Each year the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, NY chooses a list of nominees for possible induction into the hall.

Last year's inductees included, green army men, the Rubik's Cube, and bubbles.

The list for consideration this year include, American Girl dolls, Battleship, Super Soaker water guns, Jenga , Playmobil figures, Wiffle ball, Twister, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the spinning top, coloring books, the scooter, and puppets.

We had so many great toys growing up, many of which have been inducted already. From the common kite to the view master, Tinker Toys, and Tonka Trucks. So many of the classics have been recognized for their contributions to billions of children through the years.

Think about how many people have thrown a Frisbee, used Crayola Crayons, played a game of Monopoly, or rode a bicycle.

Much like songs we hear on the radio that take us back to past moments in our lives. Many of these toys have memories connected to them, moments that take us back to past days.

I remember playing checkers with my grandma, coloring with my mom, and riding bikes with my friends (complete with the baseball card in the spokes).

When I was around 10, my dad got me a Major Matt Mason Space Station and the land crawler. I played with that thing for hours! Another one of my favorite toys growing up was those car dashboard toys that had a steering wheel, turn signals, a horn, and all the controls like speedometer and such.

There are so many great toy moments, but I'll save some for another blog.

The National Toy Hall of Fame is in Rochester, so it's a day trip for most of us. I know that I'm planning on going sometime in the near future. How about you?

Click HERE to vote for your favorite nominee this year.

Click HERE for a list of previous inductees by year.

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