Don’t Forget to Vote for the 2018 Toy Industry Hall of Fame Inductees
October 30, 2017 | The deadline is nearing for Toy Association members to cast their votes for the 2018 inductees into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Voting is open through Wednesday, November 8.
As a reminder, ballots were emailed earlier this month to all eligible voters; if you are a Toy Association member and did not receive a ballot, please email Jackie Retzer.
This year’s candidates are:
- Andrea Barthello
Chief Operating Officer, ThinkFun, Inc.
- Brian Goldner
Chairman & CEO, Hasbro, Inc.
Candidates for posthumous induction:
- James Becker
Founder, Past President, Anjar Co.
- Joe Mendelsohn
President, Kenner Products
- Abraham Nathanson
Top Banana/Founder, Bananagrams, Inc.
- Jacob Swedlin
An announcement of the inductees will be made in early December. The Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction will take place during the Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards gala on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.
More information on the Hall of Fame candidates – including nomination criteria and bios for each nominee – is available online.