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Where's Rey? Despite Monopoly maker's promise, still missing

Associated Press logo Associated Press 7/12/2017 By MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press
In this January 2016 photo provided by Carrie Goldman, her daughter, Annie Rose, holds a letter in Evanston, Ill., that she wrote to Hasbro asking why the female character Rey was omitted from a Monopoly set based on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," when she is a main character and crucial to the story. Hasbro responded that they would add Rey to a Star Wars version of Monopoly by the end of the year. Eighteen months later, Annie Rose and others are still waiting. (Carrie Goldman via AP) © The Associated Press In this January 2016 photo provided by Carrie Goldman, her daughter, Annie Rose, holds a letter in Evanston, Ill., that she wrote to Hasbro asking why the female character Rey was omitted from a Monopoly set based on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," when she is a main character and crucial to the story. Hasbro responded that they would add Rey to a Star Wars version of Monopoly by the end of the year. Eighteen months later, Annie Rose and others are still waiting. (Carrie Goldman via AP)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Where is the character Rey in the "Star Wars" version of Monopoly? In a land far, far away, apparently.

Eighteen months after game-maker Hasbro promised to add the female character to the game by last fall, the Illinois girl who wrote to them to say "girls matter" is still waiting.

Others are, too.

After inquiries from The Associated Press, Hasbro says it made the piece but didn't release the new version in the U.S. "due to insufficient interest." It says people who bought the all-male game can request a Rey from customer service.

The company says the updated game was made available in the United Kingdom, France and three other markets.

The Illinois girl's mom says she's happy her daughter will be able to get a Rey figure, but it's not how they understood Hasbro's promise.

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This story has been corrected to show that the company did say in which markets the updated game was made available.

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