Anyone who knows me knows that I love Kitty Pryde. I’ve loved her since I was little and had first started reading comics. She was officially my very first favorite character, so much to where I’ve had email addresses and usernames that included her in them. I’ve been wanting a figure of her for ages but I’ve never liked the ones I’ve seen.
As I was seeing Kotobukiya putting out figure after figure in their bishoujo line, I had this small bit of hope that maybe, eventually they’d get to Katherine. I couldn’t even believe my eyes when I first saw event pictures of her, I was stoked.
And then the backlash in the figure community came. That she’s ugly and has a chipmunk face and beaver teeth, among other things. I figured that it was just the prototype and that they’d glam her up just a bit more for the release, and I was rewarded for that hope. <3
She’s absolutely gorgeous from head to toe. The leaning issues people were thinking she’d have have been solved by having her screwed to her base. Her pose is cute, there’s a lot of motion there, and her hair flutters in the wind nicely.
Of course it is Kotobukiya, so there are some little flaws here and there. From overhead or the back you can see a little piece of hair that isn’t completely flush with the rest of her hair. There are a few remaining seamlines in her hair that haven’t been smoothed down as well.
She has a little bit of muscle too.~
There’s a little flaw on mine with the yellow paint on the underside of her right breast, but I didn’t notice until after I uploaded the pictures. I can’t tell with her on the shelf right in front of me either.
Her base is unfortunately pretty plain, but at least it’s textured. It’s just a black square, haha.
They could’ve done a better job with piecing Lockheed together, though he looks better than the event pictures and the promotional pictures before she was released. I guess they figured he was an add-on to Kitty instead of really being a part of the figure, which is disheartening.
The sculpt on Lockheed is pretty great overall though, I love how detailed they made him! I’m glad at least that they didn’t just sculpt a plain purple dragon and instead really made a good companion for her.
He perches on Kitty’s arm without any poles or rods, which is nice. It makes him easily placed or removed depending on what people want (though any fan of Kitty couldn’t possibly have him removed, right? ;-D ), but also makes it nice to not have any holes anywhere on Kitty’s arm.
Her hair is so pretty~
Overall I know that I’ve never posted a bishoujo figure on my site before, though I have two others – Supergirl and Black Cat. I love this line of figures a lot because they combine my love of comics that I’ve had since I was a little girl with my love of something more towards an anime style without losing too much of the original flair of the character. I don’t own many however, because I tend to think that my local comic shop will stock them when they’re released here, and then I end up not being able to afford them when they finally get them in. I couldn’t wait for Kitty obviously, and I’m really, really glad that I couldn’t. I didn’t want to miss out on the character that got me started down the more nerdy road I’m currently in the midst of. She’s a beautiful figure with a cute pose. Her base and Lockheed could’ve used some more work, but overall I’m happy with her! She jumped up to my favorites immediately!
Does anyone else have Kitty, or are you planning on getting her? What do you think of the bishoujo line? Post your thoughts! <3