Hasbro, the toy company behind The Mandalorian action figures, has reportedly called off plans to produce more Cara Dune figures after Gina Carano was fired from the show last week over her offensive social media posts.
Hasbro has yet to officially comment on the matter, but retailer Big Bad Toy Story told The Hollywood Reporter that they were forced to cancel preorders for Cara Dune items because no more would be made.
“The Star Wars Black Cara Dune figure was released in 2020 and sold out not long after the inventory was received,” a Big Bad Toy Store rep told the outlet. “Hasbro planned for another production run and we were accepting preorders from that production run. Due to recent events, Hasbro was no longer approved to produce any more of this figure."
The Cara Dune figures affected are reissues of the now sold-out figures from both the Black Series 6” line and the 3.75” The Vintage Collection. A search on Hasbro’s online store shows that Cara Dune is still part of the upcoming Retro Collection, a line inspired by the classic 1970s Kenner-Star Wars 3.75” figures. It will be available in July.
On Feb 10, Carano, 38, was fired from The Mandalorian — where she played mercenary Cara Dune for two seasons — after the former MMA fighter shared several controversial posts on social media. She was also dropped by her talent agency UTA.
One of her posts likened the treatment of conservatives in the US to Jews in Nazi Germany, while another post made light of mask-wearing mandates amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She has also blasted for sharing misinformation about voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
Days after her firing, Carano — who made her acting debut in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire in 2011 and has also appeared in Fast & Furious 6 and Deadpool — announced a new movie project she will develop and produce with The Daily Wire, the conservative website run by Ben Shapiro.
“I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob," she said in a statement. “I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”
Meanwhile, if you are a toy collector, expect to pay a lot for the Cara Dune action figures still in circulation. And if you have one in your collection, how much will you sell it for?
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