“Star Wars” mo­nop­oly gets its Rey

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

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

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