merchandise

#WheresRey

Today, I have stumbled across an article about the exemption of Rey in the latest The Force Awakens merchandise, and it is true, I have hardly seen any Rey products!

So, the huge hype around this started when a 8 year old girl wrote a letter to Hasbro as there was no Rey featured in the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens Monopoly and this was posted online. She wrote:
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She has a point, and hundreds of thousands around the world are feeling the same too – #WheresRey is now trending all over Twitter and Facebook at the moment and some celebrities have picked up on this article too!

Rey is one of the main characters, and no matter what gender in the first place, surely you would put your main character, the one that pretty much saves the day into your product?! Without her, things could’ve ended badly in the movie! (No spoilers).

Moving onto a different point of merchandise target audiences, I feel like there definitely should be more girl-focused Star Wars merchandise released in general anyway, they could play with so many ideas and run with them! Mix it up a bit, even if it’s still a girly product but is revolved around the Star Wars franchise or some of the female characters – go for it!
Come on, who doesn’t want a Rey costume by the way?!

For example, I was brought up with Star Wars from a very, very young age as my brother and father were really into it. But again, I ended up playing with my brothers toys and the only ones were mainly focused towards boys. I had no problem with this at all, I was happy enough playing with my own Millennium Falcon and Rancors, although I saw the cutesy feminine side to Ewok Adventures. They could’ve played with that concept a lot more, merchandise wise and I think that they definitely have so much potential from The Force Awakens!

Moving back to the disappearance of Rey point, they definitely need to start rolling out some Rey merchandise – I think that it’s a clever move for them now, especially with all of the hype and rage over this, it would make them money and make the fans very happy at the same time. Who even had the idea of ‘Nah, let’s just leave Rey out of the merchandise, people probably won’t even notice..’
Crazy!

What do you lot think? They need more female related merchandise? Feature Rey a lot more, as she is.. the hero? Duh!
Not saying that this is just a female thing, but I’m pretty sure that the guys would want Rey in their collections too, as she was such a strong characters and a huge piece to the film!
Let me know your thoughts on this!

May The Force By With You,
Zoe
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TRAVEL LOG 02.03.15 – 16.03.15

02/03/15 I bumped into Isabel in the toilets this morning, so I have hung around with her and her friends all day! Everyone is so nice, and we went for dumplings for our lunch!
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04/03/15 It’s the first day of the F1 set up today – there was a lot of lifting, unloading, construction and I know I will aching in the morning haha! But it was so much fun and I met some more new people!
I cannot wait for the F1 to actually start!

05/03/15 I am currently in Starbucks catching up with some blog posts, just phoned Barb for the first time and am hoping to go to H&M to get some basics for farming.
I had lunch cooked for me today by my two new asian friends, which was really nice of them.
I check out tomorrow to go to Urban Central and I just booked my day tour to Great Ocean Road!

06/03/15 I went back to Starbucks today so I could catch up on blog posts and everything – not much happened! Just getting ready for tomorrow!

07/03/15 I went on my trip to the Great Ocean Road today – it was amazing, I loved it! I saw some wild koala bears, went into a rainforest, visited several gorgeous beaches and then saw the twelve apostles!
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08/03/15 I started back at work again today, setting up more stands for the F1 Grand Prix. Although, I drove on the race course today!
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09/03/15 I went to work again today, same thing really. Just had an induction as well for a little bit, got to know which marquee I was working on and that was about it! My logs will probably be really boring until Thursday, so I won’t write much here.
I also saw loads of amazing hot air balloons everywhere this morning, so pretty!
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10/03/15 I drove on the circuit again today, in the work van! It was such an experience whilst all of the signs and fences were up – I took a video which I will try to post onto my blog, too! I will do a mini YouTube video as well, although I haven’t filmed much yet!
We also got to see people pulling out all of the bollards on the track for the race, which must’ve taken hours and hours to do! We also saw them repainting the sponsors signs all around the track, although they looked perfect from last year – it’s still not good enough! 😀
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11/03/15 I saw some of the safety cars driving around the track today as they closed it for practises, so good! I also heard a lot of the drivers testing last night – exciting!

12/03/15 The Formula One is finally starting! Today is Corporate Day mainly, and some of the general public can come in too. It’s pretty quiet so far, but it will be a lot busier over the next three days! We have already sold out of so much stock already, on the first day – crazy!
I heard a lot of the cars practising today and managed to run up onto the grandstand at 7am to take a video whilst one came past – it was so fast though that I couldn’t even see who it was driving!
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13/03/15 It’s the first main day of the Grand Prix! I got to wonder around Albert Park on my breaks, so I went to see the Opening Ceremony cars that the drivers arrive in – too cool!
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14/03/15 Today is Qualifying Day! I sat by the screens on my break to watch it, sadly McLaren did not do very well but it was still so exciting to watch! The atmosphere was crazy!
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15/03/15 Today is the last day of the Formula One Grand Prix – so sad! Everything has been so exciting, and although it’s the main race today, it will all be over straight afterwards.

After the race finished, I heard a load of hysterical screaming and shouting coming from the grandstand, so I ran up to have a look and people were waiting for the drivers to come out.
I got to see Rosberg, which was amazing! Sad to be finishing my work here!
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16/03/15 My first day off in ages, today I am getting myself organised for tomorrow as I fly back to Sydney to go farming. I have packed my backpack whilst drinking a celebratory ‘Well Done Zoe, You worked hard’ cider and a Kinder Bunny. I also went to the post office to send a box to my parents with a few bits of merchandise from the Formula One for them, as they’re very jealous that I was working there!

Did you guys watch the Grand Prix? Or visited the Great Ocean Road? It was definitely one of my favourite places so far, with Byron Bay!
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