Puppets, Toys

Twister, The Puppet and Super Soaker Join the Toy Hall of Fame


The beauty of this year’s three inductees – a board game that forces people into intimate positions, a generic concept almost as old as the history of play itself, and a pump-powered squirt gun – is that they all have pretty obvious dirty connotations if you say them the right way. Like that you should always put a puppet over your Super Soaker before playing Twister.

Not that they’re the first such inductees. Already in the hall of fame: a stick, and balls.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist