Hasbro Will Add Rey to 'Star Wars' Monopoly Following Backlash From 'The Force Awakens' Fans

by John Boone 12:40 PM PST, January 06, 2016
Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd

There’s been a disturbance in The Force Awakens.

Even though the latest Star Wars movie has made about a gajillion dollars at the global box office -- $1.5 billion and change, at last count -- and broken just about every record imaginable, it is not without controversy. Mainly, why isn’t Daisy Ridley’s Rey included in any of the toy sets?!

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Fans began tweeting with the hashtag #WheresRey, calling out products like this set, which features six male action figures while excluding the movie’s main character:

Perhaps most egregiously, Rey was left out of this Millennium Falcon toy set in favor of John Boyega’s Finn, even though [SPOILER ALERT] she's the one who flies it:

We can buy an official Constable Zuvio action figure -- a character who isn’t even in the movie! -- but we can’t get proper Rey merch?

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Hasbro made a similar mistake with their Monopoly: Star Wars game, which features four game pieces: Finn, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, and Darth Vader (who, it’s worth pointing out, is also not even in The Force Awakens).

Photo: Hasbro

Now, Hasbro says they plan to fix the mistake. “We love the passion fans have for Rey, and are happy to announce that we will be making a running change to include her in the Monopoly: Star Wars game available later this year,” a spokesperson for the company told Entertainment Weekly.

As for why Rey wasn't included in the first place, Hasbro claims that they left her out “to avoid revealing a key plot line that she takes on Kylo Ren and joins the Rebel Alliance.” Which makes no sense, but all’s well that ends well.

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