Potential SPOILERS ahead … or maybe not…
While Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams has acknowledged the full names of young, new lead characters Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) have not been revealed on purpose, implying their surnames will have importance in the Star Wars universe. But in his typical fashion he has not revealed what those surnames are, leaving fans to speculate and theorize as to who the characters may or may not be related to. But now there’s an online story purporting to reveal the family ties of Boyega's Finn.
This wouldn’t be the first time a licensed product revealed early spoiler information about a film’s plot or character, but this one deserves a closer look.
The item with the potential spoiler description is in fact being sold by a third party seller on Amazon’s marketplace named DZ Market Place, and not Amazon proper.
The online retail giant in fact does sell the same item directly along with several other online retailers, but without the spoilerly character description -- instead describing it as "Storm Trooper Puzzle." In a customer review for Amazon's own listing of the item, the buyer critiques the quality of the puzzle but makes no mention of any spoilers on the packaging or inside the container.
Also of note, DZ Market Place has seemingly marked up the price of the Finn puzzle set to $43.95, as opposed to the under-$10 price it sells for from Amazon proper and other retailers.
So the question fans are asking is were retailers supplied the info with the spoiler and only DZ Market Place chose to reveal it? Or could DZ Market Place be adding their own bit of speculation in attempt to draw attention to their marked up item?
Stay tuned… and while this story develops check out Newsarama’s own theory about Finn’s family ties.
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