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    Star Wars action figures won a coveted spot in the Toy Hall of Fame, about 35 years after the release of "A New Hope," the first (or fourth) "Star Wars" movie in the series, a movie that would spawn legions of fans, and change sci-fi forever.
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    Dominoes finally won its long overdue spot in the Toy Hall of Fame. The popular game has provided joy to people for nearly a millennium, having first appeared in China around 12th century.
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    Although it made it to the finals, Twister couldn't stretch its luck far enough to make it into the Toy Hall of Fame this year.
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    Despite its being a fixture in toy boxes everywhere, Little Green Army Men were couldn't quite battle their way into the Toy Hall of Fame in 2012. Fight on little guys, maybe next year.
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    Apparently, Simon didn't say that the Toy Hall of Fame should vote for him this year. The computerized version of Simon says didn't make the Toy Hall of Fame cut.
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    The judges at the Toy Hall of Fame must have never mastered the Pogo Stick. The toy, which provided hours of bouncy fun to countless Americans, was passed over this year.
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    Will the Magic Eight Ball make it into the Toy Hall of Fame in 2012? Shake, shake, shake … my sources say no.
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    The flashy colors and vivid lights of Lite-Brite weren't strong enough to catch the attention of judges at the Toy Hall of Fame. The classic toy didn't make it in this year.
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    Did this classic game of whodunit make it into the Toy Hall of Fame? Here's a clue … no.
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    The tea set failed to make it into the Toy Hall of Fame this year. Maybe the judges prefer coffee?
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    With Sidewalk Chalk, all that's needed to have fun are a piece of pavement and a vivid imagination, but no stretch of the imagination was enough to get this toy in. It made it to the finals but not the Hall of Fame.
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    The Fisher Price Corn Popper is definitely a classic when it comes to 2- or 3-year-olds, but it's limited age appeal may have been what kept it out of the Toy Hall of Fame.
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