There will be no popping in the National Toy Hall of Fame this year.
Judges for the Strong National Museum of Play's Toy Hall of Fame passed over bubble wrap in favor of more traditional toys and games in announcing the three inductees on Nov. 10.
That doesn't mean that plastic was completely passed over, however.
Two of the honorees — the swing and Fisher-Price Little People — are typically made of plastic now, although they originally were made of wood. The third inductee, the game Dungeons & Dragons, developed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, use special dice typically made with plastic, although there isn't much of another connection.
The 12 finalists for the Toy Hall of Fame this year included a range of plastic toys, from the non-traditional bubble wrap film to Nerf foam balls and plastic Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.
The museum in Rochester, N.Y., already has a range of plastic items in its Hall of Fame, including green plastic army men, Legos and Rubik's Cube.
Both the swing and the Little People will bring an element of plastics with them to the Hall as well.