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‘Star Wars’ figures, dominoes in Toy Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia outmuscled little green army men for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. ‘‘Star Wars’’ action figures join centuries-old dominoes in the class of 2012, which was announced Thursday.

A national selection committee chose them from among 12 finalists.

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‘‘Star Wars’’ action figures went on the market in 1978, following the 1977 release of the 20th Century Fox movie. The nearly 4-inch figures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and company were sold until 1985 and again from the mid-1990s to today.

Museum officials say their popularity inspired other toy makers to tie products to movies and television series.

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The toys beat out plastic green army men, the board game Clue, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Lite-Brite, the Magic 8 Ball, the pogo stick, sidewalk chalk, the electronic game Simon, the tea set, and Twister.

Associated Press

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