The National Toy Hall of Fame announced the 2016 inductees; the swing, Dungeons & Dragons, and Fisher Price Little People.
The Toy Hall of Fame said swings were part of ancient cave drawings in Europe. Swings were also used by French nobility in the 1700s.
“Dungeons & Dragons” began in 1974 and saw a resurgence over the summer when characters on the Netflix show, “Stranger Things.” The Toy Hall of Fame said the game had a huge impact on electronic games like “World Of Warcraft.”
The first set of Fisher Price Little People was made out of wood and lithographed paper in the 1980s. Due to choking hazards, arms and legs were added in the 1990s. Some of the Little People popular sets included schools, airports and a farm.
Other toys that were finalists included bubble wrap, Care Bears, Clue, coloring books, Nerf, pinball, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, Transformers and Uno.