Published: Nov 10, 2011 5:33 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Is Linus jumping for joy?
    
The blanket, an all-purpose plaything as well as a comfort for generations of thumb-suckers like Charlie Brown's best friend from the "Peanuts" comic-strip, has landed in upstate New York's National Toy Hall of Fame, along with Hot Wheels and the dollhouse.
    
The trio take their places at The Strong, a children's museum in Rochester, alongside 46 classics ranging from the bicycle, kite and teddy bear to Barbie, Jack-in-the-Box and Mr. Potato Head.
    
Curators said Thursday the blanket was a special addition in the spirit of two earlier inductees, the cardboard box and the stick. They praised its ability to serve either as recreational raw material or an accessory transformed in myriad ways by a child's imagination.

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