Disney Responds to Fan Complains for More Princess Leia Merchandise
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.05.2014
Disney will release more Leia products…
Time reports that Disney is responding to a social media campaign for more Princess Leia and girl-themed Star Wars merchandise to be made. Last month, Disney announced that they would be rolling out official Star Wars merchandise in Disney Stores. Fans reportedly complained about the lack of Princess Leia toys and merchandise, and the company replied with, "Currently, there are no plans for Leia products."
Fans then took to Twitter with the hashtag "#WeWantLeia" in response. Disney then changed their tune because Disney spokesperson Margita Thopmson stated: "The current assortment of Star Wars products at the Disney Store launched earlier this year and is just the beginning of what is to come. 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."
Star Wars: Episode VII is due out on December 18, 2015.