May the toys be with you

  • Updated: November 15, 2012 - 6:34 PM
'30 Rock' heroine getting hitched

NEW YORK - NBC says Liz Lemon, the harried heroine of "30 Rock," will soon be getting married. The network said the perennial bridesmaid played by Tina Fey will wed on the "30 Rock" episode that airs Nov. 29.

Who's the lucky groom? He's Criss Chros, played by guest star James Marsden. Criss, who arrived on the scene last season, is a would-be entrepreneur with a bright smile and a dim wit.

"30 Rock" will conclude its seven-season run early next year.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia outmuscled little green army men for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. "Star Wars" action figures join centuries-old dominoes in the class of 2012, which was announced by the Rochester hall on Thursday. A national selection committee chose them from among 12 finalists, plucking the most ancient and most modern toys from the list.

"Star Wars" action figures went on the market in 1978, following the 1977 release of the 20th Century Fox movie. The 3¾-inch figures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and company were sold until 1985 and again from the mid-1990s to today. Museum officials said their phenomenal popularity inspired other toymakers to tie their products to movies and television series, and they noted that the toys' appeal extends to adults who continue to collect them.

More than 20 lines of "Star Wars" figures have been launched, propelling the film series' merchandise sales to $20 billion over the past 35 years.

Dominoes originated in China in the 1300s and appeared later in Europe in a slightly different form.

The toys beat out plastic green army men, the board game Clue, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Lite-Brite, the Magic 8 Ball, the pogo stick, sidewalk chalk, the electronic game Simon, the tea set and Twister.

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