Children's Museum Toy Contest Rolls On

Barbie, G.I. Joe, crayons, and Silly Putty are among the top 20 toys selected in the Children Museum’s current interactive project, Top 100 Toys (& their Stories) that Define Our Childhood. More than 20,000 votes were cast to determine these “best” toys out of the 100 curator selections. Toy lovers now have until Sept. 7 to vote on what toys take home Olympics-inspired gold, silver, and bronze awards. (See IM staffers’ own favorites here.)

Here’s the full list:
G.I. Joe Etch A Sketch
Transformers Spirograph
LEGO Toys Hot Wheels
Barbie Candy Land
View-Master Lincoln Logs
Bicycle Raggedy Ann
Play-Doh Little Golden Books
Crayons Mr. Potato Head
Cabbage Patch Kids    Roller Skates
MONOPOLY Silly Putty
Did your childhood pastime make the cut? Are you psyched to see Candy Land on the list? And now the operative question: Were the Beanie Babies snubbed? It’s a good thing that plush toys don’t have feelings.
Optimus Prime (Transformer) image via Children’s Museum of Indianapolis