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Game Boy, Ball Gets Into Toy Hall of Fame

The Game Boy was a revelation for gaming. It was the device that allowed gamers to take a screen, d-pad and buttons along with them wherever they went for portable gaming.

Playing Super Mario Land or Tetris on that monochromatic, puke-green screen provided many of us with soul-saving entertainment on otherwise boring outings.

Likely for that very reason, the Game Boy is now in the Strong National Museum of Play’s Toy Hall of Fame.

Also joining the Game Boy in the honors is the Big Wheel tricycle--wait for it--the amazing BALL! Yes, after centuries as a plaything, the ball finally has its recognition for being a wonderful toy.

Share with us in the comments your fond memories with your Game Boy, Big Wheel, or even your ball.