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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:39 PM

Monopoly's New Token: the Cat



Say hello to the Monopoly cat. A monthlong contest to replace one of the board game's old tokens ended late last night, and Hasbro announced today that fans voted to chuck the iron and welcome the cat. (Not exactly a shocker, this being an Internet contest and all.) The shoe and the wheelbarrow were spared as fans from more than 120 countries voted in the "Save Your Token" campaign, the AP reports.

What could have been: a robot, diamond ring, helicopter, and guitar. "But I think there were a lot of cat lovers in the world that reached out and voted for the cat," says a Hasbro VP. The cat token will be introduced in versions of Monopoly later this year, and one version sold at Target will include all the tokens, even the doomed iron.

http://www.newser.com/story/162350/monopolys-new-token-the-cat.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=united&utm_campaign=rss_12_15

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Reply Monopoly's New Token: the Cat (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 OP
ellisonz Feb 2013 #1
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2013 #10
ellisonz Feb 2013 #14
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2013 #2
Archae Feb 2013 #3
Arugula Latte Feb 2013 #18
MineralMan Feb 2013 #4
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #7
Skip Intro Feb 2013 #5
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #6
Rob H. Feb 2013 #8
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2013 #11
Rob H. Feb 2013 #15
Auggie Feb 2013 #13
smokey nj Feb 2013 #19
marions ghost Feb 2013 #9
meow2u3 Feb 2013 #12
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #16
Arugula Latte Feb 2013 #17

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:42 PM

1. Should have picked the guitar.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:25 PM

10. I noticed the semantic direction you selected in that instance.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:41 PM

14. Not a fan of cats

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:59 PM

2. I never understood why they picked an iron as a token

in the first place.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:02 PM

3. Remember back then laundry services were big business.

Back when Monopoly was created.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:23 PM

18. BTW, I love your sig line.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:06 PM

4. Dogs and Cats Together

Will they fight in the box?

I'm betting on the cat.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:24 PM

7. the scotty dog token is no longer relevant, how many people have a scotty dog? it should be a

pit bill or lab

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:11 PM

5. It's all part of the cat master plan to dominate the universe.

Last edited Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:12 PM - Edit history (1)


The Illumicati are everywhere!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:20 PM

6. That's not a cat. THIS is a cat...




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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:00 PM

8. Two downsides:

1. The token won't stay where you put it for more than a few seconds.
2. If the game goes on too long it'll get bored and wander off to do other things.

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Response to Rob H. (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:27 PM

11. Or, it will be sitting on Reading Railroad and realize.....

It has to be on Boardwalk RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!!!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:02 PM

15. Ha! Exactly! nt

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Response to Rob H. (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:30 PM

13. +1

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Response to Rob H. (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:26 PM

19. 3. It'll puke on the board.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:22 PM

9. requiem for the iron


The coolest one because it was so weird

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:29 PM

12. Go to kitty jail. Go directly to kitty jail

Do not pass GO. Do not collect any catnip.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:21 PM

16. He's gonna need all 9 lives

'Cause every time he lands on a space he's gonna drive the players nuts with "I can haz Boardwalk?" "I can haz Atlantic Avenue?" I can haz St. Charles Place?" "I can haz $200?" ...

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:22 PM

17. Love it.

The Kitties Rule.

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