Kitty Pryde really created a niche role in the X-Men. When she first appeared in 1980, there had never been a young female character in the roster. It seems like a natural balance to all the grim and often violent male characters now, but before her introduction there really wasn't a youthful voice on the team. Since then, there seems to be a "little sister" character more often than not. Kitty, Boom Boom, Jubilee, Pixie, etc have all filled the same role of innocent novice with a wild side. I also find Kitty interesting because she's never had a codename that stuck (mostly because her real name is better). Ariel, Sprite, Shadowcat, and even Starlord - none of them have the same pizzazz as "Kitty Pryde." Her pet dragon Lockheed makes her pretty unique as well. Lockheed is actually an intelligent dragon-like alien that Kitty met on a Brood-infested world during the Brood Saga storyline. They formed a psychic bond and have been practically inseparable ever since. Let's check out her action figure in detail below!
I'm obsessed with this figure. I love her simple costume, her gorgeously sculpted head, her naturally proportioned body, just everything. If you would have asked me a year ago what my favorite X-Men Legends figure would be, I would have never guessed Kitty, but now that I have her in hand I just think she's just the bee's knees.
Lockheed is made of a soft plastic similar to what we see a lot of hair pieces composed of. He stays on her shoulder by coiling his tail around her neck.
Kitty comes with Juggernaut's Right Arm and a Magneto head to fit on the Onslaught Build-a-Figure from earlier this year.
Something I love about this costume is how it reminds me of the New Mutants. I love the New Mutants so much and I hope one day we get the classic team in Legends format.
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
From Left to Right: BootLEGO, Marvel Universe, Marvel Legends, Superhero Squad.