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Toy maker Hasbro announced on Thursday that it was removing an iconic piece of its famous board game, Monopoly.
Fans of the game voted to do away with the "thimble" playing piece.
The Associated Press news service reports that Hasbro is trying to make the game more meaningful to a younger audience.
A thimble is used in sewing. The metal device covers the top of a finger to protect it from the sewing needle. Proposed new game pieces include representations of an emoji, hashtag and rubber duck.
The thimble had been in the game for over 80 years. But people went to a Hasbro website and voted to end its use.
The thimble is not the first classic piece to be removed from the game. In 2013, a vote carried out on Facebook resulted in a representation of a cat replacing the iron playing piece.
In the recent vote, fans of the game were asked to choose their eight favorite game pieces from a group that included the current eight, along with 56 possible new pieces.
Those new pieces include a stopwatch, a fish, a television, a truck, a rabbit, a trumpet and a dinosaur.
Hasbro will announce the eight winning game pieces in March. Those pieces will be available starting in August.
Jonathan Berkowitz is senior vice president of marketing for Hasbro. He told CNN that "there is a possibility other classic pieces were also voted out."
People are already posting their comments about the news on Twitter.
One user tweeted: "This is a huge mistake ..."
Another compared the news to the day space scientists decided Pluto was not a planet.
Someone else wondered if the move was a just a marketing effort.
Joey Healy wrote: "They'll remove it, and then come out with a special edition that has it back."
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顶针本是用于手工缝补的 。这个金属棋子覆在手指上方，可以保护手指不被针扎到 。提议新加入的几个有代表性的游戏棋子有emoji表情符号、#话题标签、橡皮鸭 。
不过，顶针不是第一个被从游戏中下架的经典棋子 。2013年，脸书上发起的一次投票结果是用猫咪棋子代替熨斗棋子 。
孩之宝将于3月公布8个最受喜爱的棋子名单 。这8枚棋子将于8月面世 。
乔纳森是孩之宝主管市场业务的高级副总 。他向美国有线电视新闻(CNN, Cable News Network)表示，“也有可能大家会将其他的经典棋子设计投出局 。”
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