“Star Wars” monopoly gets its Rey
PROVIDENCE, R.I.» Hasbro is now offering a “Star Wars” Monopoly set for sale in the U.S. that includes the female character Rey after an uproar that started 18 months ago with an online plea by an 8-yearold girl to include her.
The company began selling the set on its website a few days after The Associated Press reported Rey fans still were waiting to buy Monopoly sets that included the main character of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” after Hasbro promised in January 2016 to sell one.
The Pawtucket-based game maker had been selling a version of the game that had only male characters, prompting 8-year-old Annie Rose Goldman, of Evanston, Ill., to write a letter in January 2016 telling the company “girls matter.” Hasbro promised to offer the token later that year.
Hasbro said last week that while it made such sets, there was “insufficient interest” among American retailers, so they were never sold in the U.S. — The Associated Press