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    Toy Hall of Fame points to new addition: the stick

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A magic wand, a fishing rod or a royal scepter?

    The lowly stick, a universal plaything powered by a child's imagination, landed in the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday along with the Baby Doll and the skateboard.

    The three were chosen to join the Strong National Museum of Play's lineup of 38 classics ranging from the bicycle, the kite and Mr. Potato Head to Crayola crayons, marbles and the Atari 2600 video game system.

    Curators said the stick was a special addition in the spirit of a 2005 inductee, the cardboard box. They praised its all-purpose, no-cost, recreational qualities, noting its ability to serve either as raw material or an appendage transformed in myriad ways by a child's creativity.

    "It's very open-ended, all-natural, the perfect price — there aren't any rules or instructions for its use," said Christopher Bensch, the museum's curator of collections. "It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight's sword, a boat on a stream or a slingshot with a rubber band. ... No snowman is complete without a couple of stick arms, and every campfire needs a stick for toasting marshmallows.........;_ylt=AlYBleosmr_4LFaCjNENgIUs QE4F

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    Re: Toy Hall of Fame points to new addition: the stick

    Remember when Johnny Carson used to do the "Dickey The Stick" toy on the "Tonight Show."
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    Re: Toy Hall of Fame points to new addition: the stick

    I wonder if one of these is in there....

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