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RIP: Monopoly Iron’s Gets the Boot, New Cat Token Unveiled

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Slade Sohmer

By Slade Sohmer
February 6, 2013 at 8:15 am



Corporate crowdsourcing killed the Monopoly Iron.

The fan voting on Hasbro’s “Save Your Token” Facebook page was close, turning into a three-way loser-leaves-town matchup between the Boot, the Wheelbarrow and the Iron. Ultimately, the Iron got the boot.

Hasbro, in an effort to update the famous board game, killed off the token to make room for one “that’s more representative of today’s Monopoly players.” Well, nothing could more representative of the Internet Era than a cat. Hasbro unveiled this life-sized cat token on the Today Show on Wednesday.

monopoly cat iron
Today Show/Instagram

The real token:

APTOPIX Monopoly New Token
AP Photo/Steven Senne

Speaking of crowdsourcing, did they ever name that damn li’l horse?

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Want an iron? eBay’s gotcha covered for $7.

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