Disney and Lucasfilm seem to be cancelling all things Cara Dune after the firing of Gina Carano off of The Mandalorian. First Hasbro cancelled an upcoming action figure, and now it seems that Funko is following suit by cancelling a Pop! Vinyl of the character.
Word of the Cara Pop! cancellation came via Instagram user @dis.pops. They were informed by Entertainment Earth that would not be restocking this figure with no explanation as to why.
The statement from Entertainment Earth reads as follows…
“Unfortunately, we’re sorry to report that the manufacturer has notified us that we will not be receiving any additional shipments of the Star Wars: The Mandalorian Cara Dune Pop! Vinyl Figure (Item FU42065) you ordered because they have discontinued production of this item. No additional information was provided to us by the manufacturer as to why this occurred. Sadly, that means we will not be able to ship it to you and have canceled it from your order. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.”
While it’s unclear if the sudden cancellation of Cara Dune action figures were the result of the toy manufacturers’ independent decisions or Lucasfilm’s, it’s highly likely that Lucasfilm reached out to Hasbro and Funko and told them to pull the plug.
There’s been a rumor that the character of Cara Dune will essentially be “un-personed” from Star Wars canon by Lucasfilm, and never referenced again in any media. Carano likely gets paid every time her likeness is used, and it would seem that Lucasfilm wants to cut off any revenue to the actress going forward.
Hey, they publicly called Gina Carano’s opinions “abhorrent” on Twitter, so why do you think they’d want to keep paying her?
Regardless, Cara Dune toys are fetching a massive amount of money on eBay and Amazon right now. So if you were able to grab some to flip, more power to you.
[Source: The Direct]
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