American Girl Dolls, Risk, Sand Make It to Toy Hall of Fame

American Girl Dolls and the strategy board game Risk were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in recognition of their influence on the toy industry.

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This photo, provided by The Strong National Museum of Play, shows the three toys being inducted this year into the National Toy Hall of Fame. They are, from left: sand, The American Girl Doll, and the game of Risk, that are being enshrined during a ceremony at the hall, located inside The Strong National Museum of Play, in Rochester, NY. (Strong National Museum of Play/Victoria Gray via AP)
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — American Girl Dolls and the strategy board game Risk were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday in recognition of their influence on the toy industry. Sand, which the group called perhaps the most universal and oldest toy in the world, was also inducted. All three were honored during a ceremony at the hall after winning over a panel of experts who voted for them from a group…

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