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RX-24 "REX" - POTJ - Star Tours

Name: RX-24 "REX"
Collection: Power Of The Jedi
Number: N/A
Source: Star Tours
Availability: October 2002
License: Hasbro

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Whenever your plans call for intergalactic transport, call on STAR TOURS for state of the art travel excitement! Tour the galaxy aboard the STARSPEEDER 3000, the most advanced transport vessel of its kind, and experience the expertise of the sector's newest and most reliable Droid pilots! Reservations are limited, so book your STAR TOURS adventure today!

2002 was a fantastic year for collectors. Hasbro produced the very first “hybrid” toy line where all chapters of the Star Wars saga are represented under the Star Wars “Saga” banner. And they produced the most fantastic exclusives. And although in development for quite some time beforehand and one delay after another, they finally introduced the STAR TOURS line of figures with a set of figures in the Spring of 2002. Because of the delays, they arrived looking “dated” thanks to the Power Of The Jedi line look utilized to package them. RX-24 "REX," also known as Captain Rex, is part of the Star Tours Collection 1 and is a Disney Parks exclusive. With an MSRP of $10 and limited availability to those who live near the Disney Parks and visit them, the entire collection of STAR TOURS command an ample sum of money on the aftermarket also right at their release. RX-24 "REX" is the captain of the Endor Express, a Starspeeder 3000 large vehicle which navigates through various star systems as part of the attraction’s ride. Interestingly, actor Paul Reubens, infamously known as Pee-wee Herman, provides the voice of this likable new Star Wars character. And fans of STAR TOURS are thrilled about the opportunity to finally own this quirky character as a 3.75” action figure. Hasbro did a great job recreating the prop to fit in with the rest of their action figures. Collectors will be happy with the final figure.

RX-24 "REX" was rumored for a long time through various collectors’ circles. And although ultimately released, not too many know the reasons for the long delay of the first two waves of STAR TOURS figures. Both waves were intended for release in 2001, but both didn’t make it out until the middle and end of 2002. In all honesty, RX-24 "REX" is a must-have Star Wars action figure. The character not only helps to develop the “Expanded Universe” angle of the 3.75” action figure line, but it also helps us to appreciate what other characters exist in the Star Wars universe and how many of the characters we already adore make cameos in it as well. RX-24 "REX" matches the attraction prop well. But we’re not entirely sure of the character’s proper scale. Is the action figure too big for the 3.75” action figure line? Possibly. Is it too small? Doubtful. But sadly we don’t know the accuracy of its true size. RX-24 "REX" sports an all-new mold and the figure comes with more articulation that you might expect. With parts reminiscent of FX-7 (Medical Droid) from the same line look and new parts that possess an ironic realistically “animated” style, RX-24 "REX" enters the line with confidence, and we strongly feel that Hasbro should be proud of their efforts here. It was smart of them to launch the STAR TOURS figures with the main character of the attraction. It’s a good faith effort, and it makes the most sense to help draw interest in the line.

From head to toe, RX-24 "REX" has simple detail, but it’s enough to fit in with the rest of the action figures quite well. RX-24 "REX" comes with a wealth of articulation. All three arms swivel at the base of where they’re attached to the figure. They have no other articulation than this. Depending upon how they’re designed, arms can move up or down, or spin around. We would have loved to see a bit more of hinge-jointed articulation employed here. The transparent blue visor on his head flips up and stays up. It gives RX-24 "REX" quite a bit of personality. Underneath the visor, you’ll find a simple face. Two small cylinders represent his photoreceptors, and not much else exists on its “face.” Multiple parts of the droid’s body segments swivel independently of each other, and some swivel together depending upon how you hold the figure. It provides an ample amount of movement, but RX-24 "REX" doesn’t look all that different when you move these parts. In our opinion, the position of the arms is what gives this droid it’s a unique look. RX-24 "REX" balances itself on a wide base so it doesn’t have legs. And at the bottom of the action figure, you’ll find the 2002 copyright date and Hasbro’s name. The paint operations on RX-24 "REX" are also simple, but very nicely applied. Disney has high standards when it comes to deco, and it appears Hasbro was on their best behavior when it came to giving this figure its color.

Collector Notes

RX-24 "REX"

Status: RX-24 "REX" is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 5 points (5 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), swivel left arm (1), swivel right arm (1), swivel left leg (1), swivel right leg (1)

Accessory Count: None

Accessory Details: None

Date Stamp: 2002

Collection: 2

Assortment Number: 10153

UPC: 076930101537

Retail: $9.99 USD

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Added: March 19, 2019
Category: Power Of The Jedi
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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