You may have seen the recent controversy surrounding Star Wars Monopoly, and how Rey was missing from the set of playable characters.
As with anything, this particular incident didn’t occur in a vaccuum, as fans were already a bit riled up about Rey being supposedly excluded from Star Wars The Force Awakens merchandise.
People directly asked Hasbro why she was excluded from the Monopoly set, and yet Darth Vader (who is not even in the film) was included.
Hasbro have now officially responded to the criticism, when speaking to Entertainment Weekly: “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.”
The spokesperson then added that Rey is included in several Hasbro games, including Hands Down, Guess Who, and chess. They also assured fans 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.”
They didn’t say whether or not there will be an updated version released featuring a Rey.