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Kit Fisto (Jedi Master) - Order Of The Jedi - 1:6 Scale Figures

Name: Kit Fisto (Jedi Master)
Collection: Order Of The Jedi
Number: Item #21061
Edition Size: 1250 (Exclusive) 5000 (Regular)
Scale: 1:6 Scale Figures
Source: Revenge Of The Sith*
Availability: July 2006
License: Sideshow Collectibles

* The defeated Battle Droid severed head exclusive accessory is sourced from Attack Of The Clones.

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While the greatest of the Jedi were wise and keen of mind, in the days of the Clone Wars, it is the fighting strength of the Order that is most often called upon to defend the Republic. In the many sieges and battles that are being waged across the Galaxy, individual Jedi distinguish themselves as warriors and generals, leading their clone troops into battle tirelessly and without fear. Among these great Knights of the Republic is Kit Fisto, an amphibious Nautolan from Glee Anselm.

Fisto is a master of Form 1 lightsaber technique, the style of fighting that is taught to all Jedi initiates as the basis of their saber training, but perfected by only a handful of masters. Kit's skill with a blade is matched by his sharp senses. As a Nautolan, the Jedi Knight was born with an array of twitching head tentacles that are naturally sensitive to faint odours, such as the subtle pheromones given off by all living things. Augmented by his Jedi training, Fisto's chemical sensitivity is acute enough to pick up on the minute changes brought on by mood change in other beings. It is an edge that has granted him an uncanny ability to read the intentions of adversaries and foes, either across a negotiating table, or in the heat of battle. Underwater, a Nautolan's natural habitat, this sense is even more acute.

Knowing of Kit Fisto's aquatic strengths, the Jedi Order sends him to the pelagic world of Mon Calamari to prevent the Quarren Isolation League from tearing the planet out of the Republic. Fisto leads a combined Mon Calamari and aquatic Clone Trooper force to victory, cementing his reputation as one of the most formidable Jedi Knights of the Clone Wars.

It’s true what they say about assuming. You just shouldn’t do it. And Sideshow Collectibles 1:6 Scale Figure collectors quickly learned early in the line that we shouldn’t have assumed that we’d be getting one human Jedi after another in their Order Of The Jedi sub collection of figures. Thank goodness we were way off base. The fourth announced (and third released) Jedi was going to be the awesome Nautoloan Kit Fisto (Jed Master) 1:6 Scale Figure. Let us just say that while the figure has a few issues, it will absolutely remain one of the finest portraits Sideshow Collectibles has ever produced. Kit Fisto (Jedi Master) is based on his Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith appearance, but the design team at Sideshow Collectibles got one detail confused. The exclusive accessory, the defeated battle droid – severed head, is not accurate for Kit’s Episode III appearance. As everyone knows at this point, Kit Fisto’s appearance went through a metamorphosis between Episode II and Episode III. He actually looks like two different characters. Sideshow Collectibles seems to have seamlessly blended the two films via their 1:6 Scale Figure version of him. While we love this Kit Fisto (Jedi Master) 1:6 Scale Figure, some of the finer details aren’t entirely accurate. The red/maroon battle droids are only from Episode II (as well as other Expanded Universe sources), so to have it as part of the Episode III version of Kit Fisto is not entirely correct. That being said, the severed battle droid head is one of the best accessories Sideshow Collectible has made as well. Cast from real metal, it’s cast completely accurately to the droids seen on Geonosis and its paint job is out of this world.

Kit Fisto is not too shabby either. Actually, it’s hard to look past the head sculpt because it is the best part of this 1:6 Scale Figure, but Sideshow Collectibles crafted a marvelous product here and it really helps us keep the faith that Sideshow is really going to be able to do some incredible things in this scale. Kit Fisto has been give a tunic and shirt that almost has a crepe wool texture to it. It is pinkish/mauve in color and nicely matches his brown paints. His real leather belt contain many items including opening pouches, food rations vials and a hook for the included lightsaber hilt accessory. His boots are simple yet awesome and his outer Jedi robe brings everything together without looking like it overshadows Fisto’s silhouette. Everything is fitted and in place and the attention to detail Sideshow Collectibles as applied here is nothing short of extraordinary. His well detailed hands don’t really hold the lightsaber accessories that well, but with careful placement you can make them stick without issue. His open “Force push” hand is great to have been included here, but keep in mind that Sideshow Collectibles was inspired to include this attachment here based on the scene of Kit Fisto performing this move in Episode II and not Episode III. So again, it’s a small detail that just isn’t screen accurate to Episode III. Clearly it was Sideshow Collectibles intentions to kill multiple birds with one stone. While that works for 1:6 Scale Figures like Mace Windu (Jedi Master), it really can’t be applied to a character like Kit Fisto (Jedi Master) who looks different from one Star Wars episode to the next.

Of course, a few issues exist with the figure which definitely bum us out a bit. But it’s not enough to make us have buyer’s remorse. First and foremost, Kit Fisto (Jedi Master) has joints that don’t sustain the weight of his head. Kit Fisto has a lot of mass relegated to his portrait due to his many tendrils on his head. All of them together add up to too much weight and the articulation is not tight enough to keep the figure from wanting to topple over. As a result, only a few poses can be achieved and sustained with this figure. If you’ve ever come across any of the production photographs Sideshow Collectibles took to promote this product, don’t believe them because it is impossible for Kit Fisto (Jedi Master) to attain anything where he leans forward or isn’t at attention. The moment you try to put him in a stance where one leg is in front of the other, he is going to fall flat on his face. One other issue we have with this figure is the paint job on the back of the tendrils. For the most part Sideshow gave them a beautiful paint job. But on our sample (as well as a few other samples we’ve come across), there is evidence of chipped paint and separation (as in tearing) of the tendrils. These figures are typically made of high quality materials and this shouldn’t be happening. We attribute the damage to the weight of his head. Sideshow should have hollowed it out or something because it definitely is causing multiple problems with the figure. But that being said we wouldn’t want to be without him. Place him on a stand and decorate him the way you want to and be done with it. There is too much art to appreciate here to pass on it, just don’t treat him like a 1:6 Scale Figure or you’ll be disappointed.

Collector Notes

Kit Fisto (Jedi Master)

Announcement Date: January 13, 2006

Pre-order Date: January 20, 2006

Status: Kit Fisto (Jedi Master) utilizes the Art S. Buck (tall) body type with an all-new head, hand attachments, clothing and accessories.

Articulation Count: 31 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, ball-jointed neck, double ball-jointed shoulders, double ball-jointed elbows, double ball-jointed wrists, double ball-jointed torso, ball-jointed waist, ball-jointed hips, swivel upper thighs, double ball-jointed knees, 2 swivel shins, 2 ball-jointed ankles, 2 swivel feet

Accessory Count: 19

Accessory Details: undershirt, tabbard, tunic, pants, Jedi robe, boots, detailed belt w/ opening pouches and lightsaber clip, Jedi food capsules, Jedi holoprojector, Jedi comlink, lightsaber hilt, lightsaber hilt w/ ignited blade, unique Kit Fisto hands, display base with Star Wars logo (3 parts), defeated battle droid - severed head (Sideshow Exclusive)

Retail: $54.99 USD

UPC: 747720207783

Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on Click here to check the market value on eBay! listings.

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Added: December 15, 2011
Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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