Zynga, whose games account for $445m of Facebook's $3.7bn revenue in 2011, to create FarmVille figurines with toy firm

This article titled “FarmVille firm over the moon after Hasbro deal” was written by Rupert Neate, for The Guardian on Friday 10th February 2012 17.57 UTC

The pixelated cows so many people now spend their lunch breaks playing with online will soon morph into figurines for their desks.

Zynga, the San Francisco-based firm behind the popular Facebook games FarmVille and Mafia Wars, has signed a deal with Hasbro that will allow the 89-year-old board-game company to create real-life versions of the hit online games.

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