My Little Pony, Matchbox Cars, and the smartphone among finalists for Toy Hall of Fame

CKTB - NEWS - Toy Hall of Fame Finalists 2019

Twelve toys are vying for a coveted spot in the Toy Hall of Fame, including the smartphone.

The National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York has announced this year's finalists including the colouring book, Care Bears, My Little Pony, Master of the Universe, Matchbox cars, and the board game Risk.

The smartphone is also included on the list, with officials writing, 'it transcended its original intended use and revolutionized the way that people across the globe interact with the world and each other in playful ways.'

Only two or three toys make the cut each year. The winners will be announced on Thursday, November 7th.

This year's finalists include:

  • Care Bears
  • The coloring book
  • Fisher-Price Corn Popper
  • Jenga
  • Magic the Gathering
  • Masters of the Universe toys
  • Matchbox Cars  
  • My Little Pony
  • Nerf Blaster
  • Risk