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2021 Toy Hall of Fame finalists include Cabbage Patch dolls, Risk

The National Toy Hall of Fame in New York announced that the 12 finalists for 2021 induction include American Girl Dolls and the board game Battleship.

The National Toy Hall of Fame, at The Strong museum of play in Rochester, said the finalists for induction this year also include billiards, Cabbage Patch Kids, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Mahjong, Masters of the Universe, pinata, Risk, sand, The Settlers of Catan and a toy fire engine.

“These 12 toys represent the wide scope of playthings — from one of the most universal playthings in the world like sand to a game-changing board game like Risk to the popular adult game of billiards,” Christopher Bensch, vice president for collections at The Strong, said in a news release.

“Whether old or new, for kids or adults, all 12 of these toy finalists greatly influenced the world of play.”

Online voters are being called on to choose their favorites in a “Player’s Choice” ballot, and the online votes will be counted as one member of the 23-member of the National Selection Advisory Committee in choosing the official inductees.

The online voting runs through Sept. 22, and the inductees will be announced Nov. 4.