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06 August 2018 @ 07:37 pm
Introduction: Laura (a clone made with Wolverine's DNA so technically his daughter)  
I did not only buy Logan (in the unlikely event that you forgot his incredible body, his introduction posts are here and here)

I also bought Laura! If you have seen the movie "Logan" then surely you'll understand how impressed and blown away I was by her. She was amazing.
And I did not want my Logan to feel alone.
I would call her cute but I don't think she'll like that ;)



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vjezkovavjezkova on August 6th, 2018 07:45 pm (UTC)
Another great figure! And yes, she is far from cute - her facial expression isqute clear. No, she is no Barbie, she is Logan´s daugher all right!
Her Hamsternesshamsterwoman on August 6th, 2018 11:37 pm (UTC)
She looks awesome!
嵐の狼arashinoookami on August 7th, 2018 03:29 am (UTC)
That is one angry looking kid! XD
owensheartowensheart on August 7th, 2018 11:29 am (UTC)
Awesome pics but the face on her is creepy, reminds me of Chucky LOL (sorry)
Antjedieastra on October 11th, 2018 09:12 am (UTC)
Haha yeah I guess you're right! I was wondering whom she reminded me of.
alumfelgaalumfelga on August 7th, 2018 12:38 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't call her cute :) She looks tough!
dustbunny105dustbunny105 on August 9th, 2018 01:53 am (UTC)
I forgot movie!Laura is a kid and was puzzled for a moment XD

The hair on her looks great! The face sculpting is really expressive, too, if a little Uncanny Valley.
Antjedieastra on August 11th, 2018 07:59 am (UTC)
Now you have me puzzled as well - is there another Laura than movie!Laura that is not a kid?

Is this storyline actually taken from an original comic? I don't know anything about the comic storylines, but I know they sometimes twist them a bit up for the movies so people who read the comics still would be surprised.

I'm not sure if the hair is a bit too long, I tried to comb it backwards. In that one picture where the head is solo you can see how it is all over the place. But I don't dare cutting it.

There is another Laura from the same movie in a different outfit but I like this jeans outfit better and also the expression. As you say, it is very expressive. The other one is a bit boring:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1081/9170/products/006-7_1024x1024.jpg?v=1492157023

I need to do some action shoots with her and Wolverine and their claws out! But first I had to do some Daddy and daughter pictures ;)
dustbunny105dustbunny105 on August 11th, 2018 01:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, she's also been in the comics for years as an older teen and then a young woman. Also in the comics, she has another Wolverine clone who she treats as a little sister and who's of a similar age to movie!Laura, which added to my puzzlement, haha.

I'm not really familiar with the film. I know Laura's in it and I know she and Wolverine bond and that's about it. I honestly don't read a lot of Wolverine-family comics either (I know Laura mostly from team books she's featured in), so I'm not sure I'd recognize it regardless. From what little I've read, it seems it might be based somewhat on her first ever media appearance, the X-Men: Evolution cartoon. She's only about fourteen there, closer to movie!Laura than modern comics!Laura is.

Hmm, I actually really like the hair length-- the solo head with the hair all over is pretty cool-looking to me-- but I can't speak to the accuracy and I can see how it'd be difficult to work with. I wouldn't have the nerve to cut it either, in any case.

I see what you mean about the other doll's expression. Nice enough sculpt, so I can't really say it's phoned in, but very... basic, I guess. No real sense of character. The one you got is definitely the better of the two. Yours has the better outfit, too, though the other one is nice enough.

Ohh, looking forward to the action pictures and the daddy-daughter pictures! And maybe some daddy-daughter action pictures? :D
Antjedieastra on August 11th, 2018 04:39 pm (UTC)
In the movie, all X-men have died a long time ago, only Professor X and Logan are left. Logan is old and weary, doesn't heal as well anymore. He cares for X who has memory loss and keeps him hidden away as his brain is a dangerous one when he is not in possession.

One day X tells Logan that he is not alone, that there are others but he does not believe him. A woman contacts Logan and wants protection. So he meets little Laura. She and other "special" kids were raised in an institute by evil men but have fled. They weren't treated as kids there so have some emotional issues. All three of them go onto a road trip and finally the kids make it over the border to Canada where they are save to grow up in peace. The end - for now.

I guess they made her so young in the movie so that they still can use her again in a few years when she has grown up. I'd actually watch that, even without Hugh Jackman. That little actress has deeply impressed me. If you want to check her out without watching the whole movie, there are short snippets on youtube.

Here is one where she is talking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD6CRZASRNY

At the gas station: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqzo5vurD4M

And if you don't mind violent action (this movie was R-rated as opposite to other X-men movies so the action was more realistic) this is her first fight scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSFy2aPD754

Apparently she is a gymnast as well as an actress. They searched long and hard until they found her in Spain.

I bought both figures within 24 hours of watching the movie. One should not do that, one should think again if it is really necessary but I did not care and yes, it was necessary. I only can highly recommend this movie. It feels much different than other comic adaptions. More gritty, real. Great acting by Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart. Great character moments.

The head of the figure was forced into a small box, that is why the hair at the side is standing up oddly. I tried to comb and push it down a bit more, with hot water. It helped a little. I just wish it would hang more naturally. And yes, of course I meant daddy-daughter-action pictures!
dustbunny105dustbunny105 on August 11th, 2018 06:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, huh. Yeah, that's nowhere close XD I dunno what the heck I read... Or thought I read, I guess.

No other mutants sounds a little like the setup for the alternate future Old Man Logan, as I remember it, but I have no clue as to the plot. Sounds like her origin takes some cues from the original story but it's still pretty different. Cartoon! and comics!Laura both have the origin that there was a program looking to recreate the success of the Weapon X experiment through cloning/gene splicing. She was their twenty-third attempt (hence her original code name, X-23) and only success up to that point. She was raised to be a weapon rather than a person and so was also abused and deprived of a childhood. In both the cartoon and comics, she escapes captivity and seeks out Logan, who she believes to be responsible for everything she's been through, but the encounters go very differently. Definitely no moving to Canada that I can recall, though, lol.

I'm not sure why they decided to make her so young in the movie-- there was a lot of rage from comics fanboys over it, omg-- but wanting to use her again as she grows is a likely theory. I've seen some clips from the film and also found the actress to be very impressive.

I bought both figures within 24 hours of watching the movie.

Oh, wow! Honestly, if a character has that deep of an impression on you, impulse buying is actually the better choice. Otherwise you risk talking yourself out of the purchase, only to regret it later.

I'm not interested in live action superheroes, for the most part. And as much as I do like Hugh Jackman, I can't get behind him as Logan. It's a petty grievance but he's just too tall. No point seeking out a film I'd enjoy if I know something small is going to keep me from getting immersed. Grittiness isn't really a draw for me either; too burned out from all the try-hard comics stories that do it wrong. Still, this is one of those movies that I think I'll probably see eventually. I've heard a lot of great things about the character beats.

Oof, that's too bad that it wasn't better packaged. Glad to hear that combing and hot water helped, even if only a little. Maybe it'll lay better as you have more time to work on it?
Nivieneniviene on August 9th, 2018 01:58 pm (UTC)
That face is very realistic! I remember her in the movie...she was very good!
Antjedieastra on October 11th, 2018 09:06 am (UTC)
It's very rare that child actors get it right but she certainly did. The whole thing blew me away, and I bought both figures in the same night.