I’m sure Meddick did this cos of the recent news that the shoe, wheelbarrow and thimble are being discontinued ….
all of which were originally seen as symbols of the working class…
striving in the Horatio-Alger-like scenario of the game to gain money and property.
The top hat and sports car represented the rich; the cannon and battleship, the military.
So of course Sedgie can’t let Jarvis have a symbol of wealth….
even though hardly anybody else has thought about the meaning of the pieces since the depression.
The new pieces selected by, apparently, millions of online voters, are bland and generic….
a T-Rex, a rubber ducky and a penguin… because modern players don’t get the symbolism and choose cuteness over meaning.