play with? Here are more details on all of this year’s nominees.


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