Dominoes, Star Wars enter National Toy Hall of Fame

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: December 26, 2012 6:00 am ET

Dominoes, which originated in China in the 1300s, made it into the National Toy Hall of Fame for 2012. (Photo courtesy of The Strong, Rochester, N.Y.)

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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.


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