The National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York has announced the 12 finalists that appear on this year's ballot. As with other years, its a mix of toys from the different generations. But there is one toy on the list this year that just doesn't seem to belong.

This year's finalists are: Care Bears, coloring books, Fisher-Price corn popper, Jenga, Magic the Gathering cards, He-Man, matchbox cars, My Little Pony, Nerf guns, Risk, the top, and...the smartphone. What?? Sure you can play games on it, but it's a PHONE, not a toy!

Voting is underway now through September 18th. This year's class of toys will be announced on November 7th. Two or three toys usually get the necessary votes each year to get into the Hall of Fame. Last year's class included Magic 8 Ball, the pinball machine, and Uno. The Fisher-Price corn popper and He-Man were nominees last year too.

You can only vote for one! I cast my vote for Matchbox cars. What kid didn't have a collection of those growing up!


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