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Rest in pieces: Hasbro to replace a classic Monopoly game token
yahoo ^ | 1/09/2013 | Chris Morris

Posted on 01/09/2013 5:24:21 PM PST by blueyon

In many families, Monopoly fights start long before the property is purchased. Inevitably, every player wants the same playing piece.

Well, it's time to stand up for your beloved old boot or Scottie dog or thimble, because Hasbro is aiming to get rid of it.

The company has announced plans to upgrade Monopoly, which will include replacing one of the game's iconic tokens with a fancy new figurine.

Even worse, Hasbro is making you decide which one will go. From now through Feb. 5, fans can vote to save their favorite token -- and which new one will take the place of the least popular piece.

(Excerpt) Read more at games.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Society
KEYWORDS: boardgame; familynight; monopoly
So sad. There is no way I could pick which one must go..........................Can you?
1 posted on 01/09/2013 5:24:33 PM PST by blueyon
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To: blueyon

i have never cared for the smelly old boot... now the hat is my fave...


2 posted on 01/09/2013 5:27:09 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: blueyon

I say replace the iron with a new OBAMA TRILLION DOLLAR COIN!
after all.....it is Monopoly!!!!!


3 posted on 01/09/2013 5:27:47 PM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (Fix Bayonetts!!!!!!! Time to fight!!!!!)
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To: blueyon

Button shoe.

Replace with robot.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 5:28:13 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: blueyon
Just replace this:

With this:

...and all will be well...

5 posted on 01/09/2013 5:30:02 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: blueyon

The Mulatto Messiah will be one of the new Monopoly pieces?


6 posted on 01/09/2013 5:32:25 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: blueyon
Sophie's Choice hits Boardwalk.
7 posted on 01/09/2013 5:32:49 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: blueyon

I’m betting the Evil Military Battleship goes.

but, since some of the others represent “work” and the Hat being of the 1%ers, I could be wrong


8 posted on 01/09/2013 5:35:38 PM PST by digger48
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To: blueyon

Why do any of them have to go. For Pete’s sake, can’t anyone leave ANYTHING alone?????? And don’t even think about asking “Who’s Pete?”.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 5:35:44 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: digger48

I would think that the eeevil carbon producing car would tie for the eevil battleship.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 5:42:46 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: traditional1

“The Mulatto Messiah will be one of the new Monopoly pieces?”

—Hasbro has already announced plans to release a “Golden Token Edition” later this year—


11 posted on 01/09/2013 5:42:47 PM PST by running_dog_lackey
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To: blueyon

I always liked the hat.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 5:44:48 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: blueyon

Okay. Smart marketing move.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 5:46:15 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: blueyon

Stupid yahoo. They made me look. The first thing I thought was “Where’s the cannon?” I didn’t remember the wheelbarrow at all. Anyway, there aren’t pieces in this picture. (Scotty, sports car, top hat, cannon, wheelbarrow, ship, old boot, thimble, man on a horse, iron)

(geez Now, I have an uncontrollable urge to play dominoes)


14 posted on 01/09/2013 5:47:41 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: blueyon

The thimble does nothing for me.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 5:51:42 PM PST by omega4179 ( Huelo azufre)
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To: Michigan Bowhunter
Our coin is classier than Zimbabwe's bill, in my opinion, even though you can buy 100x more with the Zimbabwe bill.


16 posted on 01/09/2013 5:53:12 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: omega4179

The thimble does nothing for me.

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We wouldn’t fight over that because I ALWAYS get the thimble and I love it.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 6:10:05 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Okay. Smart marketing move.


Some things should stay the same, said the former marketer of the “New Coke”


18 posted on 01/09/2013 6:17:21 PM PST by fudimo
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To: blueyon

I want to be the piece of glass.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmZ0tVOTr3o


19 posted on 01/09/2013 6:22:13 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: blueyon

I figured Obama would force out Mr Pennybags.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 6:37:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: blueyon

The shoe, definitely get rid of the shoe. Of course, the ladies would probably outvote me to keep that one, because it’s a proven fact of science that all women love shoes.


21 posted on 01/09/2013 6:47:02 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Lancey Howard

No, stupid marketing move. Sure, it got it’s name in the headlines but it’s going to tick more people off than it will bring them in to buy the “new and improved” game with the new pieces. Sorry, just like when Coke decided to change the recipe, I left and didn’t go back. I’ll keep my old game with all our favorite pieces.


22 posted on 01/09/2013 6:53:46 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: blueyon

Replace the shoe with a Gold Dill-Doe!


23 posted on 01/09/2013 7:22:39 PM PST by jaz.357 (Welcome to hell. Here's your accordion.)
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To: blueyon

They can have my battleship when they pry it from my cold dead hands.


24 posted on 01/09/2013 7:31:24 PM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: blueyon

Oh crap, now they replace one of the iconic tokens with Francis doing Bob or Barbara muffing Denise... social justice and equality you know.


25 posted on 01/09/2013 7:41:59 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: blueyon

keep the hat :)


26 posted on 01/09/2013 7:43:36 PM PST by mrsloungitude ( USMC Mom)
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To: blueyon

Are they replacing it with a small statue of Obama?


27 posted on 01/09/2013 8:00:19 PM PST by Venturer
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To: blueyon

/sigh....why is it always FB?


28 posted on 01/09/2013 9:50:42 PM PST by mykroar ("I'm afraid I can't use a mule. I have several hundred up on Capitol Hill." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: blueyon
So sad. There is no way I could pick which one must go..........................Can you?

Replace the dog.

"Don't give me no teenage queen,
Just hand me my emm-sixteen."

29 posted on 01/09/2013 11:21:42 PM PST by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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To: jaz.357

A silver bullet?


30 posted on 01/10/2013 10:02:27 AM PST by Sybeck1
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