toys :: hall of famer - the stick

Chris Bensch, curator of collections, shows off the newest inductees into the Toy Hall of Fame, a stick.Who knew that the plain lowly stick would make it into the Toy Hall of Fame. Not me. I would have thought for sure axon racing systems razorback would have made it in there.

But it's true. That gnarly barky woody thing that grows on trees was honored by the Strong National Museum of Play to join the ranks of 38 classics ranging from the bicycle, the kite and Mr. Potato Head to Crayola crayons, marbles and the cardboard box which was inducted in 2005.

About the stick - "It's very open-ended, all-natural, the perfect price -- there aren't any rules or instructions for its use," said Christopher Bensch, the museum's curator of collections. "It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight's sword, a boat on a stream or a slingshot with a rubber band. No snowman is complete without a couple of stick arms, and every campfire needs a stick for toasting marshmallows." And it isn't just for humans either. Dogs, otters and monkeys all partake of the sticks funness too.

The stick, landed in the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday along with the Baby Doll and the skateboard.

via cnn

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