The National Toy Hall of Fame has three new inductees
There's controversy coming out of Rochester, NY this afternoon. The upstate New York town is home to the National Toy Hall of Fame, and the 2015 class of inductees is sure to spark debate coast-to-coast.
This year's inductees are: Twister, Super Soaker and the puppet. The finalists that did not make the cut were: the spinning top, coloring book, Wiffle Ball, American Girl dolls, Battleship, Jenga, PLAYMOBIL, the scooter and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Twister is a mediocre game at best. I have never played a game of Twister that lasted longer than ten minutes. Either Twister becomes boring after a short time or one of the participants decides they actually don't want to contort themselves into a pretzel after all. The puppet is not a toy, plain and simple, in any way, shape, or form. The fact that some of these nominees are being snubbed for a sock with buttons for eyes is a national embarrassment. Oh, you can make a funny voice to go along with it? Awesome, good for you, but it's not a toy. I fully support the Super Soaker induction. It's by far the most fun of all of the nominees. I remember having Super Soaker wars when I was growing up in Staten Island, and that kind of fun cannot be replicated.
If you had a say in this year's toy nominees, how would you vote? I would replace Twister and the puppet with Wiffle Ball and Battleship. Even though it won't change the outcome, you can fill out your own ballot in the poll below.