Ariel, Kitty Pryde. The missing link. She is one of the most integral X-Men from the 80's and she has yet to be represented in the Marvel Legends line unless you count her Giant Man series figure which is more her Astonishing X-Men look than anything for the 80's.
Kitty and Rogue have had the most costume changes in the 80's. Marvel struggled to come up with an iconic look or name for poor Kitty. I enjoyed her as Sprite but with her being an X-Man and not a New Mutant, she needed her own look.
I'm glad that Bluebery Customs took this custom on for me. His sculpt work is phenomenal. He nails the most obscure looks. It's not easy to translate a 2D image into a 3D figure yet he nails it every time. I'm glad to begin my Kitty Pryde collection with this familiar yet short lived costume. I've only ever seen her rendered in this costume as a figure one other time. I appreciate this one for its accuracy. The height, the colors and the sculpt all scream Sprite or Ariel. She ties in seamlessly with my collection of Paul Smith era X-Men.
A Custom A Day....
I began toy collecting as a hobby back in 1990 I have always had a
need for custom figures. Toy companies begin action figure lines, begin
to release individual characters to create teams and, more often than
not leave them incomplete. Many collectors find that custom figures
pollute their collection's authenticity by not being mass produced
creations from the toy companies that created the preexisting toy lines.
I disagree. I feel a quality custom action figure enhances a
collection and help create a complete picture.