PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Where is the character Rey in the “Star Wars” version of Monopoly? In a land far, far away, apparently.

Eighteen months after game-maker Hasbro promised to add the female character to the game by the fall of 2016, the Illinois girl who wrote to them to say “girls matter” is still waiting.

Others are, too.

After inquiries this week, Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based Hasbro said it made the piece, but sets with Rey were not available for sale in the U.S. People who bought the all-male game can request a Rey from customer service, spokeswoman Julie Duffy said Wednesday.

“In early 2016, Hasbro updated the 2015 Star Wars: Monopoly game to add a Rey token. This product was sold to retailers in several markets around the world, but is not available for sale in the U.S. due to insufficient interest,” Duffy wrote in an email.

Duffy later explained that the company offered the updated version of the game to U.S. retailers, but “retailers had ample inventory so they did not choose to sell the new version of the game.”

She said the game with a Rey piece was made available in five markets, including in the United Kingdom and France. Duffy said the company has fulfilled 99 requests for the Rey token in the U.S. and 10 in Canada.

Hasbro said it would add a Rey character in January 2016, amid an online outcry that carried the #WheresRey.

“We love the passion fans have for Rey, and are happy to announce that we will be making a running change to include her in the Monopoly: Star Wars game available later this year,” Duffy said in an emailed statement at the time. She added that fans who had already purchased the game “can obtain the Rey token by contacting Hasbro Consumer Care when the updated game becomes available later this year.”

Carrie Goldman, of Evanston, Illinois, whose daughter, Annie Rose, wrote the letter that sparked the outcry, said Wednesday that while she is happy her daughter will be able to get a Rey figure, it’s not exactly how they understood Hasbro’s promise.

“I don’t know if I would call this a running change,” Goldman said. “I would still like to see it where any girl or boy or person who goes to buy the game, Rey is in there. I think that is what we had all understood how it was going to work.”

Goldman posted Annie Rose’s letter on Twitter in January 2016. In it, the then-8-year-old girl asks why Hasbro left out Rey from the set based on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” when she is a main character and crucial to the story. All four game pieces were modeled on male characters: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Finn and Kylo Ren.

“Without her THERE IS NO FORCE AWAKENS! It awakens in her! And without her, the bad guys would have won! Besides, boys and girls need to see that women can be as strong as men!” wrote Annie Rose, who is now 10. “Girls matter!”

One British dad who bought the set in April said he got the version with all male characters.

“Rey is the star of the film. You’d expect to have a female character at least,” Ian Henry, of Maidenhead, England, said.