Screw the stickers....
How's that magnaguard!?!?
Haven't opened him yet, but I did bust open the Firefighter Droid and the Obi-Wan.
The Firefighter Droid
is a bitch to stand without a base for assistance due to the weight of the backpack and hose. The battle droid has new arms that allow for elbow movement and to also swivel at that joint to for better two handed grasping of a blaster and/or firehose nozzle*. He also has a new head sculpt. With some twisting, you can get the nozzle to attach to the backpack via a "magazine/clip" on the side leave his hands free for carrying his standard issue blaster. *Nozzle has a pivoting lever to simulate opening/closing the nozzle valve.
is all new sculpt and not a simple repaint of the Snow Gear Anakin. Looks great once you get him in the Freeco speeder after some futzing.MagnaGuard
= Awesome! He's white with a ton of weathering and has a tattered soft goods cape. New head sculpt and electrostaff with removable energy bits. His hips are all new with ball joints and he now has knee and ankle articulation to boot. Kicks the **** out of the first CW Magnaguard by a mile. You'll want a half dozen of them.Captain Rex:
Feelings are mixed with him as the overall design is great. First, the plastic that they used for the chest armor and helmet has got future yellowing issues written all over it as it looks like the same type of plastic has the recent Han with removable stormtrooper armor. His outer helmet bucket his removable but the underlying "fabric" portion is not so no Rex head underneath. His shoulder armor plates are also removable as is his heater backpack. He has ball joint shoulder, elbows and knees and swivel waist, wrist and hips. The lack of ankle joints effect the stability even in the most neutral of poses. Although pliable, the skirt further limits the range of motion for the legs. His neck joint runs in a slot whereas you can pivot his whole head to look down at the ground.
Forget about having him riding a BARC speeder as the skirt just doesn't allow for it, nor can you cram him in the Freeco speeder even with the backpack removed - again the skirt is the culprit as are his longer legs. For weaponry, he includes the same accessories as the regular Rex version but they omitted the cable that attaches to the missle and the snap on launcher.
If I had to rank the wave it would be as follows: