The finalists for this year's National Toy Hall of Fame were announced earlier this week. This year's winners will be announced on Thursday, November 7, at 10:30 AM. Here is the official list from the National Toy Hall of Fame of the 12 nominees for 2019:

  • Care Bears
  • Fisher -Price Corn Popper
  • Coloring Book
  • Magic the Gathering
  • Jenga
  • Matchbox Cars
  • Masters of the Universe Toys
  • My Little Pony
  • Risk
  • Nerf Blaster
  • Top
  • And...the Smartphone...say what?? Yep, they say the smartphone made this year's list because there's "millions of mobile games" and it's also considered a "plaything that makes possible an endless variety of playful interactions, from sending emojis and GIFs to creating silly videos and altering snapshots."

Last year, the three toys that made it into the National Toy Hall of Fame were the Magic 8 Ball, Uno and Pinball. (We were rooting for Tic-Tac-Toe last year. You can see who won our little Tic-Tac-Toe match last year by clicking here.)