Rochester, N.Y. - Two new additions are heading to the National Toy Hall of Fame.
Dominoes and Star Wars Action Figures were inducted Thursday morning at The Strong Museum.
Museum officials say the popularity of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, R2-D2 and all the other intergalactic figurines inspired other toy makers to tie their products to movies and television series and they note the toys' appeal extends to adults who continue to collect them.
Since the movie premiered in 1977, more than 300 million action figures have been sold.
The toy line is worth at least $20 Billion dollars.
"It meets the criteria that it is certainly iconic, they have longevity. We say toys have had to be played with multiple generations,” said Patricia Hogan, a curator at The Strong Museum.
Dominoes has been around since the 1300's, originating in China.
Although there's a variety of ways to play with Dominoes, the toppling of lined-up tiles put the "domino effect" into the American lexicon.
They were selected from a field of 12 toy finalists - including Clue, Lite-Brite, little green army men, Magic 8 Ball, pogo stick, sidewalk chalk, Simon, tea set, and Twister.
Longevity is a key criterion for getting into the Hall of Fame. Each toy must be widely recognized, foster learning, creativity or discovery through play, and endure in popularity over generations.