Figure of the Day: Day 131
9/14/2006 9:17:53 PM | Reported by Adam

KIT FISTO Jedi Master
Revenge of the Sith Collection 2
Item No.:
Asst. 85174 No. 85297
Number: III-22
Includes: Display base, Lightsaber
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $5.24-$6.99
Availability: April 2005
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith

Bio: Kit Fisto is a Jedi Master of great skill and vision. He can breathe underwater, making him well suited for missions above and below sea level. He is asked by Mace Windu to help arrest Supreme Chancellor Palpatine for treason. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelf.

Commentary: Sometimes, a figure is obviously better. Other times, it's obviously worse. With Kit Fisto, uh, what to say? The first release was good-- green, unique pose, and an action feature that more or less works. The Clone Wars topless Kit Fisto was, overall, great. This one makes a new, super-poseable figure with a head that I feel sucked but one of the best Jedi Knight bodies ever. So it's a good figure that's bad. I mean, he looks like he had some ridiculous make-up artist go to town making him look like some sort of space hooker. With ball-jointed knees, shoulders, and elbows, plus many other joints, it's such an awesome figure. But look at that head... it's rotten. That's pretty much the long and short of it, and at this point I don't think I can really push this review out beyond "it's great and it sucks." (Is it obvious I wrote this one at the end of a very long writing marathon? Well, it is now.)

Collector's Notes: Repackaged in 2006, this is a figure you can get with no problems. Unfortunately, the "Greatest Battles" version of Kit Fisto really isn't any better, so you might not want to buy both. Or perhaps either. It's a pretty good figure, and it's going to get re-re-released with a new Battle Pack this year, so you will never have a problem finding one. I just can't drive home the point enough... it's a great figure design. And it's kinda crappy. If Hasbro fixed up the head, this might have the potential to be one of the best figures released by the company. Until then, it's a monument to being mediocre. (MORE IMAGES)

Day 131: September 14, 2006

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