Thimble Wins Monopoly Throwback Token Vote?!?
In what seems like the weirdest choice possible, Hasbro announced this morning that the Thimble had won the Monopoly Return token vote. Last month, the company announced that it was looking to bring one of the classic tokens back into the game and replace one of the current newer tokens it’s introduced over the past 20 years. Announced when Today’s show this morning, the Thimble will return next year and replace the T-Rex, which we fully agree with on the final end of this deal. Real talk, we voted for the return of the Horse & Rider, but that’s just our personal preference with the fact that we prefer playing the Boot over the Thimble. But according to Hasbro’s information below, it beat all the other picks. (Including the Cannon, which was quietly retired and never given a reason.)
In the global call to action, fans were given the opportunity to vote for one of the current tokens and bring back one of six iconic retired tokens, popularized in the 1990s, in the next generation of the Monopoly game – thimble, wheelbarrow, iron, boot, horse and rider or bag of money. Since voting kicked off on April 28, all-time favorite Thimble has consistently been the leader among the contenders, eventually securing 30% of the vote. In the 2017 fan vote, the thimble, wheelbarrow, and boot were retired and replaced with the penguin, T-Rex, and rubber ducky, but fast forward to 2022 where the thimble takes over. his revenge! While the race was tight, the T-Rex received the most votes to leave the game by 30% and will retire his instant Monopoly Course.
Hasbro will begin replacing the T-Rex with the Thimble token, so those who want to continue playing with the T-Rex and the other seven current tokens have a limited time to grab the existing version of the game from Amazon. The updated version of Monopoly The board game featuring the thimble alongside Scottie, Battleship, Racecar, Top Hat, Penguin, Hazel and Rubber Ducky tokens will be available in the fall of this year in the US on Amazon and in the spring of 2023 in the world.