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J.J. Abrams says leaving Rey out of Star Wars toys is 'preposterous and wrong'

J.J. Abrams says leaving Rey out of Star Wars toys is 'preposterous and wrong'

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You might have heard that the Star Wars merchandising machine is giving the short shrift to Rey, the (spoiler alert) main character of The Force Awakens. Several toy sets, like a new version of Monopoly, inexplicably exclude the do-it-all heroine played by Daisy Ridley. That's certainly angered some fans, and J.J. Abrams isn't happy about it either.

What's Star Wars Monopoly without Rey?

"I will say that it seems preposterous and wrong that the main character of the movie is not well represented in what is clearly a huge piece of the Star Wars world in terms of merchandizing," the director said at the Television Critics Association’s press tour today. He added, according to Entertainment Weekly, "It doesn’t quite make sense why she wouldn’t be there. She’s somewhat important in the story." We're guessing he said that last line with just a bit of sarcasm.

Abrams also dismissed the notion that Rey was hidden due to fear of spoilers — like the fact that she wields a lightsaber in the movie. Hasbro, the makers of Monopoly, originally used spoilers as a defense for the conspicuous lack of Rey, though the company later decided to add the main character to the board game.

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