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Four Horsemen Power Lords Slate Zone Power Soldier Action Figure Four Horsemen, 2013
Day #1,128: March 2, 2015
Four Horsemen Power Lords Slate Zone Power Soldier Action FigureSlate Zone Power Soldier
Grey with Black Accessories, Black Visor

Power Lords Slate Zone
Item No.:
n/a
Manufacturer: Four Horsemen
Includes: Gun, staff
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $10.00
Availability: December 2, 2013 (Club Members), December 4, 2013 (Everybody Else)
Other: Power Soldiers, Round 2

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Four Horsemen Power Lords Slate Zone Power Soldier Action FigureCast in grey plastic, the Slate Zone Power Soldier is - as are his siblings - a wonderfully engineered figure. The Glyos system was adapted to a so-called "Glybrid" joint system in which we got the functionality of Glyos and Hasbro's ball joints in a 3 3/4-inch humanoid figure. So no matter what, this is a good figure with a great range of motion. When placed in context of its line, it becomes a bit of a bore being one of only two body types during the line's first year and a half, give or take. Endless repaints are a bitter pill to swallow, with other Glyos-compatible lines usually cranking out an all-new figure ever year or so with more customization options. It seems almost unfair to judge this figure for things outside its control, because the plastic person presently performs pretty admirably.

If you collect any of Hasbro's 3 3/4-inch lines, you have a rough idea of what to expect here. Articulation at the base of the neck, the skull, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, waist, and ankles allow you to pose this guy and fit him in pretty much any appropriately sized action figure vehicle. He's perfectly capable of plopping in the driver's seat of your old Adventure People, G.I. Joe, or Star Wars vehicles and that's something that figures from those lines sometimes struggle with in the modern era. For that reason, this is a most commendable figure - the ability to take it apart and customize it to your needs is but an added bonus. Each joint is a point where the figure may be dismantled easily, without the need of tools or boiling water or breakage.

Four Horsemen Power Lords Slate Zone Power Soldier Action Figure

Four Horsemen Power Lords Slate Zone Power Soldier Action FigureThe Power Soldier's sculpting is admirable, and you can find it on several other figures. A triangle patch on the chest forms the focal point of a big collar on top of a ribbed body suit that looks similar to designs seen in a few recent sci-fi flicks. The stitching is quite nice, and the creases in the "cloth" are subtle and not at all distracting. They did a nice job here - plus they gave him giant pockets, presumably for sunglasses and old-style 1989 GameBoys. The helmet is pretty formless, with a glossy plastic visor that serves as a mirror. The abyss is staring back at you with this one, which may leave you wishing there was an unhelmeted head to go with it. His accessories are a staff and a gun, both of which fit perfectly in his hands. This is a good design at a good price.

I was absolutely giddy to get this figure and his siblings a while back, but sometimes the notion of building a squad is overshadowed by the fact there's not a lot else to do. Some of the figures were slow to sell through, and the slow releases of new molds along with a giant gap left fans wondering if the line had a future. The Four Horsemen make great figures that, when you get them, you'll love them. If you've never bought any of these figures, I'd suggest picking some up because they really are quality items. Unfortunately with products this strong the need for a follow-up fix is strong, and waiting more than a year to deliver the goods does much to breed indifference or outright disdain for the line's future. I look forward to the next new thing, because I've bought so many of the buggers that I can't help but feel I've helped to subsidize the next set of molds. But it's a good figure.

--Adam Pawlus

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See more Power Lords figures in Figure of the Day:
Day 760: Four Horsemen Power Lords Power Soldier Action Figure
Day 784: Four Horsemen Power Lords Power-Con Exclusive Elite Power Soldier Action Figure
Day 807: Four Horsemen Power Lords New York Comic Con Exclusive Ggrapptikk Grunt (Pink) Action Figure
Day 854: Four Horsemen Power Lords Slate Zone Elite Power Soldier Action Figure
Day 888: Four Horsemen Power Lords Barlowe Color Concept Ggripptogg (Grey and Black) Action Figure
Day 927: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ophidian Squad Soldier Action Figure
Day 930: Four Horsemen Power Lords New York Comic Con Exclusive Ggrapptikk Grunt (Purple) Action Figure
Day 947: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrapptikk Sergeant Action Figure
Day 959: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ophidian Squad Elite Power Soldier Action Figure
Day 960: Four Horsemen Power Lords Lord Power Action Figure
Day 965: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrapptikk Action Figure
Day 989: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggripptogg Action Figure
Day 1,056: Four Horsemen Power Lords Adam Power Action Figure
Day 1,128: Four Horsemen Power Lords Slate Zone Power Soldier Action Figure
Day 1,254: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrabbtargg Action Figure
Day 1,476: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrapptikk Grunt Action Figure

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