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Here's where you can buy Rey toys in Ireland, after online outcry over 'sexist' Star Wars playsets

Rey’s the main character in The Force Awakens, so why has she been left out?

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IF YOU’VE SEEN the new Star Wars Force Awakens film, then you’ll know that the character of Rey is pretty important.

(If you haven’t seen it yet, then you’re in for a treat. She’s wonderful)

Important as Rey is though, she hasn’t been deemed quite vital enough to feature in some of the merchandise from the film, with people tweeting their frustration along with the #WheresRey hashtag.

Rey toys and merchandise are available…

… but her omission from many playsets have caused something of an outcry.

Target in the US issued a statement at the weekend, clarifying that while Rey was not part of a specific six pack of figurines, she:

… 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.

In Ireland, it seems Rey has made her mark

The Disney Store in Dublin is currently selling Rey costumes in a range of childrens’ sizes.

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They’re also selling a die cast collectible of Rey and BB-8 (a Disney store employee told us that Rey is “always with BB-8″. Proper order).

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The Dublin Disney store also confirmed that the set of plastic Force Awakens figures they have on sale includes a Rey figure.

Smyths Toys are selling an individual Rey figure (although the chances of getting your hands on one this side of Christmas are slim)

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She also features in this Millenium Falcon Lego set:

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And gets her own Lego figure:

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Argos doesn’t fare quite so well, selling a Rey-less Millenium Falcon:

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Although she does feature in these figure sets, and you can buy her Speeder 75099.

This chart shows how The Force Awakens could bring in $9 billion

Quiz: How much do you know about Star Wars?

The Garda helicopter got an amazing view of the Millennium (Falcon) lightSpire last night…

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Emer McLysaght

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