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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Road to The Rise of Skywalker: Cara Dune from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro
Height: 5 3/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, boot swivels, double hinged knees, thigh swivels, mid-torso balljoint, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, balljointed neck, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: Blaster rifle, sling, blaster pistol, and knife.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* Cara Dune has a look that definitely gives off a mercenary/ bounty hunter vibe. She's wearing various pieces of light armor with multiple textures and bits of damage. It's a great look. Her blue and black color scheme actually stands out a bit, too. Of all of the Black Series figures I own, only a few have a color scheme with blue being dominant, so that's another thing she's got going for her.
Gina Carano, it might be off just a bit. I think it's the expression, though. It's hard to compare with this expression chosen. The features look right, though, so we'll have to see how it looks once Cara Dune finally shows up in the Mandalorian. Probably A- to A work instead of an A+, which is still a positive in my book.
* Cara not only has a pretty cool tattoo on her right bicep but she also has really cool vambraces on her forearms. The wear and tear details are slick across the board. Seriously, there's a lot of great detail on the figure.
* Articulation is a strong feature of the Black Series and Cara Dune doesn't disappoint. She can fight, shoot, kneel, and hold her rifle with both hands, no questions asked.
* Cara Dune's pistol is very cool. It looks kind of like a Japanese Nambu model 14 pistol. So many classic Star Wars weapons were based off of World War II era firearms, so this fits right in. I love the elegance of the design. The barrel has been modified and a scope has been added to the top. This makes me hope we get a Mandalorian visual dictionary at some point, so we can admire these weapons and learn their names.
* Cara Dune has a cool belt with an attached holster. Her blaster slips right in and is held in place with a functioning strap.
* Cara Dune also comes with a small knife, which isn't a very common accessory to see in Star Wars. She uses one, though.
* What's even cooler is that the knife slides down into her left boot. There's a very small slot that you can put the knife into. It looks awesome. I'm also digging the dust or sand on her boots. I liked the rough, lived in look of the figure. It's so Star Warsy!
* Cara's last weapon is a pretty nasty looking heavy blaster. It reminds me of the RT-97C heavy blaster, but it's clearly a different model. The paint work is great on this and I love the drums on the bottom. It's a fantastic weapon that looks like it could cause some serious damage.
* Need for Cara to just tote this around? Then use the sling! Yes, the rifle has a removable sling that is easy to put on and take off. It's a nice extra for sure.
* Cara's hair isn't poorly sculpted but it does look a bit flat. Sometimes sculpted hair looks crisp and detailed and sometimes it looks "melted." Here, it's starting to look a bit too "melted" for my taste.
This is the first figure of Cara Dune I've reviewed. For more Star Wars: The Black Series figures, check out the following:
0-0-0 (Triple Zero)
442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper, 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Trooper, Coruscant Guard ---(Phase II), and 501st Legion Clone Trooper 4 pack
Admiral Ackbar and First Order Officer
C-3PO (Resistance Base)
Captain Cassian Andor (Eadu)
Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton)
Captain Poe Dameron
Chewbacca (Target Exclusive)
Chewbacca (The Force Awakens)
Clone Captain Rex (HasCon Exclusive)
Clone Commander Gree
Clone Commander Fox
Clone Commander Obi-Wan Kenobi
Clone Commander Wolffe
Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)
Death Star Trooper
DJ (Canto Bight)
Elite Praetorian Guard
Elite Praetorian Guard (with Heavy Blade)
Emperor Papatine and Throne
Enfys Nest's Swoop Bike/ Enfys Nest
Finn (First Order Disguise)
First Order Flametrooper
First Order General Hux
First Order Snowtrooper
First Order Snowtrooper Officer
First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter
First Order Stormtrooper
First Order Stormtrooper Executioner
First Order Stormtrooper (with Gear)
First Order TIE Fighter Pilot
General Leia Organa
Grand Admiral Thrawn (SDCC Exclusive)
Grand Moff Tarkin
Guardians of Evil 4-Pack
Han Solo (Exogorth Escape)
Han Solo (Mimban)
Han Solo (Solo)
Han Solo (The Force Awakens)
Imperial AT-ACT Driver
Imperial Death Trooper
Imperial Death Trooper, Captain Cassian Andor, and Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) 3 pack
Imperial Hovertank Pilot
Imperial Patrol Trooper
Imperial Shock Trooper
Imperial Royal Guard
Inferno Squad Agent
Jaina Solo (Legends)
Kylo Ren (SDCC 2016)
Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi)
Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base)
Kylo Ren (Throne Room)
Lando Calrissian (Solo)
Lando Calrissian (The Empire Strikes Back)
Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard)
Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)- Ahch-To Island
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (SDCC 2016)
Phase 1 Clone Trooper Commander, Phase II Clone Trooper, Imperial Stormtrooper, and First Order ---Stormtrooper Officer four pack
Poe Dameron and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper
Princess Leia (Bespin Escape)
Princess Leia Organa
Princess Leia Organa (Hoth)
R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2
Red Squadron (R2-D2, R5-D8, and R2-X2)
Resistance Tech Rose
Rey (Island Journey)
Rey (Jakku) & BB-8
Rey (Jedi Training)
Rey (Jedi Training)- Crait
Rey (Starkiller Base)
Rey's Speeder (Jakku)
Sandtrooper Sergeant, Crimson Stormtrooper, Lieutenant OXIXO, and R2-Q5
Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader
Second Sister Inquisitor
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu)
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha)
Stormtrooper (With Blast Accessories)
Supreme Leader Snoke (Throne Room)
Vice Admiral Holdo
X-34 Landspeeder & Luke Skywalker (SDCC Exclusive)
X-Wing Pilot Asty