Car enthusiasts, rejoice! Our beloved racecar in the evergreen Hasbro board game Monopoly has been saved. The Monopoly-loving world has spoken, and the newest game piece is... a cat. In a democratic move, Hasbro let the Internet decide which token would be kicked off the game board, and, in the end, it was the lowly iron that will now get locked away in the Monopoly vault. Bye-bye iron, hello kitty.

The boot and the wheelbarrow were close to getting canned as well, while the dog and racecar were the two most popular pieces in the voting. As for the new piece, the cat was chosen over other possibilities including a helicopter, guitar, robot and diamond ring.

Scroll down to watch a cheesy short video welcoming the new player's piece as it navigates all 40 squares of the board game hoping to collect $200 each time it passes "Go."


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      S.
      • 1 Year Ago
      It was an internet vote, of course the cat one. Internet = cats
      Joe
      • 1 Year Ago
      How is it that Autoblog is always like four days late to EVERY news story?
      CheetahDC
      • 1 Year Ago
      The cat won because it was an internet vote. If there's one thing the internet loves, it's cats.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      BC
      • 1 Year Ago
      They didn't let the "internet" decide--voting was only open to members of Facebook, and only a self-selected subset of that self-selected group voted.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      jjmoonen
      • 1 Year Ago
      A cat............A FRIGGIN CAT! Seriously people, that is the best you could do?
      Willie
      • 1 Year Ago
      I voted for the cat (cat owner and lover) and to delete the wheel barrow. I'm glad the boot got saved because that is my choice when I play.
      Arch
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very happy about the car being saved. I wanted the robot to be the new piece.
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