Is your favorite toy or game missing from the National Toy Hall of Fame? Nominate it now! Nominations submitted after July 31, 2020 will be considered for the November 2021 induction. The 2020 inductees will be revealed in a special ceremony at the museum this November.
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.