Toy Hall of Fame finalists include the smartphone

The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame in recognition of the way it has changed how people of all ages play and interact.
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame in recognition of the way it has changed how people of all ages play and interact.

The smartphone earned a place among the 12 finalists because of its status as a platform for countless mobile games and playful interactions, including sending GIFs and altering photos, hall of fame officials said.

The other 2019 finalists are: Care Bears, the coloring book, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, Masters of the Universe, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk, and the top.

The winners will be inducted Nov. 7. Last year's honorees were the Magic 8 Ball, pinball and Uno.