Doubledeck

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Doubledeck
Keith's Fantasy Club character
Doubledeck-box.jpg
Keith's Fantasy Club Doubledeck box
Created by

Keith's Fantasy Club
Information
Aliases Blast, Ghetto Blast, Transistor
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Mugan Clan
Alternate mode

Macro scanner/siege tank (Ghetto Blast)


Radio cassette player (Transitor and Doubledeck)
Partner

HiFi, Mandy, Stinger
Tech specs

Ghetto Blast:
ST09 IN08 SP03 EN08
RN08 CO10 FB07 SK10

Transistor:
ST07 IN09 SP02 EN08
RN07 CO09 FB08 SK09

Doubledeck:
ST07 IN09 SP03 EN09

RN07 CO09 FB08 SK09

Doubledeck is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Blaster and Rewind created by Keith's Fantasy Club in 2014. He was previously known as Ghetto Blast and Transistor.

Keith's Fantasy Club

Doubledeck is a third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Blaster created by Keith's Fantasy Club. He turns from robot to radio cassette player.

Other third-party Transformer homages to Blaster include BTS Toys Resonator, Junkion Blacksmith Broad Caster and Unique Toys Soundmixer.

Development

Transistor was designed by Cassy Sark and named by C Z Hazard.

In June 2014 preorders were announced for the 2-packs of a Generation 1 Mugan Scope recolor with either Mugan Amuptare or Ghetto Blast. They were scheduled for release in in July 2014.

In August 2014 box images for Ghetto Blast were released online. He was released later that month.

Keith's Fantasy Club released art of Transistor in August 2014.

Color test shots of Transistor were posted online in September 2014. These pictures compared in to Masterpiece Soundwave and showed his interaction with Iron Paw, Jetdancer, Rhinohorn and Slamtank.

Preorders for Transistor and HiFi went up in October 2014, with his estimated release in November.

Transistor and HiFi were released in December 2014.

Reprolabels released a set of stickers for Transistor in April 2015.

Images of Doubledeck were included in the TFcon USA Third Party Panel in October 2015.[1]

Doubledeck with Mandy and Stinger was released in October 2015.

Reprolabels released a set of stickers for Doubledeck, Mandy and Stinger in December 2015.

Reception

The Shattered Cast Uncut podcast for August 14th, 2014 discussed Transistor in the news.[2]

The Cybercast podcast for September 13th, 2014 discussed D.A.I. Commander Stack, Haymaker, Overslay and Transistor in the news.[3]

The Star To Star Toys News podcast for September 23rd, 2014 discussed Darque Side, Deff Metal, Mega Bolt, Transistor and Keith's Fantasy Club Legout homage in the news.[4]

A test shot of Transistor and several of his tape minions were featured in an article in the October 2014 issue of Chi Soul Die (模魂志) magazine.[5]

The Star To Star Toys News podcast for October 14th, 2014 discussed HiFi and Transistor in the news.[6]

The Cybercast podcast for November 1st, 2014 discussed Fader, HiFi and Transistor in the news.[7]

Transistor and several of his cassette minions were featured in an article in the January 2015 issue of Chi Soul Die (模魂志) magazine.[8]

Fictional biography

Ghetto Blast: The closest thing to news in the world of EAVI Metal is the sparse communications issued from Ghetto Blast, and bounced off the moons of the planet to reach all factions. Ghetto blast often uses these communications to broadcast lies and falsehoods, manipulating the gang warfare to the advantage of the Mugan Clan. He prides himself on the occasion he turned an entire gang against themselves, destroying them from the inside with misinformation before the Mugan Clan moved in and wiped out the few survivors – claiming their territory as their own – cementing the clan as major players in the ongoing warfare.

Unfortunately, such a bold move gained the attention of everyone within his clan, and some are not happy with Ghetto Blast’s popularity. Ever jealous, Mugan Vox conspired against Ghetto Blast; using material from all of Ghetto Blast’s different broadcasts to create a false voice recording, framing him for conspiring against the clan.

Exiled from the Mugan Clan, and stripped of his original name and purpose, Ghetto Blast has vowed to reformat into a new, stronger body; to rid himself of all ties from the Mugan Clan.
Transistor: Framed for a crime he didn’t commit and exiled from the Mugan Clan, Ghetto Blast has wandered the wastelands of the EAVI Metal universe, barely surviving several gang attacks.

In Blast’s absence, Mugan Vox has assumed the mantle of pirate radio broadcaster, and has used this position to monitor Ghetto Blast’s location, and has sent several gangs towards him in an attempt to finally eliminate him.

If he is to survive in the strange world of EAVI Metal, he will need a new body and new allies.

Free from the shackles of the Mugan Clan, he must become a new ‘bot.

He must become Transistor!

Fiction

Ghetto Blast is mentioned in the biography for Rhinohorn Justice Version. Rhinohorn is glad that Ghetto Blast gave him a home and a purpose. Art of the Transformer Blaster, meant to represent Ghetto Blast, appears on the box for Rhinohorn.

Doubledeck comes with a pack-on comic story called They Pull Me Back In. In the story Transistor sits retired from the war when he learns the Mugan Clan is getting back together. He repairs himself and goes on a mission to find and stop his former clan. He discovers the clan slaughtered by the Triumvirate, who attack him and the Cassettrons. Worried for the safety of his companions Transistor, now calling himself Doubledeck, transmits a distress signal which is heard by many.

Toys

  • Keith's Fantasy Club Ghetto Blast (2014)
Ghetto Blast is a remold and recolor of the Micro Robo toy done to look like Generation 1 Blaster. Turns from robot to tank or gun emplacement. Comes with two knives, a rifle, a pistol and instructions.
The instructions packaged with Ghetto Blast are simply copies of the ones that came with Micro Robo.
Ghetto Blast often comes bundled with Mugan Scope 2.
  • Keith's Fantasy Club Transistor (2014)
A 2-pack which includes Transistor and Hi-Fi.
Transistor is a new mold designed by Cassy Sark for Keith's Fantasy Club. Turns from robot to radio cassette player. The door in his chest opens to store various microcassette Transformers. Comes with a rifle which stores in his alternate mode, two trumpet speakers and an alternate head.
HiFi is a new mold. Turns from robot to microcasette. Comes with two rifles, instructions and collector card.
  • Reprolabels Transistor (2015)
A set of stickers for Transistor, including Autobot faction symbols.[9]
  • Keith's Fantasy Club Doubledeck (2015)
A 3-pack which includes Doubledeck, Mandy and Stinger.
Doubledeck is a recolor of Transistor. Turns from robot to radio cassette player. The door in his chest opens to store various microcassette Transformers. Comes with two rifles, two trumpet speakers, comics/instructions and collector card.
Mandy is a recolor of Hi-Fi. Comes with two rifles, instructions and collector card.
Stinger is a new mold. Turns from robotic scorpion to microcasette. Comes with instructions and collector card.
  • Keith's Fantasy Club Transistor (red) (2015)
A reissue of Transistor without the metallic red paint.
  • Reprolabels Labels for KFC Doubledeck (2015)
A set of stickers for Doubledeck mandy and Stinger, including Autobot faction symbols.[10]

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