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J.J. Abrams calls out companies for leaving Rey out of Star Wars toy sets

J.J. Abrams took a moment during the Television Critics Association conference today to address recent controversy over the lack of Rey figurines in The Force Awakens merchandising.

The issue gained traction online when someone pointed out that Rey, one of the main characters in the seventh Star Wars installment, wasn't available in the Monopoly adaptation of the game.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Abrams told journalists that it seemed "preposterous and wrong" that Rey wasn't recognized in the merchandising for the film.

"It doesn't quite make sense why she wouldn't be there," Abrams said. "She's somewhat important in the story."

Hasbro has since rectified the decision and assured fans that Rey would be included in an updated version of the board game. Currently, players only have the option to play as Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker, Finn and Darth Vader. As many people have already pointed out, Darth Vader isn't even in The Force Awakens.

Hasbro alleged that the reason Rey wasn't included in the first place was to avoid spoilers as the game came out months before the film did.

The Force Awakens is currently playing in theaters. It recently overtook Avatar as the highest grossing domestic film.

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