The National Toy Hall of Fame Added Two Toys
The National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York announced its new inductees for 2012. And only two toys made the cut. They are Dominoes, and "Star Wars" action figures. Dominoes have been around since 1300s China, and "Star Wars" action figures debuted in the late 1970s.
There were 10 other toys up for consideration this year that didn't make the cut. They include board games like Clue and Twister, Simon, the Magic 8-Ball, the Fisher-Price corn popper, the Lite-Brite, little green army men, the pogo stick, sidewalk chalk, and the tea set.
Toys are voted into the Hall of Fame based on four criteria: Popularity, how much they encourage creativity, how much they encourage learning, and their appeal to multiple generations.
Last year there were three inductees: Hot Wheels, the dollhouse, and the blanket.
(Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
You can see all of the toys in the Hall of Fame here.