AC/DC Monopoly Game Due In August

Monopoly announced Wednesday that the customized "AC/DC Monopoly" game is going into production next week and will be available in the US this August.

AC/DC Monopoly Game Due In August
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Hey, Metallica just did it. The Beatles, KISS and Elvis have done it, as have many others. Now it's AC/DC's turn. We're talking "AC/DC Monopoly". Monopoly announced Wednesday that the customized "AC/DC Monopoly" game is going into production next week and will be available in the US this August.
Now you'll be able to shake the dice all night long. It's interesting that the popular board game is still cranking out editions, but maybe the customized ones are the way to go in order to attract consumers in the digital age. Thanks for the report to Hennemusic.com.

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    Skullivan
    WhiteStripesIII wrote: Bon Scopoly?
    This, Plus, I think it would be a good idea for bands to release themed monopoly games. No one likes AC/DC better than buying a Highway to Hell.
    DanielN
    So now everyone gets a monopoly game? who's next?... let me guess... Aerosmith.
    foopeppers
    dabucket wrote: digman50 wrote: One of the counters better be an SG... YES! WIN.+100000.99
    +2
    bokma
    danielkeeling wrote: If they did make an aerosmith one then i'd buy itm
    Tigershark2112 wrote: Where can I get a Rush one?!
    BigMacDT wrote: There's also a Grateful Dead one....Yeah...
    Where can I get the Dying Fetus one?
    Gyoung1991
    Seref wrote: There's no such thing as selling out. There's no such thing as integrity. People who complain about it would be the first in line to rake in millions from a cereal box deal if given the chance.
    There's no such thing as grass. There's no such thing as hammocks. People who complain about it would be the first in line to rake in millions from a nice lawn deal given the chance.
    shwilly
    Myaccount876 wrote: It would be funny if the made a GNR (Axl & Friends)monopoly.
    LAWL, as soon as you pick up that tiny metal Slash tophat you'll start getting "straight to jail" cards from the bank (which is called "Goldman SAxl" and tends to sue every player who dares stepping on the board)
    Seref
    There's no such thing as selling out. There's no such thing as integrity. People who complain about it would be the first in line to rake in millions from a cereal box deal if given the chance.
    Ghefly
    Oh wicked, KISS are releasing a Monopoly game! ....wait a minute!
    Root Beer
    Seref wrote: There's no such thing as selling out. There's no such thing as integrity. People who complain about it would be the first in line to rake in millions from a cereal box deal if given the chance.
    This is one of those statements that is blatantly untrue, however it's hard to explain WHY it is untrue, because it's hard to find a concrete definition of "integrity"; it differs with opinion. I'll try to explain the concept via example: Pink Floyd was one of the most creative and original bands of the 60's and 70's (in my opinion). Suppose they got signed to a label that wanted them to completely compromise their sound so that they sounded just like the Beatles before Sgt. Pepper, and they did it. That is called "selling out" (to me, anyway). If an artist has integrity, i.e. doesn't want to become nothing more than a commodity to be bought and sold, they won't compromise their sound for commercial gain. In this case, AC/DC isn't compromising their sound, so that definition doesn't quite work. All they're doing is cashing in a couple extra bucks on a Monopoly game with their name on it. So they're not really "selling out" so much as admitting that they're a commodity, or a novelty band, so to speak. Integrity absolutely exists; however the extent to which people abuse the term "selling out" blurs the meaning a lot.
    Cam'sGuitarSolo
    a7xf@n43v3r wrote: They need AC/DC condoms
    That surely is "Thunder From Down Under". Seriously I'm going to buy this Monopoly, i hate regular monopoly but this is just awesome and I'm sure i will play Angus Young because his rock Powers make me win Always. I hope you can buy the Highway to hell... Am i a crazy Fan now?
    Smokinjoerules1
    LOL nowt like an old band having a laugh with releasing this, lighten up guys it's only a bit of fun. On topic, once again Britain is left out...
    Skuzzmo
    Sell outs??? People will buy an artists albums, show tickets, mugs, key fobs, tee shirts, bandanas, flags, mouse mats, fan club membership, caps, badges, trainers etc, etc, etc the list goes on and this is considered normal band activity. But do a monopoly game and whoah there, that's a step too far, they must be money grabbing bastards...
    91RG350
    Pete Doherty Monopoly- ever square says "Go To Jail" In the ACDC one, you'll have to roll a 6 for a Jailbreak Chance Card: "Snort bad cocaine off a prostitues stomach- go back 3 squares" .... sigh... you could co on forever couldnt you..
    death eater
    jgpliskin6 wrote: Still waiting for "Nirvana Monopoly"
    My thoughts exactly. But on the subjects of puns... The get out of jail free card is garunteed something about the some Jailbreak...
    Nickpocalypse
    Root Beer wrote: Seref wrote: There's no such thing as selling out. There's no such thing as integrity. People who complain about it would be the first in line to rake in millions from a cereal box deal if given the chance. This is one of those statements that is blatantly untrue, however it's hard to explain WHY it is untrue, because it's hard to find a concrete definition of "integrity"; it differs with opinion. I'll try to explain the concept via example: Pink Floyd was one of the most creative and original bands of the 60's and 70's (in my opinion). Suppose they got signed to a label that wanted them to completely compromise their sound so that they sounded just like the Beatles before Sgt. Pepper, and they did it. That is called "selling out" (to me, anyway). If an artist has integrity, i.e. doesn't want to become nothing more than a commodity to be bought and sold, they won't compromise their sound for commercial gain. In this case, AC/DC isn't compromising their sound, so that definition doesn't quite work. All they're doing is cashing in a couple extra bucks on a Monopoly game with their name on it. So they're not really "selling out" so much as admitting that they're a commodity, or a novelty band, so to speak. Integrity absolutely exists; however the extent to which people abuse the term "selling out" blurs the meaning a lot.
    Excellent.
    andrewb610
    DanielN wrote: So now everyone gets a monopoly game? who's next?... let me guess... Aerosmith.
    There'd better be. Aerosmith deserves it. They, like ACDC and Metallica, have been selling out crowds for 30+ years.
    JoeyNOTShaw
    I love how everybody is shocked, AC/DC sold out to Wal-mart LONG before this shit. so did KISS sadly.
    shwilly
    Sewage Rat wrote: The question is...where can I buy a KISS one??
    Dunno but apparently if you play with Gene every card gives you a new STD I wonder what the pewter tokens are gonna be like: with the Beatles edition they had like a strawberry, Rocky Raccoon and (don't laugh) Maxwell's Silver Hammer, WTF!? Someone at Hasbro must've thought an apple or submarine weren't trivial enough
    DanielN
    Also...
    "Now you'll be able to shake the dice all night long."
    *facepalm*
    takearide
    I was at The Mall Of America last week and in one of the game stores threr is a ton of Band Monoplys, Infact I bought the rolling stones one and already had the KISS one for years, Only played it a couple times though,
    guitarmazdur
    DanielN wrote: So now everyone gets a monopoly game? who's next?... let me guess... Aerosmith.
    sellout, much?
    007dude
    You can veiw art for it here.
    What's the point of this link if you already show the picture?
    starsky133
    I'm a bit relieved there's not a ton of bad puns in the comments like there were for the metallica monopoly article...
    rockfreak611
    AC/DC: Monopoly aka "a bunch of bad puns based on AC/DC songs that we came up with five minutes ago." I think I'll pass...