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PostSubject: Habro unveils a new token to replace a classic.   Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:48 am



"Hasbro this morning announced the winner and loser of its online contest to replace an existing Monopoly piece with a new token. The company left things up to fans via a Facebook vote, so it should come as no surprise that the feline-loving Internet opted for the piece that it did. (To say nothing of the fact that cats are evil, cold-blooded killers bent on world domination.) The loser—along with America in general—was the lowly iron. The Associated Press with the details of the final vote:

The results were announced after the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron were neck and neck for elimination in the final hours of voting that sparked passionate efforts by fans to save their favorite tokens, and by businesses eager to capitalize on publicity surrounding pieces that represent their products.

The vote on Facebook closed just before midnight on Tuesday, marking the first time that fans have had a say on which of the eight tokens to add and which one to toss. The pieces identify the players and have changed quite a lot since Parker Brothers bought the game from its original designer in 1935.

The cat has no name, but it's unlikely to be mistaken for a stray given the sizable bling on its collar. The new token is likely to quickly assume the role of the Scottie Dog's rival. The pooch earned 29 percent of the vote, meaning its fate, along with the other accoutrements of the 1 percent, was never really in question. The cat, meanwhile, earned 31 percent of votes for the new tokens. It beat out a robot, a diamond ring, a helicopter, and a guitar. The other survivors were the race car, shoe, thimble, top hat, wheelbarrow, and battleship.

For those who missed them the first time: Check out Lowen Liu's explanation of why the new token will ruin the game, and quite possibly the country."

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/01/11/monopoly_token_vote_will_it_replace_the_wheelbarrow_or_iron_with_a_robot.html
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PostSubject: Re: Habro unveils a new token to replace a classic.   Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:53 pm

Monopoly's Scottie dog has new nemesis as fans vote to add cat and eliminate iron token

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/monopolys-scottie-dog-has-new-nemesis-as-fans-vote-to-add-cat-and-eliminate-iron-token-8483423.html

Monopoly's Scottie dog has a new nemesis after fans voted to add a cat to the game and eliminate the iron token.

Maker Hasbro said the cat received 31% of a Facebook vote, trumping the robot, guitar, helicopter and diamond ring.

The iron took just 8% of the vote after it was neck and neck for elimination with the wheelbarrow and boot, meaning production of the token will cease.

The latest changes mark the first time that fans have had a say on which token to add and which to replace.

Hasbro said people from more than 120 countries voted in the contest, which was sparked by chatter on Facebook where the game has more than 10 million fans.

The US firm will begin to replace the iron with the cat token on production lines immediately, with the updated game expected in stores later this year.

Hasbro senior vice president Eric Nyman said: "We know that cat lovers around the world will be happy to welcome the new cat token into the Monopoly game.

"While we're a bit sad to see the iron go, the cat token is a fantastic choice by the fans and we have no doubt it will become just as iconic as the original tokens."

The other tokens remain the race car, Scottie dog, thimble, top hat and battleship.
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