Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Giant Cat Monopoly Token Invades London, Finds Home At Animal Shelter

Forget the royal baby. A new larger than life figure has taken up residence in London Town, and she's all paws!

To herald the release of the new feline-themed Monopoly game piece, Hasbro unleashed the oversized token on London, where it visited landmarks like Picadilly Circus, the Millennium Bridge, and Hamley's Toy Shop. 

After hitching a ride on a double decker bus, the 6-foot-tall feline arrived at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, where she made some kitten friends, and confused the heck out of one lucky dog.

“We're happy to help Hasbro out with a home for the new Monopoly cat” said Battersea’s Head of Cattery, Lindsey Quinlan. “After being given a thorough health check on arrival, as all our animals are, the Monopoly moggy has made herself at home outside our Reception area and making friends with all our visitors."

“We think this latest Battersea cat is just too big to fit into a regular home, so we’ve decided she'll be our very special ‘yard cat’ here at Battersea. We do have 116 smaller cats and kittens being cared for at our London centre who are waiting for new homes, so please come and say hi to Monopoly cat – and meet all our other animals too.”

Earlier this year, millions of Monopoly fans from around the world voted to replace the iron game piece with a cat shaped one. The classic game with the addition of the new kitty token, is available in stores now. 

Images courtesy of Hasbro




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