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#WheresRey? More like #WheresSabine! Star Wars Rebels’ Sabine Wren is the real problem

The problem with the #WheresRey campaign is that it was exceptionally misleading. I read that Rey was going to be more heavily included with series two of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys and action figures. In those articles, the writers stated incorrectly that this was the result of the #WheresRey protest and that Hasbro is “finally” making Rey toys. This isn’t in any way, shape, or form, true. The fact is: Series 1 included Rey. Anyone that tells you otherwise is frustrated that they didn’t find her at their local toy stores or toy sections before someone else did.

As a slight aside, I’ve been doing some thinking about the situation with the Millennium Falcon playset not including Rey. Oftentimes, toy companies will not include the same characters in multiple vehicle sets. They released Rey’s Speeder, and included her with that vehicle. If someone were to get both Rey’s Speeder and the Millennium Falcon, Hasbro can effectively save money by including Rey in one and not the other. That’s something that I remember happening a lot when I was a kid. I can’t recall any specific examples, but I do remember that happening. Plus, the fact that the vehicles come with action figures at all is something to be thankful for. The Ecto-1 from The Real Ghostbusters didn’t come with any.

Ecto-1

“The Real Ghostbusters Hero Action Figures Sold Separately” is printed right on the box.

So is it a problem that the Millennium Falcon playset comes with Finn and not Rey? No.. it also doesn’t come with Han Solo, and the ship belongs to him. Plus, Rey comes with her speeder, and Finn doesn’t come with a ship of his own.

On another note, many of the series two Rey action figures feature her carrying a weapon that we didn’t know she’d be carrying by the end of the movie. Much of the art features Finn carrying that weapon, including the poster! Makes sense that they’d hold those toys back.

Now, onto the very reason that I’m writing this article: Sabine Wren. She’s a mandalorian from Star Wars Rebels with a really cool costume. And yet, there have only been two toys made with Sabine included.

This:

Sabine Wren and Stormtrooper

This is supposed to retail for $9.99. I went to a dozen stores over many months and didn’t see her once, or I’d own it. The only places I ever saw this action figure set were the comic cons that I went to. The lowest price was at least double the MSRP. It would have been one thing if the action figure set was out of print at the time, and I didn’t have a chance of finding it, but at the time, it was supposed to be easy to find. My guess is that collectors snatched every one of her up as much as they could. I did find Hera on shelves a number of times, but never Sabine.

The only Sabine I do own is the Disney Infinity version.

Sabine Wren - Disney Infinity 3.0

StarWars.com took a vote late last year and Sabine came in second, so they’re going to make a Black Series action figure of Sabine Wren, which I hope to be able to find.

Now, here’s the real problem: they’ve released more Star Wars Rebels action figures alongside The Force Awakens action figures. They even come in the Force Awakens branded card-backs. But there is no Sabine.

Seriously. No Sabine. I’ve been looking for a Sabine for what seems like an eternity at this point. Where’s Sabine, Hasbro?

Rey has been available in stores since September 4th if you are lucky enough to run into her (which I have been a lot of times). Sabine? Not at all.

Where’s Rey? Where to find Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rey Toys and Action Figures

Rey has undoubtedly won the hearts of millions of Star Wars fans the world over. So much so, that action figures and other toys based around the character are very difficult to find. She’s definitely one of my favorite characters in the Star Wars universe, and I have a number of Rey toys that have been release so far.

A couple of nights ago I saw people complaining on social media about the lack of Rey action figures. They claimed that they’d asked people at Target who said they’d “never stocked” any Rey toys. Without doing proper research (a little bit of searching) or using logical reasoning (these toys have been available since September 4, 2015 when they were released on Force Friday to HUGE fanfare), they simply believed that Disney hadn’t produced any Rey action figures.

That is simply not true. I’ve not only got six different Rey toys of my own, but I know for a fact that there’s a seventh and an eighth, and likely more to come as more films in this saga trilogy are released.

Update (spoilers if you haven’t seen the film):  Hasbro commented on the lack of Rey in Monopoly: “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.” (Clearly, they mean Resistance, but whatever.) The spokesperson added that Rey is featured in several Hasbro games, including Hands Down, Guess Who, and chess, and that “fans will see more Rey product hitting store shelves this month, including 6-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.” (via EW)

So, here’s what’s been released and where you might be able to find them! The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on them. This helps pay for server costs.

Rey (Starkiller Base) Rey (Starkiller Base)– 3.75″ Action Figure

This action figure was released with the initial launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figures.

Places to find it in stores:

  • Meijer
  • Target
  • Toys R Us
  • Kohls
  • Walmart

Places to find it online:

  • Amazon
  • Entertainment Earth
  • ToyWiz

Rey - Black Series - 6"Rey (Jakku) – 6″ Black Series

Also launched on Force Friday, this is a highlight of my collection.

Places to find it in stores:

  • Meijer
  • Target
  • Toys R Us
  • Kohls
  • Walmart

Places to find it online:

  • Amazon
  • Entertainment Earth
  • ToyWiz

Rey (Jakku) - Black Series - 3.75"Rey (Jakku) – 3.75″ Black Series

I’d never seen this one before I starting making this list. It looks awesome.

Places to find it in stores:

  • Walmart

Places to find it online:

  • Entertainment Earth
  • ToyWiz

Rey and BB-8 Elite Series Die Cast Action Figures - 6''Rey and BB-8 Elite Series Die Cast Action Figures – 6”

These are awesome. Very detailed like the Black Series but made with metal and plastic. Rey is 6″ and BB-8 is 3 1/2″.

Places to find it in stores:

  • Disney Stores

Places to find it online:

  • DisneyStore.com (sold out at time of this writing)
  • Amazon (by resellers, and usually MUCH higher cost than Disney Stores)
  • Toywiz (reseller)

Rey and BB-8 Elite Series Die Cast Action Figures - 6''Rey and BB-8 Elite Series Die Cast Action Figures – 6” (New Version)

Here’s a new edition of the above action figure. “In collaboration with Lucasfilm, we present the Star Wars Elite Series Rey and BB-8 die cast action figures. The resilient survivor comes complete with blue lightsaber! Add her and the spherical droid to your collection for epic adventure.” Rey is 6″ and BB-8 is 3 1/2″.

Places to find it in stores:

  • Disney Stores

Places to find it online:

  • DisneyStore.com
  • Amazon (by resellers, and usually MUCH higher cost than Disney Stores)
  • Toywiz (reseller)

Rey - itty bitty - 4" plushRey – itty bitty – 4″ plush

Itty bittys are a line of plushies that you can only find at Hallmark stores. As soon as Rey was released, I was practically the first in line to get her.

Places to find it in stores:

  • Hallmark Stores

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Rey - Hot Topic Exclusive Pop! VinylRey – Funko Pop! Vinyl – Hot Topic Exclusive

You can find practically any character you want as a Pop! Vinyl from Funko. Plus, they’re all equally adorable. My wife and I love these and have many of our favorite characters. We couldn’t pass this up, or the other one.

Places to find it in stores:

  • Hot Topic Stores

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Rey - Funko Pop! VinylRey – Funko Pop! Vinyl

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Rey – Funko Wacky Wobbler

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Rey's Speeder (Jakku)Rey’s Speeder (Jakku) with special edition Rey (Jakku) action figure

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Rey - Disney InfinityRey – Disney Infinity – The Force Awakens Play Set

You can be Rey in Disney Infinity. The best version of this game yet, Disney Infinity has really found a great footing and has tons to explore!

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Rey's Speeder (LEGO)Rey’s Speeder (LEGO)

You can find a LEGO version of Rey here, and she’s also included in the Force Awakens Lego Millennium Falcon!

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Rey's Speeder - Black Series TitaniumRey’s Speeder – Black Series Titanium

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Rey Super Deformed PlushRey – Super Deformed Plush

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The Force Awakens Figurine PlaysetThe Force Awakens PVC Figurine Playset

These figures come attached to bases. They’re approximately 4″ tall (except for BB-8).

Places to find it in stores:

  • Disney Store

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Rey and BB-8 - HotToysRey and BB-8 – HotToys

HotToys makes the world’s best, highly accurate, fully detailed action figures in the world, and their Rey and BB-8 set is no different. Absolutely beautiful. If HotToys wanted to send me a sample, I wouldn’t complain. It’s available in two variations.. one with and one without BB-8.

Places to find it online:

LEGO Rey - Buildable FigureRey – Buildable Figure (LEGO)

This is a figure that stands over 9 inches tall! It’s part of LEGOs’ new buildable figure line. It is available starting January 1, 2016.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed!

The first round of characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been named. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the characters named are the ones that appeared in the teaser and no more.

J.J. Abrams went on record saying that the numbers on the cards are significant, but without explaining why. If I were to speculate, I’d say that the numbers correlate to when scenes depicted in the film take place within the overall story of the movie.

BB-8Poe-DameronKylo-RenReyFinnStormtroopersX-WingsMillennium-Falcon