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Toy Hall of Fame inducts chess, rubber duck; snubs Army men, 8-Ball

Toy Hall of Fame inducts chess, rubber duck; snubs Army men, 8-Ball

Rubber ducky, you're the one! Well, one of two: The rubber duck and the game of chess were inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, bringing the number of toys enshrined there to 53. The museum, in Rochester, N.Y., has been inducting toys since 1998, when it welcomed an inaugural class of 11 classics, made up of Barbie, Crayola crayons, the Erector Set, the Etch-A-Sketch, the Frisbee, LEGOs, marbles, Monopoly, Play-Doh, the teddy bear and Tinkertoys. Toys have been added each year since then, in groups ranging from two to six items. But any time there are winners, there must be losers -- though it would be hard for anyone who's had a childhood or a heart to call any of...

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