New Monopoly pieces revealed as T-Rex, penguin and rubber duck

New Monopoly pieces revealed as T-Rex, penguin and rubber duck

New Monopoly pieces revealed as T-Rex, penguin and rubber duck

Sure, two birds may seem a bit silly to you, the average Vulture reader, but 4.3 million people from 146 countries voted them in. Now the top hat, race auto and battleship are all that remains of the original lineup, along with 1942's Scottie dog and 2013's unspecified cat.

We now know what tokens will grace the board of the latest version of Monopoly.

The new tokens will be included in the game from September. The original tokens were based on items that were familiar America when the game was first developed in 1933.

And the results are: Goodbye, thimble, boot and wheelbarrow.

"The global Monopoly community has spoken", said Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of marketing for Hasbro. Iconic tokens previously included in the game, like the thimble, the boot and the wheelbarrow, will be excluded this time around because they were out-voted. The sad news is, three old tokens are being removed to make room for them: the thimble, the boot and the wheelbarrow. "Personally, I've always especially liked the boot token, but I'm excited to move onto the T. rex".

Rubber duck was fifth, ahead of the recently-added cat, which replaced the iron in sets from 2013 onwards. More than 3.4m votes were cast, and all existing tokens were up for the chop.

Monopoly's official birthday is March 19, 1935 when Parker Brothers acquired the rights for the game from Darrow.

Hasbro Australia's Brand Manager of Games, Tiffany Vibert said, it was an emotional choice for many fans of the popular boardgame.

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