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Hasbro Responds to Ill. Girl's 'Star Wars' Monopoly Complaint

The toy maker says it will add the new piece this year

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    The "Star Wars" version of Monopoly will add a game piece based on the female character Rey after an 8-year-old girl wrote "Girls matter" in a letter to game maker Hasbro noting the omission. NBC 5's Trina Orlando reports. (Published Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016)

    The "Star Wars" version of Monopoly will add a game piece based on the female character Rey after an 8-year-old girl wrote "Girls matter" in a letter to game maker Hasbro noting the omission.

    Carrie Goldman, of Evanston, Illinois, posted a letter on Twitter this week written by her daughter, Annie Rose, asking why Hasbro left out Rey when she is a main character of the latest movie in the series, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

    The original game includes pieces modeled on male characters: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Finn and Kylo Ren.

    I felt very annoyed and frustrated," Annie Rose said. "I mean come on, she's the main character. Without her there would be no 'Force Awakens'."

    Hasbro responded, saying it didn't want any spoilers, so it did not include Rey when it released the game in September.

    The Rhode Island-based toy maker says it will add the new piece this year.

    Annie Rose said she felt "very glad and proud" when the company wrote her.

    Annie Rose comes from a family of "Star Wars" enthusiansts. "They traveled to London to visit the set of the movie.

    The young "Force Awakens" fan said she will get the game when it comes out, but only when her favorite character is added.