Going all the way back to 2013, Hasbro announced the Legacy Collection line that would be the main focus that year. A lot figures were revealed either through leaks or officially, and one of those figures was a much demanded Captain Rex in a realistic style. This is where the real kicker about the Black Series Captain Rex comes in: Hasbro promised us the Legacy Collection figure, and gave us one that was totally different two years later.
There’s really nothing wrong with this Captain Rex; on the contrary I like this figure a lot as well. It’s just that when I look at it, I feel like this was a bait-and-switch by Hasbro, or almost some kind of consolation. It’s not the same figure at all. The Rex we were promised was based on his Phase I armor, with a removable helmet and a soft-goods skirt. We still haven’t gotten that figure, instead we were given one that’s almost totally different in it’s place.
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With that all said, this is still a pretty good little figure in it’s own right. It’s pretty common that figures with non-removable helmets have sharper sculpts, and although I feel his helmet’s a bit small, it looks really detailed. Generally speaking the detail on this figure is astounding, with little marks and details painted all over the figure.
His articulation is very good, though disappointingly the plastic skirt they opted for in favor a fabric one in far more restrictive and binding. I feel like this was ultimately a result of cost cutting more than anything else, a shame given the high prices these figures retail for today. The figure doesn’t even include his chaingun he’s often seen using, which is regrettable.