We got our first look at the Clone Wars Era Captain Rex 6” Black Series figure at this years SDCC and now we know it will be available as a convention exclusive this fall!
The fan favourite character was the leader of the 501st division serving under the command of Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars and can be seen fighting alongside the Ghost Crew in Star Wars: Rebels. Most recently Captain Rex was confirmed to be a rebellion trooper on Endor in ROTJ and will now be immortalized in the Black Series!
Forbiddenplanet.com revealed the figure and exclusive packaging for the Clone Era Rex late yesterday. The exclusive packaging is very reminiscent of the SDCC 2016 exclusive Jyn and 2015 First Order Stormtrooper. For me, the return to more exclusive packaging makes this much more desirable as it sets it apart from the standard BS card backs and makes it more of a display piece.
The figure is a standout amongst the many other iterations of 6" BS Clone Troopers, with its superior facial sculpt, armour details, and removable helmet the figure has versatility in display beyond a normal trooper.
I will definitely be chasing this figure when it drops later this year. Recently we have seen the exclusive figures find their way into retail shops (just without the exclusive packaging) so I wouldn't be surprised is this figure shows up on the pegs in a standard BS card back sometime in 2018.
The 6” Black Series Captain Rex figure will be available as a convention exclusive at Rhode Island’s Hasbro HASCON (September 8-10, 2017) and MCM Comicon (October 27-29, 2017). The figure will then be made available on forbiddenplanet.com.
Thanks for reading and good luck in THE HUNT!