MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: The National Toy Hall of Fame is considering several new honorees. Maybe you remember a few of these from your childhood?
MATCHBOX: Our cars need no gas, never get a flat, and are guaranteed for 10,000 pushes.
That’s part of a classic commercial for Matchbox Cars.
Also on the list—the Care Bears, My Little Pony, and He-Man.
MATCHBOX: By the power of Grayskull…
The Nerf Blaster and the Fisher-Price Corn Popper are also up for honors, as well as a couple of games: Jenga and the boardgame Risk.
Even the smartphone is under consideration. After all, it’s a huge platform for mobile games.
So I’m curious, Mary: What toy would make your personal Hall of Fame?
REICHARD: Incredible Edibles, plasticgoop you cooked into bug shapes and ate. Probably not the healthiest. But fun!
BASHAM: It’s The World and Everything in It.