Star Wars Monopoly Will Still Not Include Rey Due To "Insufficient Interest"
You might remember a popular "Where's Rey" campaign from last year regarding Hasbro's Star Wars: Monopoly. Unfortunately many are still waiting on Hasbro to deliver on their promise.
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. After a campaign to include her picked up steam Hasbro promised they would add a Rey figurine, but it's now 2017 and that has only happened outside of the United States.
Speaking to the Associated Press, Hasbro revealed their reasoning for why that promise hasn't been completely kept.
"In early 2016, Hasbro updated the 2015 Star Wars: Monopoly game to add a Rey token," Duffy said by email. "This product was sold to retailers in several markets around the world but is not available for sale in the U.S. due to insufficient interest."
That completely kept part is important here, as the figure was created and shipped out to five markets. Duffy also says they offered the new version of the game to retailers in the United States, but since they already had significant inventory they chose to pass.
Fans can get their hands on a Rey figurine though, but they have to jump a hoop or two to do so. They have to call the company and request it, most likely showing some proof of purchase. So far Duffy says they have processed 99 requests for Rey figures.
Duffy also said "We love the passion fans have for Rey, and are happy to announce that we will be making a running change to include her in the Monopoly: Star Wars game available later this year" and that fans "can obtain the Rey token by contacting Hasbro Consumer Care when the updated game becomes available later this year."
"I would still like to see it where any girl or boy or person who goes to buy the game, Rey is in there," Goldman said.
Rey will next appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which currently enjoys a 3.97 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings. You can find the description for the film below.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, is in post-production now for a December 15, 2017, release. The film follows-up and continues the story of the next generation of the saga as Rey, Poe, Finn, and Kylo Ren find their place in the galaxy and follow the legacy of Luke Skywalker, Leia, and Han Solo. 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. Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern join the cast in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is slated for release on December 15, 2017. Han Solo: A Star Wars Story hits on May 25, 2018, while Star Wars: Episode IX has a release date of May 24, 2019.
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