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.
The new choice received mixed reviews from fans.
“What? The cat? I demand a recount!!!,” Facebook user Dillon Lane posted on the Monopoly page.
But Facebook user Eve Conolly is happy.
“Yay, down with ironing and hooray for kittens!,” she posted on the Monopoly page.
More than 10 million people clicked the “like” button on the Facebook voting page for the token change.
The new token is expected to make its debut in mid- to late 2013. Until then, fans can still buy games with the old tokens
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