Cordelia Foxx (vehiclesshockme) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Hasbro releases statement explaining why Rey wasn't included in The Force Awakens Monopoly


In case you don't know there is currently a The Force Awakens movie tie in version of Monopoly on the stands. There has been a lot of talk about the game on social media lately due to the fact that Rey, they star of the film, was excluded from the game. The playable pieces include Luke, Finn, Kylo Renn and Darth Vader who interestingly enough isn't even in the movie. After being bombarded with people tweeting #WheresRey Polygon reports that Hasbro finally released a statement as to why she was excluded and that reason is apparently 'because spoilers'.

"The Star Wars: Monopoly game was released in September, months before the movie's release. Rey was not included to avoid revealing a key plot line that she takes on Kylo Ren and joins the Rebel Alliance," Hasbro claimed in a statement released to Entertainment Weekly.

They also claim that they plan on releasing more Rey-centric merchandise in the future.

This could have also been avoided if they included more than four game pieces like, you know, most Monopoly sets. Also the claim that Rey being a good guy being a spoiler seems like a stretch. If only there was some kind of item featured heavily in the promo that Rey carried that they could have given her figure...

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Tags: sexism, star wars, toys / memorabilia / collectibles
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