Voting on which toys should go into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year is underway with many classics making the finalists list.
The class of 2022 finalists are: Bingo, Breyer Horses, Catan, Lite-Brite, Masters of the Universe, Nerf Toys, Piñata, Phase 10, Pound Puppies, Rack-O, Spirograph and Top.
“These 12 toys span the history of play. The top is as old as civilization itself and bingo has been played in some form for hundreds of years,” said Christopher Bensch, vice president for collections at The Strong museum in Rochester, where the hall of fame is housed.
The criteria for voting is based on icon-status, longevity, discovery, and innovation.
The public is invited to vote online through Sept. 21 and the three toys that receive the most public votes will make up a single “Player’s Choice” ballot.
The inductees will be announced Nov. 10.