Toy Hall of Fame 2013 Winners: Rubber Ducky, Chess

The rubber duck and the game of chess joined the ranks of classics like alphabet blocks and Monopoly on Nov. 7.

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Toy ducks have been making their way into bathtubs since the 1800s. The yellow, rubber version first appeared in the 1940s. In 2013, the duck floated it's way into the National Toy Hall of Fame.
Twelve toys made the cut as finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame. The bath toy and the game of chess will join the ranks of classics like alphabet blocks and Monopoly on Nov. 7. Click through to see more.
The Strong Museum in Rochester, N.Y., announced on Thursday that the ancient game of chess made it into the 2013 Toy Hall of Fame.
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Bubble solution was up for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year. A Chicago company called Chemtoy began selling bubble solution in the 1940s and bubbles have been popular with children ever since.
The murder-mystery game, Clue, was first introduced to the public in 1947. This year the case of Mr. Boddy had a chance to make it into the Strong Museum's National Toy Hall of Fame.
These brightly-painted wood figures, "Little People," were introduced by Fischer-Price in 1959. They came in a variety of sets that set characters in places as diverse are a barn or a school bus.
Little Army Green Men, also known as Toy Soldiers, were one of the classic children's toys that were considered for the Strong this year. They feature all-green, detailed figures decked out in military gear.
The Magic 8 Ball has been America's go-to fortune teller for more than 60 years.
Nerf was originally developed as an "indoor ball" but the company quickly evolved to include outdoor fun like the popular Nerf Gun line.
My Little Pony toys feature mini horse figurines in a rainbow of colors. A new take on the classic doll, the ponies have inspired fantasy, storytelling, hair grooming, and collecting since they were first introduced in the 1980s.
Pac-Man, or Puck Man as it is known in Japan, features a yellow character chasing around multi-colored ghosts. It is one of the best-known arcade games of all time.
The scooter has long been a childhood favorite but the aluminum version, first introduced in the 1990s, made the toy a superstar.
The "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" spawned "turtlemania" in the 1980s.
In 2012, Star Wars toys were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Dominoes were also inducted that year.
The rubber duck and the game of chess will join Hot Wheels, which in 2011, was inducted along with the blanket and dollhouse.
It's hard to imagine a more classic toy than playing cards. In 2010, this classic went into the Hall of Fame. That year, the Game of Life also entered the Strong.
The Nintendo Game Boy, along with the Big Wheel and the Ball, entered the Hall of Fame in 2010.
The stick was unexpectedly one of the toys inducted into the Strong in 2009. The museum hailed it as "the world's oldest toy." That year, the skateboard and baby doll also were admitted.
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