The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York inducted the Nintendo Game Boy, created by the late Gunpei Yokoi, into the ranks of play time immortal. The “Toy Hall of Fame” is a distinguished and elite honor which includes other childhood favorites such as The Ball and Big Wheel (both inducted this year) as well as LEGOs, Rubik’s Cube, Transformers, Silly Putty, and Dan Landis’s favorite — the Easy-Bake Oven.
Since we are on the topic, I feel the need to issue an impromptu PSA. Don’t race down a paved hill on your Big Wheel and try to stop on a dime while wearing shorts. The skin on your legs will thank you for it.
Seriously though, “The Ball” only just made it in this year!?! That baffles me considering it makes things like football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and even dodge ball possible. Oh well, congratulations to the Game Boy, Big Wheel, and that ball thing.