A T-rex (yes really), a rubber duck, and a penguin will replace the traditional thimble, wheelbarrow and boot with the news coming just in time for World Monopoly Day which takes place tomorrow FYI.
The makers of the classic board game Monopoly fulfilled its bad promise to purge several iconic game pieces and replace them with more modern, Internet-approved ones determined via an online vote.
Jonathan Berkowitz, Hasbro's senior vice president of marketing, grew up playing the game with his family.
More than 4.3 million voters from 146 countries weighed in on which tokens they wanted to see in future versions of the property-acquisition game, which is based on the real-life streets of Atlantic City. Four classic pieces survived the voting: the Scottie dog, car, top hat and battleship, some of which date as far back as the Great Depression. The T-rex was the second most popular option among the voters, followed by the top hat and the racing vehicle, which have both been in circulation since the 1930s, when the game first made its appearance on American living room tables.
The competition was fueled by online campaigning from outside forces, Hasbro said.
The company has opened up its revamping of the token lineup in previous polls.