That story hits close to home :-P I live in Rochester, where the National Toy Hall of Fame is. I'm wondering how many people walk through now going "What the...a STICK?!"
And yes, the voting on toys for the Strong Museum is a big deal here, even if one of the nominees is a stick. All joking aside, that museum is a beautiful place, and if you live around western New York, or just visiting, consider stopping by.
Sidenote: They brought in Bob McLeod and Scott Rosema for a weekend to talk about comic books. Scott was nice enough to give me very harsh, but very constructive criticism on my portfolio. The museum also displayed a lot of old comic book merch, like toys and lunchboxes. :)