STAR WARS Inducted The National Toy Hall of Fame
Hasbro's Action Figures Honored...
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Hasbro sends along a press release announcing that its STAR WARS action figures were today inducted into The National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong. The toys are being recognized for the impact of their original debut which forever changed the toy landscape and continue to resonate with kids and fans to this day.
"We are honored that the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong has recognized Hasbro's STAR WARS action figures for having a profound impact on the toy industry," said John Frascotti, chief marketing officer, Hasbro, Inc. "STAR WARS action figures are as legendary as the battle between the light and dark sides of the Force they represent, and have given endless hours of enjoyment to generations of kids of all ages."
"STAR WARS action figures have allowed Hasbro and Lucasfilm to continue the stories and the battles well beyond the movie screen," said Derek Stothard, senior director, global toys and hardlines, Lucas Licensing. "Their induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong is both an honor and a true testament to the enduring heritage of the STAR WARS brand. Congratulations to Hasbro on this honor and for continuing to deliver remarkable STAR WARS toys to kids and fans."
Since the first STAR WARS action figures began arriving on the market in the 1970s, Hasbro has been developing new action figures and toys which deliver fresh ways for kids and fans to experience their favorite STAR WARS characters. STAR WARS action figures join Hasbro favorites CANDY LAND, G.I. JOE, MONOPOLY, MR. POTATO HEAD, PLAY-DOH, SCRABBLE, TONKA TRUCKS and the EASY-BAKE Oven in the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong.
Re: STAR WARS Inducted The National Toy Hall of Fame
What a load of absolute crap. It was KENNER that changed the toy industry, NOT Hasbro. In the 1990's, Hasbro bought Kenner and several other companies, and also closed Kenner's facilities in Ohio, causing many to lose their jobs and it devastated the local economy.
It is the people from KENNER that deserve this induction. PERIOD.