so, i broke down, i bought the fisto... he arrived today, and i must say, i think he's the most masterful of the masters figs. true.
why? good question...
first, the heads... the very fact that we got two is great enough, but both of these are excellent heads too, and that makes the score feel even better. for starters, they're not the same head w/ a different hair piece, the whole head is sculpted as one piece. that alone makes a huge difference from the usual motuc head which looks like a vanilla face under a hair helmet. i think theat people's reactions to the early reviews on the fig were perhaps a tad overblow for reaction, but i will say, for this line, these are best heads we've yet received. there's more life and dynasmism in these two heads than in every head thus presented, up to and including the alcala skeletor head... this looks like the kind of head i expect out of a better toy line, to be honest w/ everyone. that's really cool, though kind of painful too.
second, that friggin sword man... fisto really, honestly, w/ the belt, the buster sword, the fencing sword, and the strongest right hand in the land, really looks like he should be the hero of the line. for some folks, that might seem kind of counterintuitive... and if i might, mangosteen those mangosteen right in their fat stupid asses.
this figure just wins man, he's the barbarian hero type, that's all there is to it. i CAN'T WAIT to see he-mike "platino"-ize this fig. holy crap!
the extra belt... he just looks cool in it. he-man doesn't have a book dammit! this dude's got his war journal on him, some coinage, and a flask of man at arms' home brew for when those eternian nights on the wall get nippy. you know, one belt tool and we could do something similar for he-man to get a 200x loo for him, but TG has his priorioties all upside down and backwards. oh well.
yeah, if you passed on fisto, i'd like to ridicule you, but i won't (stepping out of character cuz i'm smelling my homemade cream of mushroom soup simming and i can't raise any ire in the wake of it's savory heavenosity.) instead, i will merely say, seriously, if you've bought even one motuc, or are considering trying the line out... go buy a fisto. seriously. buy one.