MARY REICHARD, HOST: The National Toy Hall of Fame has announced the 12 finalists for this year’s honors. That out of thousands of nominees.
Among the candidates are several board games, along with a few toys you might remember, depending upon when you were a child.
AUDIO: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe!
My Little Pony also made the cut, along with Baby Nancy and Breyer Horses.
The criteria for induction includes icon-status, longevity, discovery through play, and innovation.
Other nominees include Yahtzee, Jenga, the board games Risk and Sorry, and…
AUDIO: Light Bright, Light Bright
BASHAM: Oh I loved that one!
REICHARD: Me, too! A panel of judges will choose three winners and the public will choose another three by voting at toyhalloffame.org. Voting is open through Wednesday.
It’s The World and Everything in It.