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Monopoly set to replace one of its tokens, asking fans which piece to retire - NY Daily News

Monopoly is going to replace one of its iconic tokens with a new one. Which one would you retire and which one would you replace it with?

OLD:
wheelbarrow
iron
thimble
battleship
shoe
hat
Scottie dog
race car

NEW:
toy robot
helicopter
cat
guitar
diamond ring

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The wheelbarrow or iron could go. It wouldn't suck to play with a cat. Or a toy robot.

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Ugh...why change things. It's like when they took the light brown M&M's out. Never been the same.

Old: Iron or Thimble. I hate those pieces.
New: Helicopter

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I love the thimble! It has such a nice solid base. Iron too. I'd be okay with the Wheelbarrow going but I vote battleship. Maybe its cooler than the others but the piece has its own friggin game, it doesn't need monopoly Wink LOL

I'd replace it with the cat, toy robot or helicopter. Iffy about the robot because it sounds too techie and i don't think of monopoly as a techie game.

I'm not quite seeing how the guitar or the ring would work. they would have to lay down or be artificially propped up somehow. Cheesy.

So there's my full analysis Wink

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"Jessica80" wrote:

Ugh...why change things. It's like when they took the light brown M&M's out. Never been the same.

Old: Iron or Thimble. I hate those pieces.
New: Helicopter

I don't eat plain M&M's so it was years before I ever even knew they light brown ones were gone.

I also picked the iron because it move so smoothly along the board.

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I don't ever remember a battleship! I'm pretty sure there was no battleship in our Monopoly game!

I like the diamond ring idea, because I'm shallow and materialistic. It probably wouldn't move as well around the board as some of the others. I always liked the thimble and the shoe. I think the race car should go.

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"ClairesMommy" wrote:

I don't ever remember a battleship! I'm pretty sure there was no battleship in our Monopoly game!

I like the diamond ring idea, because I'm shallow and materialistic. It probably wouldn't move as well around the board as some of the others. I always liked the thimble and the shoe. I think the race car should go.

The Race Car!?!? Not the race car!

*shock*

*faint*

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"KimPossible" wrote:

The Race Car!?!? Not the race car!

*shock*

*faint*

Never liked that race car much. You can mock me all you want. Wink

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"KimPossible" wrote:

The Race Car!?!? Not the race car!

*shock*

*faint*

Ha Ha the race car is always the first one picked at our house too!

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I was always the horse. I think the battleship is newer.

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"KimPossible" wrote:

I love the thimble! It has such a nice solid base. Iron too. I'd be okay with the Wheelbarrow going but I vote battleship. Maybe its cooler than the others but the piece has its own friggin game, it doesn't need monopoly Wink LOL

I'd replace it with the cat, toy robot or helicopter. Iffy about the robot because it sounds too techie and i don't think of monopoly as a techie game.

I'm not quite seeing how the guitar or the ring would work. they would have to lay down or be artificially propped up somehow. Cheesy.

So there's my full analysis Wink

This, exactly!

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I'd like to see the wheelbarrow go. Anything that falls over makes me twitchy.

For that reason the thought of the helicopter seems ungainly and I'd veto it. The ring would probably slide nicely over the board, so I'm down with that. Cat....maybe. It would balance out the scotty nicely. Robot it too futuristic for a game like Monopoly. The guitar just leaves me "meh".

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iron for a helicopter IF there is n option for the original

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"Potter75" wrote:

I'd like to see the wheelbarrow go. Anything that falls over makes me twitchy.

For that reason the thought of the helicopter seems ungainly and I'd veto it. The ring would probably slide nicely over the board, so I'm down with that. Cat....maybe. It would balance out the scotty nicely. Robot it too futuristic for a game like Monopoly. The guitar just leaves me "meh".

OMG the wheelbarrow pisses me off every time it falls over too.

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"mommytoMR.FACE" wrote:

OMG the wheelbarrow pisses me off every time it falls over too.

Do people not have this problem with the scottie as well? Or is it that he's just so cute no one cares.

I think the Scottie is very prone to tipping...and admittedly i gave him a free pass because he's cute.

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"KimPossible" wrote:

Do people not have this problem with the scottie as well? Or is it that he's just so cute no one cares.

I think the Scottie is very prone to tipping...and admittedly i gave him a free pass because he's cute.

Ya know... I never choose the Scottie for that reason as well. Aesthetically, I don't like how he feels between my fingers bahahaha. I normally go for the thimble or iron Smile

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"wlillie" wrote:

iron for a helicopter IF there is n option for the original

Oh, I'm sure they will re release the 'original' version every few years so they can charge you more for it.

The shoe is my favorite. Beyond that I dont really care Smile

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I like the scottie dog and I have never had a problem with it tipping like the wheelbarrow.

Last I heard the thimble had the highest votes of being knocked out.

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"Jessica80" wrote:

I like the scottie dog and I have never had a problem with it tipping like the wheelbarrow.

Last I heard the thimble had the highest votes of being knocked out.

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Thats an outrage! The thimble is one of the most stable pieces?!?!? Just goes to show America is going down the drain Wink

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I love the hat. It makes me think of Fred Astaire. As long as the hat is there, it will all be fine.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

Monopoly Gamers Choose the Cat to Replace the Iron - ABC News

Cute cat...i bet it tips over a lot more easily than the iron did though! :S

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"KimPossible" wrote:

Cute cat...i bet it tips over a lot more easily than the iron did though! :S

As soon as I saw the picture of the cat, all I could think about was it tipping over. Dammit!