You do all know that the original 1935,1946 monopoly included pieces such as a guy on a horse, and a cannon, that were eventually replaced, right?
Hmmm... I smell a publicity stunt to revive interest in the game. It's like when they intentionally changed the flavor of Coke, then brought it back and profits tripled. Hasbro knows exactly what they're doing.
Like most of you were saying, the garage is a sanctuary. And when the mood is right, and the tools are put away, turn on the DLP projector and pull down the screen above your tool station, dim the lights and watch a film.