As discussed in the Saga
of U.S. Agent, the Living Laser mold was originally designed
as U.S. Agent. The mold was retooled to allow the addition of armor
pieces and an extra accessory was included. Topped off with a new head
sculpt, the transformation was nearly complete. In the prototype pictures,
the head piece for Living Laser appears to have the head piece that
came with the Crimson Dynamo figure. However, the final production piece
had a more "horn-like" appearance to the head sculpt (See picture below).
A minor difference, but easily distinguishable from what was originally
The figure would become Astral Armor Professor Xavier from the X-Men:
Mutant Armor series. Cast in translucent red plastic, the details are
not as easily seen and the mold loses some of its strengths. Living
Laser's armor pieces and extra weapon are included (though the armor
is now done in silver as opposed to the original color scheme).
Laser picture came from the Toy Biz Products Reference Guide.