2:51 pm - 01/09/2013

Monopoly retiring a game piece, vote to keep your favorite

Monopoly is sending one of its tokens directly to jail forever without passing go, without collecting $200.
The iconic board game is asking its Facebook fans to vote for their favorite game piece, including the car, thimble, boot, Scottie dog, battleship, hat, iron and wheelbarrow.

The one that receives the fewest votes will be voted off the board next month.

As of Jan. 9, the dog and the car have garnered the most support. Fans of the wheelbarrow and hat may need to select a new game piece.

But out with the old and in with the new: Monopoly will replace the shunned piece with a cat, diamond ring, guitar, helicopter or toy robot.

This isn’t the first time Monopoly has introduced replacement tokens. According to Hasbro.com, the lantern, purse and rocking horse got the ax in the early 1950s, making way for the dog, wheelbarrow and the horse and rider (the horse eventually got booted from the box, too).

Hasbro's promotion hearkens back to M&M’s marketing stunt in 1995, when the the tan-hued chocolate candy was nixed and fans were asked to vote for a new color (the verdict was blue).

Hasbro will reveal the new token on Feb. 6.


brenden 9th-Jan-2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
get rid of the iron or wheelbarrow.

put in the cat or robot.

cuteej4 9th-Jan-2013 08:58 pm (UTC)
lol almost comment twins
mutterby 9th-Jan-2013 08:59 pm (UTC)
get rid of iron and wheelbarrow

put in cat and robot.
lespapillons 9th-Jan-2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
Even better!
whutness 9th-Jan-2013 09:27 pm (UTC)
gorlplz 9th-Jan-2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
you tried

i slay with the iron
fwee_prower 9th-Jan-2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
More like you stay pressed
16_bit_goddess 9th-Jan-2013 09:04 pm (UTC)
mfte. I'd take the cat & diamond ring, too.
ivysaur 9th-Jan-2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
kidrobot85 9th-Jan-2013 09:08 pm (UTC)
srparker328 9th-Jan-2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
the iron is here to stay
__nocturna 9th-Jan-2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
I agree with this completely
fallengirl81 10th-Jan-2013 07:54 am (UTC)

or, just make it a robot cat. best of both worlds
mjspice 10th-Jan-2013 01:57 pm (UTC)
storms 10th-Jan-2013 04:36 pm (UTC)
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