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Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009

Transformers News: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 5:05PM CDT

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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!
Credit(s): Mathew Hendersen

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Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1005159)
Posted by Convotron on September 30th, 2009 @ 5:15pm CDT
Excellent news! The Transformers toys definitely meet the stipulations, in spades even! Here's hoping Transformers gets inducted!
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1005173)
Posted by Primus1101 on September 30th, 2009 @ 5:32pm CDT
Convotron wrote:Excellent news! The Transformers toys definitely meet the stipulations, in spades even! Here's hoping Transformers gets inducted!

I concur, Convotron. Transformers should definitely be put into a Hall of Fame!
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1005180)
Posted by Swiftpaw on September 30th, 2009 @ 5:44pm CDT
Just getting nominated means something, but seriously. If Transformers doesn't make the cut, I don't know who the heck deserves to! Bravo, bots and cons, bravo.
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1005186)
Posted by Mechastrike on September 30th, 2009 @ 5:57pm CDT
ALRIGHT, WE MADE IT! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1005190)
Posted by Zeds on September 30th, 2009 @ 6:03pm CDT
Transformers should make the cut given the assessment points listed.
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1005231)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on September 30th, 2009 @ 8:20pm CDT
I was wondering when the Transformers would make it into the Toy Hall of Fame. I only live 20 minutes away from the museum. I was there just this past Sunday and they do have a few transformers plus a 1985 catalog sheet of the Autobot cars in the display cases. Some of the transformers are mistransformed, so I shot them an e-mail about it :D

For those of you that have never been to the Strong National Museum of Play, there are lots of toys ranging from dolls and old toy cars to the earliest gaming consoles and action figures. Stop by there sometime for a day, for it is a museum that needs a spent day to take it all in :)
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1005303)
Posted by Mykltron on October 1st, 2009 @ 2:21am CDT
What, pray tell, can be learned from Cabbage Patch Kids and when did they reach 'icon status'? They were a fad.
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1005331)
Posted by Carriemus Prime on October 1st, 2009 @ 6:25am CDT
Yay!! Transformers should definitely be in the hall of fame, they're amazing toys just even thinking of the number of generations that enjoy them of ALL ages too is staggering!

Definitely a worthy nominee here's to hoping they get in :-B
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1005343)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 1st, 2009 @ 7:01am CDT
I'm sure TF can trump some of the others, but it's going to be quite a challenge to trump such champion toys as the Rubik's Cube, or even the almighty "The Ball".
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1005614)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on October 1st, 2009 @ 5:21pm CDT
The ball will win :(
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1005630)
Posted by Convotron on October 1st, 2009 @ 6:09pm CDT
Send Unicron after the ball and send it on its way to oblivion.
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1005718)
Posted by Duke of Luns on October 1st, 2009 @ 9:56pm CDT
Anyone take a gander at the opinion poll?

The Ball (12.3%)

Big Wheel (15.5%)

Cabbage Patch Kids (7.6%)

The Game of Life (6.3%)

Hot Wheels (9.1%)

Nintendo Game Boy (6.9%)

Paper Airplane (3.8%)

Playing Cards (5.7%)

Rubik's Cube (6.3%)

Sidewalk Chalk (2.8%)

Toy Tea Set (3.8%)

Transformers (19.9%)

Popular opinion says Transformers should make it in. Hmm, I wonder what the virtual equivalent of a hanging CHAD is?

But I'm quite surprised Hot Wheels and the Rubik's Cube isn't already in there. Sidewalk Chalk, Tea Sets, Paper Airplanes, Playing Cards and "The Ball" shouldn't even be considered though. After all, no one company or organization can really be given credit for any of those ideas(well, maybe playing cards, or tea sets on the basis of "we marketed it first").

But really, a paper airplane? How is that even a toy?
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1005722)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on October 1st, 2009 @ 10:15pm CDT
Well a card board box won its way into the National Toy Hall of Fame 8-}

Do you play with paper airplanes or fly paper airplanes? If you play with them, it is therefore a toy. If you fly paper airplanes, well then, it depends on whether you think flying is play or work :grin:

Playing cards have been marketed since the early 1700s. The first card deck marketed was a German bible-oriented game with over 300 cards.
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1005727)
Posted by Convotron on October 1st, 2009 @ 10:38pm CDT
Cardboard box?

!

Metal Gear! It can't be...
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1005830)
Posted by Counterpunch on October 2nd, 2009 @ 7:26am CDT
LOL? Why is there a picture of one of my G1 Autobot shelves on the front page?

(It's cool, I'm honored. How'd it happen though?)
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1006036)
Posted by Professor Smooth on October 2nd, 2009 @ 7:57pm CDT
I came to this thread to find out whose shelf that was and did not leave disappointed.
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1006040)
Posted by Vile MK III on October 2nd, 2009 @ 8:17pm CDT
Does any one have a bigger sized picture of the icon used on the new artical on the new page? That is totally awesome. Any who... if TFs are not put in the The Hall Im gonna demand fro a recount. :P
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1006150)
Posted by Rijie on October 3rd, 2009 @ 9:45am CDT
Transformers deserve this induction.
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1006319)
Posted by CybertronHotShot on October 3rd, 2009 @ 9:10pm CDT
It`s about time,Transformers are more than toys,they are an icon in the amusement industry(toys,cartoons,comics)and the nomination is well received among the fans. :grin: :APPLAUSE:
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1009093)
Posted by mattyc1007 on October 13th, 2009 @ 1:54pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:LOL? Why is there a picture of one of my G1 Autobot shelves on the front page?

(It's cool, I'm honored. How'd it happen though?)


How? Its more than likely you placed it there! You attension grabber! I'm dissapointed in you CP!

(Its more thanl likely First Gen is Jealous) Watch your back :SMUG:
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1009095)
Posted by mattyc1007 on October 13th, 2009 @ 1:58pm CDT
Huh I just voted, and these were the results

Toy Hall of Fame


What childhood favorite will be inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame? Two of these toys will be picked:
The Ball (10.9%)


Big Wheel (16.9%)


Cabbage Patch Kids (9%)


The Game of Life (6.1%)


Hot Wheels (15.2%)


Nintendo Game Boy (5.7%)


Paper Airplane (3.7%)


Playing Cards (4.8%)


Rubik's Cube (9.8%)


Sidewalk Chalk (4.5%)


Toy Tea Set (3.1%)


Transformers (10.5%)

Come On! We're rivaling The Ball!
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1009365)
Posted by Optimist_Prime on October 14th, 2009 @ 12:11pm CDT
Hopefully those making this decision will see it like I do, and realize that choosing Transformers to be into the inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame is a no-brainer...
Icon-status The toy is widely recognized, respected, and remembered? Yes, yes, and yes.

Longevity The toy is more than a passing fad and has enjoyed popularity over multiple generations? Yes, and yes.

Discovery The toy fosters learning, creativity, or discovery through play? Somewhat, yes, and/or Yes.

Innovation The toy profoundly changed play or toy design? Most definitely!

BTW, where are you guys finding this poll?
Re: Transformers Nominated to National Toy Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 (1009452)
Posted by Soundwave__Superior on October 14th, 2009 @ 4:41pm CDT
Convotron wrote:Send Unicron after the ball and send it on its way to oblivion.


EPIC. WIN.

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