Toy Hall of Fame includes sand in 2021 inductees, internet responds
After 12 finalists were chosen earlier this year, the National Toy Hall of Fame announced the three inductees of this year’s class to the Strong National Museum of Play Hall of Fame, which includes the educational American Girl Dolls, the revolutionary board game Risk, and also the “universal toy” ….. the sand. This surprising addition had many fans scratching their heads but also largely in agreement. As you might expect, the gags, memes, and jokes in response to the choice of sand inspired the internet which, for lack of a better term, took the ball and ran away with it. We’ve rounded up some of the best below.
Regarding the introduction of sand, the National Toy Hall of Fame noted that it “may be the most universal and oldest toy in the world,” noting that children recognize its creative potential as a material. construction, but also one that can be used to “pour, pick up, sift, rake and measure.” In a statement, Chief Curator Christopher Bensch said: “While some toys can only be found online or in certain stores, sand has a global reach that most toy makers would envy. It’s been a play vehicle since prehistoric times, and anyone who’s spent the day at the beach can understand the appeal of this toy. “
The list of other finalists who were voted on this year, and not inducted into the Hall of Fame, included Battleship, Billiards, Cabbage Patch Kids, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Mahjong, Masters of the Universe, Piñata, Settlers of Catan, and toy fire truck.
i hate sand
It really makes me indescribably happy that every article I’ve seen so far about Sand’s entry into the Toy Hall of Fame has at least 2 comments about how rude, rough, and irritating he is and he’s getting everywhere. pic.twitter.com/T4uNa3ij3C
– Lady of Time Cosplay (@LoTCosplay) November 5, 2021
Congratulations to the sand
In case anyone is wondering, Sand has just been inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame. Congratulations to the sand!
– Maié (@Mairead_Ann) November 5, 2021
What about dirt
Somewhere, Dirt is preparing a detailed essay on being snubbed from the National Toy Hall of Fame again. “Stupid Sand, still stealing my show!”
– Andrew Bucholtz (@Andrew Desjoltz) November 5, 2021