Tom Murdough will be inducted into the 2020 Toy Industry Hall of Fame

STREETBORO, Ohio, February 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Simplay3 is proud to announce the induction of its Founder and CEO, Tom Murdough, in the prestigious Toy Industry Hall of Fame. This year’s sold-out ceremony, attended by over 700 industry professionals, will take place at New York City Ballroom Ziegfeld on Friday, February 21, 2020.

Murdough is one of only three industry icons to be honored this year. Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of The Toy Association, said, “Our new inductees have had a lasting impact on the global toy community, inspiring generations of creative, imaginative and physical play. They have introduced products that have challenged the play standards and transformed them into evergreen brands that continue to be loved by children young and old.” To be inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame is an honorable achievement. One that is reserved for those who have had an impeccable record of integrity and respect in the industry. They will join an impressive roster of 79 toy industry luminaries, such as Milton Bradley, waltz disney, Jim Henson and Stan Leewho have been inducted into the Hall since its inception in 1984.

With a career spanning more than 50 years that includes launching three separate companies, Tom Murdough has transformed the world of outdoor games and ride-ons for children. As the founder of Little Tikes™, Step2™ and Simplay3™, he brought game-changing ideas to the toy industry with landmark innovations. Products like the Little Tikes Turtle Sandbox and Cozy Coupe, the Step2 Up and Down Roller Coaster and LifeStyle Kitchen, and most recently the Simplay3 Young Explorers Adventure Climber and Carry & Go Track Table are just a few of the hundreds of concepts originals that his teams have managed to bring to market.

When asked what it meant to him to receive this recognition, Tom Murdough says, “This award is very special and crowns my 50 years with the company. More than anything, it is a validation and recognition of the efforts and achievements of team members both at the plant and office of the three companies during my tenure.”

About Simplay3

The Simplay3 company was founded in 2016 in Streetsboro, Ohio through Tom Murdough, whose previous ventures include Little Tikes and Step2. Simplay3 is an American manufacturer of veteran-owned children’s products as well as an extensive line of mailboxes and home and garden products. Simplay3 products for children and adults can be purchased from the company’s website, Amazon Marketplace, and most major retailers. You can follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @thesimplay3company. For more information, visit

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