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Tuesday List - Toys in the Toy Hall of Fame
National Toy Hall of Fame ^ | May 20, 2014 | Scoutmaster

Posted on 05/20/2014 7:06:34 AM PDT by Scoutmaster

The National Toy Hall of Fame, established in 1998, recognizes toys that have inspired creative play and enjoyed popularity over a sustained period. Each year, the prestigious hall inducts new honorees and showcases both new and historic versions of classic toys beloved by generations.

Anyone can nominate a toy to the National Toy Hall of Fame. Final selections are made on the advice of historians, educators, and other individuals who exemplify learning, creativity, and discovery through their lives and careers.

Toys and year of induction:

2013

Chess

Rubber Duck

2012

Dominoes

Star Wars Action Figures

2011

Blanket

Dollhouse

Hot Wheels

2010

Playing Cards

The Game of Life

2009

Ball

Big Wheel

Nintendo Game Boy

2008

Baby Doll

Skateboard

Stick

2007

Atari 2600 Game System

Kite

Raggedy Andy

2006

Easy-Bake Oven

Lionel Trains

2005

Candy Land

Cardboard Box

Jack-in-the-Box

2004

G.I. Joe

Rocking Horse

Scrabble

2003

Alphabet Blocks

Checkers

2002

Jigsaw Puzzle

Raggedy Ann

2001

Silly Putty

Tonka Trucks

2000

Bicycle

Jacks

Jump Rope

Mr. Potato Head

Slinky

1999

Duncan Yo-Yo

Hula Hoop

Lincoln Logs

Radio Flyer Wagon

Roller Skates

View-Master

1998

Barbie

Crayola Crayons

Erector Set

Etch A Sketch

Frisbee

LEGO Marbles

Monopoly

Play-Doh

Teddy Bear

Tinkertoy


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KEYWORDS: toyhalloffame; toys
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Today's list for discussion.

I learned about the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2004, when my daughter, San, did a Social Sciences project on "What Do Children Learn From Toys?" We were surprised to learn we owned every item on this list by 2004 except one - the Barbie doll. San had previously donated all of the family Barbie dolls and paraphernalia to charity. My erector set was in the basement.

As part of her project, she nominated five toys for inclusion in the Hall of Fame. Four of them - the ball, baby doll, cardboard box, and doll house - have been admitted in the last nine years. The fifth, the busy box, has not been admitted.

Seriously? The Atari was added before the ball?

Notice the absence of the toy gun. My Mattel Fanner 50 weeps.

What would you add to the Toy Hall of Fame?

1 posted on 05/20/2014 7:06:34 AM PDT by Scoutmaster
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To: Scoutmaster

What about the Daisy Red Ryder, Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time?


2 posted on 05/20/2014 7:13:39 AM PDT by catman67
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To: Scoutmaster

3 posted on 05/20/2014 7:14:07 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Scoutmaster

Matchbox cars
Plastic army men (WW2 types that were prevalent in the 60s and 70s)
Lawn darts
Cox airplanes


4 posted on 05/20/2014 7:15:18 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Scoutmaster

A stick? Really, I clicked on it. It’s just a stick.

What about “log”? You know,

“it rolls down stairs, alone or in pairs, it rolls over the neighbor’s dog...”


5 posted on 05/20/2014 7:15:24 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
A stick? Really, I clicked on it. It’s just a stick.

I was rather amazed as well. AND, it made it into the HoF before chess...

6 posted on 05/20/2014 7:18:20 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Scoutmaster

7 posted on 05/20/2014 7:19:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Scoutmaster

Jarts!


8 posted on 05/20/2014 7:19:34 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Scoutmaster

Got my Johnny Seven O.M.A. (one man army) for Christmas in 65 or 66.

9 posted on 05/20/2014 7:21:24 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SZonian

Spirograph... Shrinky-Dinks... Lite Brite... Wheelo... and good ol’ Magic Slate...


10 posted on 05/20/2014 7:21:49 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Scoutmaster
1978 Kenner Millineum Falcon!?

1983 Kenner All-Terrained Armored Transport(AT-AT).

THOSE were legendary toys.

11 posted on 05/20/2014 7:21:56 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: dfwgator

It’s big - It’s heavy - It’s wood!


12 posted on 05/20/2014 7:22:22 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Scoutmaster

Johnny Seven OMA?


13 posted on 05/20/2014 7:23:07 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Scoutmaster

14 posted on 05/20/2014 7:23:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Scoutmaster
Notice the absence of the toy gun. My Mattel Fanner 50 weeps. What would you add to the Toy Hall of Fame?


MYRON: That kid's going to need some serious therapy.
HOWARD: Oh, don't say that.
MYRON: Mm-hmm. I know what I'm talking about. See, I never forgave my father. One Christmas, I wanted this one special toy: Johnny Seven O.M.A. Gun. You remember those?
HOWARD: No.
MYRON: I still remember the commercial. Two kids playing out in the backyard:
'Johnny to Peter. Enemy sighted.'
'Roger there! Open fire!'
Johnny would whip out his Johnny Seven O.M.A. One-Man-Army Gun. Seven guns in one!
HOWARD: Huh.
MYRON: [Chuckling] Thing looked like a blast. Of course for my old man, Christmas was just another opportunity to let me down. I never did get that Johnny Seven O.M.A.
HOWARD: Sorry to hear that.
MYRON: It don't mean nothing.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 7:25:01 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: MrB; rjsimmon
Yep, just a stick.

I certainly played with sticks when I was a kid. I made rafts with them. I floated them down the stream in races. I made dams with them. I made forts with them. I used them as play guns. I played makeshift baseball games while camping, with a pine cone or a pair of rolled-up socks as the ball. I swung them against trees and threw them like javelins. I tried to spear fish with them. I made slingshots with them.

They weren't nearly as much fun as a new, large cardboard box, but a stick was a perfectly useful toy.

16 posted on 05/20/2014 7:26:56 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Scoutmaster

We can argue about the order they were added, or what should still be added, but that’s a pretty solid list of toys and games. I can’t point to a single one and say “that doesn’t belong”.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 7:28:17 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: Liberty Valance; camle; Alex Murphy

That’s about the same time I got my Johnny Seven OMA. I still have the box, but I had to buy replacement bullets and a replacement grenade. The original grenade may still be in some prickly bushes on the grounds of the VA hospital in Seattle, Washington.


18 posted on 05/20/2014 7:30:36 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Scoutmaster
Big Wheel.


19 posted on 05/20/2014 7:32:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: catman67
What about the Daisy Red Ryder, Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time?

Ironically, that was never a real model. They only started making it after the movie came out because people kept asking about it.

20 posted on 05/20/2014 7:32:25 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: kevkrom
You're right. The only one we've never owned is the Atari, but we owned Intellivision, Colecovision, and Nintendo.

It's a solid list of toys.

21 posted on 05/20/2014 7:32:48 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: dfwgator

2009


22 posted on 05/20/2014 7:33:29 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Scoutmaster

Tonka trucks
Legos
black powder
electrical tape
model rockets
cox planes and helo’s
motorcross bikes.
flaming barbies

Man, those were the days


23 posted on 05/20/2014 7:34:55 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Scoutmaster
Got a Texaco Tanker in about 63 or 64 for Christmas as well. Took it to Storry Lake outside Las Vegas New Mexico where we lived at the time to float it the first time.

By the way, that was the area they filmed the original Red Dawn movie.

24 posted on 05/20/2014 7:36:31 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Scoutmaster

Big Bang carbide cannons!


25 posted on 05/20/2014 7:38:58 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: dfwgator
And for GIRLS!

26 posted on 05/20/2014 7:40:15 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Scoutmaster
Lufthansa gives you a rubber duck, in their first class lounge showers.


Ernie would be so happy.

27 posted on 05/20/2014 7:40:33 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Scoutmaster


28 posted on 05/20/2014 7:43:40 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Scoutmaster

Stick. Bwahahaha! I didn’t think this could possibly be just a stick. Yup, it is.


29 posted on 05/20/2014 7:44:26 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Fresh Wind

Balsa wood rubber band-powered airplanes!
Lead soldiers!
Plastic models (with that great smelling glue)!
Chemistry sets!


30 posted on 05/20/2014 7:44:45 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: mountn man; Scoutmaster
Oops...didn't look hard enough.

They're both on.

31 posted on 05/20/2014 7:45:00 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Black powder! LOL!


32 posted on 05/20/2014 7:45:11 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Scoutmaster

33 posted on 05/20/2014 7:46:58 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: dfwgator

Green Machine is to Big Wheel as Maserati is to Toyota Tercel or F16 is to cropduster.


34 posted on 05/20/2014 7:46:59 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Fresh Wind

35 posted on 05/20/2014 7:48:18 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

36 posted on 05/20/2014 7:51:09 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: latina4dubya

Out of your list, I only had a spirograph...once I was out of ink, that was it...


37 posted on 05/20/2014 7:51:59 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Liberty Valance

You are my hero.


38 posted on 05/20/2014 7:52:34 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: DCBryan1

HA!

Micronauts

Shogun Warriors

My personal faves.


39 posted on 05/20/2014 7:53:25 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: SZonian

Total agree!

Add HO trains and slot cars!


40 posted on 05/20/2014 7:56:46 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: DCBryan1

They are incredible!!
My 6 yr old boy was given a millennium falcon as a hand-me-down. It was missing some of it’s landing gear feet, otherwise intact, and had never had batteries in it.

Found a complete AT AT on ebay in pristine condition for $80 and tipped off Santa last Christmas.

They are his prized possessions.


41 posted on 05/20/2014 7:58:08 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Scoutmaster

42 posted on 05/20/2014 8:02:54 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Where’s “Clue?”


43 posted on 05/20/2014 8:22:31 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: RandallFlagg


44 posted on 05/20/2014 8:36:17 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Frisbee, Whamoo Airblaster, Slinkey, B-B gun


45 posted on 05/20/2014 8:43:04 AM PDT by super7man
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To: Scoutmaster

Bubbles

Pick-up-Sticks (always led to a fight)


46 posted on 05/20/2014 8:56:50 AM PDT by super7man
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To: Scoutmaster

Pocket knife

Whistle

Building Blocks

Easy Bake Oven


47 posted on 05/20/2014 9:00:48 AM PDT by super7man
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To: super7man

Frisbee made the inaugural list. Slinky followed two years later.


48 posted on 05/20/2014 9:02:40 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: super7man

Frisbee made the inaugural list. Slinky followed two years later.


49 posted on 05/20/2014 9:02:40 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: dangus

See Post 16.


50 posted on 05/20/2014 9:03:24 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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