Twister Among Toy Finalists for Hall of Fame

Twister and Rubik’s Cube are among seven Hasbro toy and game lines that have been named finalists for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Based inRochester,N.Y., the Hall of Fame announced the 12 finalists Tuesday. The group also includes Hasbro’s Transformers, Star Wars action figures, Jenga, and the Simon electronic flash game. A Hasbro subsidiary, Wizards of the Coast, makes Dungeons & Dragons, a seventh finalist.

Also in the running are the dollhouse, the pogo stick, puppets, radio-controlled vehicles, and Mattel’s Hot Wheels.

Two will be selected for induction in November.

John Frascotti, chief marketing officer for Hasbro, said the company was “thrilled” to have so many finalists recognized as “childhood touchstones.” Hasbro is based inPawtucket,R.I.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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