Star Wars Robots : 4-LOM

October 05, 10

More in the lives of Star Wars robots … and why not?  I knew 4-LOM was sent by Vader to capture the Falcon, but I didn’t know that he used to work on the galactic Love Boat. 

Apparently, he was previously a cabin steward who used to rifle through grandma and grandpa’s jewels while they danced away on the Lido deck sponsored by Geritolux. 

4-LOM’s  programming glitch eventually got out of control,  and Jabba the Hutt caught word about this legendary earring thief and necklace snagger.   Hutty boy snapped a combat chip on 4-LOM (into his iceberg lettuce ball head?) and gave his programming permission to “harm sentients.”

He paired him up with Zuckuss, they joined the rebellion for a minute, then he ran into Boba Fett and was dismembered. 

A cautionary tale of teenage cruise ship petty theft leading to ultimate dismemberment. 

Check out more on 4-LOM at the Star Wars robots section at starwars.com

Star Wars Robots : Wuntoo Forcee Forwun

September 30, 10

What is unique or interesting in the lives of Star Wars robots?  Plenty.  Some of the backstories are pretty entertaining, and of course the pop reference is pretty wide for a few of them.  Let’s take a look at Wuntoo Forcee Forwun.  I’m hungry.

Forwun: starwars.wikia.com

Here’s Forwun’s description from the Star Wars robots section at starwars.com:

A SoroSuub traffic controller droid, second class, assigned to Cloud City on Bespin during the Galactic Civil War. Forwun was present on Cloud City when EV-9D9 committed a droid massacre. Years later, he tracked down EV-9D9 to Jabba’s palace.

Deep beneath the palace, in 9D9’s hidden laboratory of sorts, Wuntoo confronted the maniacal droid. He crippled EV-9D9 with a blaster pistol. But rather than let her relish her pain, he deactivated her prized pain button — a device that transmitted the electronic sensations of agony to the sadistic droid.

Leaving her dying, Forwun released the victims of EV-9D9’s experiments, who crawled to her and dismantled her.

So, let’s understand.  Forwun is a frustrated traffic cop that’s had enough of the ole stop and go. 

He blasts a sadist (Star Wars has these?) that looks like a KitchenAid, and then rather than let “her” enjoy the pain of the lazer boo boo, frees her prisoners to take her apart like a Ford at the scrapyard. 

The electronic sensations of agony sounds like a Dali painting, and I didn’t even know EV-9D9 had a prized pain button. Where?