Name: Kit Fisto
Collection: The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 1 Episode 10: Lair Of Grievous)
Availability: August 2010
Kit Fisto endures a grueling battle in the lair of General Grievous. The Jedi and his former padawan Nahdar Vebb enter the cyborg general's lair while on the trail of an escaped prisoner. Fisto battles Grievous in a fierce duel and emerges alive from the lair, taking Vebb's lightsaber from the general before he escapes.
We venture to guess that we will never be able to give an unbiased review on any Kit Fisto action figure, but we certainly will try. 2009's TCW [F/S1] Kit Fisto (No. 27) figure was the very last one released in the first [blue] phase of The Clone Wars line. He was eagerly anticipated by most collectors and while he was excellent in many ways, he suffered from a few issues that really made us hope that a revision would be somewhere on the horizon. Fast forward a little less than a year and a half and we now have a significant upgrade to the character and aside from not having ball-jointed hips, the figure is practically flawless. (But his legs still have an interesting feature that almost makes not having ball-joints alright. We will get to this in a moment.) Hasbro took the best parts of the 2009 figure and then took them toe extreme levels to make one of the best Kit Fisto action figures money can buy…. and then some. Complete with a new lower body and portrait (and a few other bells and whistles), the 2010 version of The Clone Wars Kit Fisto makes the 2009 figure obsolete. It’s simply astounding how much more improved this Kit Fisto is to the older version. We’re only talking slightly over a year apart released from each other yet they are like night and day. Hasbro not only make major improvements to the body of the figure, but the paint applications are amazingly updated and makes it not only the best version of Kit Fisto, but one of the finest releases in The Clone Wars line thus far. Based on his appearance in the Lair Of Grievous episode from the Season 1, it may have been wise for Hasbro to hold off on him for an extra year to give us a figure of this quality the first time around. Then again, maybe the way in which figure are released happens that way for a reason.
Kit Fisto utilizes the body and arms from the 2009 figure. New legs, a new head and a new lower body have all been tooled flawlessly and perfectly incorporate themselves into the existing parts. The mesh of all the pieces will leave the collector thoroughly impressed as there are no signs of incongruence with the parts blending well from two different collections. If you recall, the first Kit Fisto has legs of two different lengths that gave him an awkward lean (some samples were more dramatic than others). The new and improved Kit Fisto is symmetric and has a great posture and is capable of more poses that you might expect since he only has swivel hips. Whether this was intentional or not, Hasbro has included some “give” with his legs that allow you to pose them out (away left and right) from the body. This is what some of you may simply call “loose joints” but they really aren’t. Miraculously they aren’t as loose as you might think and yet can maintain the poses you place them. This is certainly favorable in the absence of ball-jointed hips and we think for Kit Fisto, his legs work better than ball-jointed hips. This is something you’re going to have to play with yourself to appreciate and fully understand. But it’s out there for you to make a mental note of it now. So, Kit Fisto has a lot of flexibility and this is something this Star Wars character absolutely needs. He comes with his own green lightsaber as well as a second blue lightsaber, perhaps Nahdar Vebb’s? His cumbersome jetpack is nowhere to be found thank goodness and silly action features have been abandoned for superb articulation. Hasbro has really impressed us with this action figure for sure.
Status: Kit Fisto is a retool of 2008's TCW [F/S1] Kit Fisto (No. 27) figure with an all-new head sculpt, new legs, new waist/belt and soft-goods.
Articulation Count: 22 points (14 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2)
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: lightsaber, Nahdar Vebb's lightsaber
Date Stamp: 2010
Assortment Number: 20797/94736
Retail: $7.99 USD
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