First appearing as part of a Toys “R” Us Hong Kong promotion in January, 2015 it continued to be used as a sales enticement through to December when it was included with select video game purchases at EB Games in Australia. For more information on how and where this item was distributed please see the Related Stories below.
The figure was particularly popular with collectors, however, its haphazard distribution created a level of frustration amongst fans of LEGO Star Wars around the world. Though it appeared similar to the General Hux minifig that was included with 75104 Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle, released in 2015, there was enough of a difference for it to draw significant attention.
Notably, the minifig has a black uniform which does not match the canon charcoal colour, nor does it have the correct First Order officer insignia for the rank of general.
This post originally appeared on Rebelscum.com on the 6th of December, 2016.
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