If the budget won’t allow you to buy a new Stingray, maybe you can still get your Corvette fix thanks to Hasbro.
You just might not be able to enjoy the high-performance sports car the way you can with the real version!
Word comes this week that Hasbro, the maker of the popular Monopoly board game, has decided to include the 2014 Corvette Stingray in its collection of tokens.
There are many, many versions of the 78-year-old game, though, and the Stingray will be featured in the Monopoly Empire edition along with other icons like a Coca-Cola bottle, an Xbox controller, McDonald’s French Fries, and a Paramount Pictures clapperboard.
Here’s the official description of the game according to Hasbro: “With the Monopoly Empire game, you can own some of the biggest brands in the world! Every space on the board is an iconic brand, including Xbox, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Samsung! Splash your Monopoly cash to build your Empire tower as high as it can go. You’ll need to make tough decisions and smart moves to take down the competition and be the first to reach the top. Hit the big time and own the world’s top brands with the Monopoly Empire game!”
Earlier this year, the classic Monopoly game that old-timers remember from their childhood days dumped the iron and replaced it with a cat after fans cast ballots to determine which of the five proposed pieces to add and which of the existing tokens to eliminate. The Corvette apparently won’t replace the racecar in this version.
By the way, more than 275 million Monopoly games have been sold around the world, and you can buy it in 111 countries, in 43 languages. Many specialized versions of the classic game have been produced featuring your favorite sports teams, brands, television shows, cartoons, and more.
Here’s more trivia: Escape maps, compasses and files were inserted into Monopoly game boards smuggled into POW camps inside Germany during World War II. Real money for escapees was slipped into the packs of Monopoly money.
Now if we could just get someone to slip a real Corvette Stingray into a giant Monopoly game box.