About the Toy Industry Hall of Fame

About the Toy Industry Hall of Fame

Established in 1985 by the Toy Industry Association (TIA), the Toy Industry Hall of Fame features a roster of more than 70 individuals (living and deceased) who have been recognized for their significant contributions to the growth and success of the North American toy industry. Consideration for induction is given to those who have also served in other important capacities related to toys and youth entertainment, who have held prominent roles in promoting the importance of play, and who have earned an unimpeachable record of integrity and respect in the industry. Inductees are nominated annually from within the toy industry and selected by a vote of TIA members and previous Hall of Fame honorees. For more information, please visit www.toyassociation.org/hof.

The following individuals have been inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame:

2019

Brian Goldner, Hasbro, Inc

2019

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics

2018

Andrea Barthello, ThinkFun, Inc.

2018

James Becker, Anjar Co.

2017

Peter Eio, LEGO Systems, Inc.

2017

Ray Larsen, RLA Marketing

2017

Sydney Rosen, Rose-Art, Cra-Z-Art

2016

Robert A. Iger, The Walt Disney Company

2015

Leslie Berger, Cardinal Industries, Inc.

2015

Pat Feely, Toy Industry Foundation/Radica Games Ltd.

2014

Jill Barad, Mattel, Inc.

2014

Horst Brandstätter, PLAYMOBIL/geobra Brandstätter GmbH & Co. KG

2014

Jack Friedman, JAKKS Pacific

2014

Richard Knerr, Wham-O Toy

2014

Arthur “Spud” Melin, Wham-O Toy

2013

Judy Ellis, Fashion Institute of Technology

2013

Russ Berrie, Russ Berrie and Company, Inc.

2012

Arnie Rubin, Funrise Toys, Ltd.

2012

Frederick August Otto Schwarz, FAO Schwarz

2011

Donald Duncan, Sr., Duncan Toys Company

2011

 Al Verrecchia, Hasbro, Inc.

2010

John Lasseter, Walt Disney Company/Pixar Animation Studios

2010

Sam Walton, Walmart

2009

Joan Ganz Cooney, Sesame Workshop

2009

Jack Pressman, Pressman Toys

2008

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, LEGO Group

2007

George Lucas, Lucasfilm Ltd.

2006

Edwin Binney, Binney & Smith

2006

C. Harold Smith, Binney & Smith

2005

Reuben Klamer, Reuben Klamer & Associates

2005

Lionel Weintraub, Ideal Toy Corporation

2004

Milton Bradley, Milton Bradley Company

2004

George Ditomassi, Hasbro, Inc.

2004

Neil Friedman, Mattel, Inc.

2003

Eddy Goldfarb, Eddy and Martin Goldfarb and Associates

2003

Antonio Pasin, Radio Flyer, Inc.

2002

David Miller, Toy Industry Association, Inc.

2001

Betty James, James Industries, Inc.

2000

Beatrice Alexander Behrman, Madame Alexander Doll Company, Inc.

2000

Fred Ertl, Jr., The Ertl Company, Inc.

1999

Michael Goldstein, Toys“R”Us

1998

Jeffrey Breslow, Breslow Morrison Terzian & Associates, LLC

1998

Howard Morrison, Breslow Morrison Terzian & Associates, LLC

1998

Rouben Terzian, Breslow Morrison Terzian & Associates, LLC

1997

Thomas Kalinske, Leapfrog Enterprises

1997

Howard Moore, Toys“R”Us

1997

Russell Wenkstern, Tonka Toys

1997

Sy Ziv, Toys“R”Us

1996

Richard Grey, Tyco Toys, Inc.

1995

John Amerman, Mattel, Inc.

1994

Alan Hassenfeld, Hasbro, Inc.

1993

Aaron Locker, Toy Manufacturers of America, Inc.

1993

Albert Steiner, Kenner Products Company

1992

Jim Henson, The Jim Henson Company

1992

Bernard Loomis, Bernard Loomis, Inc.

1991

Henry Coords, Fisher-Price, Inc.

1991

Stephen Hassenfeld, Hasbro, Inc.

1990

Charles Lazarus, Toys“R”Us

1990

Edward Parker, Parker Brothers

1989

Ole Kirk Christiansen, LEGO Group

1989

Ruth Handler, Mattel, Inc.

1989

Elliot Handler, Mattel, Inc.

1989

Benjamin Michtom, Ideal Toy Corporation

1988

Walter Armatys, Toy Manufacturers of America, Inc.

1988

Morey Kasch, M.W. Kasch Company

1988

James Shea, Milton Bradley Company

1987

Joshua Lionel Cowen, The Lionel Corporation

1987

Walt Disney, The Walt Disney Company

1986

George Parker, Parker Brothers

1986

Charles Raizen, Transogram

1986

Raymond Wagner, Mattel, Inc.

1985

Herman H. Fisher, Fisher-Price, Inc.

1985

Jerome Fryer, CBS Toys/Gabriel Industries

1985

A.C. Gilbert, A.C. Gilbert Company

1985

Marvin Glass, Marvin Glass & Associates

1985

Nathan Greenman, Greenman Brothers, Inc.

1985

Merill Hassenfeld, Hasbro, Inc.

1985

Louis Marx, Louis Marx Toy Company

 

Press Contacts:

Shane Rhinewald
Senior Director of Public Relations
585-410-6365
srhinewald@museumofplay.org
Noelle McElrath-Hart
Public Relations and Marketing Associate
585-410-6325
nmcelrath@museumofplay.org