UPDATE 1/5/2016 6:20 PM PT: Fans might not be asking #WheresRey much longer, at least when it comes to board games. Hasbro’s latest statement on Rey’s exclusion from the newest “Star Wars Monopoly” edition, delivered on the company’s official Twitter, revealed that Rey will indeed be included in an upcoming edition of the game, available later this year.
— Hasbro (@HasbroNews) January 6, 2016
Yesterday, a number of “Star Wars” fans expressed dissatisfaction with the latest edition of “Star Wars” Monopoly because it excludes Rey, the female protagonist of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The set instead features four male figures: Finn, Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Following the criticism, Hasbro made a statement to Entertainment Weekly about the character’s exclusion from the board game.
“The ‘Star Wars: Monopoly’ game was released in September, months before the movie’s release, and Rey was not included to avoid revealing a key plot line that she takes on Kylo Ren and joins the Rebel Alliance,” reads part of the statement.
EW notes that the spokesman added that Rey is part of several other “Star Wars” games, including Hands Down, Guess Who, and chess. Rey is featured on the packaging of the first two and her figure is visible through a window on the latter’s packaging.
The spokesperson also told EW that “fans will see more Rey product hitting store shelves this month, including 6-inch and 12-inch Rey action figures. We are thrilled with the popularity of this compelling character and will continue to look for ways to showcase Rey across all of our product lines.”
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