Little People again are finalists for Toy Hall of Fame
The Little People are on the short list to be inducted in the Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester.
The Little People are manufactured by Fisher-Price and for many years were made in Medina until Fisher-Price left Medina in the late 1990s. The company started operations in the Orleans County community in 1970.
The Little People are the first Fisher-Price toy to be a finalist for the Hall of Fame.
Fisher-Price first offered its wooden Little People in the 1959 Safety School Bus. Made of brightly painted wood and fashioned for little hands, the figures help small children imagine big adventures at the Little People school, airport, service station, amusement park, zoo, and farm. During the 1990s, Fisher-Price added arms and legs to the figures.
There are 12 finalists being considered for the Hall of Fame. Two or three will be picked for the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame will announce the winners on Nov. 10.
Other toys that are finalists include: Bubble Wrap, Care Bears, the Clue board game, coloring book, Dungeons & Dragons, Nerf, Pinball, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, swing, Transformers, and Uno. For more on the Toy hall of Fame and the finalists, click here.