Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Marvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action Figure

Marvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action Figure
Maybe I'm not the best there is, but I'm pretty damned close.
The Marvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney X-Force uniform action figure is a definite must have for any X-Force fan and one of the nicest Marvel Legends figures we've seen in some time. It's actually a wonder why she's turned into a peg-warmer. 

Laura Kinney: We never did like her as Wolverine. We personally saw that as a weird gimmik by Marvel to make all of Marvel's main characters princesses or minorities. Well it looks like the experiment is at an end. Thor is dead and the mantle has been foreshadowed to return to the Odinson; Falcon has returned the shield to Captain America (Shame considering there was another shield available for his use), and; THE Wolverine is back.
When Wolverine returns to claim his mantle, we wonder if Laura will revert to X-23 or will there be Old-Man Logan, Wolverine, Female Wolverine and James Hudson?

MORE AFTER THE JUMP



Marvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action FigureMarvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action FigureTo be clear though, this is not Wolverine - that comes much later in her career - this is X-23 back when she was a member of X-Force - the hit-squad formed by Cyclops that, come to think of it, didn't really tie-up any loose ends. Logan objected to Laura's presence in the team, wanting her to grow up to be "normal" instead of living the life of a killer. But he was overridden by the great one-eye.

Marvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action FigureMarvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action FigureLogan even-tually got his wish though as Laura was removed from the team and whisked away to join the young Avengers when a new group of killers was assembled. Their wiki claims that as of the 34th issue, they managed to kill 31 characters - 14 of them from the Age of Apocalypse timeline. But then, no one stays dead forever.

Laura's blister pack reads: "A female Wolverine clone, X-23 slashes out uncontrollably when exposed to a deadly 'trigger scent'" X-23 comes as she is shown - no accessories and the torso portion of the BAF Sasquatch.

Marvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action Figure
Not so bad for a clone, huh?
WHAT'S TO LIKE ABOUT THE MARVEL LEGENDS X-FORCE X-23 ACTION FIGURE?


FIRST We finally have a Marvel Legends action figure that has a facial expression! To be real there were probably a few Marvel Legends figures over the years that had facial expressions, but these usually ended up looking like they were constipated. Over the years Marvel has tended to keep their figures as deadpan as possible - sometimes they looked even looked like corpses (Like Gamora). We've come across a few notable exceptions, but Deadpool's alternate face is, well, an alternate face, and; Juggernaut really has to smile like that.

So we're really loving the snarl. It goes well with her blood-red eyes


It looks waaay more dramatic and artistic portrayal than the stone-face of the X-Force Wolverine and her equally grim-faced Marvel Universe version:


SECOND X-23 is very finely sculpted. This Marvel Legend comes with a very tone and sexy body.
Marvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action Figure
You don't wanna get hurt, do you?

THIRD: X-23's Articulation is excellent and Laura is such a joy to pose! Obviously she can kneel.

Marvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action FigureMarvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action Figure
Marvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action Figure
Already identified 17 ways to beat you.
Marvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action FigureMarvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action Figure
Marvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action Figure
You die, not my fault.

Marvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action Figure
I cannot... Will not... Lose.
WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE ABOUT THE MARVEL LEGENDS X-FORCE X-23 ACTION FIGURE?


FIRST The biggest gripe that we have when it comes to the Marvel Legends X-Force X-23 action figure are the missing claws in her feet.

X-23's surprise Adamantium weapon was present in the first ever Marvel Legends X-23 action figure (Which looked like crap). Sadly the blades are not present here.

SECOND The second problem that we have with X-23 is that if you put her side-by-side with the X-Force Wolverine, she cannot match up with his articulation - though she does come close. Perhaps we may be asking for too much though given that she's leaner than he is.

Marvel Legends X-23 Laura Kinney - X-Force Action Figure
Hmph. Amateur.
The Marvel Legends X-Force X-23 6'inch action figure is available on Amazon for US$30 (Roughly PhP 1,590 plus shipping).

Well worth it.

Here's X-23 versus her father the X-Force Wolverine.



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