Pots, pans, dolls, games up for toy hall of fame

Staff Writer
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Pots and pans and paper airplanes are among the 12 finalists for induction this year into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

The humble contenders are up against American Girl dolls, the game Operation and several return nominees, including little green Army men and bubbles.

The hall of fame at The Strong museum in Rochester announced the finalists on Monday. Two winners will be inducted on Nov. 6.

Last year, the rubber duck and game of chess beat out 10 other finalists.

Anyone can nominate a toy for consideration. A national committee of historians, educators and others votes on the winners.

The other 2014 nominees are: Fisher-Price Little People, My Little Pony, Rubik's Cube, Slip 'N Slide, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys and the toy trucks sold at Hess gas stations.