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Monopoly fans love cats, hate irons

Much as in real life, a cat's killer instincts bested its foes: A robot, diamond ring, helicopter and guitar all lost out to their feline competition in a contest to be the next Monopoly game piece.

Fans from more than 120 countries voted on which of the eight tokens to add and which one to toss, with the cat coming out on top. Sadly, the iron came in last place and is now being retired. Goodbye, iron!

"Tokens are always a key part of the Monopoly game... and our fans are very passionate about their tokens, about which token they use while they play," Jonathan Berkowitz, vice president for Hasbro gaming marketing, told the New York Daily News.

The cat will be joining the racecar, Scottie dog, a shoe, thimble, top hat, wheelbarrow and battleship as the newest game piece to pass "Go."

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