Monopoly lets the cat in, tosses iron after fans vote on changes
Monopoly fans have voted to make a cat the newest token in the popular board game, replacing the iron, toymaker Hasbro said Wednesday.
After a monthlong online vote in 185 countries, the iron was ousted by the cat, which will become the newest token after receiving 31% of the vote.
"While we're a bit sad to see the iron go, the cat token is a fantastic choice by the fans and we have no doubt it will become just as iconic as the original tokens," Eric Nyman, senior vice president and global brand leader for Hasbro Gaming, said in a statement.
With just 8% of the vote, the not-so-hot iron was the least popular of the eight tokens that also include the race car, top hat, wheelbarrow, battleship, shoe, thimble and Scottie dog.