What are reedition figures? Reedition figures are figures released in Argentina towards the end of the line, that are characterized by bigger molds, a change in colors and plastics, lower quantities (making them rarer), and overall larger differences from what we could consider the Mattel Standard. Reeditions tend to have many different variants for each figure.
Case in point, Top Toys Jitsu Reedition. The standard/common Top Toys Jitsu figure has a hard head, small torso with round pegs, and small legs.All the reeditions use the same mold for the head, torso and arms.
The first (and most common) reedition differs from the standard only in the legs. It uses larger reedition mold legs with the gold fur highlights. The figure is glossy, just like the common TT Jitsu. Shorts are red like the common Jitsu as well.
The second (and one of my favorites) is the reedition with bronze hand. This figure retains that glossy finish, yet the shorts are a salmon color, the boots no longer have the gold highlight, and the hand has a unique, bronze finish. The limbs on this figure are a unique translucent, not seen in any other jitsu variant. This is particularly evident when comparing the left arm.
The third (and most famous) is the reedition with gold Fisto fist. This variant retains the salmon shorts, but now has lighter, matte legs with gold boot highlights. The material of the limbs and arms are somewhat softer and gummier. The fist is made of a translucent green plastic, that is painted over in gold. The head on this figure is unique as well, in that it’s a translucent plastic.
It’s important to note, there is also a variant of this reedition that has boots that are not highlighted in gold, and a variant seems to exist of this variant with red (as opposed to salmon) shorts.
As far as the sword and armor, I have not found any significant differences between either the common or the reedition figures.