“Where’s the party… I brought the punch!” Fisto on a budget. (MOTUC)

00 Fisto

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.
02 Fistos01 actual Fisto
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.
03 stained Jitsu
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.
04 Fisto WIP
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.

05 Fisto front

06 Fisto left

07 Fisto back

08 Fisto right

09 Fist raised

10 close up

Fisto with his body double Jitsu

11 After & before

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!!

12 Family

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One response to ““Where’s the party… I brought the punch!” Fisto on a budget. (MOTUC)

  1. you did a great job on fisto classic custom. Im thinking to do the same

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