"Sand" among finalists for National Toy Hall of Fame

The National Toy Hall of Fame has named twelve finalists, and one is the prehistoric substance sand, which the National Toy Hall of Fame says "may be the most universal and oldest toy in the world."

The other finalists are American Girl Dolls, Battleship, billiards, Cabbage Patch Kids, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Mahjong, Masters of the Universe Toys, the piñata, Risk, The Settlers of Catan, and the toy fire engine.

Three winners will be chosen in November. The Player's Choice Ballot is open for all; voters are asked to consider the criteria of icon-status, longevity, discovery, and innovation.