By Reyne Rice, ToyTrend Analyst and Trend-Spotter, New York, New York
First posted on the YourToyCom.com blog forum and community website serving the toys, games and childrens’ technology industries, on behalf of the Spielwarenmesse. Spielwarenmesse is the leading and largest International ToyFair in the world, held annually in Nuremberg, Germany in early February.
Monopoly Game Tokens: The vote has been cast and the cat is in, and the iron is flattened.
Fans were asked to vote on Facebook, for their favorite replacement token for the Monopoly game, in a worldwide crowd-sourced vote, and the tally is in. 120 countries voted on the final token. I was particularly partial to the robot, as a symbol of both nostalgia and the new tech toys, but I guess my vote was not the most popular. Cats are, after all, the most widely viewed YouTube topic, so cats are crowd favorites.