Rubik’s Cube Among the New Inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame

CHICAGO (KRON) — The National Toy Hall of Fame has three new members.

After thousands of votes from around the country, bubbles, Little Green Army Men, and Rubik’s Cube are now included with more than 50 other classic toys to achieve the honor.

American Girl dolls, Fisher-Price Little People, Hess toy trucks, My Little Pony, the game Operation, paper airplanes, Slip’N Slide, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and pots and pans were the other finalists.

The museum says retailers sell about 200 million bottles of bubbles each year. Little Green Army Men have been on toy store shelves since before World War Two while Rubik’s Cube was invented in the early 70’s by Hungarian lecturer and architect Erno Rubik.

Right now the world record for “cubing” is 5.55 seconds.

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