Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: 4 of 6
Source: Clone Wars (Volume 1: Chapter 5/Volume 1: Chapter 1)
Availability: June 2008
Jedi Master Kit Fisto is equally comfortable in air or water. R4-H5 flies in Fisto's starfighter to help navigate to help navigate and repair the ship.
Very few can argue against the opinion that Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars micro-series was one of the best multimedia events ever in the entire Star Wars saga. Bridging gaps, connecting the dots and answering questions, the series also provided a quasi-anime styled approach with incredible action and poignant story lines. Yes, the action that may have been slightly exaggerated but it was nonetheless entertaining and powerful. And the action in the show was merely a vehicle to introduce new stories and develop characters in new and profound ways. One of the Prequel Trilogy characters that received significant small screen time was Kit Fisto. And to a much, much lesser extent, fans caught a glimpse of his astromech R4-H5. While R4-H5 can only been seen (don’t blink or you’ll miss it) only in the opening battle sequence in Chapter 1 of Volume 1, Kit Fisto took center stage during the underwater battle of Mon Calamari. Hasbro felt it was time to get Kit Fistos’ astromech out to the public since we already received the underwater version of him in 2003’s original Clone Wars line and repackaged again as 2006's TSC Kit Fisto (SAGA 055) basic figure. Even his Jedi Starfighter was also released in 2006’s The Saga Collection (but a TARGET exclusive). The droid is one of our favorites in Walmart’s exclusive Droid Factory sets, but we have to hand it to Hasbro for enhancing Kit Fisto as well. Every set in the Droid Factory series has been redone or enhanced and we cannot express how thankful we are that we just didn’t simply get repacks, but that Hasbro stepped up to the plate and delivered a premium exclusive product for us.
Kit Fisto shares the same sculpt as 2003’s CW Kit Fisto (Army of the Republic) ('03 #49) figure. This time however, Hasbro decided to give the figure a new soft-goods robe (with a wired bottom) that comes off to show his swim attire (exactly how he appeared in Chapter 5 of Volume 1 in the Clone Wars). Hasbro enhanced his skin color and made him the more accurate green his skin is instead of the greenish brown/tan that both the 2003 and 2006 figures have. While there is no denying that this is an action figure made from older technology, it still is worthy of rerelease because it looks pretty good as is. For those wishing to pose Kit Fisto is a manner as if he is swimming, you can. He has articulated ankles that assist the collector in posing him in this action. The newly enhanced cloak is fantastic. Because the wire allows it to stay in almost any configuration you wish, you are able to display Kit in some very exciting and action-oriented ways which happen to be some of out favorite moments we remember him. Also, Kit’s eyes and the tips of his head tresses have been painted darker and the new look is much more authentic to his character. Enhancements in his belt and pants and forearms have also been updated and these changes absolutely make the older Kit Fisto action figures outdated. Kit Fisto’s updates are really something to smile about because it is amazing how much better they make him look.
Assortment Number: 87757/12980
Retail: $9.99 USD
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Status: Kit Fisto is a repaint of 2003's CW Kit Fisto (Army of the Republic) ('03 #49) figure.
Articulation Count: 8 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (inhibited movement), 2 swivel shoulders, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: removable soft-goods robe (with reinforced wired hem), lightsaber
Date Stamp: 2003
Status: R4-H5 is a rework of R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo) from 2005's TSC Early Bird Figures set.
Articulation Count: 9 points
Articulation Details: swivel dome, 2 swivel legs, 2 swivel feet, articulated sensorscope, 2 wheels
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: detachable third leg (with third wheel)
Date Stamp: 2004
Collection Droid Factory
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