'Star Wars' action figures and dominoes inducted into Toy Hall of Fame
Star Wars' action figures and centuries-old dominoes have pipped little green army men to enter the National Toy Hall of Fame.
A national selection committee chose them from among 12 finalists, picking the most ancient and most modern toys from the list, CBS News reported.
The action figures went on sale in 1978, following the 1977 release of the first movie of the blockbuster trilogy.
Museum officials said that the action figures' phenomenal popularity inspired other toy makers to tie their products to movies and TV series, and noted that the toys appeal extended to adults who continue to collect them, the report said.
Other toys beaten by the action figures included 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, it added.