Blast (GoBots)

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Rumble
GoBots character
Blast-boxed.jpg
GoBots Blast toy in box
First appearance

Challenge of the GoBots episode 9, "Terror in Atlantis"
Created by

Tonka
Release number

7246
Information
Species GoBot
Gender Male
Occupation Enemy Messenger
Abilities

Affiliation

Guardian/Renegade GoBot
Alternate mode

Armored transport

Blast is the name of a fictional character in the GoBots series introduced in 1986. Blast model Boomers can be allied with the Guardian or Renegade GoBots.

GoBots

Boomer Blast should not be confused with the Transformers character named Boomer.

Development

Boomers appeared in the 1985 Consumers catalog with a suggested price of $15.95, but on sale for $13.97.[1]

Animated series

A Guardian Blast Boomer in Challenge of the GoBots episode 9, "Terror in Atlantis"

A Guardian Blast Boomer appeared in Challenge of the GoBots episode 9, "Terror in Atlantis". In the episode he is not mentioned by name, only called a Guardian Boomer. He is depicted as a mindless vehicle piloted by the Guardian's human allies.

A Guardian Rumble Boomer and Renegade Blast Boomer appeared together in a commercial for their toys. The commercial incorrectly depicted Rumble with Blast's red message ball, and vice versa.[2]

Comics

Fun Publications

Cataclysmverse

In the story Cultural Appropriation by Fun Publications it was revealed that large numbers of Guardian and Renegade weapons, including Blast units, remain on Level 1 while the various GoBot and Rock Lord teams explore other Levels.

Rhetoricverse

Guardian Boomers appeared in the Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric episode 7-8 "The Hawks of Space". In the story Space Hawk factories were heavily defended by Guardian Boomer units.[3]

A squad of Guardian Boomers blasted Monsterous and Puzzler to their components in episode 59, "Six Heads Are Better Than One".[4]

Toys

  • Tonka GoBots 7246 Boomer Blast (1985)
Shares a mold with Rumble. Turns from motorized armored transport to robot. Comes with a red message ball. Takes 2 C cell batteries.
Unlike many of the other GoBots toys, Blast and Rumble were designed by Tonka, not imported from Bandai.

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfu.info/issue01/catalogs.htm
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeaAFc_1ZiI
  3. "The Hawks of Space". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. September 24, 1986 & September 25, 1986/October 19th, 2015. No. 7 & 8, season 1.
  4. "Six Heads Are Better Than One". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. December 8th, 1986/December 17th, 2015. No. 59, season 1.

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