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~~~ BACKGROUND INFORMATION ~~~
The new Star Wars Animated Clone Wars Movie (and the TV Series) has added yet more great storylines, locations, characters, creatures and vehicles to the ever-expanding Star Wars Universe. It has also introduced a whole new generation of younger fans to that Galaxy far, far away .....
~~~ HASBRO TOYS ~~~
Hasbro have been producing a wide range of Star Wars products for many years [from kids toys to adult collectables] and they have pulled out all the stops for the Animated Clone Wars range. Everything from the simple [but effective] packaging design to the quality of the toys themselves has been exremely well thought out and in my opinion the Clone Wars toys are some of Hasbro's finest to date.
The characters in the traditional 3.75" range look awesome (especially the Clone Troopers) and Captain Rex is yet another impressive addition to this collection.
~~~ CAPTAIN REX ACTION FIGURE (CLONE WARS) ~~~
Clone Trooper CC-7567 was one of the many elite soldiers cloned from Bounty Hunter Jango Fett as part of the Grand Army Of The Republic. As a soldier he fought alongside Jedi Masters Yoda, Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker and quickly developed a reputation as a masterful tactician, an independent thinker and a brave warrior. After the Battle Of Geonosis (featured in te movie Attack Of The Clones) Clone Trooper CC-7567 was promoted to the rank of Captain ... those closest to him fondly refer to him as "Captain Rex"
In the Animated Clone Wars Movie Captain Rex plays a major role in the Grand Army Of The Republic. In command of the legendary "Torrent Company" (an elite unit made up of members of the mighty 501st Legion) he joins General Skywalker on a daring mission to rescue Jabba The Hutt's kidnapped son !!!
Captain Rex is a fantastic action figure, dressed in his distinctive white and blue armour (the colour that signifies his attachment to the elite 501st Legion) he comes complete with an arsenal of weapons including a rocket launcher (with firing missile) and a hand held blaster. The action figure also has a removable helmet which reveals a rather serious and determined looking Captain Rex.
In addition to the action figure and the accessories there is a fantastic bonus feature hidden inside the actual packaging !!! Be careful to read the instructions printed on the back of the carded figure because with a few careful cuts with a pair of scissors (best done by an adult) the entire card folds out to create a stand up 3-D scene in which Captqain Rex can be displayed. The 3-D display featues a scene from the Animated Clone Wars Movie complete with Battle Droids and explosions.
Captain Rex is an excellent action figure. The likeness to the character in the Clone Wars Movie is 100% accurate and with fully articulated joints he can an be posed in a variety of ways to recreate the action and adventure of the Clone Wars. He looks extremely effective standing amongst a group of standard Clone Troopers as his distinctive armour clearly demonstrates his rank as a heroic leader.
~~~ FINAL THOUGHTS ~~~
This action figure (as well as the other figures in the Clone Wars range) are very well designed, made and packaged and come with a range of great accessories.
However, retailing at an average of £8 the new Clone Wars figures are not cheap either ... and for younger children wanting to re-create the action and excitement of the Clone Wars the figures themselves could prove costly. Of course for some adult collectors the figure would be kept mint on a card but for "play" purposes I would suggest tracking down figures loose on sites such as eBay. I recently "won" several loose Clone Wars Clone Troopers on eBay the most expensive costing £2.99 and the least expensive for a winning bid of just 6p !!!!!
*** Please remember to shop around !!! I have just come across an "online advert" from amazon.co.uk for the Captain Rex Figure which seems to suggest that if you don't buy it "right now" then you're going to be disappointed. The advert claims that stocks are low so I clicked on the link myself to discover Captain Rex being sold at a whopping £21.00 !!! This is both misleading and greedy (in my opinion) ... two days ago I was in my local Toys 'R' Us and there were about a dozen Captain Rex action figures retailing at £5.99 each.
© jedimastergray73 --- 2009 ---
Step into The Clone Wars animated world with this articulated action figure based on the anime character. In full clone trooper armour and eyes that seem to be on the lookout, this figure comes with a small arsenal of weapons including a firing missile launcher. Aim the projectile at your target and stage your own galactic battles.