FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 17
the music is rockin', I'm rollin'."
Blaster likes to turn it up loud. That goes for
the way he does everything: fighting, talking, playing -
living! If Blaster is involved, he makes his presence known.
He is in the forefront of any situation. But aside from
the things he normally does in the course of being an
Autobot, he has a special passion: Rock 'n' Roll. His
ability to monitor radio transmissions has exposed him to
many Earthen musical styles, all of which he finds
interesting. But it is rock music - good, hard and loud -
that really sparks his circuits. He'd much rather be lost
in the sound of a searing guitar solo than fight
Decepticons. However, when called upon he will do what he
must for the Autobot cause, albeit reluctantly at times.
As Blaster likes to point out, "I hate changing
channels in mid-song."
Blaster can assume the form and shrink to the size of an
AM/FM stereo cassette deck. In addition to performing the
normal functions of a deck, he can receive radio signals
for all frequencies. He can detect signals with power
outputs as weak as a millionth of a watt. His ability to
transmit radio signals up to 4000 miles makes him the
communications center for the Autobots. In robot form he
carries an electro-scrambler gun, which emits powerful
waves of electromagnetic energy that disrupt the
operations of all but the most heavily shielded
electrical devices. In theory, the gun should interfere
with the minute electrical impulses of the human nervous
system, but Blaster has never used the gun on a human.
Blaster's most obvious weakness is for rock 'n' roll. He
will walk unwittingly into a trap for the promise of
hearing some new tunes. Radio static has the effect of
hampering his operation and even, if strong enough,
knocking him out completely.