The National Toy Hall of Fame announced its newest inductees. Baseball cards. They’ve been around since the 1860s…Cabbage Patch Kids. They debuted in 1982……Nerf. The first Nerf product was a four-inch foam ball Parker Brothers sold in 1970. They billed it as the “world’s first official INDOOR ball.” …The Fisher-Price Corn Popper that toddlers push around. It wasn’t actually nominated. They inducted it as a bonus in honor of the Hall of Fame’s 25th anniversary.
9-other finalists didn’t get enough votes to make it in, including two toys that had a big year otherwise: Ken dolls and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The other toys that didn’t make the cut are: Battleship . . . Bingo . . . Bop-It . . . slime . . . Choose Your Own Adventure . . . Connect 4 . . . and the Little Tikes red car.