Toy Hall Of Fame Points To New Addition: The Stick

Every child

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(AP) The lowly stick could be a magic wand, a knight's sword or a fishing rod.

Now the universal plaything has landed in the National Toy Hall of Fame, along with Baby Doll and the skateboard.

The three were chosen Thursday to join the lineup at the Strong National Museum in Rochester, N.Y. Previous inductees include the bicycle, Mr. Potato Head, Crayola crayons and the cardboard box.

Curators say the stick is a special addition. They praised its all-purpose, all-natural, no-cost qualities. They also noted its ability to serve either as raw material or an appendage transformed by a child's imagination.

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