Monopoly Update

Photo. Washington Post.

A dinosaur, a penguin and a rubber ducky.

Millions of voters in 100 countries were surveyed, and Hasbro has announced that 3 new tokens will be featured in the August 2017 edition.

The original plan was to replace the thimble. The survey revealed that the boot and the wheelbarrow were also unpopular, and had to go.

The more modern suggestions of a hashtag, cell phone, emoji of Mr. Monopoly did not poll well.

Our country’s leaders cannot claim a victory over health care this weekend, but Monopoly fans have spoken, and have been heard.

Just thought you might want to know.

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64 Responses to Monopoly Update

  1. dweezer19 says:

    Thank God for the veto votes. A hashtag?! The rubber ducky is kind of cute. In a rubber ducky kinda way. 😳

  2. colinandray says:

    It’s pretty bad when decisions about Monopoly are making more sense than those of the US Government. Who would have ever guessed? πŸ™‚

  3. I liked the boot and wheelbarrow.

  4. Ann Koplow says:

    Good to know! ❀

  5. As a sewist, I am sad about the thimble token. But at least the iron didn’t get the axe. πŸ™‚ Oh, maybe they symbolically should have made one an axe!

  6. Anthony says:

    I wish I had been more media savvy and had voted. I am not sure the result would have been any different, but I would like to have participated. I wouldn’t have voted for the hashtag, that much I am sure of.

  7. J.D. Riso says:

    Thanks for the update, Van. I have to admit that I love the penguin and ducky. πŸ™‚

  8. Val Boyko says:

    I am over the moon about the ducky!!!! 🌝

  9. The ducky is adorable. It still doesn’t hold a candle to the thimble, though.

  10. joey says:

    I like the ducky. Duckies are awesome. Hate Monopoly though.

  11. So good to know some people know their minds and playing monopoly brings back lots of family time memories of falling out who would have which Token.. πŸ™‚
    Hope you have a great weekend Van.. xxx

  12. Miriam says:

    I never much liked the wheelbarrow. It was always too hard to handle. The duck sounds kinda cute!

  13. I always liked the boot. My oldest son loves penguins so he’s happy with this news. We already own three sets of monopoly though so I’m not about to buy another.

  14. Brilliant marketing idea. I saw a notice somewhere that this was afoot, but didn’t click over to read the results. I would have bet that the dinosaur would make it. When my nephew was a kid he could recognize and name probably 15 different ‘saurs. I’m thinking that an ALL dino version would probably do extremely well with parents of little boys and with girls who love science.

    These are all cute, but no thimble and no iron? WHAT is this world coming to? πŸ™‚ Have they ever changed the hotels to look more like hotels instead of big houses?
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
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    • Our kids’ generation were indeed obsessed with those dinos, especially this one chosen…the T Rex ! There were always cartoons, but Jurassic Park sealed the deal. Thanks, Madelyn.

      • My nephew was too young to see it when it came out (his mom was afraid of nightmares), but he loved it when he saw it a few years later, even though his dino obsession has abated somewhat. If he still played Monopoly today he’d probably want the rock star edition – with accurate guitar replication. πŸ™‚

  15. George says:

    So this is what they came up with, huh? Interesting. Well, at last they made a decision. Better than being in DC..:)
    Thanks for letting us know..:)
    So which one do you want to be now?

  16. When you put it that way… What is wrong with this world?

  17. I was hoping a ‘blogger’ may have appeared as one of those new parts. 😎

  18. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    I always loved playing the boot but I have to admit, a dinosaur is WAY cooler! πŸ˜‰

  19. Bun Karyudo says:

    That is interesting, although I can’t help noticing that vertebrates are being over-represented. What about an amoeba or a jellyfish?

  20. What no fish? No shark? No Big White Whale? Yeah the duckie I do like I must admit. I bet a wolf would go over well. Thanks for the update, Van. πŸ™‚ ❀

  21. Jainey says:

    Prefer the dino. Cause umm… they rock? and can totally gobble up duckies!!
    Lol but it’s not possible to NOT like the duckie.

  22. dgkaye says:

    Lol, I know, so important. I did hear the new choices on the news too. πŸ™‚ ❀

  23. RIP boot, thimble, and wheelbarrow.

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