Hasbro scraps Cara Dune figures in wake of The Mandalorian’s Gina Carano firing

Hasbro has canned its plans to produce any more action figures of The Mandalorian character Cara Dune, after the actress Gina Carano was fired by Disney last week over a series of controversial social media posts.

Reports that the toy maker was no longer approved to produce the character’s action figure have spread rapidly across the hobby and pop culture media platform, while Hasbro is still yet to officially comment on the news.

Retailers in the US have explained, however, that they have been forced to cancel pre-orders for Cara Dune items because no more would be made.

Talking to the Hollywood Reporter, the BigBadToyStore, explained that the Star Wars Black Cara Dune figure was released in 2020 and sould out not long after the inventory was received.

“Hasbro planned for another production run and we were accepting pre-orders from that production run,” said the retailer. “Due to recent events, Hasbro was no longer approved to produce any more of this figure.”

Last Wednesday, Disney announced that Carano would not be returning to The Mandalorian or any other Star Wars project after the actress issued a controversial social media post.

A Lucasfilm representative said of the post that “denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Carano’s character in the Disney+ exclusive series The Mandalorian had become an instant fan-favourite with plans in place for a Cara Dune stand-alone show. Those plans have since been scrapped.

Following the firing last week, Carano issued her own statement claiming to be victim of cancel culture.

“I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob,” she said. “I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspired others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”

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