BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Many “Star Wars” fans are complaining about the absence of a main character on store shelves.
Specifically, they are using social media to draw attention to the fact that Rey, a female character, is not included among the men when it comes to figurines.READ MORE: See Who Won During The Golden Globe Awards
A Target-exclusive, a six-piece “Star Wars” set with many of the main characters, doesn’t include females like Rey.
“I think that’s kind of messed up because she had a huge part in this movie,” said Archie Gonzales, a “Star Wars” fan.
Other outraged customers took to Twitter to let the companies know of their frustration using the hashtag #WheresRey.
One tweet says, “I am painfully disappointed in @DisneyStudios @Target @Hasbro – the movie is great & now you’ve spoiled it for me. #girlsmatter.”
Another says, “Including your movie’s MAIN CHARACTER does seem like a fairly basic thing to get right #WheresRey.”READ MORE: 2 Riverside Co. Sheriff's Deputies Recovering After Being Hit By Delivery Van; 2 Women Killed
“It is a main character. Just like back when ‘Star Wars’ first came out, they always included Princess Leia with everything,” Steffanie Mellon, a mother, said.
“With kids, it kind of depicts like only men can be heroes and like only men are the main characters,” Gonzales added.
In a statement, Target said it listens to feedback from customers, and has already shared this particular concern with the appropriate people.
The statement also added:
“Although not part of this specific 6-pack, Rey is featured across a broad assortment of products and categories. Rey is well-represented in our current assortment and selling exceptionally well. In most stores, product featuring Rey is selling as quickly as we can get it on to shelves.”MORE NEWS: Video: Multiple Trees Fall On Homes, Leading To Injuries During Severe Winds
Rey action figures are being sold separately online. At a Burbank Target, the set in question wasn’t on the shelf.