Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,650: Kit Fisto

The Vintage Collection Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 97568 No. 24988
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: VC29
Includes: Lightsaber, hilt, cloak
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $7.99
Availability: January 2011
Appearances: Attack of the Clones (or Revenge of the Sith)

Bio: Celebrate the legendary Star Wars saga that changed the universe forever! This collection brings to life the incredible story of good versus evil that captured our imagination and took us to a galaxy far, far away. Iconic Star Wars heroes and villains are captured with incredible detail and premium features to commemorate each epic tale in the Star Wars saga. May the Fore be with you! (Taken from the figure's packaging. There is no bio.)

Image: In a white styrofoam box.

Commentary: A pretty good number of Kit Fisto figures have come out of Hasbro since his 2002 debut, including shirtless swimming ones, super articulated ones, and even three animation-inspired ones. This is the best (so far) movie one, which manages to capture much of his design with little of his personality. While the cardback references Attack of the Clones, the design is clearly inspired by Revenge of the Sith with a different mask and different looking eyes. The sculpt is good, and the articulation is great-- you get lateral hip movement with cloth pieces to allow movement, plus the lightsaber plugs into his belt nicely.

What's surprising is that Hasbro didn't pull in Kit's trademark smile-- the most famous shot of the character still hasn't been replicated in toy form, and it's been nearly 10 years. Maybe we'll get one for the 3D remake of the movie, if it ends up happening? The sculpt is quite good overall, and the detail is great, but the animated The Clone Wars versions are more fun. So if you're a movie person, get this one. If you just want the best overall figure, get the 2010 animated release.

Collector's Notes: Back when Hasbro made the movie-inspired Kit Fisto Jedi Starfighter in 2006, we were told they would make the next all-new mold able to sit in the ship. And they failed to do that. It's still a good figure, but it's annoying. The figure can be found if you look around these days.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,650: October 11, 2011


crazy cheech said...

Hey Adam, What about the Geonosis Showdown 2 packs that had the smiling Kit Fisto in it??

Galactic Hitchhiker said...

I'm not sure the Geonosis 2-pack figure is smiling. It looks more like a constipation-fueled grimace.