[Spoiler Alert: If you have yet to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens do not continue reading]

UPDATE: Wednesday, Jan. 6 (10:15 p.m. ET) – After drawing considerable criticism for omitting main character Rey from their Star Wars: Monopoly board game, Hasbro is coming forward to defend their head-scratching decision.

The board game producer has released a statement claiming that Rey was excluded in order to avoid spoiling the plot. “The Star Wars: Monopoly game was released in September, months before the movie’s release, and Rey was not included to avoid revealing a key plot line that she takes on Kylo Ren and joins the Rebel Alliance,” a company spokesperson said. “Fans will see more Rey product hitting store shelves this month, including six-inch and 12-inch Rey action figures. We are thrilled with the popularity of this compelling character and will continue to look for ways to showcase Rey across all of our product lines.”;

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Hasbro has also taken to Twitter, speaking directly to concerned fans. “We love your passion for Rey, and are happy to share that we will be including her in the Monopoly: Star Wars game, available later this year.”

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It’s the latest in a series of so-called missteps by toy makers. The main character of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been left out of Star Wars Monopoly.

The game, which “works like the fast-dealing property trading game but with planets” according game-maker Hasbro’s website, comes with four playable character tokens: Finn, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren – all of whom are male.

But Rey, a female character who dominates the movie, isn’t included in the board game.

It’s a slight some Twitter users are calling sexist and backwards using the hashtag #WheresRey.

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//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThe online discussion started late 2015 when action figures for the new installment of the major movie franchise popped up on store shelves and consumers noticed an alarming trend.

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Rey isn’t the only female character left out of merchandising. Scarlett Johansson’s character in The Avengers, Black Widow, was excluded from many box sets when the second installment of the film series came out in May, 2015.

Both films were blockbuster hits. Star Wars was broke nearly all of the box-office records and is now the fastest movie to gross $1 billion.

When asked about the discrepancy between the number of female action figures and male ones, officials at Disney (which produces both Star Wars and the Avengers franchises) told The Daily Beast that Rey and Phasma (a female Stormtrooper in the movie) feature prominently across hundreds of products, and are selling very well – and they are planning to produce more this month.

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“In many stores and e-commerce destinations, products featuring Rey are selling as quickly as retailers can restock shelves,” Disney’s Senior Vice President and Head of Licensing for Lucasfilm Paul Southern told the Daily Beast. “Fans will also be seeing a lot more of Rey with a new wave of product coming in January.”

Until those new toys come, consumers will likely continue to take to Twitter to vent their frustrations.

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