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We received the following press release regarding the Indianapolis Children's Museum visitors and fans vote to choose their favorite from the '100 toys (& their stories) that defined our childhood'. Our favorite toy line Transformers took the silver coming in second.
Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
After eight weeks of voting, more than 24,000 votes, and 600 stories shared, the final results are in and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis online visitors and fans have determined their favorite toy from the past century. The top toy is G.I. Joe®!
On July 16, the public was asked to weigh in on the ‘100 Toys (& their Stories) that Define Our Childhood’. The goal was to determine favorites from a list of 100 toys iconic of childhood as chosen by curators of The Children’s Museum’s collection. After the initial five weeks of public voting, the list of 100 Toys was narrowed down to the top 20 from which the public was again asked to rank favorites. The results of this last vote determined the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners.
The final order for the top 20 toys is:
Gold: G.I. Joe® Silver: Transformers® Bronze: LEGO® Toys 4. Barbie® 5. View-Master® 6. Bicycle 7. Cabbage Patch Kids® 8. Crayons 9. Play-Doh® 10. MONOPOLY® 11. Raggedy Ann® 12. SpirographTM 13. Etch A Sketch® 14. Little Golden Books® 15. Hot Wheels® 16. Lincoln Logs® 17. Candy Land® 18. Roller Skates 19. Silly® Putty 20. Mr. Potato Head®
“The feedback and support from the public for this initiative has been extraordinary," said Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president & CEO, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. “The stories people have shared about intergenerational learning, family traditions and memories has been heartwarming and life changing in some cases. Toys are a powerful tool for exploration and imagination as we learn and grow. They foster many shared memories across generations and, as was represented in the voting and story sharing for 100 Toys, across cultures as we read stories submitted from Germany, Canada, Australia and Israel."
The 100 Toys project included iconic toys from the past century (1910-present) that were representative of childhood. As one of the few children’s museums that is also an artifact collections museum, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has more than 120,000 objects in its collection. Museum curators took great care in considering which 100 toys to choose that would represent a wide variety of experiences.
“Each of the toys the public chose for the top 20 has been produced for 25 years or more, which is not surprising considering their cross-generational appeal," said Patchen. “Objects such as crayons and bicycles have been around for decades - evoking strong emotions and fond memories with children, parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. These toys give us common ground and are good conversation starters involving the entire family."
Several generations of enjoyment were evident in the stories submitted to the museum website including a gentleman who shared multiple incidents in his own childhood growing up in Indianapolis during the 1950s. Like many of his generation, he played with trains, toy soldiers, and a Yo-Yo. Memories were also shared on toys popular in the last few years such as Beanie Babies® and Tickle Me Elmo, although many of the toys included are timeless such as toy tools, dress-up clothes, toy trucks and baby dolls, which alone received 31 story submissions!
Beginning on Sept. 11, the final 20 toys will be on display at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for the public to view through the end of the year. Although voting has ended, the public is still encouraged to share their own memories of each of the 100 toys on The Children’s Museum website at http://www.childrensmuseum.org/100toys.
About The Children's Museum of Indianapolis The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences that have the power to transform the lives of children and families across the arts, sciences and humanities. For more information about The Children's Museum, visit http://www.childrensmuseum.org, follow us on Twitter @TCMIndy, Facebook.com/childrensmuseum and YouTube.com/IndyTCM.
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wow gijoe and transformers got 1 & 2 thats actually surprising, thought 1 & 2 wouldve been barbie & hotwheels. Well since GIJOE got top spot maybe now hasbro will actually do something with the franchise other than barely put out a toyline and do a short series or movie every few years.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis have update their future events schedule, and our favourite transforming robots are taking over the exhibition space again! In honour of the arrival of animated series Transformers: Robots in Disguise, the Museum is hosting a collection showcasing different characters and their evolution from 1984 to the present day. It also seems to coincide with the currently expected air date of the series in the US - could this give us a more precise estimate? Check out their information below!
TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise™
March 7–July 26, 2015 As Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS franchise celebrates its 30th Anniversary, get ready for a museum exhibit that shows the fun and innovation that has gone into the creation of the iconic robots. This exhibit will showcase the heroic Autobots and villainous Decepticons, including favorites like Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and Grimlock. Since their introduction in 1984, TRANSFORMERS characters have converted from robots to vehicles, jets, dinosaurs, and animals. The excitement and fast-paced action of a brand new animated series, Robots in Disguise from Hasbro Studios will debut in 2015 and the exhibit will feature new characters that will be sure to inspire families to create even more new stories. What are the secrets to creating something that can move and twist and contort itself into an entirely different being? TRANSFORMERS fans of all generations can use their own imaginations and explore the design and engineering that goes into crafting these beloved characters.