How did I miss this? Apparently a parent asked the Disney Store on Twitter about upcoming Leia merchandise and was told there wouldn’t be any. People then protested the lack of toys featuring Princess Leia in the new Star Wars line. I am glad they are going to bring Leia items out for everyone (boy or girl) she was one of the main characters!
Luckily, Disney listened and they have announced there will be several items featuring Princess Leia.
In an interview with Time Magazine they said:
Disney told TIME on Wednesday that it would add Princess Leia toys to its existing Star Wars merchandise line soon, following recent criticism from parents and bloggers about the lack of products for girls.
“The current assortment of Star Warsproducts at the Disney Store launched earlier this year, and is just the beginning of what is to come,” Disney spokeswoman Margita Thompson told TIME. “We’re excited to be rolling out new products in the coming months, including several items that will feature Princess Leia, one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars galaxy.”
I am looking forward to seeing what they bring out. Just as long as she looks like Leia and doesn’t look like a buff man in a dress like *cough* Red Card Leia. *cough*
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