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Captain Rex - Militaries Of Star Wars - 1:6 Scale Figures

Name: Captain Rex
Collection: Militaries Of Star Wars
Number: Item #1002221
Edition Size: TBD (Exclusive) TBD (Regular)
Scale: 1:6 Scale Figures
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 4 Episode 7: Darkness On Umbara)
Availability: January 2015
License: Sideshow Collectibles

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One of Kamino’s most esteemed and decorated soldiers in the Clone Wars, Captain Rex serves under Jedi General Anakin Skywalker as leader of the 501st.

Ready to lead the charge, Sideshow’s Captain Rex – Phase II Armor Sixth Scale figure comes fully equipped with his signature grey pauldron, kama and twin blasters, along with a carbine blaster and droid popper for backup. Never one to follow the crowd, the aggressive and freethinking Captain shuns the standard upgrades for his highly customized Phase II gear. His Phase II bucket boasts blue jaig eyes, a Mandalorian badge of courage, along with rangefinder and other welded modifications. Often faced with danger in the line of duty, numerous tally marks along the seasoned fighter's helmet and armor paint a vivid picture of his victories in battle.

Despite his unusual individualism as a clone, there is no doubt that Captain Rex is loyal to his fellow troopers, and always puts the mission first.

It’s comforting to know that in 2015 (and clearly not knowing how far this trend will be carried) that there are multiple licensees devoted to producing quality characters from The Clone Wars franchise. If we’re honest, Hasbro just about dropped the line like a hot potato in the last few years, but even they recently have rededicated themselves to this property and produced some great Season 6 characters in The Black Series lineup, albeit much too late after the release of season 6 on DVD and Blu-ray. Sure, Hasbro has added the obligatory action figure here and there, but it’s usually a character that they’ve released multiple times before or a character that just hasn’t been all that intriguing. They’ve done an about face and now it looks as if Sideshow Collectibles is finally getting to releasing their own interpretations of The Clone Wars characters as well and the results are nothing short of impressive. One thing is for sure. It’s great to see everyone interested in The Clone Wars again. Sideshow Collectibles has always made Captain Rex a staple across many formats. We have a beautiful Captain Rex Premium Format Figure and Captain Rex [CC-7567] (501st Legion: Torrent Company) 1:6 Scale Figure (with both collectibles based on his phase I appearance).

Although this newest version of Captain Rex is based on his phase II appearance, Sideshow decided to give him a much simpler name (especially when you compare it to the phase I release). Captain Rex pretty much brings to the line what you have seen in almost every other clones brought to the market to date, but a few new parts have been tooled and a glorious paint job has been added and these features make this Captain Rex stand a world away from his previous iteration. Captain Rex is decently accessorized too. He comes with a plethora of accessories including an all-new and uniquely shaped pauldron, droid poppers, DC-17 blasters, a DC-15 blaster a magnetic (and easily removable) jetpack, a multitude of interchangeable hands and feet and a new interchangeable portrait which puts the previous phase I Captain Rex portrait to shame. It’s not that this should appear as an all-new portrait to you because we have seen Sideshow Collectibles utilize this type of head sculpt on recent clones, but the phase I Captain Rex was produced before they had these extremely realistic portraits available at their disposal. One thing though. We challenge anyone to utilize the soft-goods body glove collar that's included to finish off his look. The head would not stay on with it. But thankfully you won't care because the likeness is spectacular. Let’s just say that the clone portrait on Captain Rex is hauntingly realistic. You’re going to be impressed for sure.

As Captain Rex transitioned/metamorphosised into his phase II look, the blue color flashes on his armor also darkened. Sideshow Collectible took stringent notice of this and applied it to the 2015 version of Captain Rex. This detail of course thrills us very much, but would you believe that they neglected to darken the blue trim on his soft-goods kama? It is extremely disappointing to see this oversight happen because this figure isn’t cheap at all. One of the most expensive clones to date, Captain Rex’s MSRP is set at a staggering $169.99. Goodness, gracious have times changed. Trust when we say that you’re going to demand perfection at that price. Needless to say this is a mistake that should not have been overlooked.... even slightly. The Armored body type works well again on Captain Rex and the articulation is very functional despite the hard and bulky armor. What does upset us a little bit is the ball-joint for the clone and helmeted portraits. It isn’t tall enough outside the perimeter of the pauldron, and if you turn either head, it pops off almost instantly, We became increasingly frustrated no matter how we positioned the pauldron. A taller ball-joint would remedy this issue immediately. Other than that, Captain Rex is gorgeous. It has a stunning paint job, looks realistic and checks off a box on another wanted The Clone Wars 1:6 Scale Figure.

Check out Captain Rex on Sideshow Collectibles.

Collector Notes

Captain Rex

Announcement Date: February 13, 2014.

Pre-order Date: February 20, 2014

Status: Captain Rex utilizes the Armored body type.

Articulation Count: 31 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, ball-jointed neck, double ball-jointed shoulders, double ball-jointed elbows, double ball-jointed wrists, double ball-jointed torso, ball-jointed waist, ball-jointed hips, swivel upper thighs, double ball-jointed knees, 2 swivel shins, 2 ball-jointed ankles, 2 swivel feet

Accessory Count: 22

Accessory Details: interchangeable detailed Captain Rex portrait, pauldron with chest pouch, belt with holsters, fabric kama skirt, 5 interchangeable left hands, 6 interchangeable right hands, interchangeable left action foot, interchangeable right action foot, 2 droid poppers, 2 DC-17 hand blasters, DC-15s blaster carbine

Sideshow Exclusive: White Base with Captain Rex Specific Art

Retail: $169.99 USD

UPC: 747720226227

Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on Click here to check the market value on eBay! listings.









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Added: January 23, 2015
Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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