Just a few months ago we heard great news as the Transformers Toy franchise saw the recognition it deserved by being inducted into the Toyfare Hall of Fame
. Now, on the heels of an amazing release of the live action films sequel, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, we get news of another possible induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame!
Thanks to fellow Seibertronian and Transformers fan Mathew Henderson, we get word that Transformers was nominated as one of the twelve finalists to be inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York in November. Only two of the twelve inductees will get the honor and just getting nominated is no easy task. Here are some of the stipulations, taken from the Strong National Museum of Play, home of the Hall of Fame:• Icon-status (the toy is widely recognized, respected, and remembered)
• Longevity (the toy is more than a passing fad and has enjoyed popularity over multiple generations)
• Discovery (the toy fosters learning, creativity, or discovery through play)
• Innovation (the toy profoundly changed play or toy design)
While we can only hope that Transformers finds its way into the National Toy Hall of Fame, we can be extremely pleased that it was given a nomination for it. For a full list of inductees, click here
. You can visit the Strong National Museum of Play and see all the inducted toys by clicking here.
Seibertron.com will keep you posted on the Class of 2009 Toy Hall of Fame induction so keep your optics locked, right here at Seibertron.com, Your Ultimate Transformers Resource!