@The NYC Toy fair 2008 the National Toy Hall of Fame brought out part of their massive collection of old (and what I think are timeless) toys.
They also had a full time Etch-a-sketch artist, Tim George – cranking, er, twisting out tons of of art on site.
To date, the following 38 toys have made it into the National Toy Hall of Fame: Alphabet Blocks, Atari2600 Game System, Barbie, Bicycle, Candy Land, Cardboard Box, Checkers, Crayola Crayons, Duncan Yo-Yo, Easy-Bake Oven, Erector Set, Etch A Sketch, Frisbee, G.I. Joe, Hula Hoop, Jack-in-the-Box, Jacks, Jigsaw Puzzle, Jump Rope, Kite, LEGO, Lionel Trains, Lincoln Logs, Marbles, Monopoly, Mr. Potato Head, Play-Doh, Radio Flyer Wagon, Raggedy Ann and Andy, Rocking Horse, Roller Skates, SCRABBLE, Silly Putty, Slinky, Teddy Bear, Tinkertoy, Tonka Trucks, and View-Master.
Here’s an online version of the museum too – Link.