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    No Abb-crunch for fisto???

    Yep at first I was against the Ab-Crunch on figures wearing armour but slowly accepted it as the norm. But looks like the abb-crunch has gone out the door starting with Fisto.

    Anyone else bothered by this change?

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    Yep! Hope the armor is at least, not made of hard plastic

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    Not at all, I prefer without the ab-crunch, it breaks the sculpt
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    I can live without it on the odd figure. I'd rather have nice looking armour than a crop top so I can have my figure doing sit ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader View Post
    Not at all, I prefer without the ab-crunch, it breaks the sculpt
    Me too. He looks perfect to me. In real life, the armor are not articulated. They are mede to protect the body, not to allow abd articulation...

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    I'm glad he doesn't have it. I hardly ever use the ab crunch, except for on the very few characters who need to be hunched over, like Beast Man.

    This is how the armour should have been done from the beginning. Hopefully when they do Buzz-Saw Hordak they'll redo his armour to cover his belly and give him a shorter cape.

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    I'm glad that he has full armor. That means when Mattel gets to making Clamp Champ we can have He-Bro.



    Plus I can't imagine how it could still look good with the flat abs. If he had ab crunch, the aesthetics would definitely be sacrificed.
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    I am a bit disappointed that is is not the half amour but I don't think they would have forgone the ab crunch

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    He has the ab crunch. I can't find the original pic where I saw it, but if you see him from behind you can see that the armor covers the front, but not the bottom half of the back. The crunch is covered, so he won't be able to bend forward, but he'll be able to bend back.
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    LOL - They are really damned if they do, damned if they don't, aren't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexx View Post
    He has the ab crunch. I can't find the original pic where I saw it, but if you see him from behind you can see that the armor covers the front, but not the bottom half of the back. The crunch is covered, so he won't be able to bend forward, but he'll be able to bend back.
    So I guess I won't be making He-Bro from Clamp Champ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FAKER II View Post
    So I guess I won't be making He-Bro from Clamp Champ.
    Buh-wha? No no no, the body is the same buck as any of the other figures. It's just the armor. Looks like they're trying out a new style that covers the front so the style people are happy, but leaves the back open so the articulation people at least get to bend him back for those poses where he swings wide with the huge sword (like swinging a baseball bat).

    I'm sure the armor will be removeable just like all the others. They're just molding it different from the others to try and please both sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader View Post
    Not at all, I prefer without the ab-crunch, it breaks the sculpt
    I totally agree with this!!

    I've always hated the ab-crunch.

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    I'm glad with this change too ! Fisto is so perfect...

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    I think Fisto is perfect! I hardly ever make use of the ab crunch anyway when posing my figures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAT View Post
    I'm glad with this change too ! Fisto is so perfect...
    Agreed. Best figure shown for me, I think. Glad the half armor is gone on him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader View Post
    Not at all, I prefer without the ab-crunch, it breaks the sculpt
    I think it is ne of the best decisions ever to have this armour. Hordak should have has it too.

    Lets hope Jitsu will follow.

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    Looks fantastic! I wish Hordak had armor like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonWes View Post
    LOL - They are really damned if they do, damned if they don't, aren't they?
    LOL! I was beside myself when I saw there wasn't any ab crunch on Fisto. My dreams had all been dead and buried (sometimes, I wish the sun would just explode).

    Then, I realized that these figures are still awesome!
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    Coming from a guy who's number one favorite MOTU has always been Fisto...

    He's perfect. When I first saw him I thought, wow they really did even better with this figure than I was even hoping for or expecting.

    I love that we can create the vintage or 200X figure with him, I love that he has both swords. He is amazing. Thread closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidlogan View Post
    Coming from a guy who's number one favorite MOTU has always been Fisto...

    He's perfect. When I first saw him I thought, wow they really did even better with this figure than I was even hoping for or expecting.

    I love that we can create the vintage or 200X figure with him, I love that he has both swords. He is amazing. Thread closed.
    Gotta agree with you there. I am a fan of the ab crunch, but Fisto is just so awesome that I don't care. Missing the ability to do the hunched-forward pose will not in any way inhibit the awesomeness that flows from this figure. I honestly did not expect to get the alternate 200X parts, and they are just fantastic (as well as that big 'ol buster sword). They really knocked it outa the park with him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Hunter View Post
    Me too. He looks perfect to me. In real life, the armor are not articulated. They are mede to protect the body, not to allow abd articulation...
    Exactly! He still has the ab crunch underneath, but in real life you can't bend there with that type of armor. I like this look much better and I think it really makes Fisto look awesome!
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    I dont care about the ab crunch, but I will add, it must stink to be Matty some times, they give us armor that lets us keep the ab crunch people complain, they give us armor over the ab crunch people complain lol.

    Everyone has there opinions but just funny to me is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyHall666 View Post
    Yep at first I was against the Ab-Crunch on figures wearing armour but slowly accepted it as the norm. But looks like the abb-crunch has gone out the door starting with Fisto.

    Anyone else bothered by this change?
    Absolutely not!! Glad it's not there. We were getting close to articulating every single little body part. I'd prefer them like She-Ra 2.0. Twisty.....

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    Mostly on evil carachters the Abcrunch is essential to get the humped look.
    Fisto is an upright northman, so he can live without it, but i hope he will not get the ugly hardplastic clips like the Battle Armors have.

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