The National Toy Hall of Fame has announced that the three new inductees are the Magic 8 Ball, Uno and Pinball. These toys will comprise the Class of 2018.
Going forward they will be on display inside the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York and will join the 65 other honorees. The other Finalists this year were American Girl Dolls, Chalk, Chutes and Ladders, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Masters of the Universe, Sleds, Tic-Tac-Toe, Tickle Me Elmo and Tudor Electric Football.
The Magic 8 Ball likely saw this induction coming after being a finalist seven previous times. The toy comprising of a floating 20-sided die was first introduced in 1946.
Uno was first developed 50 years ago and is currently the property of Mattell.
Pinball machines have been around for decades enjoying incredible popularity in the 1970’s. There are continued pinball competitions being held across the country.