Voting opens for 2022 Toy Industry Hall of Fame inductees • The Toy Book


The 2022 Toy Industry Hall of Fame Nominees | Source: Toy Association / The Toy Book

The association of the toy is preparing to welcome a new class of inductees into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.

Since 1984, the Toy Industry Hall of Fame has honored outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the toy industry and the Toy Association. Last year, Philip Bloom, founder and former publisher, The Bloom Report; William C. Killgallon, Chairman of the Board, The Ohio Art Company; and Pleasant T. Rowland: founder, american girl, a division of Mattel, were inducted alongside posthumous inductee Margarete Steiff (1847-1909), founder of Steiff toys. Now the vote is on to decide the next group to join the Hall of Fame ranks of Milton Bradley, Joan Ganz Cooney, Walt Disney, Ruth Handler, Jim Henson, George Lucas and Stan Lee.


Click here to learn more about each candidate and their contributions to the industry. Designated points of contact at Toy Association member companies, Hall of Fame alumni, and Toy Association board members are encouraged to rank their Hall of Fame 2022 induction choices through ” until August 20, 2021.

A maximum of three nominees will be selected for induction at the 2022 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards on Friday, February 18, 2022, at the New York Marriott Marquis.


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