The Vintage Collection 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure
Item No.: Asst. E7763 No. F1096
Includes: 2 blaster pistols
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: December 2020
Appearances: The Clone Wars
Bio: Rex, formerly designated CT-7567, was a veteran Clone Captain, Clone Commander, and Advanced Recon Commando who commanded the Grand Army of the Republic's famed 501st Legion of clone troopers during the Clone Wars. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. There is no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Captain Rex [FOTD #2,166] which was a retool of some existing clone commander figures. Despite being a new release and his first appearance on a Vintage cardback, the figure is old. It's improved over the 2015 release and superior to the 3 3/4-inch The Black Series version, but it hasn't aged well.
I really scrutinized this one in an effort to find something that easily distinguishes it from its previous release beyond the date stamp. The deco is improved, sort of like the difference between a 1080p program and a pretty good 4k master. It's an improvement! The colors are brighter, the contrast is better, the kill marks are sharper, and you can see more - but it's also still the same old figure. I like the bluer blues and blacker blacks of this release, and things like the marks on the hands are much sharper in 2020. The white paint over dark plastic is still a little ugly, but it's better than before. Hasbro didn't take the opportunity to improve the paint with more damage or scuff marks, as it seems the same basic patterns were kept for the welding marks and stripes. If you saw this on the shelf, you probably wouldn't realize there were any changes unless you had the prior release in your pocket. I couldn't even tell any obvious differences when comparing the 2020 figure to my (and other sites') 2015 release photos. It's that close.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,776: February 9, 2021