The 2016 nominees include: bubble wrap, Care Bears, Clue, coloring books, Dungeons & Dragons, Fisher-Price Little People, Nerf, pinball, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, swing, Transformers, and Uno. The National Toy Hall of Fame receives thousands of nominations via mail and email every year. The winners will be chosen on the advice of a national selection advisory committee, which will select winners based on the criteria of: icon-status, longevity, discovery, and innovation. The winners will be announced at The Strong National Museum of Play on Thursday, November 10.
To date, 59 toys have been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame, including: Atari 2600 Game System, Barbie, Big Wheel, Candy Land, checkers, chess, Etch A Sketch, G. I. Joe, The Game of Life, LEGO, Monopoly, Mr. Potato Head, Nintendo Game Boy, playing cards, roller skates, Scrabble, Star Wars action figures, Twister, and View-Master.