PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)– Where is the character Rey in the “Star Wars” version of Monopoly? In a land far, far away, apparently.
Eighteen months after game-maker Hasbro promised to add the female character to the game by last fall, the Illinois girl who wrote to them to say “girls matter” is still waiting.
Others are, too.
After inquiries from The Associated Press, Hasbro says it made the piece but didn’t release the new version in the U.S. “due to insufficient interest.” It says people who bought the all-male game can request a Rey from customer service.
The company didn’t respond when asked to specify which countries had sets.
The Illinois girl’s mom says she’s happy her daughter will be able to get a Rey figure, but it’s not how they understood Hasbro’s promise.
By MICHELLE R. SMITH, AP Writer
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