Yep. There's a Toy Hall Of Fame.
It was formed in 1998, which, surprisingly, was 16 years ago and not 6.
This year's nominees are: American Girl Dolls, Bubbles, Fisher Price
Little People, Hess Trucks, Little Green Army Men, My Little Pony,
Operation, Paper Airplane, Pots and Pans, Rubik's Cube, Slip-N-Slide
and the Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles....
Two of them will make the cut.
Some classics that have already been inducted include:
The Stick. In my hands it became a sword or bat, gun or fishing pole.
Etch A Sketch. The "original" laptop. I spent hours making boxes
and staircases, and seconds trying to make a circle before I'd give up.
Play Doh. I close my eyes and I can still smell it.
Frisbee. I owned a number of them, and their life expectancy
depended on my ability to keep them away from nearby roofs
and/or our dog, Lucky.
The Cardboard Box is in there too. I made tanks and spaceships out of
But it wasn't just about the toy.
It was about imagination and pretending.
Because, after all,without them, a stick's just a...........stick.