Name: Kit Fisto
Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
Number: III 22
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: April 2005
Kit Fisto is a Jedi Master of great skill and vision. He can breathe underwater, making him well suited for missions above and below sea level. He is asked by Mace Windu to help arrest Supreme Chancellor Palpatine for treason.
Poor Kit Fisto! On paper this Revenge Of The Sith action figure should have turned out to be one of Hasbro’s finest creations. But in practicality, it’s sadly just not going to be a figure that will stand the test of time. A figure that excels in superb sculpting and proportions should turn out fantastic as a production figure, shouldn’t it? But this fantastic sculpt with even better articulation fails mostly because of its paint job. What terrible shame that the sculpting art is rendered borderline unnoticeable thanks to an unacceptable decorum. Kit Fisto appears much too bleached out and the direction the paint job took actually adversely affects the sculpt. If you look beyond the paint job on this figure (which is difficult because it’s so glaring), it is possible to notice an intricate and quite accurate representation of this character. What’s tragic is that this is actually a rather impressive figure, but between the fire engine red details in the eyes and head and the inconsistent ends of the head tresses, Kit Fisto needs to head straight back to the drawing board for Hasbro artists to discover a way to decorate this mold with justice. The art department has failed this figure terribly. What is so disconcerting about this figure is that it’s relatively excellent in so many other ways. It is nearly super-articulated and comes simply accessorized.
Kit Fisto comes with a lightsaber hilt with a detachable lightsaber blade. We’ve said it 100 times in this column that this type of lightsaber is bittersweet. It kills two birds with one stone, but the tip that secures the blade to the hilt is so fragile that breakage is very common. We have even encountered samples of these lightsabers where the insertion point of the actual hilt has breakage issues from time to time. The hole in the hilt to accept the blade sometimes has a wall that is much too thin and just crumbles under the pressure. But keep in mind that having a separate hilt is something most collectors like to see. It’s awesome when you can attach the hilt to any Jedi’s belt for realism and authenticity. But since the current methods aren’t working out ideally as Hasbro would have hoped, the only viable solution going forward is to include a lit lightsaber and a lightsaber hilt as two separate accessories. Kit Fisto also comes with an environmental display stand. (We love these things!) But sadly, the accessory he is missing the most could be interpreted as the most important. Kit Fisto comes with no soft-goods outer robe. When he confronted Chancellor Palpatine, he was in full garb. Kit Fisto feels more like how he appeared in Attack Of The Clones in the Genosis Arena because of this. (We should probably mention that Kit Fisto had a completely different facial appearance in that film.)
Status: Kit Fisto is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 13 points
Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, right swivel boot
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade, environmental action figure stand
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 85297/85174
Retail: $5.99 USD
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