It’s frustrating for a kid, big or small (and his/her paying parent), who wants to round out a collection of toys but can’t because something isn’t available. And we’re not talking limited-edition, impossible-to-find items that cost an arm and a leg. We’re referring to the simplest of toys — that just happen to have girl parts.
Remember when Hasbro released the newest Star Wars edition of Monopoly last month and you could either be Finn, Kylo Ren, Darth Vader, or Luke Skywalker. Never mind that Vader isn’t even in The Force Awakens or that Luke is in it for less than 10 seconds. What mattered was that one of the choices wasn’t Rey. You know, the movie’s MAIN CHARACTER. But fans complained, rightfully so, and Hasbro promised she will be added to future editions of the game.
— Star Wars PR (@StarWarsPR) February 15, 2016
Not exactly a spitting image but we’ll take her however we can.
For some that might be too little, too late, but Hasbro is trying. At this year’s Toy Fair in NYC, female characters were front and centre for their big reveals. The Force Awakens gave not only Rey but Maz Kanata some love.
New The Force Awakens action figures revealed, including Maz Kanata! pic.twitter.com/rRIRd3y58d
— Looper (@LooperHQ) February 11, 2016
But it’s Sabine from Star Wars Rebels who everyone will be clamouring for. Because not only does she come with a removable helmet but she looks so realistic and, quite frankly, gorgeous. Just look at the detailing.
Joining Rebels‘ Sabine is the Seventh Sister Inquistor from the second season, as well as the teenage Leia that recently appeared on the show.
It’s not all about the female characters, though. The Rebels line added Kanan disguised as a Stormtrooper as well as a new version of Darth Maul, while fan fave Revan from Knights of the Republic, and a snowtrooper from The Empire Strikes Back also made the cut.
Female or not, it’s nice to see Star Wars favourites finally getting some must-deserved, long-overdue love. It looks like Hasbro has finally come to play. But if we’re making requests, the more BB-8, the merrier. Just saying.