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Blurr is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformerss series. All are blue Autobots with incredible speed. The original Blurr is an Autobot car and later Targetmaster who first appeared in The Transformer: The Movie in 1986.
- 1 Transformers: Generation 1
- 1.1 Fictional biography
- 1.2 Reception
- 1.3 Animated series
- 1.4 Books
- 1.5 Comics
- 1.6 Films
- 1.7 Games
- 1.8 Toys
- 1.9 Gallery
- 2 Transformers: Armada
- 3 Transformers: Cybertron
- 4 Transformers Animated
- 5 Shattered Glass
- 6 Transformers: Prime
- 7 References
- 8 External linsk
Transformers: Generation 1
Blurr is the fastest Autobot on land. He was used primarily by the Autobots as a high speed messenger. Blurr was also portrayed having extremely fast speaking mannerisms, and a nervous streak when dealing with his superiors. Despite this he is a loyal warrior and friend. When he became a Targetmaster he was paired with Haywire, an impulsive and excitable Nebulan youngster.
Profile: Blurr is the fastest Autobot in motion and in conversation. He talks non-stop and continuously - if no one tells him to put a sock in it. And he is a superior messenger because he can whisk information from one place to another so fast that he is a blur in motion - hence his name - and almost a blur in giving his report until he's told to slow it down to a thousand words a minute or something somebody can understand. He is rather nervous and high-strung... not unusual for an Autobot who sometimes seems to be part-thoroughbred Cybertronic race horse (if there were such a thing). But he is courageous and loyal and determined to do what's required whether or not it's dangerous. Abilities: In robot mode, he carries an electro-laser that reverses the polarity of an enemy robot's microcircuits and leaves him motionless. His humanoid mode is built for speed - and he looks longer and leaner than most Autobots. When he's in his vehicular mode, he is a racing car that routinely breaks the speed of sound and then some, leaving a trailing image as it hurtles across distances.
Blurr's voice was supplied by well-known fast-talking actor John Moschitta, Jr., whose vocal talents complemented Blurr's high-velocity nature.
Blurr first appeared in the 1986 Transformers movie, but continued to have several notable appearances over the course of the show. In "Five Faces of Darkness" he and Wheelie are charged with delivering the transformation cog to Metroplex. This subplot runs through the entire five parter, and introduces the Predacons, a new Decepticon combiner team. In addition they are the first to meet Sky Lynx, an arrogant but heroic Autobot transport shuttle, and Marissa Fairbourne of the EDC.
Blurr would also be a key player in the retrieval of the "Quintesson Journal".
Later Blurr appears in "Face of the Nijika", where he is injured and for the first time talks at normal pace. Blurr would also be among the uninfected Autobots to team up with Optimus Prime in "The Return of Optimus Prime".
In the three part fourth series, "The Rebirth", Blurr became a Targetmaster, with his partner Haywire.
Transformers: The Headmasters
In the Japanese exclusive Transformers: The Headmasters series the events of "The Rebirth" were ignored. Blurr continued to appear as a member of the cast, and never became a Targetmaster. Instead he joined Rodimus Prime and Kup in searching for a new home world for the Transformers.
The Japanese version of the animated series portrayed Blurr as stuttering, not speaking quickly as he did in the English version.
Blurr appeared in the 1986 story and coloring book The Lost Treasure of Cybertron by Marvel Books.
In Dreamwave's Generation One series, Blurr was a member of a cell of Autobots led by Kup. They were in resistance to the leadership of Shockwave on Cybertron. After they managed to rescue Optimus Prime (at first not believing it to be him), Blurr and the rest of the group helped Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus overthrow Shockwave.
Although Targetmaster Blurr received biography pages in Dreamwave's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye series, he never appeared as a Targetmaster in their comic stories before that company closed.
Note: Event in italics take play only in the Marvel UK Transformers stories.
Blurr first appeared in the regular Transformers series in issue #42, where he quickly joined up with the Earth Autobots, and eventually served under Optimus Prime.
Although Blurr did not receive a big role in the US comics, he played a large role in writer Simon Furman's UK stories. Blurr's first chronological appearance came in the Marvel UK Transformers Target: 2006 arc. He was unwittingly sent by Unicron alongside Hot Rod and Kup, thwarting the future Decepticon Galvatron in his plan to destroy Unicron in 1986 with aid from the present-day Ultra Magnus. He would appear in many of the movie-future themed stories, time-traveling again with Kup and Hot Rod (now Rodimus Prime) to recapture Galvatron and stop Death's Head, battling against the Unicron-controlled Decepticons on Cybertron in Prime's absence and battling the Quintessons on Earth. Things would come to a head when Galvatron's continued presence in the past (along with Scourge and the now-deceased Cyclonus) opened a time rift that threatened to destroy Earth and Cybertron. Blurr was part of the group led back by Rodimus Prime to deal with the threat, but even they could not stand against Galvatron and his ally - a clone of Megatron (believed by all to be the real thing). Only Optimus Prime's defeat of Galvatron and Shockwave depositing Cyclonus' body into the rift saved everything. Blurr and the other future Autobots returned find to their own time-stream changed to a different, darker future, where Galvatron was alive and ruling most of Cybertron.
Blurr appeared among the Autobots under the command of Rodimus Prime in the alternate future story "Aspects of Evil 2" from Marvel UK Transformers #224. In this story Rodimus Prime remembered how Galvatron, Crankcase, Ruckus and Windsweeper killed Blurr and then attacked Rodimus Prime, Kup, Arcee and the Battle Patrol. Enraged, Rodimus nearly killed Galvatron, but to keep the Matrix from being contaminated by hatred he relented.
Blurr first appeared in The Transformers: The Movie. He continued to appear in season 3 of the television series as one of Rodimus Prime's closest allies.
- Generation 1 Autobot Car Blurr (1986)
- This version of Blurr is show-accurate to The Transformers: The Movie. It comes with an electro-laser and a shield.
- Generation 1 Targetmaster Blurr (1987)
- A remold of the previous figure with his Targetmaster partner Haywire, who transforms into his gun. The figure was retooled with larger holes to hold Haywire in gun mode.
- Generations Deluxe Blurr (2010)
- A remold of Generations Drift in white and two shades of blue with a different rear spoiler and head sculpt, armed with guns and a sniper rifle in place of Drift's swords. The figure's design is closely related to the comic version by IDW Publishing.
- United Deluxe Blurr (2011)
- A recolor of the Deluxe Generations toy by Takara.
- Generations Titans Returns Deluxe Blurr (unreleased)
- A new mold. Turns from robot to car and driver.
Blurr (Silverbolt in Japan) appeared in the Transformers: Armada series.
In the Transformers: Armada animated series, Blurr's portrayal was faithful to his tech spec. He was portrayed as a brave officer and a veteran of many battles. When he is first seen in the series, Blurr meets his mini-con partner Incinerator. He is portrayed as a snob, and was even once claimed to be anti-social from Hot Shot. It is learned that Blurr was sent to aid the Autobots due to a message from his past mentor, Scavenger. After a failed attempt at capturing a Mini-Con which involved tension between Blurr and Hot-Shot, the two Autobots are able to bond and became friends as well as rivals. Throughout the entire Armada series, Blurr is seen as being very patient at times, yet he still maintains his snob attitude to even his own teammates. During a training exercise, Blurr tells Smokescreen that he will not be able to keep up to the pace that Hot Shot and himself are going. To Blurr's dismay, Smokescreen is able to beat the obstacle course in a very unorthodox way.
At one point he saved the life of the rookie Side Swipe from Decepticon execution. Unfortunately this leads the young Autobot to hero-worship him. When Blurr comes to Earth, Side Swipe follows, but Blurr is soon able to unload him on Hot Shot - much to the latter's exasperation. Returning to Cybertron later in the series, Blurr is revealed to be a veteran pilot as he is seen piloting the Autobot ship. Blurr's no-nonsense attitude made him a valuable ally. However, it also led to friction between him and Hot Shot, as well as Rad, Alexis and Carlos. He survives the series-ending battle against Unicron. Unlike his G1 counterpart, Blurr talks at a normal pace and does not have a mouth.
Blurr also appeared in the accompanying Armada comic by Dreamwave, although with a much more minor role. He was one of a team of Autobots led by Jetfire who investigated unusual Space Bridge activity at the Decepticon HQ - unaware it had been taken over by Unicron's Heralds. Bludgeon was still present, and he stalked Jetfire's team from the shadows, severely wounding Blurr. He survived, but did not appear again until towards the end of Dreamwave's Energon comics.
- Armada Deluxe Blurr with Incinerator (2002)
- Blurr is a futuristic gray car, that is able to have flight mode with the insertion of his mini-con Incinerator into his back area. This flight mode brings out two missile launchers that shoot once mini-cons are attached(much like the whole Armada series). His hands are not the regular sized holes for Armada figures, thus this figure can not hold anything other than his own weapons.
- In 2003 Toys R Us stores sold Blurr and Incinerator with a bonus Mini-Con. He came randomly packaged with Buzzsaw, Drillbit or Duelor.
- This toy was later recolored as Transformers: Universe Swerve with Roadhandler.
Although he has the same name and a similar physical appearance, this Blurr is portrayed as a different character than Armada Blurr. This Blurr was a retired race champion who resided on Velocitron teaching rookie Transformers how to race. Though he appears to be a harsh taskmaster, this masks a genuine affection for his students. He takes their successes and failures to heart, and demands nothing less than the best - from them and him.
Unlike most other Velocitronian racers who seem to focus on improving only their vehicle mode's speed, Blurr prides himself on the fact that he may be the fastest Velocitronian racer on two legs. By using his Cyber Key he can run speeds in excess of the speed of sound, while maintaining the maneuverability of a robotic form. He can literally run circles around his opponents in combat. Although his vehicle mode is better suited for flat terrain, his wheels emit a low level energy which flattens uneven road conditions ahead of him, thus allowing him to drive over moderately rough terrain as if it was flat road.
When using his Cyber Key enhanced speed Blurr often talks so fast most people cannot understand him.
Although there is a civilian Autobot vehicle in the TV series that resembles Blurr, he was unnamed and did not transform into robot mode. these 'Blurrs' comes in blue, red and green versions. He had some dialogue in the episode "Hidden", and made several cameo appearances, however these civilian Autobots seem to be from Cybertron and are not the Blurr from Velocitron.
Blurr appears in the text story from Fun Publications called Force of Habit. This story explains where he is during the events of the Cybertron story. Ultra Magnus is the commander of various Autobot ships sent to other planets in search for the Cyber Planet Keys. Longrack serves as captain of the Spanner which was sent to Delta Draconis. Among the ship's crew are Armorhide, Blurr and Checkpoint. On the planet, called Combatron, the Autobot team discovers a few remaining Autobots led by Whirl, and encounteres a newly arrived Decepticon team led by Brushguard.
Blurr, Excellion, Longrack, and Swerve appear among Override's troops in the Fun Publications exclusive story The Dark Heart of Sandokan by Benson Yee. This story is set years after the events of the Transformers: Cybertron animated series. Override wis commanding the Autobot ship Star Arrow when it crashes on the planet Sandokan while transporting a Force Chip.
- Galaxy Force Deluxe Blurr
- The Armada Blurr mold was remolded and released first in Galaxy Force in a two-pack set also under the name Blurr which also included Buzzsaw. This remold did not include the Mini-Con that came with the Armada version but gained a new Force Chip gimmick.
- Cybertron Deluxe Blurr (2005)
- Blurr later came to North America as an individual release. This mold also included a change in the head, making it more resemble the design of the original Generation 1 Blurr, including the trademark "antenna" on the top of his head. He came with two missiles, two missile launchers, and a Speed Planet Cyber Key with the number d0y2 on it.
- The release of Blurr in Cybertron Deluxe wave 3.5 was packaged with a DVD containing the third episode of Transformers: Cybertron, called "Hidden". Civilian Autobots resembling Blurr appeared in the episode, unnamed, in vehicle mode only.
Blurr is the name of an Autobot in the Transformers Animated series from Cartoon Network. He is a homage to the Generation 1 character of the same name, even having the same voice actor. In addition, he is also a homage of Cheetor in the shelved Transtech series.
Blurr is seemingly the fastest Autobot, perhaps the fastest of all Transformers. He can travel on his feet-wheels in robot mode and as a vehicle has been seen to drive right up walls.
He first appears in the season 2 episode, "Velocity", in which he competes in Master Disaster's illegal street racing tournament and usurps Bumblebee's self-proclaimed title of "fastest thing on wheels". During that time, he was controlled by Master Disaster's AllSpark-powered remote device, and when it was destroyed, he regained control and saved Sari and Bumblebee from Blitzwing before driving off.
Blurr returned in the two-part season two finale episode "A Bridge Too Close", in which he was seen in robot mode for the first time. He is revealed to be an intelligence agent for the Elite Guard, sent to keep an eye on the earth Autobot crew. His personality reflects that of his G1 incarnation, in that he speaks at an extremely fast rate and has a tendency to rattle on in long-winded speeches, however unlike G1 Blurr, he does not repeat his words as he speaks. His cover is blown when Bumblebee, presuming him to be a Decepticon, attacks. After clearing up the misunderstanding, Blurr leads the Autobots to the Decepticons' base. Once inside, Blurr uses his speed to place stasis cuffs on Blitzwing and Lugnut, rendering them immobile. During the battle between the Autobots, Decepticons and Starscream's clones, while putting stasis cuffs on Skywarp, Blurr falls into the Decepticons' open Space Bridge with Skywarp and Thundercracker after being encased in Mixmaster's cement. The bridge's target coordinates had not been programmed, and all three were sent to an unknown location in the galaxy.
Blurr returned in the season three premiere special "Transwarped." It was revealed that after landing on a distant planet (still attached to the clones), Thundercracker helped the Autobot escape, only to attack him. Blurr escaped and fled to Cybertron, only to be greeted by Longarm/Shockwave. He reported his experiences on Earth to his colleague, only for Longarm to attack him and herd him into a series of hallways. Shockwave closed all the gates, trapping the speedy Autobot, who soon met his supposed demise by being crushed into a cube by the walls closing in on him. He was last seen when Longarm ordered Cliffjumper to dispose of the "sensitive material" by throwing it into an incinerator.
It should be noted that, despite being crushed into a cube, Blurr does not appear to be dead at the time. When a Transformer dies, their armor fades to gray, whereas Blurr's cube is still light-blue before disposal. An animation model of Blurr's remains with his spark still active was revealed by Derrick Wyatt, the show's character designer, showing that the writers considered an option to bring Blurr back; however, the series ends with Blurr being disposed of. However, in a comic set after the series, Cliffjumper is clearly shown holding the Blurr cube, meaning that he may have realised the cube's true identity and saved it from a dreadful fate.
- Animated Deluxe Blurr (2008)
- A Deluxe sized figure that transforms from a futuristic race car to robot. The front-end of his vehicle mode features a spring-loaded energy saw.
- The mold for this figure is also used for the Transformers Collectors Club exclusive Timelines Deluxe Cheetor.
- Animated Deluxe Vortex Blurr (cancelled)
- A silver/black redeco of the Deluxe figure.
- Animated TA-30 Deluxe Autobot Blurr (Takara Tomy) (2010)
- The 2010 Japan release version by Takara Tomy has the dark blue parts repainted in a metallic finish.
In the Transformers: Timelines series Blurr is an evil alternate reality version of Generation 1 Blurr. This Blurr is soft spoken but a fast thinker. Although a capable warrior, Optimus Prime prefers to use him to gather information on his enemies. He has a heroic cousin named Crasher.
Blurr has the power to steal speed, slowing down others while increasing his own speed. His face is scarred on the left side, with his left eye covered by a patch.
Blurr appears as a member of Optimus Prime's forces in the Transformers: Timelines story "Shattered Glass" by Fun Publications. In this story he is first seen witnessing the smelting of Rumble and then he laughs when Optimus Prime shoots the traitor Cliffjumper. Later Goldbug and Blurr report to Optimus Prime the rumors that Megatron is planning an attack. When the Decepticons attack the Ark launch site Blurr, Goldbug and Rodimus compete for who can destroy the most Decepticons, but thanks to Cliffjumper the Decepticons win the battle.
Blurr appears in the fiction Dungeons & Dinobots, a text based story. He is among the Autobots who attack the Decepticons at the Arch-Ayr fuel dump. Optimus Prime blames him for allowing his Decepticon cousin Crasher to help defeat the Autobots. He is later sent to capture rogue Dinobots for the Autobots. He is part of the group that captures Swoop.
Blurr appears in the story Do Over first warning Optimus Prime not to be distracted with the capture of Megatron for fear that it would cause the Autobots to miss the launch window to Earth. Blurr later uncovers Rodimus and Goldbug's conspiracy to take the Ark to Earth without Optimus and never return. Although Blurr defends Optimus, he is overpowered by the other Autobots. Optimus blames Blurr for the loss of the Ark theft.
In Reunification Grimlock is seen munching on Blurr's remains.
- Timelines Deluxe Blurr (2008)
- A dark blue recolor of Cybertron Blurr with a new head and lightning graphics on his car mode. He was available exclusively at BotCon 2008 where he was sold together with the Decepticons Sideswipe, Whisper and Rampage.
Another version of Blurr appears in Transformers: Rescue Bots, along with another new character named Salvage. He hails from the planet Velocitron and is a Rescue Bot transforms into a race car. He loves being fast and takes pride in his speed, but he is also extremely reckless and impatient.
Transformers: Rescue Bots
Blurr debuts, along with Salvage, in "The New Recruits". He and Salvage crash landed on Earth during a meteor shower over 10,000 years ago in their cargo ship. Blurr was the pilot of the ship. During his training, he's always making Heatwave displeased with him. Blurr was revealed to have not have been involved in Salvage's plot to save the cave people of Wayward Island, in fact he abandoned Salvage to try and go home. After the footage of this was discovered, Optimus Prime allowed Blurr another chance at being on the Rescue Bots. Blurr and Salvage are later transferred to another location by Optimus Prime after Blurr demonstrates true Rescue Bot spirit despite stealing the Rescue Bots' ship and attempting to leave the planet. He briefly references his origins from Transformers: Exiles as he tells Salvage about Velocitron; however, he and Optimus show no indication of being acquainted with each other, possibly meaning that these are different Blurrs.
Blurr and Salvage would later be revealed as part of a group of Rescue Bot recruits receiving training from High Tide and the Griffin Rock team, with the group receiving a "musical" communication from their teachers in "I Have Heard the Robots Singing." He, Salvage, and High Tide then came to the aid of the Rescue Bots after Griffin Rock was inadvertently teleported to the Arctic in "Now and Then" and "Today and Forever." Three years later, the pair were involved in the conversion of the Autobot bunker where the Rescue Bots had initially arrived on Earth into a transforming academy for training them and other Rescue Bot recruits, where they were joined by Quickshadow. He would also struggle with his efforts to become a Rescue Bot and his love of high speed action, briefly posing as a race car and then later working alongside Sideswipe, a teammate of Bumblebee's.
Transformers: Robot in Disguise (2015)
In episode "Enemy of My Enemy", following the restoration of Cybertron from the Great War, turned out that Blurr and others Rescue Bots was one of the many Autobots blacklisted by the new High Council for they being a supporters of Optimus Prime.
In episode "Blurred", during a practice run, Blurr intercepted a plane's distress call that led him to the Bee Team. After rescuing the pilot and retrieving Ragebyte's stasis pod from one of Windblade's caches, a starstruck Blurr accompanied the team home, much to Sideswipe's chagrin. Fearing Blurr would replace him, Sideswipe attempted to prove his worth alone; however, the pair end up working together to take down Ragebyte. Contrary to Sideswipe's fears, Blurr became his intern rather than his replacement.
In episode "Sphere of Influence", Blurr continued to work with the team, taking part in the capture of Zorillor. He and the rest of the team found themselves drawn to possess the Sphere of Doradus, thanks to the energies it gave off, until Springload made off with it, and it was smashed during their capture of the Con.
In episode "Bee Cool", with his own team wanting him back, Blurr did some last minute training with Sideswipe, but was again called on to help capture Drag Strip and Wildbreak in West Rock. After the unsuccessful conclusion to that mission, Blurr returned to his Rescue Bot duties.
Blurr appears in the novel Transformers: Exiles, where he is the fastest racer on Velocitron and a supporter of Override. During the Autobots' visit to the planet, he wins the Speedia race, and later brakes the race trophy in order to give the Autobots a fragment of the Blades of Time contained therein. When Ransack begins his rebellion against Override, Blurr sides with the female leader of Velocitron.
- Robots in Disguise Blurr (unreleased)
- A new figure, based on Blurr's Rescue Bots appearance but in the colors of his Generation 1 counterpart.
- Autobot Targetmaster: Blurr
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- Armada Blurr with Incinerator
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- TFW2005.com - Vortex Blurr
- Takara Tomy - TA-30 Autobot Blurr
- TFW2005.com - Timelines Blurr
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