100 Toys that Define Our Childhood

100 Toys that Define Our Childhood

More than 20,000 Children’s Museum of Indianapolis online visitors and fans have voted for their favorite toys from the last century. It is all part of the ‘100 Toys (& their Stories) that Define Our Childhood’ interactive in which the museum asked people to choose the top 20 toys to represent the last 100 years. This list of 20 toys includes:

  • G.I. Joe
  • Etch A Sketch
  • Transformers
  • Spirograph
  • LEGO Toys
  • Hot Wheels
  • Barbie
  • Candy Land
  • View-Master
  • Lincoln Logs
  • Bicycle
  • Raggedy Ann
  • Play-Doh
  • Little Golden Books
  • Crayons
  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Roller Skates
  • Silly Putty

Beginning Tuesday, the public is once again invited to vote for their favorites among the top 20 to rank the toys, which will ultimately determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners.

In mid-July, The Children’s Museum asked for public input to help choose and share their own memories of the most iconic toys from the past century (1910-present) that define childhood.

Museum visitors and online fans answered the call providing more than 20,000 votes in the first four weeks and submitting more than 600 stories from their own childhood memories.

Voting to determine the final order for the top 20 runs through Sept. 7, 2012, and results will be announced to the public on September 11, 2012.

To view the top 20 list of toys, vote and share your own toy story, visit The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis online at www.childrensmuseum.org/100toys.

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