[Posted at 2:20 p.m. ET] The iron's out and the cat's in Hasbro's latest update to its iconic Monopoly board game, the company announced Wednesday.
The company invited Monopoly fans to vote on which of its icons would be dropped in favor of a new one "that's more representative of today's Monopoly players," Eric Nyman, senior vice president for Hasbro Gaming, said at the start of the campaign last month.
The boot, iron and wheelbarrow drew the least support from fans, while the Scottie dog received the most support.
[Posted at 4:37 a.m. ET] Will the boot get the boot? What about the iron or the wheelbarrow?
This was the online drama that played out as the Monopoly "Save Your Token" campaign passed its midnight deadline with all three classic tokens in danger of banishment from the game board - no longer able to pass GO or collect $200.
"I think this is wrong," said John Ebejer, one of many fans with passionate posts on Monopoly's Facebook page. "Someone is gonna lose their favorite token."
Hasbro, maker of the board game available in 111 countries and 43 languages, is replacing one of the tokens with one "that's more representative of today's Monopoly players," Eric Nyman, senior vice president for Hasbro Gaming, said at the start of the campaign last month.
The new token - either a diamond ring, guitar, toy robot, cat or helicopter - will be unveiled Wednesday morning by the toymaker on the "Today Show" and is expected to make its debut in mid- to late 2013. Game fans also voted for their favorite replacement token.
I agree Rascal. Must be sales are down lol and of course they are but i seriously doubt this will increase em!
Is this a problem that really needs to be solved?
NOOOOooooooooo, Not the boot.
The new piece will probably be Donald Trump, hairdo and all, with a pull string. When you pull the string, he'll either say, "You're Fired" or "I want to see your birth certificate"
When you play Monopoly with Chuck Norris, you do not pass go, and you do not collect two hundred dollars. You will be lucky if you make it out alive.
Q : What do you get if you play McDonald's
Monopoly 30 Days Straight?
A : A Heart Attack!
What, do I smell or something?
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