Figure Friday: Marvel Universe Kitty Pryde

Published on April 15th, 2011

It is a big week for us X-fan’s as a young lady by the name of Katherine Anne “Kitty” Pryde is back in the pages of Uncanny X-Men. Long before there was a Jubilee or a Pixie there was Kitty. For a lot of young boys in the 1980’s like myself, Kitty was everyone’s dream woman, along with Slave Leia. So when Hasbro was talking about making Kitty part of the Marvel Universe figures,I was so happy.If you recall when I did my review on Colossus, I told you guys there was going to be a review on Kitty Pryde and guess what, it’s time  to find out if this figure lives up to the hype or not.

Package Description:

As the youngest member of the X-Men, Kitty Pryde often feels outclassed, especially with powerhouses like Colossus and Wolverine around. She underestimates her own value. Her quick mind and ability to phase through solid matter lend subtlety to a team overflowing with brute force. Her close relationship with the other members of the X-Men maker her, a crucial component of the team, one that focuses their conscience and power on what is right.

Appearance:

Looking at this figure,you can see that the team over at Hasbro were big fans of Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men, Kitty is wearing her uniform from that time.  Looking at her,you can also see how super skinny sheis.  She looks like she needs to go to Jack in the Box and get a herself a Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger. But, this is the same for EVERY standard Marvel Universe female.

The head is a new sculpt, though. It looks appropriate, with brown curly hair and a hooked nose, characteristics that we know but I feel in the smaller detail where rushed. I FUCKING HATE her hair, it just looks like shit. I feel they made her forehead too big now. Just take a look at the photo and you’ll see what I am talking about. It’s so sad since Kitty is one the most beautiful ladies in comics.

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Awww,now the paint job.Her uniform has very ragged lines between the yellow and black portions. It’s not a hard costume to do, like the last figure I reviewed. It’s boring looking,but if done right, this costume can look good.

Her face has a very disinterested look upon it so she just looks a bit awkward

Poseability:

Articulation is sub-par, as with all Marvel Universe female figures. She lacks both thigh and upper arm swivels, which sorely limits her poseability. She has 22 points of articulation.

Final Judgment: 1/10

She also comes with a Lockheed accessory that comes very detailed for its size. I just wish that Hasbro would put more effort and skill was put into the creation of the Kitty figure and not the Lockheed accessory.

Since she is a fan favorite, I will keep her so I can have with the rest of my X-Men Marvel Universe figures.

Simon Daoudi
Simon@ComicImpact.com