Monday, June 13, 2022

Marvel Legends - SHADOWCAT!

Marvel Legends - X-Men Excalibur 3-Pack -  Hasbro Pulse Exc - Hasbro 2021

Kitty Pryde seems to be a character that is continually reimagined and designed in the comics. My first exposure to her was in her Sprite and Ariel phases in the Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends show. She was a regular feature in my older brother's Classic X-Men issues. And then she was the focal character of the Pryde of the X-Men animated pilot (which seemed to always be on TV). But I think her most prominent and iconic phase was her Excalibur years as Shadowcat. She presented as noticeably older in this era with a two-tone blue outfit, big hair, and even bigger sleeves. It wasn't my favorite look at the time, but it has stood the test of time moreso than any of her other looks. (Writing this is reminding me to catch up on my Marauders reading - where she is a central character and seemingly being reimagined all over again). I've been hearing requests for this Excalibur iteration in Legends form for years. I like the final result, but I realize her hair and sleeves fall short of (80's) expectations.

Her sash is repurposed from the 2018 Psylocke figure.
(Which is different from the Ms. Marvel sash used on Hellcat, Phoenix, and others).

Shadowcat comes with two alternate fisted hands, and a small Lockheed accessory (the same mold that came with the 2016 Kitty Pryde as well as the Walgreens Magik).

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the three members of the Excalibur boxset together: Shadowcat, Captain Britain, and Meggan.

And here they are with my favorite Nightcrawler Legends (from the Wendigo wave).
Now we desperately need a Rachel Summers Phoenix.



  1. Awesome figure. Still hoping for an original costume Kitty Pryde.

    1. Me too. I recently got the old Bowen bust with her classic Yellow and Black outfit. It's my favorite.