This new T-Rex will make Monopoly nerds forget about the thimble

Everyone has their favorite Monopoly token, but those who tend to reach for the wheelbarrow, thimble or boot token may have to pick a new favorite game-piece.

The thimble, boot and wheelbarrow will be replaced by T-Rex, rubber ducky and penguin tokens this fall. The iconic game pieces met their fate after millions of fans voted on which eight tokens they’d like to see in the next version of the game during Monopoly Token Madness Vote in January, Hasbro said in a statement.

So, who made the cut? The Scottie dog, top hat, car, battleship, cat, T-Rex, rubber ducky, and penguin tokens, are the eight game pieces that will be featured in the next generation of the game.

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In mid-February, fans learned the thimble’s days were numbered, but the game maker waited until two days before Sunday’s World Monopoly Day to reveal that two other iconic pieces were also getting the axe.

The last time a token was dropped and a new one was added was in 2013. The oh-so-exciting iron was dropped in favor of a cat token. The Scottie dog was added in 1950.

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