The National Toy Hall of Fame is welcoming new additions such as baseball cards, Nerf toys, Cabbage Patch Kids, and the Fisher-Price Corn Popper. However, one iconic toy that was not chosen is Barbie’s inconsistent partner, Ken.
He was nicknamed “Kenough” in this year’s competition.
The movie, which featured Ryan Gosling, gained renewed attention worldwide, but was still not included.
Barbie doll was honored with induction into the Hall of Fame in 1998. In a way, the exclusion of Ken aligns with his portrayal in the film, where he sings, “No matter what I do, I’m always second best.”
The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York currently features the latest recipients of the National Toy Hall of Fame, alongside numerous other items. Christopher Bensch, the museum’s VP and chief curator, expressed that the four inductees showcase a diverse range of play for individuals of any age.
Khristopher J. Brooks
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