Electric Football Deserves To Be In The Toy Hall Of Fame
We’re not sure what the true process is for the Toy Hall of Fame. But we’re convinced that it’s not based on voting alone.
We’re pretty sure there’s some behind-the-scenes toy industry jockeying for each year’s slots. And as just “regular people” filling out nomination forms…we’re on the outside of what truly needs to be done to get a toy into the Hall of Fame. It would take a lot to convince us otherwise.
But with that being said, this IS the 50th anniversary of the Tudor’s groundbreaking NFL Electric Football line of games and teams. To mark that momentous anniversary it seems like the right thing to do is make another push for the Toy Hall Of Fame in 2017.
Electric Football Was Totally Skunked In Previous Years
Because of the frustrations from being skunked in 2013, 2014, and 2015, we sat on the sidelines last year. To see the other toys that got in during that period — Rubber Duck, Bubbles, and Puppet — was…disheartening. That is the most polite way to put it.
And it was totally demoralizing to have Electric Football not even make the first cut in any of those years, which makes it very hard to take the Hall Of Fame process seriously.
But somehow in 2017 filling out a nomination form seems like the right thing to do.
The nomination process ends on July 31, so there is time. But there’s really no time like the present. Electric Football deserves to take its place among the greatest toys of All Time. We think our upcoming Electric Football Wishbook will make that case with every turn of the page. Not that our previous books The Unforgettable Buzz and Full Color Electric Football didn’t do that already.
The button below will take you to the Official Nomination Form on the Toy Hall Of Fame web site. We hope you’ll take a few minutes and let them know you feel about America’s most iconic sports toy!!
Thanks for your time and support. Hopefully the 5th time is a charm!
Earl, Roddy, & MK