'Insufficient interest' keeps 'Star Wars' heroine Rey from Monopoly game, despite promises

  • 'Insufficient interest' keeps 'Star Wars' heroine Rey from Monopoly game, despite promises

'Insufficient interest' keeps 'Star Wars' heroine Rey from Monopoly game, despite promises

While game sets featuring Rey are not being sold in the US, customers who bought the existing version can request the Rey character piece from customer service.

It all started when the previous edition of Star Wars Monopoly launched without a Rey figurine, though it had other characters from The Force Awakens.

It cites "insufficient interest" as its reason for holding off on the release-a curious statement considering Hasbro agreed to make the figure after broad internet outcry.

"In some markets, including the USA, the original version of the 2015 game was selling well and retailers had adequate inventory, so they opted not to list the new version", Duffy says.

Obviously, that's not happening, though Duffy this year said that fans who bought the all-male game "can request a Rey from customer service." Joy.

Hasbro, who is Disney's main licensing partner and releases games and toy lines in conjunction with their Star Wars and Marvel releases, seemed to finally acquiesce after 8-year-old Annie Rose wrote a letter about Rey's absence from Monopoly, saying, "Girls matter!"

According to the Chicago Tribune, Hasbro spokeswoman Jane Duffy said that the company did indeed produce a Rey figure for Monopoly, but did not release a new version of the full game in the USA because of what she called "insufficient interest." . When you buy a game about Star Wars after 2015, it should include Rey - period. As Goldman points out, it's not something the average consumer would know to do. The letter quickly went viral on Twitter at the time.

The 2015 edition included four male character tokens: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, and Finn. "It awakens in her!" Besides, boys and girls need to see that women can be as strong as men! J.J. Abrams, director of The Force Awakens, called the omission "preposterous", leading to a claim from Lucasfilm that she was left out of the game because they didn't want any spoilers about her character leaking before the movie was released. Daisy Ridley returns to star as Rey, with other returning stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.

"Star Wars Monopoly just arrived".

Rey will next appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which now enjoys a 3.97 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings. She doesn't have that choice with Monopoly: Star Wars. That includes board games, and that of course includes Monopoly.