Dominoes, Star Wars enter National Toy Hall of Fame

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: December 26, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Consumer Products

Star Wars action figures stem from the 1977 hit movie Star Wars, which spawned the sale of millions of action figures, including Luke Skywalker, Prin­cess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The popularity of the figures encouraged other toy makers to associate toys to movies and television series.

Hasbro Inc. of Pawtucket, R.I., owns the rights to Star Wars action figures.

Hasbro, established in 1923, also achieved fame through its Mr. Potato Head products, Transformers toys, Kenner building toys and G.I. Joe, another hall of fame inductee.

Dominoes, like playing cards and dice, is an old game, originating in China in the 1300s. Legend has it that Italian missionaries brought the game back to Europe, where it became popular. The game’s modern name refers to the French word domino, a priest’s winter hood that was white on the inside and black on the outside.

Although made of wood for much of their history, dominoes typically have been injection molded of plastic in recent years.

The Strong claims to house the world’s most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play. The collection is designed to foster research, exhibitions and   other interpretive and interactive activities for this capricious, yet basic, human endeavor.


Comments

Dominoes, Star Wars enter National Toy Hall of Fame

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: December 26, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Unilever puts Dove brand on a MuCell diet

April 23, 2014 1:57 pm ET

New technology employed by Unilever NV in the manufacture of bottles for its Dove Body Wash range of products could end up saving the brand owner up...    More

Image

Coffee roaster looks to improve footprint of single cup systems

April 22, 2014 1:30 pm ET

One of the largest coffee and tea manufacturers in North America has introduced a single-serve beverage capsule intended to curb the waste created by ...    More

Image

Inventor taps into TV exposure, crowd funding for water bottle project

April 21, 2014 3:26 pm ET

An Australian inventor has developed a reusable plastic water bottle with a filter in a bid to get more people to drink tap water instead of buying...    More

Image

Envision begins production of compostable, bio-based tablecloths

April 17, 2014 12:17 pm ET

A line of eco-friendly party supplies and tableware now will include compostable tablecloths made by a Wichita, Kan.-based nonprofit that provides...    More

Image

Adding flavor to capture sales

April 16, 2014 4:03 pm ET

Water bottles increasingly are designed and molded with filters and infusers to hold fruit, vegetables or herbs to give water a different taste.    More

Market Reports

Market Data Book - Rankings & Lists

A one-stop download of Plastic News' exclusive annual lists and processor rankings containing essential data including sales, employees, end markets, materials and more.
EXCLUSIVE EXCEL FEATURE: full mailing address details for available plant locations.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

Learn more

Mold Making and Tooling Review and Outlook 2014 North America

This report provides in-depth analysis of the mold and toolmaking market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats, the latest developments in production and labor and equipment trends impacting moldmakers.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events