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Hasbro Still Claiming "Insufficient Interest" In Rey Figure For Star Wars Monopoly

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, July 13 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Hasbro Still Claiming

Who would want a figure of one of the main characters?

Source: The Verge

When the Star Wars: The Force Awakens edition of Monopoly was released in 2015, a very prominent main character was missing in Rey. Even the film's director J.J. Abrams said the act was "preposterous." Lucasfilm claimed that the character wasn't included to prevent leaks about her before the film's release. Apparently, they didn't want people to know she was in the movie.

Lucasfilm announced that Rey would be a prominent part of the next wave of toys, and Hasbro said that it would add the character to the next release of the game, alongside the original four characters: Luke Skywalker, Finn, Kylo Ren, and Darth Vader. Hasbro manufactured the figure and sold it world-wide, except in the United States, due to "insufficient interest," according to company spokeswoman Julie Duffy.

And that next release of Monopoly that would add Rey outright? Never happened, thanks to "the original version of the 2015 game was selling well [in the US] and retailers had adequate inventory so they opted not to list the new version."

The bigger issue is that there wasn't female representation in the game. Darth Vader wasn't even in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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