SMARTPHONE DOES NOT MAKE CUT FOR TOY HALL OF FAME

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The smartphone has failed to make it into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Matchbox cars, the coloring book and the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering made the cut. They were installed yesterday into the hall of fame at The Strong Museum in Rochester, New York.

The smartphone earned a place among the 12 finalists because of its status as a platform for countless mobile games and playful interactions,

Anyone can nominate a toy, but to make it into the hall a toy has to be innovative, widely recognized, and foster creativity or discovery through play.

A national selection committee picks the winners.