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(Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)   The National Toy Hall of Fame has announced the induction of dominoes and 'Star Wars' action figures. Impressive. Most impressive   (democratandchronicle.com) divider line 48
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2012-11-15 02:09:43 PM
Awesome. Star Wars dominated my birthday and Christmas wish lists for several years, and I didn't know one boy my age who didn't have at least some Star Wars toys.
 
2012-11-15 03:20:10 PM
Wow, best selections since the "Hoop and Stick" in 1842 and the induction of "A Rock" from 55,000 B.C.
 
MFK
2012-11-15 03:21:25 PM
what? Star Wars figures weren't already in the toy hall of fame??
 
2012-11-15 03:21:33 PM
No "Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots?"

Hmmpf.
 
2012-11-15 03:22:46 PM

Sybarite: Awesome. Star Wars dominated my birthday and Christmas wish lists for several years, and I didn't know one boy my age who didn't have at least some Star Wars toys.


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2012-11-15 03:25:11 PM
Dominoes won! Pip-Pip-Hooray!
 
2012-11-15 03:28:53 PM
In mint condition?
 
2012-11-15 03:29:11 PM
Bummed that Green Army Men didn't make the cut. :(
 
2012-11-15 03:31:07 PM
dominoes are not a toy, they're serious business
 
2012-11-15 03:32:54 PM

thisiszombocom: In mint condition?


Still in unopened packages, even!

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2012-11-15 03:33:17 PM

lordargent: dominoes are not a toy, they're serious business


Yup. A game, not a toy.
 
2012-11-15 03:35:10 PM
All this is going to do is make me kick myself for not keeping my Boba Fett with actual shooting missle. That being said, i do try to collect older toys and my son likes older toys to newer ones.Mainly loves the older Transformers because they don't fall apart when you try to transform them like the new POS ones do
 
2012-11-15 03:35:31 PM
OMG, I had a gig there recently--whoo, hoo! What's even more bizarrely coincidental is that my chain-reaction gadget I created is kinda-sorta related to dominoes. Good to see them incorporated into the Hall of Fame--they actually have a display with Lionel trains that tries to incorporate every Hall of Fame toy in the design from Tinkertoys to Play-Doh.

The Toy Hall of Fame is part of the National Toy Museum / Strong Museum in Rochester, New York and is well worth the visit. They have an awesome collection of vintage arcade video games in mint condition and I went bonkers playing old classics like Dig Dug and Food Fight. They have a huge assortment of other games from dollhouses of the 1800s to Star Wars action figures. The first floor of the museum has one of the largest children's museums in the country. They also have an awesome indoor butterfly garden on top of that. And if you're in Rochester, definitely be sure to check out the George Eastman House, especially if you're a fan of old movie equipment...
 
2012-11-15 03:43:42 PM
Rocket Firing Boba Fett?
 
2012-11-15 03:46:59 PM
"So now when I show off my action figures collection to my potential mates, I can say they are of 'Hall of Fame' status."

/Yessssssssssssssssssssss
 
2012-11-15 03:49:11 PM
No bubblewrap
 
2012-11-15 04:00:20 PM
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Snubbed again.
 
2012-11-15 04:05:09 PM

eagles95: All this is going to do is make me kick myself for not keeping my Boba Fett with actual shooting missile.


No need to kick yourself, you never actually owned one. No one did, unless you count the version that was released 30 years later.
 
2012-11-15 04:16:30 PM
Alas one day Transformers will get their due.
 
2012-11-15 04:17:38 PM
Stick?
 
2012-11-15 04:30:28 PM

Psycat: OMG, I had a gig there recently--whoo, hoo! What's even more bizarrely coincidental is that my chain-reaction gadget I created is kinda-sorta related to dominoes. Good to see them incorporated into the Hall of Fame--they actually have a display with Lionel trains that tries to incorporate every Hall of Fame toy in the design from Tinkertoys to Play-Doh.

The Toy Hall of Fame is part of the National Toy Museum / Strong Museum in Rochester, New York and is well worth the visit. They have an awesome collection of vintage arcade video games in mint condition and I went bonkers playing old classics like Dig Dug and Food Fight. They have a huge assortment of other games from dollhouses of the 1800s to Star Wars action figures. The first floor of the museum has one of the largest children's museums in the country. They also have an awesome indoor butterfly garden on top of that. And if you're in Rochester, definitely be sure to check out the George Eastman House, especially if you're a fan of old movie equipment...


You actually succeeded in making me a little homesick for my hometown......and you forgot to mention the Rochester Museum and Science Center: also a wonderful place to spend the day!
 
2012-11-15 04:31:55 PM
One of the saddest days of my childhood, they day I returned from school to find my dog had chewed the head of my Chewbacca.
 
2012-11-15 04:34:37 PM
Micronauts > Star Wars Toys
 
2012-11-15 04:43:48 PM

THX 1138: thisiszombocom: In mint condition?

Still in unopened packages, even!

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What is a diorama?
 
2012-11-15 04:44:58 PM

almostsane: You actually succeeded in making me a little homesick for my hometown......and you forgot to mention the Rochester Museum and Science Center: also a wonderful place to spend the day!


Unfortunately, I wasn't there long enough to visit the Science Center. Wasn't that the place that was down the street from the Eastman House?

BTW, I did walk along the Gennesee River (sp?) all the way up to the High Falls power plant; it was a really nice walk. It was cool, too, that Rochester had a tiny skyway system of their own, probably on par with the small ones in Rochester, Minnesota or Duluth...
 
2012-11-15 04:49:56 PM

eagles95: All this is going to do is make me kick myself for not keeping my Boba Fett with actual shooting missle.


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Spike: Examine my chip or else Mr. Fett here is the first to die.
Jonathan: Hey! All - All right. Let's not - Let's not not do anything crazy here.
Andrew Wells: That's a limited edition, 1979 mint condition Boba Fett.
Warren Meers: All right, dude, chill. You can still make it right. You know you don't wanna do this.
 
2012-11-15 04:51:24 PM
One weird thing about Rochester, though, was I thought there were an inordinate number of people in the downtown area talking to themselves, but I thought maybe that was my imagination. Found out later that the State of New York keeps a big mental hospital there :)
 
2012-11-15 04:56:38 PM
Dominoes would have been in my inaugural class. Along with blocks and marbles.
 
2012-11-15 05:05:32 PM

Langdon Alger: No bubblewrap


But it does have "cardboard box"
 
2012-11-15 05:14:25 PM
Speaking of games, I just signed on with a games company as a consultant to develop a new toy product based on one of my techniques--and they want to put Yours Truly's face on the box as part of the licensing agreement. I'd love to disclose the game, which should be out by July, but I'm not sure Fark is the best place...
 
2012-11-15 05:20:16 PM

eagles95: All this is going to do is make me kick myself for not keeping my Boba Fett with actual shooting missle.


I feel your pain...

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Even though I could never convince my Mom I needed more than 2 stormtroopers, it was a happy childhood,
 
2012-11-15 05:29:12 PM
No Legos?? This is the Rock and roll hall of fame of toys. >:(
 
2012-11-15 05:35:51 PM

GoSlash27: No Legos?? This is the Rock and roll hall of fame of toys. >:(


IIRC, there were Legos in the National Toy Museum. I think they even had a Lego structure in the Lionel train display cabinet where every Hall of Fame toy was included in the design...
 
2012-11-15 05:42:11 PM

Heineken Skywalker: One of the saddest days of my childhood, they day I returned from school to find my dog had chewed the head of my Chewbacca.


My dog chewed on my Wicket the Ewok doll (I was a kid and liked the Ewoks) and that made me sad.
 
2012-11-15 06:00:02 PM
What ! No Bag-O-Glass????????????????
 
2012-11-15 06:19:24 PM
Well, anyhoo, gotta go down to the coffee shop and meet up with a date. Don't be surprised, fellow Farkers, if a new toy comes out in July with my crazy mug on it...
 
2012-11-15 06:23:58 PM

Heineken Skywalker: One of the saddest days of my childhood, they day I returned from school to find my dog had chewed the head of my Chewbacca.


He bent your Wookie?
 
2012-11-15 06:44:46 PM

RedVentrue: lordargent: dominoes are not a toy, they're serious business

Yup. A game, not a toy.


I suppose it depends on if you are lining them up to score points or lining them up to knock them down.
 
2012-11-15 07:31:41 PM
I never understood dominoes. You just set them up and then tip one over and watch them all fall in succession. Is the goal to make the most intricate path or something?
 
2012-11-15 07:33:48 PM

Hiro-ACiD: eagles95: All this is going to do is make me kick myself for not keeping my Boba Fett with actual shooting missle.

I feel your pain...

 
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Even though I could never convince my Mom I needed more than 2 stormtroopers, it was a happy childhood,


Dunno if it matters to you any more, but there are scans of that Palitoy Death Star on the web someplace. Take them to a Kinko's and they can print them out for ya.



And RAH Joes > Star Wars figs.
 
2012-11-15 07:49:07 PM

Psycat: One weird thing about Rochester, though, was I thought there were an inordinate number of people in the downtown area talking to themselves, but I thought maybe that was my imagination. Found out later that the State of New York keeps a big mental hospital there :)


???? everywhere one goes is many people talking to themselves. blue toot, i think the kids are calling it.
 
2012-11-15 07:55:52 PM

Psycat: One weird thing about Rochester, though, was I thought there were an inordinate number of people in the downtown area talking to themselves, but I thought maybe that was my imagination. Found out later that the State of New York keeps a big mental hospital there :)


It's also a side effect of too many Nick Tahou Garbage plates.
 
2012-11-15 09:37:21 PM

Butthurted: Psycat: One weird thing about Rochester, though, was I thought there were an inordinate number of people in the downtown area talking to themselves, but I thought maybe that was my imagination. Found out later that the State of New York keeps a big mental hospital there :)

It's also a side effect of too many Nick Tahou Garbage plates.


Oh my word, Nick Tahou Garbage Plates! I was at a motorcycle race in Pittsburgh, PA and that was one of the first things one of the Australian racers brought up when he found out I'd grown up in Rochester! His companions had insisted he needed to experience the Garbage Plate: he was astounded that they not only expected him to eat it but to pay for the privilege........ this is from someone weaned on Vegemite.
 
2012-11-15 11:41:04 PM
Noticeably F.A.T. I suppose it depends on if you are lining them up to score points or lining them up to knock them down.

You're slamming them on the table so hard that the spall injures the other players.
 
2012-11-16 08:07:00 AM
Turned out to just be a fad, but what a fad it was:

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2012-11-16 09:18:41 AM
SSTs were cool!
 
2012-11-16 08:40:12 PM
The Toy Hall of Fame a few years ago allowed Raggedy Ann to be admitted.
This is many years after she at one time was considered a possible Disney character...
She was at the Disney studio then thrown off the property.
Walt had her removed on a morals clause in her contract.

Because of so much screaming near Pinocchio's dressing room,
They entered his dressing room and found Raggedy Ann sitting on Pinocchio's face
screaming, "LIE to ME!, Lie to Me!"
 
2012-11-16 11:16:08 PM
Except that action figures aren't toys, to avoid tariffs.

Enjoying the rewards of not being a toy and then being proclaimed a Hall of Fame toy does seem a bit odd.
 
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