‘Star Wars’ figures, dominoes newest additions to Toy Hall of Fame | Democrat and Chronicle | democratandchronicle.com
The Force was strong with these two.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame, “Star Wars” action figures were. But there was another — the centuries old game dominoes.
Both toys will join Barbie, Mr. Potato Head, marbles and the Teddy Bear in the National Toy Hall of Fame. They were introduced with an intergalactic cast at a mid-morning news conference Thursday at The Strong.
“Both are small, but very powerful vehicles of play,” said Christopher Bensch, vice president of collections at The Strong.
“Star Wars” action figures were introduced by Kenner in the 1970s. The success of those toys spurred the industry to create more toys linked to movies, television series and comic books. The toys also were finalists in 2011.
“Every kid knows these toys,” said Hall of Fame Curator Patricia Hogan. “They are a force to be reckoned with.”