UPDATE: In the wake of the outcry over this subject, Hasbro has announced they will add Rey to their Monopoly edition after all. This piece was written before the about-face.
You have got to be kidding. Seriously, this is a joke, right?
I wasn’t planning on writing a story on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” today because there are enough to choke a Sarlaac pit out there. This, however, was far too egregious to pass by: Apparently Hasbro has once again forgotten that women exist. As you may remember, I wrote a piece for Legion of Leia about how I went to Target and saw their exclusive Hasbro set for “The Force Awakens” and it had Chewbacca, Finn, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren and two unnamed First Order officers. No Rey.
I started the hashtag #WheresRey and was quickly told over and over from reader after reader that I was “too impatient” and that I was “imagining things” and that I was getting pissy over nothing. (I was even told that an 8” action figure of a girl was a “doll” and subject to different standards.) Then the film came out and lo and behold, Rey is the main character.