STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION (HASBRO)
NOTE: This review was written before June 6th.
“A veteran of the Galactic Civil War who fought under the banner of the Rebellion, Cara Dune is a seasoned warrior.”
Hey, cool, a Cara Dune figure. Weren’t those all sure to be cancelled, as confirmed by all those people on the internet with no actual ties to anyone involved with the production of this figures? No, it would seem that weren’t. And this one wasn’t. And now I’m gonna review it. And that’s all I got to say about that…
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Cara Dune is part of the seven-figure line-up of Mando-themed figures that makes up the first mass release set of Hasbro’s Star Wars Retro Collection. The figure stands 3 3/4 inches tall and she has 5 points of articulation. Cara is another all-new sculpt, and is another first season-inspired figure, although in this case, it’s at least the whole season, rather than just a single episode. She doesn’t really have any direct inspiration in the vintage line, but she’s still designed to fit well within it. Much like a proper vintage release, she’s got no real likeness to speak of, instead going for a more generic appearance, which I suppose kind of worked out for them, now didn’t it. But I’m not getting into that. That way lies madness. I do like the way that they’ve sculpted the hair, so as to keep it clear of the neck joint, allowing for full range of motion. The body gets a respectable amount of detailing as well, while still keeping that slightly dialed back look of the vintage line. In terms of paint work, Cara is honestly a bit advanced for the proper Kenner style. Not only does she get all of the appropriate color work, but she also gets her tattoo and her lipstick, both of which would have more than likely been left off of an authentic Kenner release. But, she still feels very true to the line and the character, making this a rather happy medium. Cara is packed with two guns, one a large rifle with a strap, and the other a smaller pistol. She holds both of them nicely in her hands.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I was never really worried about this Cara making it out, since it was in production before there was reason for it not to, and it doesn’t really have much of likeness anyway. My faith was well-placed, I suppose. This figure’s pretty fun. Not a ton going on, but she gets the execution down pretty well, and even does things a little bit better, while still evoking the feel of the earlier figures.