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Here are the three new Monopoly tokens coming later this year

Here are the three new Monopoly tokens coming later this year

Earlier in the year, Hasbro revealed that Monopoly's thimble was on its way out. Today, it's being joined by two more tokens that have been determined to be no longer relevant: the boot and the wheelbarrow. Those will all be phased out later this year and replaced with three new tokens that were chosen in a fan vote which attracted 4.3 million voters from around the world.

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Harmonix unveils Dropmix, a music remix game with cards

Harmonix unveils Dropmix, a music remix game with cards

Harmonix, the developer behind the hits Rock Band and Dance Central, have returned with yet another music rhythm game: Dropmix. But rather than requiring players to purchase a collection of plastic instruments for their game consoles, Dropmix is played with a pack of physical cards and a board that connects to an iOS or Android device. Being released in partnership with toy-maker Hasbro, the game is like a mash-up of DJ remixes and strategic deck building.

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Hasbro and Harmonix DROPMIX music mixing game arrives in September

Hasbro and Harmonix DROPMIX music mixing game arrives in September

Hasbro has collaborated with Harmonix to develop the new DROPMIX music mixing game. The companies announced today that the new game will be available this upcoming September, introducing ‘the next evolution of musical play,’ according to Harmonix CEO Steve Janice. The game will include a related mobile app for Android and iOS, and will cover hits from major genres like dance, hip-hop, and more.

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After a fan vote, here’s the Monopoly token getting the axe

After a fan vote, here’s the Monopoly token getting the axe

Back in January, Hasbro announced a fan vote that had some pretty seriously implications for the famous board game Monopoly. With this vote, fans of the classic game would vote on one of its iconic tokens to be removed, which would be replaced by another token later on in the year. Today, Hasbro announced the results of the vote, letting everyone know which token will soon be getting the axe.

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New Monopoly pieces put to vote: See all 56 emoji tokens

New Monopoly pieces put to vote: See all 56 emoji tokens

Game and toy company Hasbro has announced the changing of the pieces in the classic game about money - Monopoly. This new version of the game will be put up to vote - internet vote - to decide which pieces should stay and which pieces should go. New pieces will be voted in then, and a new version of the game will be released.

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These Star Wars and My Little Pony collectibles will be Comic-Con exclusives

These Star Wars and My Little Pony collectibles will be Comic-Con exclusives

San Diego Comic-Con kicks off tonight with a special preview of the show, and Hasbro will be arriving at the convention with a bunch of limited edition collectibles in tow. The collectibles on offer cover a range of franchises, from Hasbro's own My Little Pony and Transformers to licensed collectibles from the Star Wars universe. These collectibles will be available exclusively at Comic-Con while the convention is taking place, with Hasbro saying it will make a limited number of them available at its online store once Comic-Con wraps on Sunday.

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Xiaomi, Hasbro now crowdfunding a Transformer “tablet”

Xiaomi, Hasbro now crowdfunding a Transformer “tablet”

While Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is renowned for its myriad of fast-selling smartphones, its tablet selection, in contrast, is dreadfully sparse. It has just revealed one such device in the works, but this tablet is definitely more than meets the eye. If that line and the title above wasn't yet a dead giveaway, will come clean immediately. Xiaomi is crowdfunding what does seem to be a perfectly normal tablet, except it isn't. Made together with acclaimed toy maker Hasbro, this slab actually morphs into a robot in the vein of the Transformers line of toys.

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3 new Transformers movies on the way, including Bumblebee spin-off

3 new Transformers movies on the way, including Bumblebee spin-off

Listen up, Michael Bay fans, you're in for a lot more destructive robot action at the box office over the next few years. Despite the series being widely panned by critics (as well as many viewers), Paramount and Hasbro have decided that the world needs three more Transformers movies, and they've even scheduled release dates already. But what might be most interesting, for those who genuinely enjoy the movie franchise, anyway, is that the second of the three new films will be a spin-off focusing on everyone's favorite Autobot, Bumblebee.

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Rey fans, rejoice! The Force Awakens Monopoly will feature the heroine

Rey fans, rejoice! The Force Awakens Monopoly will feature the heroine

Star Wars fans who are also into board games were in an uproar this week, as it was discovered that a new version of Monopoly based on The Force Awakens was missing one of the new movie's most important characters. The game comes with four board avatars, with Finn and Kylo Ren representing some of the franchise's latest characters, while Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader are the classics. This selection left out a central female character, and arguably the new movie's main hero: Rey.

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Robo kitty is Hasbro’s first robot companion for seniors

Robo kitty is Hasbro’s first robot companion for seniors

Hasbro has a new line of life-like robotic companion pets designed for seniors, and though it seems depressing at first, the robo pets could help fill a void in cases where living pets aren't appropriate. The pets are designed to provide a sense of companionship, but come without some of the other aspects of pet ownership: food and care costs, messy litter boxes, and other things.

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‘Risk’ board game is getting a big redesign next year

‘Risk’ board game is getting a big redesign next year

The board game Risk, a popular game that has been around for many years and has, at times, undergone facelifts, will soon be reintroduced with a new design. This latest design change brings with it a fairly drastic update, eclipsing the more minor tweaks we’ve seen over the decades, and will include changes to the game tokens and other peripherals. New illustrations, changes to the topography, and more are all inbound.

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There’s a cheaper BB-8 “drone” too, from Hasbro

There’s a cheaper BB-8 “drone” too, from Hasbro

Just in case you didn't want to get the real-deal BB-8 by Sphero this Force Friday, there is another. This is supposing you're not wanting to pay one hundred and fifty dollars for the greatest Star Wars toy ever made, that is to say. If that's a bit out of your price range, there's also the Hasbro Target exclusive remote control BB-8, one that's not nearly so fantastic, one that works with AA-batteries instead of rechargeable built-in batteries.

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