There are quite a few figures that get a lot of attention in Hasbro’s toy line, and Kit Fisto in certainly one Star Wars character that Hasbro likes to consider for release time after time. And as a result, Kit Fisto’s various starfighters become viable candidates for the mid-size line. But interestingly in the case of Kit Fisto, both of his Jedi starfighters to date have bee exclusives. The one from 2007 was a TARGET exclusive as was based on the Tartakovsky Clone Wars micro-series and now we get another based on the Season 1 vehicle in Filoni’s The Clone Wars in 2010 from Walmart. You already know that we are much more partial to Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars, but Hasbro has crafted an excellent vehicle for Kit Fisto based on the Filoni television show. Instead of orange, the vehicle is now maroon with lots of green details and it complements Kit’s beautiful green skin awesomely! The vehicle doesn’t offer anything new that we haven’t already seen before, but it is cool to get another starfighter in another flavor that is indeed based on something that can be viewed in The Clone Wars.
The official name of Kit Fisto’s Jedi starfighter is the Delta-7B Aethersprite-class light interceptor. Wow, that is a mouthful. Along with his astromech R6-H5, Kit Fisto saw quite a bit of action during the waning years of The Clone Wars. We hope that Hasbro delivers unto us a 3.75” version of R6-H5 to accompany this cool vehicle. The vehicle splits into two smaller ships and both are functional like the smaller vehicles in the deluxe line. This is a great play features for the younger Star Wars fans, but we bet collectors will prefer to play with this ship in whole. This starfighter has an opening cockpit which fits the new Kit Fisto action figure perfectly and has the typical firing projectiles which Hasbro tells us makes the vehicles more engaging. Other than that, there isn’t much new to write about here. But the unique paint job to this vehicle is very nice and accurately matches the one from the Lair Of Grievous episode.
The Lair Of Grievous episode was very exciting for most Star Wars fans. We all got a good look at Nahdar Vebb even though his appearance was tragic. And we saw Kit Fisto do some major damage to General Grievous. What wasn’t there to love? And we personally tend to love any episode when Kit Fisto is a main part of the storyline. As a result, it’s very cool to get another one of Kit Fisto’s Jedi Starfighter in this scale. It looks like the Jedi-specific starfighters (excluding Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi) will consistently be store exclusives. This is fine with us, because that means that they will be more available that way. And you may be surprised by this, but this vehicle is a few dollars cheaper than the vehicles released in the general market. We find this particularly odd, but we are thankful at the same time because we will take savings wherever we can. This may not sell through, but it is nonetheless a fine vehicle.