The National Toy Hall of Fame recognizes toys that have inspired creative play and enjoyed popularity over a sustained period. Each year, the hall inducts new honorees and displays examples in the Toy Halls of Fame gallery.
Inducted Year: 2023 Baseball players began posing for photos in the mid-19th century. Photography, like baseball, was becoming more widespread and popular. The late 1880s saw tobacco manufacturers including the cards in packages, […]View Details
Cabbage Patch Kids
Inducted Year: 2023 Influenced by Martha Nelson Thomas’ Doll Babies, art student Xavier Roberts created fabric sculptures he called Little People in the 1970s. Roberts’ creations featured a pudgy face with close-set eyes and […]View Details
Fisher-Price Corn Popper
Inducted Year: 2023 In the 1950s, scientist and inventor Arthur Holt designed the Corn Popper, a stick with a plastic dome filled with gumball-sized balls. As a child pushed the Corn Popper, the toy […]View Details
Inducted Year: 2023 In the late 1960s, game designer Reyn Guyer and his co-workers at Winsor Concepts developed a game idea inspired by the popular Stone Age characters from The Flintstones television series. Guyer’s […]View Details
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