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  • Cat Purrs Its Way Into Monopoly

    Monopoly's month-long "Save Your Token" contest ended at midnight, Feb. 6, 2013, and fans' least-favorite token was officially replaced with a newer model. From now on, a cat will round the board in the iron's place. Fans from 120 countries, including Djibouti, Kyrgyzstan, Guam and Liechtenstein, voted in the contest, said Jonathan Berkowitz, vice president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming.
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  • Cat Purrs Its Way Into Monopoly

    The cat struck while the iron was hot, knocking it off the Monopoly game board. Starting Feb. 6, 2013, it will no longer be produced by Hasbro.
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  • Cat Purrs Its Way Into Monopoly

    The race car was one of the four original pieces in the game of Monopoly when it was introduced in 1935. Boxy and bright, it lapped its competitors to victory and will continue to appear in the Monopoly game.
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  • Cat Purrs Its Way Into Monopoly

    Full steam ahead! A change in fate for the battleship was not in the cards this time around. It will continue challenging opponents on Monopoly's battlegrounds.
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  • Cat Purrs Its Way Into Monopoly

    The Scottie dog was one of three pieces introduced in the early 1950s to replace the lantern, purse and rocking horse. "Because there's a Scottie dog, there was always a conversation about, 'Should there be a cat?' so that's how it ended up being one of the options for the voting," said Jonathan Berkowitz, vice president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming.
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  • Cat Purrs Its Way Into Monopoly

    The shoe was one of the original Monopoly pieces in 1935, but it's not exactly a fan favorite. As the voting for the new pieces came to an end, the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron were in the bottom three. Zappos and 9West lobbied to save the shoe. Ultimately, the shoe was saved and the iron got the boot.
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  • Cat Purrs Its Way Into Monopoly

    The thimble was one of Monopoly's original pieces when it was introduced in 1935. Though it usually takes on the role of protecting, the thimble received protection this time around. Fans voted to keep this classic piece on the Monopoly board.
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  • Cat Purrs Its Way Into Monopoly

    This classic piece from the early 1950s almost didn't live to see another day on the Monopoly board. Ames True Temper, which makes lawn equipment, campaigned to keep the wheelbarrow token. It came down to the wire for the wheelbarrow, but when push came to shove the barrow plowed its way through the finish line.
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