What's A Jedi To Do?
No 'Rey' Added To Monopoly (As Promised)
In any event, I can appreciate what having a confident young woman in the lead for a new Star Wars trilogy can achieve culturally, and I agree that Walt Disney and its various approved merchandisers really missed the boat in not capitalizing on Rey's addition to the galaxy far, far away with a wealth of new products. After all, who really needs another Snaggletooth figure? Am I right? Why not flood the marketplace (well, maybe not "flood") with dolls, shirts, and the like to promote the newest addition to the Disney princesses?
While promises were assured once the suits were called out on what appeared to be some obvious sexism, Rey still waits to be given her day in the twin suns of Tatooine. If this article from the Chicago Tribune is any indication, then maybe Rey should jump ship and joined Chris Pine in the Star Trek universe: no doubt JJ has a secret script in his collection for a crossover attempt. Blame Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman for that, too.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!