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Matchbox cars, coloring book, Magic make Toy Hall of Fame

In this Oct. 7, 2019 photo provided by the National Toy Hall of Fame, Matchbox Cars, left, the coloring book, center, and the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, N.Y. The winners were selected by a panel of judges from among 12 finalists, which also included: Care Bears, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Masters of the Universe, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk, the smartphone and the top. Photo: Victoria Gray/The Strong, National Toy Hall of Fame via AP
In this Oct. 7, 2019 photo provided by the National Toy Hall of Fame, Matchbox Cars, left, the coloring book, center, and the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, N.Y. The winners were selected by a panel of judges from among 12 finalists, which also included: Care Bears, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Masters of the Universe, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk, the smartphone and the top.

Updated: November 07, 2019 10:22 AM

Matchbox cars, the coloring book and the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering have been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

The newest honorees debuted decades ago but occupy store shelves even today.

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The Class of 2019 was installed Thursday from a group of finalists that also included Care Bears, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Masters of the Universe, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk, the smartphone and the top.


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Anyone can nominate a toy, but to make it into the hall a toy has to be innovative, widely recognized, and foster creativity or discovery through play.

A national selection committee picks the winners.

The National Toy Hall of Fame is inside The Strong museum in Rochester.

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