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Star Wars action figures, dominoes enter Toy Hall of Fame

Published on Nov 16, 2012 6:22 AM
 
The intergalactic action figure and other characters from the Star Wars movies, as well as the game of dominoes were chosen on Thursday to be included in the Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong, a children's and cultural history museum in western New York. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ROCHESTER, NY (REUTERS) - Darth Vader has taken up residence at the National Toy Hall of Fame.

The intergalactic action figure and other characters from the Star Wars movies, as well as the game of dominoes were chosen on Thursday to be included in the Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong, a children's and cultural history museum in western New York.

The winners muscled out 10 other nominees including the board game Clue and little green army men to take their place alongside Barbie, Mr Potato Head and the teddy bear in the Toy Hall of Fame.

"Darth Vader is in the house," Ms Patricia Hogan, the museum's curator of toys and dolls, said in an interview. "The characters from Star Wars tie into a story that is as ancient as Greek or Roman mythology. They are a force to be reckoned with."

 
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