Clone Captain Rex - TBB06

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Actually just saw another picture and kill marks are on right side of both legs but legs still reversed so fixing it still has the marks on the wrong spot on the left leg.
 
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Credit @the_basementcollective. For those wondering Rex is #06 from TBB sub-line. I don't think the poncho looks that great, and I certainly don't see it being worth the premium MSRP this four year old sculpt is commanding. Now, if they had updated him with the new clone body...

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I like the old one better. What's the deal with his lower legs / ankles? The stance looks weird in every picture.
 
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I actually think they done a fairly decent job with the soft goods poncho. Saw some other in hand pics on FB and it can be posed quite nicely with the figure. Cant believe they've messed the legs up again though🤦‍♂️
 
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I actually think they done a fairly decent job with the soft goods poncho. Saw some other in hand pics on FB and it can be posed quite nicely with the figure. Cant believe they've messed the legs up again though🤦‍♂️
I also think the poncho and hood piece look good. Are they worth $10 extra? No way imo. And the screwed screwed up legs seal the deal. Somebody really needs to bring it to Hasbro’s attention. Or they could just STOP USING THE OLD CLONE MOLD!!!
 
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I don't believe the SG's alone is what's behind increase in price though, as with many Exclusives they are made in lesser quantities than basic figure thus carry a higher cost to them. And like Patrick said it's possible that without Walmart this figure might not have ever been released, considering it's just a repaint of a popular character with slight retooling... lol

And the last part was already brought to their attention, the reason this older mold was used was because the new Clone mold was being used on another release. So it seems that they either aren't prioritizing correctly, or they're releasing too many Clone figures too close together. I'd wager that the newest Clone mold was already in use for something else when word came down "we need a new Rex release for Bad Batch ASAP", so they used this older one which was probably available rather than waiting.
 
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Wonder if any customizers have made this poncho so I don’t have to buy another Rex and maybe looks better.
 
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It's a weird explanation on their part ... "we can't use the new body for both releases" :unsure:

Yeah I don't know in what world that makes sense. Plus the fact that they already had blowback for using an old body instead of an update on Rex in TVC...
 

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Do I need this figure? probably not but I’ll probably still buy it.
 
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Can't be that difficult, it's probably only going for $60 on ebay! lol

Something that kind of bugged me about Rex 59 after recently opening him due to now having shelf space for him, is that he's got a few bugs that bother me like very tight helmet and for some reason it mimics the old 3.75" Clones of 05-07 with chin showing underneath. You'd think they would have figured this out by now and gave him a slightly longer neck. Maybe they can't due to the pauldron, and lastly I had to slit his hand with a blade so he could hold his blaster. For some reason they only gave him one "shooter grip" hand as if the left were meant to hold a lightsaber. lol
Though since it's basically Cody as well as several other Clones it's the same hand used which allows for them hold hold the DC-15 with both hands. Makes sense, but not for Rex should have tooled a different hand or included swap outs like ML does.

Since this version is made from the same old Clone sculpt I'm glad I didn't need it, because it's definitely not worth $30 IMO If it we on the new body with a few more accessories, then I would have been swayed!

That all said, He does look great on he shelf next to Cody, TCW Anakin & Obi-Wan!
 
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Still waiting for custom poncho so I can skip this lazy and impossibly to find release.
 
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Can't be that difficult, it's probably only going for $60 on ebay! lol

Something that kind of bugged me about Rex 59 after recently opening him due to now having shelf space for him, is that he's got a few bugs that bother me like very tight helmet and for some reason it mimics the old 3.75" Clones of 05-07 with chin showing underneath. You'd think they would have figured this out by now and gave him a slightly longer neck. Maybe they can't due to the pauldron, and lastly I had to slit his hand with a blade so he could hold his blaster. For some reason they only gave him one "shooter grip" hand as if the left were meant to hold a lightsaber. lol
Though since it's basically Cody as well as several other Clones it's the same hand used which allows for them hold hold the DC-15 with both hands. Makes sense, but not for Rex should have tooled a different hand or included swap outs like ML does.

Since this version is made from the same old Clone sculpt I'm glad I didn't need it, because it's definitely not worth $30 IMO If it we on the new body with a few more accessories, then I would have been swayed!

That all said, He does look great on he shelf next to Cody, TCW Anakin & Obi-Wan!
I dont have mine yet (been delayed to October apparently here in UK😕) but I've watched a couple reviews that mention the helmet is a slightly larger sculpt this time around so it fits better and doesn't scrape the face sculpt. 1 step forward 2 steps back though (no pun intended) given the leg error
 
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Still waiting for custom poncho so I can skip this lazy and impossibly to find release.

I think this is the way to go as well if a good custom comes out. Though the custom robes/capes and such have been getting more expensive too. Depends on how plentiful Rex ends up being I guess.
 
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I'd surmise that Hasbro has taken note of the Collector critiques on this particular matter as it's been brought up before, so it's totally likely we'll see Rex release again at some point on this new body. It's only a matter of time same as it was for TVC. So long as there aren't any plans to release another Clone at the same time that is.

I'm just curious about how long a wait for an updated Cody will be, being as it was hinted at during the poll on what figures we'd like to see in Archive line. Cody wound up getting a reissue so it's likely fairly far off before we do now.
 
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