Meow! Monopoly's new cat is in, iron is out

The new Monopoly cat token is displayed with the game in Hasbro’s showroom at the American International Toy Fair, Saturday, Feb. 9, in New York.

The latest token to hit the Monopoly boards is a cat, which is replacing the iron by popular vote.

The cat is out of the bag.

Monopoly has introduced its new token — a tiny metal cat, which replaces the iron, one of the game's original metal tokens.

As of this week, the new Monopoly boards will include the cat piece, which Gizmodo reports is about one-half-inch wide by one-half-inch long.

Monopoly fans were asked to vote on replacement tokens by Hasbro earlier this year. The choices included a toy robot, a helicopter, a cat, a guitar or a diamond ring. Hasbro said that the cat was voted No. 1.

"We know that cat lovers around the world will be happy to welcome the new cat token into the Monopoly game," a Hasbro executive said at the time of the vote in February. "While we're a bit sad to see the iron go, the cat token is a fantastic choice by the fans and we have no doubt it will become just as iconic as the original tokens."

Other retired tokens include the lantern, purse, rocking horse, cannon and the sack of money.

Monopoly's new cat is in, iron is out: Infographic explains the voting that caused Monopoly's iron to be replaced by the cat.MCT: Melina Yingling

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