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Chess, rubber duck squeak into National Toy Hall of Fame

By Stephanie Gallman, CNN
updated 12:35 PM EST, Thu November 7, 2013
The National Toy Hall of Fame recognizes toys "that have inspired creative play and enjoyed popularity over a sustained period." The institution announced 12 finalists for induction into the hall last month, and today, it announced two winners. Click through the gallery to see the finalists -- and which toys won induction in 2013. The National Toy Hall of Fame recognizes toys "that have inspired creative play and enjoyed popularity over a sustained period." The institution announced 12 finalists for induction into the hall last month, and today, it announced two winners. Click through the gallery to see the finalists -- and which toys won induction in 2013.
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2013 National Toy Hall of Fame finalists
The rubber duck
Chess
Bubbles
2013 National Toy Hall of Fame finalists
Clue
Fisher-Price Little People
Little green army men
Magic 8 Ball
My Little Pony
NERF toys
Pac-Man
The scooter
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The National Toy Hall of Fame inducted two toys from 12 finalists
  • This year's inductees: the rubber duck and chess
  • Finalists included Pac-Man, NERF toys and My Little Pony

(CNN) -- Rubber ducky, you ARE the one -- the chosen one, that is, for this year's induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

The rubber duck shares the honor with the game of chess as a fellow 2013 inductee, announced today on the hall's website.

Inductees are selected on the basis of several factors including icon-status, longevity and innovation.

Rubber duck and chess squeaked and check mated past 10 other finalists, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pac-Man and My Little Pony to win this year's honor.

Toys previously inducted into the Hall of Fame include Monopoly (1998), roller Skates (1999), jack-in-the-box (2005) and last year's inductees: Star Wars action figures and dominoes.

The National Toy Hall of Fame is in Rochester, New York.

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