Thursday, July 5, 2018

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,496: Qi'ra (Corellia, Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)

QI'RA Corellia
Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0 Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. E0323  No. E1637
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Blaster pistol
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $7.99
Availability: April 2018
Appearances: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Bio: Qi'ra was a human female from the planet Corellia who lived during the reign of the Galactic Empire. She grew up on the streets along with Han Solo before becoming part of an opulent life working for the Crimson Dawn gang.   (Stolen from Wookieepedia.  Packaging has no bio.)

Image: Adam's photo lab.

Availability: Click here to buy it at Entertainment Earth now!

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Commentary:  The character of Qi'ra seems like something a long time in the making. Variations on the name have been floated for several of the Disney-era films (Kira, for example, was a working name for Rey) plus she seems like she might be up for being something more.   We didn't get a lot of motivations from her other than "stay alive" and "Han's a charmer," so if she shows up again in the future the Corellian gangster has the potential to be very interesting. She also had some awesome outfits, many of which would make great action figures some day. I hope.  If only people went to see this movie.

The figure itself is solid - 7 points of articulation with minimal restrictions is tough to pull off when you have a jacket and a legit skirt.  We often kid about the waistcoats and such being skirts, but she has an actual skirt - and a pretty nice jacket.  The costume is colorful and Earthy, looking vaguely like something out of the 1980s mall culture mashed up with The Fifth Element.  The furry trim and shirt look great, and the skirt is over some tight pants with nifty boots.  The wrists turn at the forearm, plus the hands hold the blaster with no real problem.   The skirt is soft enough so she can swing her legs forward to sit in Han's (stolen) speeder, too.  I really love how the hair turned out, and the slightly exaggerated eyes look fantastic.  

It's a good figure.  It just works.  I wish they picked a costume that wasn't from the brief prologue, but that's life.  I'd love to see Hasbro give us the jacket with Lando's cape like she wore on Kessel.     Hasbro did a good job on this figure, and I really hope we see more.  I hope she crosses our paths again at the movies, but until then go ahead and get yourself this figure.  But don't do it for the voice chip.

Force Link 2.0 Notes: "Well come on then.  We've got to get moving."  "Please tell me you have a plan."  "Oh just let me do it."  "Somebody has to have our backs."  "Yeah!"  And blaster sounds.

Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.  

--Adam Pawlus

Day 2,496: July 5, 2018

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