‘Clue’, Wiffle Ball, paper airplane enter Toy Hall of Fame
The National Toy Hall of Fame has announced the 2017 inductees of the most popular toys ever. The inductees are paper airplane, Wiffle Ball, and Clue.
The National Toy Hall of Fame has recognized over 60 toys that have been popular for multiple generations. Final selections are made on the advice of historians and educators.
The whodunit game Clue, where players figure out the crime scene and murder weapon, sells millions of copies each year. Clue was first patented during World War II.
The Wiffle Ball keeps selling more than sixty years after it was invented by David N.Mullany, whose son had given up on backyard baseball because of a small yard space and too many broken windows.
Exactly who made the first paper airplanes is unclear, but artist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci gets credit for designing flying machines out of paper in the 15th century.
Other toys nominated for this year’s list included Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox Cars, My Little Pony, PEZ Candy Dispenser, play food, Risk, Transformers, and Uno.