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Recently, Hasbro has dropped its Iron piece and added a new Cat. Alongside this announcement, they were going to release a Monopoly Golden Token Bonus board that would have all the old pieces and the 5 new pieces that were up for voting. They also said that it would be released as a Target exclusive in mid-February. Well, it's mid-February, and I don't see them in stores or online.

Does anyone know the official release date or at least when they expect it to be in stores? Can I pre-order it somehow?

Here is the article from USAToday: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2013/01/08/monopoly-board-game-tokens-change/1805387/

Here is the listing of the Monopoly Golden Token Bonus on Target.com: http://www.target.com/p/monopoly-golden-token-bonus/-/A-14428620

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FYI, if you're still looking, Target.com has them back in stock (for now). –  user4957 Feb 28 '13 at 22:04
    
@user4957 OMG, Thank you. I just ordered it. You have made my day. –  Rob Avery IV Mar 1 '13 at 12:39
    
I was just on the Target site looking for them and it said they're available instore but currently not online. Anyone know if they're available in stores in countries other than the US? Because I'm in New Zealand and I really want one! Even just the tokens! Please!? –  user5031 Mar 9 '13 at 23:27

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From the 'reviews section' on the linked target website:

I spoke with customer service at Hasbro on 2-8-13 and was told the release date is March 1st, 2013. It is a Target promotion and will not be available anywhere else.

http://www.target.com/p/monopoly-golden-token-bonus/-/A-14428620

However, the same website says that the release date was:

Release Date: February 5, 2013

So, they are possibly sold out.

An Ebay search reveals a number of people selling this version of the game along with the special edition tokens, so it furthers the theory that the game was released and is sold out.

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It looks like the target has gotten more in stock. Not sure how long it will last though.

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I'm 95% sure it was released and sold out. I just can't find the actually article. Every eBay auction mentions that it was a Target online exclusive and is sold out. Plus there are a few stories about shipping, most notably on the Target website product page for the Monopoly Golden Token Edition. –  SocioMatt Feb 20 '13 at 18:56
    
@SocioMatt do you think that Target will even get more in? –  Rob Avery IV Feb 20 '13 at 20:38
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I doubt it, although there's no empirical evidence to back that claim up. I'd guess they were taking a loss on each one. Having said that, Target has normal Monopoly listed at $11.99, and other -opolies fall around $25, so who knows what the profit margin is. My guess is it isn't big enough to continue to produce more. Unfortunately (and stupidly, because what kind of jerk buys a board game to resell it on eBay for 6 times the original cost?), your best option may be to try and get it online through eBay or Amazon. It might be worth calling Hasbro again to see if more are being shipped. –  SocioMatt Feb 20 '13 at 20:47
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@RobAveryIV Contacting either/both Hasbro or Target seems like the best solution here. –  Colin D Feb 20 '13 at 20:50

Target has them in stock - just keep checking their website as it alternates between available and not available.

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