Is your favorite toy or game missing from the National Toy Hall of Fame? Nominate it now! Nominations will be considered for the November 2017 induction. View the 2016 toy finalists.
Inducted toys are selected on the basis of the following criteria:
- Icon-status: the toy is widely recognized, respected, and remembered.
- Longevity: the toy is more than a passing fad and has enjoyed popularity over multiple generations.
- Discovery: the toy fosters learning, creativity, or discovery through play.
- Innovation: The toy profoundly changed play or toy design. A toy may be inducted on the basis of this criterion without necessarily having met all of the first three.