The National Toy Hall of Fame has announced they’ll be inducting the top, Masters of the Universe, and Lite-Brite as the new toys this year.
These toys were chosen out of twelve finalists.
The other toys the National Toy Hall of Fame considered were
- Breyer Horses
- The pinata
- Phase 10
- Pound Puppies
Every year the Toy Hall of Fame chooses new toys to join their infamous museum located in The Strong museum.
The top was a popular childhood toy throughout the world. Kids in Asia, Europe, America, and Australia all played with the toy. The toy dates back over 2,000 years ago.
Lite-Brite, first introduced in 1966 by Hasbro, has remained popular for years. The toy lets kids create glowing pictures using colorful pegs on a box filled with light.
Masters of the Universe grew popular in the 1980s when the cartoon series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe took off. The toys were created by Mattel, and a Netflix series released in 2021 helped bolster the franchise.
The toys will join past inductees in the museum, including the stick and cardboard box, Nintendp’s Game Boy, and American Girl dolls, according to My Twin Tiers.
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