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X-23 Comiquette Maquette

Posted by YBMW Staff on February 6th, 2009
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Item Number: 72151
Manufactured by: Sideshow Collectibles
Est. Ship Date: 3rd Qtr 2009
Limited Edition: 300

Product Summary
Sideshow Exclusive
The Sideshow Exclusive version of the X-23 Maquette includes a unique feature available nowhere else: Locket

Sideshow Collectibles proudly presents the latest from the Marvel Comiquette line, X-23. Based on the NY:X series and the Target X storyline, X-23 captures Laura Kinney at her finest, with Adamantium laced claws ready for action. Hand painted and hand finished to exacting standards, X-23 is recreated here in outstanding, breathtaking detail.

Product Specifications
License: Marvel
Product Type: Maquette
Product Size: 19.5″ H (495.3mm) x 12″ W (304.8mm) x 8.5″ D (215.9mm)*
Product Weight: 5.00 lbs (2.27 kg)*
Box Size: 22.00″ H (558.8mm) x 14.00″ W (355.6mm) x 11.00″ L (279.4mm)*
Est. Shipping Weight: 5.00 lbs (2.27 kg)*

* Product size and weight are approximate values. Est. Ship Weight is an estimated value for U.S. shipping calculated by item, box and shipping materials. International (non-EU) shipping costs are based on dimensional weight, click here for more information.

Adam Beane
Todd Waters
Anthony Mestas
Mike Najerra
Jesse Lincoln
Chadwick Andersen
The Sideshow Collectibles Design and Development Team

Manufactured by: Sideshow Collectibles

Product Backstory
When a top-secret program attempted to recreate the original Weapon X experiment, the project’s director, Doctor Martin Sutter, recruited renowned mutant geneticist Doctor Sarah Kinney and tasked her with creating a clone. But the only available genetic sample from Weapon X was damaged, and they were unable to salvage the Y chromosome. Kinney proposed they create a female clone, and though her request was initially denied at the urging of fellow experimenter Doctor Zander Rice, she proceeded to produce a viable female subject. Acting as the surrogate mother for the clone, Kinney gave birth to X-23 who would be raised in captivity.

While Kinney did her best to ensure that the child retained some semblance of humanity, X-23 was brutally trained as a killing machine. Rice accelerated the activation of her mutant gene by subjecting her to radiation poisoning and forcibly extracted her claws, coating them with Adamantium. Next, Rice created a chemical compound he called “trigger scent” that sent X-23 into an involuntary berserker rage with just a whiff. Turning her into a powerful living weapon, Rice leased X-23 to the highest bidder as an assassin and secretly ordered X-23 to kill Dr. Sutter and his family. Later, Rice revealed to Kinney a chamber with dozens of incubation pods containing female clones and then fired her. Before she fled the facility with X-23, Kinney gave her one last mission - destroy the pods and kill Rice. But Rice was able to exact revenge on Kinney from beyond the grave, as he had earlier exposed her to the trigger scent, sending X-23 into a rage that caused her to kill her mother. As she lay dying, Kinney named X-23 Laura.

After her mother’s death, Laura traveled to San Francisco to find her aunt Debbie and cousin Megan. It was her one chance at a normal life, but Laura’s past would soon catch up with her. Discovering her whereabouts, Kimura, X-23’s handler at the Facility, came after Laura. In a closely fought battle, X-23 outsmarted Kimura, narrowly escaping and leaving a bloody wake of Facility agents behind her. Laura knew her family’s only chance at survival would be to run - without her. Before Megan stepped over the border into Canada, she gave Laura a locket that held photos of Laura’s mother and herself, and with that, X-23 set off to find and destroy her fellow living weapon, Weapon X.

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