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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony vie for toy hall of fame

By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN
October 2, 2013 -- Updated 2313 GMT (0713 HKT)
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
  • Bubbles, chess, little green army men also among finalists for toy hall of fame
  • National Toy Hall of Fame recognizes toys that engage and delight

(CNN) -- Which toys will make it into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year? Maybe the Magic 8 Ball, one of 12 finalists announced this week, has the answer.

Each year, the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York, recognizes toys that have "engaged and delighted multiple generations, inspiring them to learn, create, and discover through play."

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The beloved fortune-telling toy is up against stiff competition: bubbles, chess, Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, little green army men, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, Pac-Man, the rubber duck, the scooter and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Two winners will be announced November 7 to join the rarefied company of 51 toys honored in previous years, including Barbie, Mr. Potato Head, Nintendo Game Boy, the bicycle, Silly Putty, the skateboard, Slinky and the baby doll.

Who would you vote for? Tell us in the comments or on Facebook.

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