Quick & Dirty Review: 6” Black Series 4-LOM

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2018-07-30, 07:10:35

I started out wanting to collect the 6” Black Series Imperial figures, but scarcities and numerous exclusive troopers soon made that an abandoned project. Then I figured on trying for the Bounty Hunters. So far, that proved easier. Here’s the latest acquisition, 4-LOM. And no, I don’t care what the vintage cardbacks said, he’s not Zuckuss, he’s 4-LOM. Pronounced Four-Ell-Oh-Em, not Four-Lomm. You don’t go around saying Golden Boy’s name as “K’Threepo,” do you? Right, now that’s settled, let’s take a look at his packaging:

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He comes in a boring box. Whoop-de-freakin’-doo.

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The back of the box has some text on it in four different languages (English, French, Spanish, & Portuguese). It contains nothing about 4-LOM you probably haven’t read a zillion times before. The rest of the box is even more boring and not worth looking at.

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Inside the box, you get your 4-LOM figure and his Imperial-style BlasTech DLT-19 blaster rifle. He is impressively poseable.

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You can put him in his standard “listening to Vader” pose and put him on a shelf. (As at least 97.4% of us will do once we’ve taken him out of the box and mucked around with him for a few minutes.)

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You can just about get him in an “action” stance, but he’s still a bit inflexible.

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Almost light-piping! His head is made out of translucent green plastic and painted over. When the light catches his face at juuuuust the right angle, you can get a little bit of glow coming out of the optic sensors. You can modify your 4-LOM for better light-piping (if some of the pictures I’ve seen online are any indication), but since his eyes didn’t glow like headlights in the movie, I think I’ll just leave mine as-is.

Let’s get down to it: is he worth getting? If you’re into bounty hunters and / or robots, definitely. If you’re not into background characters, he’s a safe pass. The sculpting and paint are very good, including the grungy, rusty wash. The little details like his softly-glowing eyes (when you get him in the right light) and his moving arm-pistons are nifty and welcome touches that would look good on other droids, like a really good C-3PO update. Could he be improved? Yes. The insert tray is too tight and tends to warp his elbow and knee pistons. Another gun, like perhaps his additional POTF2-style smaller rifle would’ve made him seem like a bit better value for money. Otherwise, an extremely nice and cool-looking figure to round out a display.

Now, if only his partner, Zuckuss, weren’t a Disney Store exclusive . . . .





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