USA Today reports on the outcome of the National Toy Hall of Fame 2017 induction. Transformers was one of the twelve toys to break through to the finals this year once again, along with the likes of the Magic 8 Ball, fellow Hasbro property My Little Pony, and Matchbox cars.
We’ve been here before, though, and once again, Transformers was defeated in the final vote by this year’s three inductees, the Wiffle ball, the equally classic whodunnit board game Clue, and paper planes. Yes, we scratch our head at exactly what is defined as a toy here (sand was also a nominee), though given the thought that paper planes date as far back as 500BC we can’t begrudge its recognition.
With two years running now for Transformers making the final twelve, maybe next year will finally see Transformers break through? Let us consult our Magic 8 Ball; “don’t count on it”.