Just like music, countless sports and even pro wrestling, toys have their own hall of fame and this year's list of 12 nominees for induction have been announced ahead of the Nov. 7 ceremony.
The United States' National Toy Hall of Fame opened its doors in 1998 to recognize and preserve toys that have demonstrated their popularity and relevance over multiple generations.
It's not enough for a toy to have been the holiday hit once upon a time, it has to have earned national or cultural significance to even be considered. So far, there have been 51 inductees, from the Etch-A-Sketch (1998) to Star Wars figures (2012). And now, the potential class of 2013 has been whittled down to 12 nominees and it's up to the public to cast their votes and choose which toy or toys are also worthy of induction.
This year's list includes The Magic 8 Ball, Chess, Little Green Army Men, the Rubber Duck, My Little Pony and Pac-Man.
The winning toys will be announced at an official induction ceremony on Nov. 7 at The Strong's National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y., where the Hall of Fame is located.
Visit the Hall of Fame to view the full list of finalists and to vote for your favorite.
Although there's still almost a month to go, My Little Pony and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have surged into an early lead, each attracting 23 percent of votes so far cast.