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Hasbro Heeds 8-Year-Old’s ‘Girls Matter’ Letter on ‘Star Wars’ Monopoly

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- 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.

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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.