One of the iconic Monopoly pieces faces the axe

January 9th, 2013 9 Comments By Andy Dawson

faceoff monopoly pieces One of the iconic Monopoly pieces faces the axeNO! SAY IT AIN’T SO! The complete IDIOTS behind Monopoly are planning to scrap one of the game’s iconic tokens, with the public getting to vote in a charade that couldn’t look more like a publicity stunt if it tried – and here’s us giving it publicity! Gnnnrrrrr…

Aforementioned idiots Hasbro are ready to ditch one from the current line up of iron, the car, the thimble, the boot, the top hat, the battleship, the Scottie dog and the wheelbarrow, with the public getting to have their say via Facebook or Twitter, as is the modern way.

They’ve already got a shortlist of ‘modern’ replacements lined up, with a diamond ring, guitar, robot, helicopter or cat poised to take the place of the unlucky loser.

We’re not going to tell you where to specifically go in order to vote because we think the whole thing is a load of old balls, but if you want to join in, feel free to indulge yourself. Thimble out, robot in please.

Comments (9) Jump to most recent comment
  1. Posted by Martin January 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    everyone knows the car is the best, so vote for that to teach them a lesson

  2. Posted by Milky January 9, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Perhaps they ought to do a “chav edition” uk Monopoly, god know’s they’ve done everything else to death….

    Should make for some interesting counters.

    you just know it’ll be the wheelbarrow that gets the chop!

  3. Posted by Kevin January 9, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I’ve never had a set that had a wheelbarrow or a artillery gun

  4. Posted by Idi Amin January 9, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    @ Kevin

    Me neither. Is this one of those pieces of PR that’s supposed to create a swell of outrage and publicity, and then the company backs down and mops up a load of good karma?

    I seem to remember the Beano doing similar when they said they were planning to drop the Bash St Kids, also Heinz claiming they were going to stop making Salad Cream. Neither happened.

  5. Posted by Keith January 10, 2013 at 12:34 am

    “The complete IDIOTS behind Monopoly are planning to scrap one of the game’s iconic tokens”

    Idiots who get intelligent websites like this one to write all about it…

  6. Posted by Jason January 10, 2013 at 11:04 am

    It better not be the boot. If its the boot, Christmas games will be ruined.

  7. Posted by Piers Morgan January 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Think of the headlines if one does go!

    Ironed Out! Cars Banned! No more Doggy Style!

    Boot gets the Boot! Thimble Sinful!

  8. Posted by Mike Oxsore January 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Thing is theres only 6 pieces in modern monopoly anyway. Thimble, gun and wheelbarrow been gone for donkeys years.

    Disclaimer: I could be talking utter b******s

  9. Posted by Terry January 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Just get rid of the gun.. It doesn’t even stand up that well.

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