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.
One of the reasons for Monopoly's nearly 80-year reign, and its hundreds of millions of copies sold, especially in the last few decades, has been game maker's willingness to heavy-up on the special editions. And, the occasional inclusion of a Prius token notwithstanding, the iconic racecar playing piece has been all that we motoring enthusiasts have had to get us fired up about the game. You know, other than naked capitalism and low-level fraud. (What? Like you never slid a few extra hundred und