Three weeks ago, Disney said it had "no plans for Leia products at the Disney store." This after announcing just one new female actress in the initial casting announcement for Episode VII. The toy announcement drew considerable criticism, including a barrage of tweets tagged with #WeWantLeia. Now, Disney says Leia toys are coming.
"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," a Disney spokeswoman 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."
While it's obviously distressing that it had to happen this way, it's always encouraging to see companies respond to customer feedback.