The Retro Collection 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure
Item No.: Asst. F0937 No. F2020
Includes: Black pistol and black rifle with strap
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: April 2021
Appearances: The Mandalorian
Bio: Carasynthia "Cara" Dune was a human female Alderaanian who served as a shock trooper in the Alliance to Restore the Republic and the New Republic during the Galactic Civil War. A seasoned warrior, she was an intimidating brawler and a crack shot. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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I hate writing paragraphs about this kind of thing. Let's talk about the figure. It's good!
This release tries to mimic the house style of Kenner action figures from 1978-1985 and comes close - like with Mando, she's took good. If you pick up an old figure, it's rare that they have more than two colors of paint per plastic piece, and it's unheard of to hav make-up or tattoos. The budget wasn't there - but you're paying $10 in 2021 for a kind of figure that sold for $2-$3 in the 1970s. That would put it at $8-$12 in modern dollars, so it's nice to see Hasbro gave us more value than we got back then - she has two accessories, and a plastic tray inside the bubble to keep her in place. Old vintage Kenner figures had tight coffin bubbles, tape for the weapons, and sometimes cardboard under the feet.
I hope Hasbro looks at this line as a new pillar, possibly for kids, because ten bucks and a consistent scale with lots of old existing tooling and collectors could be fun. The likenesses don't have to be perfect, fans are forgiving of errors, and frankly the format just works. More, please.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,815: May 18, 2021