Star Wars Action Figures and Dominoes Inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame® at The Strong®
November 15, 2012 - ROCHESTER, New York - This year's toy inductees come from a galaxy far, far away - and from a time long, long ago! Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, R2-D2, and all of the intergalactic Star Wars action figures join the centuries-old game of dominoes as honored toys in the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong. The honorees were selected from a field of 12 toy finalists, which included Clue, Fisher-Price Corn Popper push toy, Lite-Brite, little green army men, Magic 8 Ball, pogo stick, sidewalk chalk, Simon, tea set, and Twister.
About Star Wars action figures: When 20th Century Fox released the first Star Wars movie in May 1977, no one imagined it would change the toy industry and popular entertainment so dramatically. The film spawned five more episodes of a sprawling space opera that also generated sales of millions of action figures of the saga's characters. The 3.75-inch figures - including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2,