Kitty was born in Deerfield, Illinois. When she was 13 years old, she began getting headaches which were the result of her mutant powers starting to manifest. Both the Hellfire Club and Professor X pursued Kitty to get her to join their cause. Kitty did not like Emma Frost or her attitude which made Kitty feel uncomfortable around her. It was an easy decision for Kitty to go with Xavier and the few X-Men accompanying him. One of the X-Men was Storm, and they quickly became friends.
The X-Men were abruptly attacked by mercenaries sent by Emma Frost. They battled and The X-Men defeated them easily, but Emma used her telepathy to freeze everyone. Kitty was able to slip away during the confusion and contacted Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Nightcrawler. They arrived soon after and Kitty helped them rescue the captured X-Men. Xavier returned Kitty to her parents who were furious that their daughter had been missing for an entire day. When Professor Xavier requested that she be allowed to study at his School For Gifted Youngsters, Kitty's parents refused, and expressed their fear for the danger they felt he represented to their daughter. Jean Grey erased their memories and replaced them with false ones, thus changing their perception of Professor Xavier. Kitty's parents relented, and she was allowed to join the school, becoming the youngest X-Man ever.
Kitty Pryde was always one of my favorite characters. She debuted when I was young so there was the whole young X-men coming of age thing that readers like myself could resonate with back in the day. She was always an upbeat character who worked great with Wolverine. She always added a touch of humor to the stories, which during the Clairmont run could be pretty dark. She’s easily one of my favorite X-men and I was thrilled to see Diamond Select has done a Resin Statue of her that I could add to my collection. And to make it even cooler they added her pet baby dragon Lockheed to it.
Kitty looks just like she did in her first big run in the comics. Now, like I always point out, this is a comic book style statue, so it will be smooth like the drawings as opposed to the fully etched real world look. She looks identical to the drawings. Shoulder length light brown hair that flows down, with just a hint covering the left side of her forehead. Here eyebrows are painted slightly up to give her a bit of a mischievous look. Her head is turned slightly to the left allowing her hair to give an impression it is blowing in the wind. Her lips are done in the classic comic book red style as I like to call it, with a slightly longer jaw. I love how the hair is sleek like the comic book style but still bunched and etched to give it somewhat of a real hair look. Very minimal shading is done on this as it is a comic based piece but I can say it is definitely spot on to the books.
Her body is done just like the comic style as well. Dressed in her original yellow and black outfit everything is a match. I really like the red belt. It gives it a more bold look that really pops out as opposed to a standard two color outfit. The body is anatomically correct but in an animated way. As opposed to seeing all the muscle lines what you have is a sleek statue of a woman. The curves are all there just in that comic book style. You can even see the lines in her outfit where it would be slightly bunched, or with sewing lines. The hands look great as each finger is sculpted out showing the movement in the fingers on the right hand, where she is holding Lockheed and the casual placement of the left hand hanging behind the shoulder on the opposite side. It really is an exact match for the Marvel Comic Book counterpart. The “X” belt buckle really does pop out on this as it’s the only part of the outfit that is anything other than black and yellow.
From the back you get to see a bit of the detail that went into the gloves and hand. The gloves Kitty wears are the long style that cover most of the forearms. Notice the slit on the top to give her added movement. Also take mote of not only the molding to give the hand area a bunched up look where her glove is rolling up as her hand if out flexed, but look at her fingers as well. You can see not only are they all individually sculpted but they also have the lines and bunches in them as well. But the main thing I want you to notice in the foot coming through the wall of the base. Kitty can “Phase” through things so this is just a fantastic. You can see her left leg bend and resting gingerly atop the base, while her right has gone through it, leaving the back of her boot still on the outside, or back if you will.
Here is a side shot of her right arm. It has Lockheed on it. The tail is wrapped around Kitty’s forearm as he rest / floats gingerly above her hand. He looks great. A clay like purple creature. Painted very bright with his wings, horns and tail all one color. The only variance aside from some light black shading is the eyes. He even has is little snout horns of each side. Lockheed saved Kitty life very early in her comic book run, and the X-men have kept him around ever sense. He’s more than a pet to her as she truly loves him, and this, almost playful pose brings that to life.
The base is, I believe, a piece of the Danger Room. I base this on the fact its some type of metal structure and Kitty is clearly phasing through the door. Done in dark grey, almost silver and black. You can see all the mechanical lines and welding done on this. Scuffed up and shaded to not only have an industrial look, but a battle worn look about it as well. It’s a very simple and effective base, and when you throw in the fact that she is phasing through the wall it only adds to the cool factor.
A very impressive piece that I was thrilled to add to my X-men collection. This is a perfect replica of Kitty Pride from her early days in the books and I have her placed right next to my Wolverine and Iceman. Collectors will want to pick this one up fast as it limited to just 3000 units. Order it today and add it to your collection.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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