Online sellers seek big bucks for Gina Carano's 'Mandalorian' action figures after her ouster
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Action figures for Gina Carano's "Mandalorian" character are being hawked for big bucks online after a top toymaker reportedly said it would no longer produce the items following the actress's firing from Disney for controversial social media posts.

Some sellers on eBay were listing their six-inch Cara Dune figurines for nearly $500, while others were being sold for $250 apiece on Tuesday.

Lucasfilm, the studio behind the "Star Wars" spinoff, severed ties with Carano last week following a series of what it called "abhorrent" posts by the 38-year-old actress.


Toy company Hasbro had plans for another production run of the Dune action figures, retailer BigBadToyStore told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, but nixed them following the controversy.

"Due to recent events, Hasbro was no longer approved to produce any more of this figure," the BigBadToyStore rep told the publication. Hasbro didn't return ITK's request for comment.

In a since-deleted Instagram story post last week, Carano shared a message comparing the current political climate to Nazi Germany. Another social media post from the Disney+ star questioned the use of face masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

Carano, the production company had said in a statement, "is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future."

"Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable," the statement said.

One eBay listing is offering an action figure of Carano's character for $495. A product that appears identical to the one on eBay is sold out on Target's website, but normally goes for $25.


Another seller peddling a "mint condition" Dune figure for $91 says in a listing for the item, "Try to get it now for low before the price skyrockets even more."

"This figure will be discontinued due to the actress who plays her being fired and this figure will become very rare. Competitors are listing for 3x the price," the seller says.

Following her firing, Carano announced that she is partnering with Ben Shapiro's The Daily Wire for a new film project.

The performer, an ex-MMA fighter, isn't the only entertainer to see a spike in sales following a very public controversy.

Earlier this month, Morgan Wallen's album sales reportedly shot up 102 percent after video surfaced of the country music singer uttering a racial slur, remarks that got him dropped by his label and removed from CMT.