I haven’t played Monopoly in years, and I think the last time I did, it was the NFL version. So, in all honesty, the game pieces remain a part of my nostalgia rather than something I currently find myself involved with in any real way. But now that such an iconic set of pieces is getting shaken up, I’ve found myself suddenly reinvigorated with interest. Because, by golly, a robot is involved!
Hasbro is finally changing one of the game’s iconic silver gamepieces, instead of one of the seemingly endless number of other ways they’ve changed the game in the last 20 years. But the trick here is in its use of social media to allow the public to vote on both which new piece gets in and which classic piece it will replace. In that respect, I give them due credit for adding some buzz to the change. Popular opinion suggests the wheelbarrow will be the one getting the axe, because it just isn’t the “It” transporting vehicle of this day and age. Although the thimble and flat iron are just as irrelevant in a world that still uses such things. If the dog, car, or battleship bow out, then i will throw my own personal dog, car, or battleship away.
Out with the old, and in with the robot. I know there are other choices, like a cat, diamond ring, guitar, and helicopter, and I know it’s technically a toy robot, but it would look amazing next to that old mediocre fucking hat. Though an updated car might have been a good idea. But not if it would battle the robot, for the robot would win.
Vote for the robot via Monopoly’s Facebook page, and tell your friends. The Robot Revolution will not be stopped.