Monday, March 20, 2017

POP! Review: Captain Rex #164 from POP! Star Wars by Funko

I just received my March 2017 Smuggler's Bounty crate on Saturday so I'm jumping right in to look at some of the cool stuff it included. Being a big fan of Star Wars: Rebels, I was pretty excited for this box. After opening it, I really think this might be the best crate Smuggler's Bounty has produced yet. It includes a Rebels t-shirt, a Sabine Wren pin, a Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios patch, a Darth Maul POP!, a Chopper Hikari vinyl, and the Captain Rex POP! that I'm looking at today. That's a lot of really good stuff for $25 bucks! Funko had advertised the Darth Maul POP! but Captain Rex was quite a surprise, and a good one at that. Rebels is absolutely one of my favorite Star Wars things ever and the reappearance of Captain Rex and his comrades is just one of the many reasons why. Today, though, we're just talking about the toy, so let's take a look at Captain Rex after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 4 inches

Articulation: Bobbling head

Accessories: Display stand

Non-Scalper Price: $25 dollars as part of the March Smuggler's Bounty crate which also includes 1 other POP!, a Hikari vinyl, a t-shirt, a pin, and a patch.
 The Positives:

* Funko always does a great job at capturing a character's likeness in the minimalist POP! style, don't they? The beard and wrinkles on the forehead really capture Rex's likeness well. Hey, he also kind of looks like Kal from Calvin's Canadian Cave of Cool, doesn't he? Just paint the beard a bit and you've got a custom Kal in Clone Trooper armor!

* The armor is really good, too. This POP! definitely captures the portly figure of the older Captain Rex from Rebels versus the Clone Wars era Rex. The armor sculpt and paint work is excellent with neat, clean edges all around.

 * The sides of Rex's shoulder pads and his wrist guards show off Rex's classic blue stripes. He's also still carrying some holsters and his beloved twin DC-17 pistols. They look incredible!

 * Turn Rex around and you can even see the panel on the back of his armor. Funko really has a good eye for detail on these little guys and it's something that always manages to impress me.

 * Like the rest of the Star Wars POP! vinyls, Captain Rex comes with a display stand. It's a simple black stand with foot pegs and the Star Wars logo printed in silver, but I love the look and the uniformity across the line.
 Being a fan of Star Wars POP! vinyls, Star Wars: Rebels, and Captain Rex, this turned out to be a great surprise. I had no idea Rex was in the box! He's a really good POP! vinyl and easily one of the best from the Rebels series, which has been filled with really good figures. I feel content giving him a Great 1/2 rating since there's just so many good details. My greatest wish is that we'd get both a Clone Wars Captain Rex and a Rebels Captain Rex in the Black Series, but for now this definitely makes me happy.

I haven't reviewed any other figures of Captain Rex, but I have reviewed plenty of other Star Wars POP! vinyl figures, including:

Ahsoka #130
Ben Kenobi #99
Boba Fett #102 
Captain Cassian Andor #139 
Captain Phasma [Chrome] #91
Chewbacca #63 [Flocked]
Chirrut Imwe #140
Darth Vader [Bespin] #158
General Grievous #129
Grand Moff Tarkin #159
Greedo/ Hammerhead/ Walrus Man 3-Pack
Hera #136
Hoth Han Solo with Tauntaun #125
IG-88 #103
Imperial Death Trooper #149
Jyn Erso #138
Jyn Erso #148
K-2SO #146
Kanan #132
R2-D2 (Jabba's Skiff) #121
Red Snaggletooth #70
Sabine [Masked] #131 
Sabine #135 
TIE Fighter Pilot #89


  1. I love when you get 2 pops in these boxes, the DC legion of collectors box seems never to do this though. Can't wait for the Rebel's Darth Maul review!

    1. Smuggler's Bounty gives 2 POP! vinyls pretty often. I'm always excited when we get two or three toy items. The stuffed items are fun, too, but my little one always swipes them.


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