Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast's popular trading card game Magic: The Gathering makes it to the National Toy Hall of Fame Player's Choice Ballot and it could soon be joining icons such as LEGO, Monopoly, and Rubik's Cube. MTG is up against other popular products in the ballot such as Care Bears, Masters of the Universe toys, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk, coloring book, smartphone, and top.
The National Toy Hall of Fame website asks fans to vote for the one you think best meets the criteria of icon-status, longevity, discovery, and innovation, and the hree toys that receive the most public votes will be submitted on one ballot and will join the other top-three submissions from members of the 23-person National Selection Advisory Committe. The ballot notes that the public will collectively act as one member of the committee.
The final inductees will be announced at a special ceremony at The Strong on Thursday, November 7.
Magic is now more popular than ever and it's the most influential trading card game so I believe it deserves to make it to the National Toy Hall of Fame. Back in July, Magic head designer Mark Rosewater said that Q2 2019 was the best MTG has ever done. With its digital version, Magic Arena, officially launching with the release of the forthcoming expansion Throne of Eldraine later this month, it's likely that MTG will continue to grow and become Hasbro's most profitable franchise.
Do you think Magic: The Gathering deserves to be in the National Toy Hall of Fame? Which one did you vote?
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