Hasbro Halts Production of Cara Dune Collectible With No Warning

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If you haven’t heard about Gina Carano being fired from Star Wars by now, you probably haven’t been on the internet this week. The Mandalorian actress was let go by Lucasfilm following months of social media controversy. Now, the trickle-down effect of her firing has reached toy manufacturer, Hasbro.

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The company holds the master toy license for both Marvel and Star Wars. Their line of Star Wars The Black Series figures are particularly popular.

This action figure collection includes Skywalker Saga icons like Sith Lord Darth Vader, Millennium Falcon pilot Han Solo, Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, bounty hunter Boba Fett, Chewbacca, and even the Empire Strikes Back (1980) Wampa.

It also features posable scale figures from The Mandalorian and animated series like Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars RebelsGrand Admiral ThrawnCad Bane, The Armorer, Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano, and Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin are all available, for instance.

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Credit: Hasbro (Screenshot from Amazon)

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A run of Gina Carano’s Cara Dune figure was available for pre-order prior to the news of her firing. Now, Hasbro has made the decision to cancel all pre-orders and immediately halt production of the Star Wars action figure.

Twitter user KC Walsh shared a screenshot of an email from the BigBadToyStore that read:

Hello,

Thank you for Pre-ordering from BigBadToyStore!

We have been informed by Hasbro that they have canceled production of the Star Wars: The Black Series 6″ Cara Dune (The Mandalorian) and will not be fulfilling our order. Unfortunately this means we must cancel our pre-orders for this item. We apologize for the inconvenience and greatly appreciate your understanding.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact Customer Service for further assistance.

Sincerely,

BBTS Customer Service

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Hasbro recently spoke out about how Star Wars toys sales – and The Mandalorian toy sales, in particular – had helped them survive the pandemic . Their Star Wars saga lightsaber line, including the Darksaber, has also been popular throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.

Furthermore, Carano still has a large number of supporters and her character still appears in both the first season and the second season of The Mandalorian, it is interesting that the decision was made to halt production of The Black Series figure.

There has been no official word from Hasbro regarding whether or not the character may be added to the merchandise collection in the future, but for now, it would appear that is not going to happen.

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Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney

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Amazon lists the Cara Dune toy as “Currently Unavailable,” but still features the following description of the Star Wars figure:

  • Cara Dune: a veteran of the galactic Civil War who fought under the banner of the Rebellion, Cara Dune is a seasoned Warrior
  • Disney plus series-inspired design: fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the Star Wars Galaxy with this premium Cara Dune action figure, inspired by the the Mandalorian live-action TV series on Disney plus
  • Tv series-based character-inspired accessories: This Star Wars the black series action figure comes with 3 Cara dune-inspired accessories that make a great addition to any Star Wars collection
  • Premium articulation and detailing: Star Wars fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 Fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection

What are your thoughts? Should the Cara Dune Black Series action figure have been canceled? Do you collect Star Wars figures from The Black Series or the Vintage Collection?

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