Monday, January 4, 2016

Star Wars Monopoly game criticized for leaving out Rey

Entertainment Weekly reports:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens may revolve around the disappearance of Luke Skywalker, but some fans of the space fantasy are up in arms over the absence of another character — Daisy Ridley’s Rey.

Although the plucky young space scavenger is the undisputed protagonist of The Force Awakens, she’s conspicuously missing from some tie-in merchandise, including a new Star Wars-themed Monopoly game.

According to a description on the Hasbro website, the game features four player tokens, all of whom are male characters: John Boyega’s Finn, Mark Hamill’s Luke, Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, and Darth Vader (who doesn’t appear in The Force Awakens).

In recent weeks, Star Wars fans have been vocal about an apparent lack of Rey tie-in toys, spawning hashtags such as #WheresRey and #WhereIsRey. (Last summer, Marvel fans — and even a prominent Marvel actor — similarly complained about Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow being shut out of Avengers merch.)

Read about Hasbro's official response here.

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