ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Fisher-Price Little People are facing off against little green army men for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame.

The classic figures are among 12 finalists for the class of 2014 to be announced Thursday.

Also in the running are: paper airplanes, American Girl dolls, the game Operation, pots and pans, bubbles, My Little Pony, Rubik's Cube, Slip 'N Slide, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the toy trucks sold each holiday shopping season at Hess gas stations.

Anyone can nominate a toy but a national committee of history, toy and education experts votes in the winners.

Inductees have to be widely recognized, proven to be more than a passing fad and foster learning, creativity or discovery through play.

(Story by: Carolyn Thompson, The Associated Press)