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Star Wars action figures and Dominoes inducted into National Toy Hall of Fame

Posted at: 11/15/2012 9:07 AM
Updated at: 11/15/2012 11:22 AM

The Star Wars action figures and Dominoes are the newest toys to be inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.
    
The two toys were inducted into the Rochester hall from among 12 nominees.

 "Star Wars" action figures went on the market in 1978, following the 1977 release of the 20th Century Fox movie. The 3 3/4-inch figures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and company were sold until 1985 and again from the mid-1990's to today.
    
Dominoes originated in China in the 1300s.
    
Star Wars and Dominoes joined the 49 toys already in the hall of fame. They range from classics, like Play-Doh and Slinky, to the less obvious, like the stick and cardboard box.
    
The toys beat out Clue, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Lite-Brite, the pogo stick, sidewalk chalk, the Magie 8 ball, Simon, the tea set and Twister.
    
Officials at the Toy Hall of Fame say a national selection committee chooses the winners.