This Year’s Toy Hall of Fame Finalists Include: Masters of the Universe, Battleship & Cabbage Patch Kids

The National Toy Hall of Fame just announced the 12 finalists for its 2021 class!

The 12 finalists this year are:

  1. American Girl Dolls
  2. Battleship
  3. billiards
  4. Cabbage Patch Kids
  5. the Fisher-Price Corn Popper
  6. Mahjong
  7. Masters of the Universe toys
  8. the piñata
  9. Risk
  10. sand
  11. The Settlers of Catan
  12. toy fire engine

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

Around three of the 12 toys will wind up getting inducted.

They’ll be announced on November 4th.

Risk was also nominated last year, but it didn’t make the cut.

The three that DID make it in last year were: Jenga, sidewalk chalk, and Baby Nancy.

(Here are more details on all of this year’s nominees.)


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