Every year we get a few anniversaries for some iconic brands. Last year we had Monopoly’s 75th (with Hasbro), and we recently had Scrabble’s 60th and a few others. This year UNO turns 40.

UNO will have a float in the Rose Bowl parade. You will be able to buy UNO for $1 on January 11 (1/11/11). And a new version of UNO will introduce the UNO Roboto, some kind of interactive wild card (the trademark application describes it as “CARD GAME AND ELECTRONIC TOY ROBOT FIGURE SOLD TOGETHER AS A UNIT”). (source)