RX-24 (REX) Captain Rex
Star Tours Collection 1, Disney Park Exclusive
Item No.: No. 10153
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: Spring 2002
Appearances: Star Tours
Bio: RX-24, nicknamed Rex, was the inexperienced pilot droid for the Endor Express, a StarSpeeder 3000 flight offered by the Star Tours travel agency. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)
Image: The toy shelves of Adam Pawlus.
Commentary: Long rumored and often delayed, RX-24 is the "must own" figure from the Star Tours action figure line, which, to date, spans 12 figures. Rex is a new mold, recognizable, and nicely articulated with a flip-up visor on his head. There's a lot to like, because he's the main attraction (well, sort of) when it comes to the Disney ride and he's a fairly original design. There's not too much detail here, but he does fit in with the rest of the line nicely and is worth tracking down.
Collector's Notes: As a theme park exclusive that's pretty much run its course, eBay or bust. It's a good figure, so be sure to get one-- you'll be glad you did.
Day 143: September 26, 2006