MONOPOLY is about to get a refresh and the nimble Thimble owned the board… “passing go” on its’ throwback token opponents! Following a monthlong fan vote, today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), a global play and entertainment leader, announced that the Thimble token will return in the next generation of the MONOPOLY game later this year after receiving the most votes during the MONOPOLY Throwback Token Vote campaign. The “sewing companion” will take the place of the T-Rex token, after the ferocious dinosaur couldn’t fight off the fans – receiving the most votes to leave the game. Players can still get a hold of the current MONOPOLY game with the T-Rex token before it heads to extinction this summer at Amazon.com!
In the worldwide call-to-action, fans had a chance to vote one of the current tokens out and bring back one of the six retired iconic tokens, popularized in the 1990s, in the next generation of the MONOPOLY game – Thimble, Wheelbarrow, Iron, Boot, Horse & Rider, or Money Bag. Since the vote kicked off on April 28, the all-time favorite Thimble consistently was the leader among competitors, eventually securing 30% of the votes. In 2017’s fan vote, the Thimble, Wheelbarrow, and Boot were retired and replaced by the Penguin, T-Rex, and Rubber Ducky, but fast-forward to 2022 where the Thimble gets its revenge! While the race was close, the T-Rex received the most votes to leave the game by 30% and will retire its short-lived MONOPOLY run.
Hasbro will begin to replace the T-Rex with the Thimble token, so those who want to continue to play with the T-Rex and the seven other current tokens have a limited time to pick up the existing version of the game at Amazon.com. The refreshed version of the MONOPOLY board game featuring the Thimble alongside the Scottie, Battleship, Racecar, Top Hat, Penguin, Hazel, and Rubber Ducky tokens will hit shelves Fall of this year in the U.S. at Amazon.com and Spring 2023 globally.
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