Spinning top, puppet among 12 Toy Hall of Fame finalists
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- The spinning top, coloring book, Wiffle Ball and puppet are vying for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame. The simple classics are among 12 finalists for this year's class.
They are up against the other finalists announced Monday: American Girl dolls, Battleship, Jenga, PLAYMOBIL, scooter, Super Soaker, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Twister.
Two winners will be inducted into the hall at The Strong museum in Rochester in November.
Anyone can nominate a toy. But to earn a place in the hall of fame, toys have to have survived the test of time, be widely recognized and foster learning, creativity or discovery through play.
Last year, little green Army men, the Rubik's Cube and bubbles were inducted, joining 53 other old favorites, including Barbie, Easy-Bake Oven, G.I. Joe, the Frisbee and View-Master.