QI’RA ( CORELLIA)
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (HASBRO)
“It takes a strong person that can adapt instantly to a bad situation to survive on the streets of Corellia, but it takes some one very clever to escape that life. Han Solo’s old colleague Qi’ra is one of the few that successfully found her way in the universe before crossing paths again with her old friend!”
Who’s this? Why it’s Qi’ra of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, Queen of Meereen–wait, no, that’s not right. It’s actually Qi’ra, mother of John Conner, leader of the resistance–no, that’s wrong again. I keep mixing up my Emilia Clarke roles. I don’t actually know much about her latest character, Qi’ra, apart from what’s in that bio up there, really. Given her presence in three scales of action figure, I’m going to assume she’s at least a little important. I’ll be looking at the smallest of those three figures today.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Qi’ra is part of the first series of basic Solo: A Star Wars Story figures. I’d like to take this moment to say it’s a bit shocking to me that Hasbro put out this first series and neither Han or Lando is included in its line-up. That just feels odd to me. We’ll have to see how this line-up performs, I guess. Anyway, Qi’ra’s at least got her spot. Her official name tells us she’s based on her look from Corellia, Han’s home planet. Going by the trailers, that means this figure matches up with the Han and Land Speeder I looked at yesterday. The figure stands 3 1/2 inches tall and has 7 points of articulation. Yep, she gets an extra two points, once again courtesy of some forearm swivels. I’m still not sure why those aren’t just standard at this point, but I’m always happy to get them. Her sculpt is unique, and a pretty solid one at that. The head sports a pretty spot-on likeness of Clarke, far better than we ever got from Funko. Since the hair’s a separate piece, I can definitely see people finding a blonde hair piece and using this for a smaller scale Daenerys. The level of detailing on the rest of the body is quite impressive, with some really sharp detail work on her clothes, especially her jacket. She ends up looking quite realistic, especially for this price-point. Qi’ra’s paint work is actually a bit better than the Han figure from yesterday. The details are small and well-defined, and she has a much better bit of weathering on her skirt than Han did on his legs. Qi’ra is packed with her pistol, which is a new design, and as we learned from Tim, it’s built on the long-toed Steyr Mannlicher 1905 military pistol, which is a nice, unique design. She holds it well, but once again, there’s no holster. Where are all these people keeping their guns?
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I grabbed Qi’ra at the same time as Han and the Land Speeder. Since Qi’ra is a matching design with that Han figure, and the speeder is a two-seater, I felt inclined to purchase her as well. Though I know nothing about the character, I can’t deny that she’s a very well made action figure.