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Public shares in retiring a Monopoly token

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  • This image provided by Hasbro shows a poster encouraging people to vote for the thimble gamepiece. Hasbro allowed the public to vote on which token should be retired from its classic game Monopoly. Voting ended at midnight and results will be announced today -- along with a new replacement token.

      This image provided by Hasbro shows a poster encouraging people to vote for the thimble gamepiece. Hasbro allowed the public to vote on which token should be retired from its classic game Monopoly. Voting ended at midnight and results will be announced today -- along with a new replacement token.
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PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- The end is near for the shoe, wheelbarrow or iron in the classic Monopoly game.

Fans concluded voting Tuesday night just before midnight on which token to eliminate and which piece would replace it.

The eight tokens that identify the players on the board have changed quite a lot since Parker Brothers bought the game from its original designer in 1935. But these latest changes mark the first time that fans have a say on which piece to add and which one to toss.

The voting took place on Facebook. As of Tuesday afternoon, the wheelbarrow, shoe and iron were neck-and-neck for elimination. Pawtucket, R.I.-based toy maker Hasbro Inc. plans to announce the new addition Wednesday morning.

According to the company, fans from more than 120 countries have taken the time to vote. --

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