Hasbro made TWO HUGE mistakes deciding on what figures to release in The Vintage Collection basic figure line. It might be two of their worst decisions in the ENTIRE run of The Vintage Collection basic figure line. (more….)
Welcome back to another TRT! Thanks for being regular readers, and if you’re here for the first time I hope to see you back next week! This week I completed a custom TVC Captain Rex. Click here to check out some photos of the completed figure!
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Hot Toys opens up their The Clone Wars Sixth Scale line with Captain Rex. Click through for the full specs and gallery!
I don’t know about you, but I can’t take it anymore. Since 2013, Hasbro showed 3.75″ super-articulated collectors a stellar version of a Phase I Captain Rex. Then Attack Of The Clones 3D didn’t happen. Then Legacy Collection “2” was canceled, and Hasbro threw out this baby with the bathwater. For years, JTA and other fansites have asked, begged, and screamed at Hasbro about why they haven’t released this incredible action figure yet. Well, now it’s time. If Hasbro doesn’t release this figure NOW, they are a terrible company. The Clone Wars just ended, and we still don’t have this figure or an announcement of it. NOW IS THE TIME! Remember that ridiculous hashtag in 2015 (#wheresrey)? Let’s get is going again with one letter changed. The Vintage Collection collectors demand to know #wheresrex?
Do you remember THIS HUGE SURPRISE from a couple of years ago that shockingly showed up online (as well as a few random loose figures at store locations)? The full case assortment doesn’t even make an appearance on eBay anymore. How many of the couple hundred collectors who bought the complete set online still have their set? Hasbro denied that any were produced and released, yet a couple of hundred cases made its way to Calendars. It’s a terrible shame this collection got canceled. It was home to the yet-to-be-released Clone Captain Rex and A-wing Pilot in addition to the Build A Droid R5-X2 and R8-B7. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Hasbro finally got all four of those remaining figures released one day? You can see all of the officially released Legacy Collection  figures in detail HERE.
About a week ago we posted that Captain Rex was showing up at Ross stores in the US. Well, I went to six Ross stores yesterday and was sorely disappointed. Not only did I not find a single Captain Rex, I found something much worse (at more than one store). If you need reminded why this particular Leia figure is essentially terrible, just check out our RDR here. Has anyone had luck finding Captain Rex or the Target 3-pack at Ross? Let us know in the comments!
More and more Star Wars collectibles are showing up at discount retailers, and it looks like the next one to hit Ross is Captain Rex. Surprising to me since it’s such a good figure, but this probably has more to do with distribution than collectors not buying it at retail. It looks like the search is on once again to find this figure on the cheap. Thanks to Mike Y. and Rand R. from Arizona for the images. Have you found this figure at Ross too? Let us know in the comments!
The TBS6 [P3] Captain Rex is IN STOCK at Amazon for $19.99! Be sure to choose OTHER options.
Here is a better idea for a basic figure release than Darth Revan! Hasbro, all of us have pleaded for years now begging you to get out the canceled and never-released Captain Rex figure from the planned but then canceled Legacy Collection  lineup. In case you weren’t aware, The Clone Wars television show is returning, and we’re confident fans would rejoice knowing you were going to finally make that canceled and super-articulated 2013 Captain Rex (Phase I) figure a part of The Vintage Collection. We hope you take the advice of the collecting community this time in support of The Clone Wars’ return. We need this figure desperately. For those of you unaware, Hasbro planned this figure for 2013’s Legacy Collection . The line was canceled and only a few cases of wave 1 made it out. They’re some of the rarest figures in the Star Wars brand to date. However, Captain Rex is one of four figures that didn’t make it out at all. An A-wing Pilot and two Build A Droid figures (R5-X2 and R8-B7) are also unreleased as of today.
Star Wars: The Black Series 6-Inch Clone Captain REX Figure ($24.99 USD): Featuring customized armor decos with distinctive blue markings inspired by the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, this collector grade figure includes 28 points of articulation, four blasters, premium packaging, and a removable helmet revealing this fan-favorite character’s incredibly sculpted face. This item will be an early release with exclusive packaging and accessories!
io9 reveals that Captain Rex will make its debut at HASCON this September, before the general public gets to purchase him. Check out this interesting development. Will this be an “exclusive” with different packaging? Is there more to disappoint those that cannot make HASCON?
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