Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Star Wars 12" Solo - QI'RA (CORELLIA)!

Solo: A Star Wars Story - 12" Action Figures - Qi'Ra (Corellia) - Hasbro 2018

I have a lot of misgivings about Solo: A Star Wars Story. I don't know much about the plot or anything. But just judging from the few commercial spots I've seen and the toys that have already hit the shelves I have some misgivings about the film's aesthetics. I like all the actors involved and I actually think their costumes are very cool and creative. However, they just don't say "Star Wars" to me at all. I just can't wrap my head around how people can be dressed so hip and modern at one phase of a story only to move on to A New Hope and suddenly be dressed like they're from a different era... specifically an error backwards in time. When Phantom Menace came out Queen Amidala had lots of outrageous (slightly "modern") fashions but somehow it didn't seem to stray far from the Star Wars aesthetic that we have come to know. But all the Solo imagery I've seen so far just seems disconnected. I'm definitely going to see it in the theatre, but I'm finding it hard to withhold judgement. Let's check out Qi'ra below!

The Hasbro 12" figures aren't very well articulated (at least in comparison to Mattel). Qi'ra has a ball-jointed head. Simple shoulders and hips swivels. And forearms that rotate.

Time for a Comparison Pic!

Here is Qi'Ra with two recent 12" figures: Cortana and Wasp.


1 comment:

  1. I normally find the Hasbro 12" figures to be very inferior to the (typically) identically priced Mattel True Moves figures, in both articulation and character likeness, but the likeness on this one seems much better than it typically is. Of course, with some, i.e. Jyn Erso, you can get her Disney Store Elite version for around $15 online, and it's fully articulated, with fabric clothing and plenty of accessories. That's probably why I haven't even given the basic 12" version an even passing glance; even when $5.

    Great write up by the way!