Blaster (GoBots)

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Blaster
GoBots character
Blaster-carded.jpg
GoBots Blaster toy on card
First appearance

Challenge of the GoBots episode 5, "The Final Conflict"
Created by

Tonka
Voiced by

Frank Welker
Release number

23, 35
Information
Nickname(s) Rocket Man
Species GoBot
Gender Male
Occupation Friendly Robot Rocket Launcher
Abilities

Affiliation

Guardian GoBot
Alternate mode

Missile tank

Blaster is a fictional character from the GoBots series. He is a Guardian GoBot who turns into a mobile missile launcher. He shares his name with a Transformers Autobot character who was made in 1985.

GoBots

Blaster is a Guardian GoBot.[1] The name Blaster was later used by Hasbro for one of their Transformers characters, an Autobot who turned into a radio.

Reception

Fictional biography

Nicknamed Rocket Man, Blaster disguises himself as a mobile rocket launcher to protect the earth's military bases.

Abilities

Like most GoBots, Blaster has numerous abilities because of robotic body. He can survive in space and is super-humanly strong and tough. He can fly in robot mode and project energy blasts from his hands. His body heals quickly when supplied with energy. He can turn into a missile launcher tank.

Animated series

Defendor and Blaster in the Challenge of the GoBots episode "It's the Thought That Counts"

Blaster first appeared in the Challenge of the GoBots episode 5, "The Final Conflict" where he was among the Guardian GoBots who had captured the Renegade forces on GoBotron, but worried that an army of Zods were on their way. In this episode Blaster appeared in his 1983 yellow toy colors.

Blaster appeared in episode 47, "Destroy All Guardians". After being transported to Earth by the Astro Beam he helped form the Power Warrior Courageous to stop a group of cloned and mutated prehistoric reptiles from attacking Japan.[2]

In episode 49, "Fitor to the Finish", Zeemon who took custody of the captured Renegade Fitor on GoBotron. Aiding Zeemon with the prisoner were the Guardian troopers Blaster, Dive-Dive, Heat Seeker, Night Ranger and Staks.

Blaster appeared in the episode 51, "The Third Column" where he works in a Guardian weapons facility that was attacked by the Renegades. The attack was turned away by automated defenses.

In episode 64, "Et, Tu, Cy-Kill", Blaster, Heat Seeker and Spay-C were seen as members of the Guardian Council during a flashback to the time Cy-Kill was a Guardian.

He appeared in the episode 65 "Mission GoBotron."

Comics

Fun Publications

Echoverse

Blaster was featured in the 2016 Ask Vector Prime story Echoes and Fragments, set during the events of The Transformers: The Movie. The manipulations of the evil Gong and Sideways resulted in various GoBots swapping places with characters during the events of that film. Blaster took the place of the Autobot of the same name in the story. Blaster received a transmission that giant planet was attacking Cybertron's moons.[3]

Rhetoricverse

Blaster appeared in the Fun Publications 2015 Ask Vector Prime Facebook series when it was hosted by Cy-Kill. In one story Cy-Kill mentioned his time on the GoBot Prison Moon, and how he defeated Flip Top, Hans-Cuff, and Blaster to escape. Cy-Kill also mentioned he considers Blaster a pathetic Guardian, unworthy of his consideration.[4]

Toys

  • Tonka GoBots 23 Blaster (1983)
A yellow version of the toy. Comes with 2 missiles.
This color represents the character as they appeared when enslaved by the Overseers in "Chains of Doom".
  • Tonka GoBots 35 Blaster (1985)
A green and tan version of the toy.

Gallery

References

  1. Bellomo, Mark (2010). Totally Tubular '80s. Krause Publications. pp. 90–93. ISBN 1440212821. 
  2. "Destroy All Guardians". Written by Don Glut. Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. November 19th, 1985. No. 46, season 1.
  3. Jim Sorenson (w). "Echoes and Fragments" Ask Vector Prime (February 10th, 2016), Fun Publications
  4. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Ask_Vector_Prime/Guest_column_src#Renegade_Rhetoric

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