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Fans of cast-out iron speak up after Monopoly move

PROVIDENCE — When online voters nixed the clothes iron token from Hasbro’s Monopoly game, the appliance was held up as passe, as something your grandmother once used to ease the wrinkles out of linens and handkerchiefs.

‘‘Despite being an integral part of life when the token was added to the game in the 1930s, the iron has fallen out of favor with today’s fans,’’ the Rhode Island-based company said in announcing its replacement — with a cat.

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