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Captain Rex - TCW [F/S1] - Basic (No. 4)

Name: Captain Rex
Collection: The Clone Wars
Number: No. 4
Source: The Clone Wars (Film)
Availability: July 2008
License: Hasbro

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Captain Rex accompanies Anakin Skywalker to the planet Teth to rescue Jabba's kidnapped son. Like all clone troopers, Captain Rex believes that the mission always comes first. When he and his fellow troopers are surrounded by battle droids, outnumbered and outgunned, he never wavers in his commitment to the mission, even if it means this battle could be his last.

Captain Rex was the "official" first action figure from The Clone Wars line. The version in this review differs from the mail away exclusive but we will go into more details about that in a moment. Captain Rex has gone through many revisions and changes (beyond the two mentioned already), but it is our opinion that the basic carded release that was part of the July 2008 launch is probably the best. (While the blue is a little dark, the dirt and battle-damage is just beautiful.) We are serious, just look at his beautiful paint job!!! It looks like he has served in his fair share of battles and has the "scars" and "marks" to prove it. He looks totally rugged and comes armed with enough arsenal to do quite a bit of damage to his enemies. He has a great back-story too. Per Wookieepedia, "Rex was in command of Torrent Company of the famed 501st Legion, a unit in the Grand Army of the Republic. Rex served under Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, and was a freethinking, tough, and aggressive trooper. Yet his noteworthy individuality aside, Rex followed his orders without question like the rest of the soldiers. Rex was also good friends with Commander Cody." While this micro bio encapsulates only a snapshot's worth of his personality, he is indeed an immediately likeable character on the show and his scenes in the television episodes are action packed and thoroughly entertaining. Officially designated as CC-7567, Captain Rex is a tough and unswervingly loyal clone trooper who has served in many a battle to serve and protect the Galactic Republic. And his brave personality comes through loud and clear with this brilliant action figure.

Captain Rex is a super-articulated action figure and we are actually unable to find any improvements Hasbro could do to make him better (because Hasbro has made the revisions themselves). He has a completely authentic costume and we are amazed by how incredibly well Hasbro replicated all of his fine details. Simply put, Captain Rex is one of the best action figures we have received, and most of you out there must feel the same way since he has been a strong seller since day one and rarely hangs out on the pegs. But perhaps even more interesting than his flawless sculpt are all of his variations (four to be exact). The photos in this review show him as he was first released in stores on a basic card. But he was first available with clean armor as a mail away exclusive. However, the changes didn't stop there and the figure continued to evolve. These two versions were followed by two more including a 'clean' armored version with battle-damaged stripes and then a 'clean' armored version with 'clean' stripes and also in a lighter shade of blue. The very dark navy blue color is not being used any more and the new blue is much more authentic, although the lack of battle-damage and dirt work adversely against the lighter blue. In a nutshell, we are trying to say that Hasbro went beyond the call of duty to make this figure just perfect. All the small points have been addressed (and could have been ignored in our opinion) and we should count ourselves very fortunate that they did make the revisions.

Captain Rex is almost the symbol/icon of The Clone Wars television show, so it was very smart of Hasbro to address him as an action figures first (and in so many ways). Likely to remain a main character in The Clone Wars, Captain Rex has battled alongside some of our favorite characters we saw in both Episodes II and III. So he fits is well with a canon storyline. And he fits even better into the action figure line. Captain Rex is loaded with accessories. The accessories include a DC-15 blaster rifle, two DC-17 blaster pistols, missile launcher, projectile, projectile with cable, shoulder pauldron and removable helmet. Underneath his helmet is a unique portrait, a path by Hasbro to somewhere that we are really beginning to love. The Clone Wars is doing a service to fans by showing just how much individuality the clone troopers actually have. This makes for very interesting and exciting character developments and memorable storyline with certain clones and their Jedi leaders. We had to rely on the different clone trooper commander armor (varying colors) in the films to make this differentiation. And to be quite honest, we love the direction The Clone Wars is taking to make this differentiation much better. Different scarring, hair color and hair styles add an abundance of character to the interaction they have with their Jedi generals. Captain Rex is a prime example of this and a prime example of a flawless action figure! Well done Hasbro!

Collector Notes

Captain Rex

Status: Captain Rex is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 14 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 ball-jointed wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles

Accessory Count: 8

Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster rifle, 2 DC-17 blaster pistols, missile launcher, projectile, projectile with attached cable, removable helmet, pauldron

Date Stamp: 2008

Assortment Number: 87659/87638

UPC: 653569325819

Retail: $6.99 USD

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Captain Rex

The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1] Wave 1
Anakin Skywalker (No. 1)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (No. 2)
Yoda (No. 3)
Captain Rex (No. 4)
Clone Trooper (No. 5)
General Grievous (No. 6)
Battle Droid (No. 7)
R2-D2 (No. 8)

Added: October 4, 2009
Category: Clone Wars, The [Film/Season 1]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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