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February 6, 2013

Cats Can Collect $200, Go to Jail

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Even though cats have been victims of bad publicity as of late, they got the top vote on the "Save Your Token" campaign by Hasbro after it was determined which token in the world-famous Monopoly game would be replaced.

The iron, having long been out of favor, thanks to permanent press and the tediousness of ironing, was about tied with the wheelbarrow (another tool of drudgery) and the boot before the iron was finally selected for removal.

In the running for the iron's replacement was a robot, a diamond ring, a guitar and a helicopter; however, the cat won by a landslide with 31% of the popular vote.

"We know that cat lovers around the world will be happy to welcome the new cat token into the Monopoly game," said Eric Nyman, senior vice president and global brand leader for Hasbro Gaming, in a statement. "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."

The game featuring the new cat token should be available mid to late 2013. A special limited edition Monopoly with gold tokens will be also be available with all the pieces that were in the running for $17.99.

Of course those of us at are always happy to see a cat take a prize, and know it should inspire some playful banter with the Scottie dog token, similar to what is witnessed around here between Baxter and Ms. Boo. May the best pet win!

Photo courtesy of Hasbro.

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