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Old 11-11-2023, 06:50 AM
 
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https://www.museumofplay.org/exhibits/toy-hall-of-fame/

The Museum of Play has a toy hall of fame which has inducted select toys for more than 20 years. Some toys are traditional games (board games, cards, dominoes, jacks, and marbles for example). Some toys are unconventional but not less enjoyable to young children with an imagination like cardboard box, blanket, and stick. There’s also a place where you can nominate a favorite toy not already on the list. Many of the toys indicted are still available today but not made exactly the same as the original. For example, many toys were originally made of wood but are now made of plastic like Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys for example. While many of these toys are still available, they don’t have the attraction of young children’s eyes like in the past. Today they want to be entertained by video games instead of playing with things using their own imagination. I wonder if the current dangerous world of keeping children at home and protected from predators has contributed to this trend? A bicycle meant freedom to explore further from home. Some toys and games required more than one person and must be played outside. Depending on the mind and dexterity, some toys could be difficult to learn without some practice and determination.
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Old 12-02-2023, 05:10 PM
 
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AI and ChatGPT and whatever else shows up tomorrow
will overwhelm most manufacturers including toys.
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Old 12-09-2023, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The Museum of Play has a toy hall of fame which has inducted select toys for more than 20 years.
I've always wanted to stop by Marvin's, but never seem to be in that part of the country. Their web page notes they opened in 1932.
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum – Known from Coast to Coast like Butter and Toast!
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Old 12-13-2023, 03:01 PM
 
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I've always wanted to stop by Marvin's, but never seem to be in that part of the country. Their web page notes they opened in 1932.
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum – Known from Coast to Coast like Butter and Toast!
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum in Michigan is not the same as the Strong Museum in New York state, the latter being the one that hosts the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Marvin's may not be long for this world...the local city government is reviewing a request to raze the building that it's located in to make room for a new Meijer's Thrifty Acres store.

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...mington-hills/
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Old 12-19-2023, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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I am not very keen on those creepy looking childhood dolls, with their piercing eyes and strange haunting aura.
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Old 01-29-2024, 06:19 AM
 
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https://www.museumofplay.org/exhibits/toy-hall-of-fame/

The Museum of Play has a toy hall of fame which has inducted select toys for more than 20 years. Some toys are traditional games (board games, cards, dominoes, jacks, and marbles for example). Some toys are unconventional but not less enjoyable to young children with an imagination like cardboard box, blanket, and stick. There’s also a place where you can nominate a favorite toy not already on the list. Many of the toys indicted are still available today but not made exactly the same as the original. For example, many toys were originally made of wood but are now made of plastic like Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys for example. While many of these toys are still available, they don’t have the attraction of young children’s eyes like in the past. Today they want to be entertained by video games instead of playing with things using their own imagination. I wonder if the current dangerous world of keeping children at home and protected from predators has contributed to this trend? A bicycle meant freedom to explore further from home. Some toys and games required more than one person and must be played outside. Depending on the mind and dexterity, some toys could be difficult to learn without some practice and determination.
I would go with the classics like Monopoly, Connect 4, Candyland. Though the WWF wrestling ring and original Nintendo from mid 80s were my all time favorite toys.
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Old 02-01-2024, 11:15 AM
 
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https://www.museumofplay.org/exhibits/toy-hall-of-fame/

The Museum of Play has a toy hall of fame which has inducted select toys for more than 20 years. Some toys are traditional games (board games, cards, dominoes, jacks, and marbles for example). Some toys are unconventional but not less enjoyable to young children with an imagination like cardboard box, blanket, and stick. There’s also a place where you can nominate a favorite toy not already on the list. Many of the toys indicted are still available today but not made exactly the same as the original. For example, many toys were originally made of wood but are now made of plastic like Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys for example. While many of these toys are still available, they don’t have the attraction of young children’s eyes like in the past. Today they want to be entertained by video games instead of playing with things using their own imagination. I wonder if the current dangerous world of keeping children at home and protected from predators has contributed to this trend? A bicycle meant freedom to explore further from home. Some toys and games required more than one person and must be played outside. Depending on the mind and dexterity, some toys could be difficult to learn without some practice and determination.
Actual child abductions have been in a steady decline for 40 years. The "dangerous world" is not borne out by data. It's an excuse for people whose emotional problems lead them to hover over their children constantly. Every time they see a little wing starting to sprout, they pull it off as fast as they can.
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