INDIANAPOLIS -- The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has named G.I. Joe the top favorite toy of the 20th Century.
More than 24,000 votes were tallied after the public was asked to rate the "100 Toys (& their Stories) that Define Our Childhood."
Officials said the goal was to determine favorites from a list of 100 iconic childhood toys chosen by curators of The Children's Museum's collection. After the initial five weeks of public voting, the list of 100 Toys was narrowed down to the top 20 from which the public was again asked to rank favorites.
Transformers came in second, followed by LEGOs, officials said.
Here's the full top 20 favorite list:
1. G.I. Joe
7. Cabbage Patch Kids®
11. Raggedy Ann®
12. Spirograph (TM)
13. Etch A Sketch®
14. Little Golden Books®
15. Hot Wheels®
16. Lincoln Logs®
17. Candy Land®
18. Roller Skates
19. Silly® Putty
20. Mr. Potato Head®
Museum President and CEO Jeffrey H. Patchen said toys aren't only for fun, but they are a part of a child's learning process.
"The stories people have shared about intergenerational learning, family traditions and memories has been heartwarming and life changing in some cases. Toys are a powerful tool for exploration and imagination as we learn and grow," Patchen said.
Beginning on Sept. 11, the final 20 toys will be on display at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis for the public to view through the end of the year.
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