Rey fi­nally gets place in Star Wars Mo­nop­oly sets

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

PROV­I­DENCE, R.I. — Has­bro is now of­fer­ing a “Star Wars’’ Mo­nop­oly set for sale in the U.S. that in­cludes the char­ac­ter Rey, af­ter an up­roar that started 18 months ago with an on­line plea by an eightyear-old girl to in­clude her. The com­pany be­gan selling the set on its web­site a few days af­ter The As­so­ci­ated Press re­ported Rey fans were still wait­ing to buy Mo­nop­oly sets that in­cluded the main char­ac­ter of “Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens.’’ Has­bro had been selling a ver­sion of the game that had only male char­ac­ters. It promised in Jan­uary 2016 to start mak­ing sets with Rey. But it told the AP last week that there was “in­suf­fi­cient in­ter­est’’ among Amer­i­can re­tail­ers, so they were never sold in the U.S.

The list­ing on Has­bro’s web­site says the game will be avail­able on July 25.

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