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Rey finally gets place in Star Wars Monopoly sets sold in US

Associated Press logo Associated Press 7/19/2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — 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 8-year-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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