Blaster (Transformers) - Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers: Generation 1


Blaster in Marvel Comics
Sub-group Action Masters, Communications, Voyagers
Function Communications
Rank 7
Partner Flipsides, Lumina Hoshi, Blockrock, Steeljaw, Ramhorn, Eject
Motto "When the music is rockin, I'm rolling!"
Alternate Modes AM/FM Stereo Cassette Player
Cybertronian Sonic Tank
Cybertronian Stealth Bomber
Toshiba Satellite laptop
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers: Binaltech
Transformers: Universe
Transformers: Device Label
English voice actor Buster Jones
Japanese voice actor Keiichi Nanba

Blaster's initial transformation is an AM/FM Stereo Cassette Player, commonly referred to as a boombox or ghettoblaster, hence the name. Blaster was a popular character from the original series while not featuring as prominently in the modern Transformers universe.

According to Dan Fleming in Powerplay: toys as popular culture, Blaster represents a guardian of more primitive heroes, as well as the hidden power of technology.

As a member of the Autobot communications sub-group Blaster frequently worked with its other members - Eject, Grand Slam, Raindance, Ramhorn, Rewind and Steeljaw. He is the Autobots' answer to the evil Decepticon Soundwave.

Blaster (Tempo in France, Radiorobot in Italy, Broadcast in Japan), like the Autobot Jazz, has a great love of Earth culture, rock music and other forms of music as long as it is hard. He's normally at the forefront of any given situation. As an AM/FM stereo cassette player, he can perform as a deck, plus receive radio signals on a variety of frequencies. Acting as the Autobot communications center, he can transmit signals within a 4,000 mile radius. Blaster is sometimes depicted as carrying various tape warriors within his deck, including (Steeljaw, Ramhorn, Rewind and Eject).

Blaster was voted the 5th top Transformer who was bad ass in the comics by Topless Robots.

According to critics, Blaster has a "black coded" voice and name.

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