Top, Lite-Brite, Masters Of The Universe In Toy Hall Of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – The spinning top, whose origins can be traced to ancient times, has a permanent new place in the National Toy Hall of Fame.

The top was inducted into the hall of fame on Thursday, along with Lite-Brite and Masters of the Universe action figures.

The trio of honorees was chosen from a field of 12 finalists that also included bingo, Breyer Horses, Catan, Nerf, pinata, Phase 10, Pound Puppies, Rack-O, and Spirograph.

The hall of fame in Rochester, New York, recognizes toys that have inspired creativity and endured over time.

Anyone can nominate a toy. A panel of experts votes on the winners.

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