Twister is one of 12 finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame.
updated 9/13/2011 2:33:58 PM ET 2011-09-13T18:33:58

Twister and the Rubik's Cube are among six Hasbro toy and game lines that have been named finalists for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame on Tuesday announced the 12 finalists, which also include the Pawtucket, R.I.-based company's Transformers, Star Wars action figures, Jenga and the Simon electronic flash game. Also in the running are the dollhouse, Mattel's Hot Wheels, Dungeons & Dragons, the pogo stick, puppets and radio-controlled vehicles.

Two will be selected for induction in November.

Forty-six toys have earned a place in the Rochester, N.Y.-based Hall of Fame. Among them are Crayola crayons, Silly Putty and Hasbro's Mr. Potato Head and the Easy-Bake Oven. Toys are chosen for induction based on several criteria, including "icon status," longevity and innovation.

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