'Star Wars' figures, dominoes in Toy Hall of Fame
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia have outmuscled little green army men for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. "Star Wars" action figures join centuries-old dominoes in the class of 2012.
The hall in Rochester announced the inductees on Thursday. A committee chose them from among 12 finalists.
"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-1990s to today.
Dominoes originated in China in the 1300s.
The toys beat out Clue, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Lite-Brite, the Magic 8 Ball, the pogo stick, sidewalk chalk, Simon, the tea set and Twister.
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