Fisto is yet another of the Masters of the Universe Classics collection that took a leap in price before I could get one. Right now, Fisto is fetching $100 to $150 on Ebay, and climbing. Rather than pay scalper rates to complete my collection, I decided to make my own.
The photo with the red background features vintage Fisto, MOTUC Fisto, and 200X Fisto. I was leaning towards the 200X style rather than the vintage look because I liked the headgear and belt. The photo with the white background is the most accurate look I was aiming for.
Fisto’s body double is the evil Jitsu, who luckily isn’t suffering from high price syndrome at around $30 to $40. A quick search on Ebay turned up a few Jitsus for sale, but I hit the jackpot when I found a seller with a bunch of factory errors, all stained with dark blue ink. They were $20 each, so I bought one.
Next, I needed to buy all the parts I needed to create him. I went to Karak Nul’s Custom Figures and bought his head; 200X style($5), belt; 200X style($5), fist($5), and armor($10). The total cost for this custom figure came to roughly $45, plus a little for shipping. That’s less than half the price of his current market value. I still need to order his swords… but hey. He has a big fist! The swords can wait.
The body arrived in the mail first, so I painted him in Fisto’s traditional colors. A black wash on the boots made their tone much darker, and by the time the parts arrived, I had decided to make the whole project a shade darker.
I used dark silver for all the metal, with light brushes of regular silver to add highlights. I used metallic purple on the armor, and flat purple on what was supposed to be leather. For the 200X style belt, I decided to paint it in vintage purples. He had some cool little things on his belt, including a small pouch, a flask, and what appears to be a book held on by brackets. I gave all the metal a black wash, and sprayed each part with flat clearcoat before I assembled him.
Fisto with his body double Jitsu
Fisto’s brother Man-at-Arms, and Man-at-Arms’s adopted daughter Teela, who was going to be revealed as Fisto’s biological daughter if the most recent cartoon had continued into a third season. Baby-daddy-drama-rama!!