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Monopoly’s new cat token replaces 77-year-old iron game piece after Facebook fans vote from more than 120 countriesScottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday.The results were announced after the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron were neck and neck for elimination in the final hours of voting that sparked passionate efforts by fans to save their favorite tokens, and by businesses eager to capitalize on publicity surrounding pieces that represent their products.The vote on Facebook closed just before midnight on Tuesday, marking the first time that fans have had a say on which of the eight tokens to add and which one to toss. The pieces identify the players and have changed quite a lot since Parker Brothers bought the game from its original designer in 1935.Other pieces that contested for a spot on Monopoly included a robot, diamond ring, helicopter and guitar. (Steven Senne/The Associated Press)

Monopoly’s new cat token replaces 77-year-old iron game piece after Facebook fans vote from more than 120 countries
Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday.

The results were announced after the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron were neck and neck for elimination in the final hours of voting that sparked passionate efforts by fans to save their favorite tokens, and by businesses eager to capitalize on publicity surrounding pieces that represent their products.

The vote on Facebook closed just before midnight on Tuesday, marking the first time that fans have had a say on which of the eight tokens to add and which one to toss. The pieces identify the players and have changed quite a lot since Parker Brothers bought the game from its original designer in 1935.

Other pieces that contested for a spot on Monopoly included a robot, diamond ring, helicopter and guitar. (Steven Senne/The Associated Press)

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    Why change a good thing? That being said, nice cat :)
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    UGH, THE CAT WON? WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE! BOOOOOO
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    This is blasphemy! The thimble and the iron were everything to me.
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    Nooooooooo fuck that cat, the iron was my piece!
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