The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with a special series covering the 2013 “foreign exclusive” assortment of Clone Wars figures. At first blush, you may think that we were only missing out on some simple repacks and repaints, but that is not the case – there is a fair amount of “new” to be had. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Jedi Temple Archives to run down the details and minutia of this final wave of animated series-style figures.
We continue on with the addition of Captain Rex (CW04) – who gets an articulation update, a revised deco as well as a brand new gun.
PROS: Hasbro has addressed one of the major complaint that collectors had about the previous version of this figure. The legs now feature ball-jointed knees making dynamic poses possible. Hasbro also introduced a new Z-6 rotary cannon accessory that is not only more to scale with the figure, but also features a (manually) rotating barrel and articulated handle and grip.
CONS: Despite it’s gain in articulation, the deco (for me) is a step backward as I like the battle-worn treatment the previous version had and the omission of some of the “kill marks” seems like a very unnecessary revision.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection and be sure to check out JTA’s full Research Droids Review for this figure as well.