Blaster for Champions (275+125)

"When the music is rockin' I'm rollin." - Blaster

Real name: Blaster
Other known aliases: Broadcast (name of Japanese release), Tempo (name of release in Canada).
Occupation: Communications
Current group affiliation: Autobots
Rank: 7
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies: Decepticons, particularly Soundwave and his cassettes.
First appearance: Transformers: Generation One Volume II #4 (Dreamwave comics), Transformers #17 (Marvel comics), Dinobot Island Part 1 (television series).
Description: Blaster is a 24 foot tall red and yellow robot who turns into a radio cassette deck.


26/56	STR	16
   18	DEX	24
   23	CON	26
10/16	BODY	 0
   16	INT	 6
   18	EGO	16
   20	PRE	10
   10	COM	 0
   13	PD	 8
   13	ED	 8
    4	SPD	12
   11	REC	 2
   48	END	 1
36/42	STUN	 1
Characteristics Cost: 130

Powers and Skills

12	6/6 Armor,Linked(-1/2),"to Growth."	
10	Eidetic Memory	
10	EC (10),"Transformer powers"	
14a)	8/8 Armor	
13b)	-0 Images,Hearing Group,Only to reproduce things he has	
	 memorized.(-1/2),0 END(+1/2)                                0
59c)	6D6 RKA,"Electro-Scrambler Gun",OAF(-1),Only in robot form.	
	 (-1/4),No Knockback(-1/4),17-32 Charges(+1/4),+1 Increased	
	 Stun Mult(+1/2)                                             0
 7d)	Shape Shift,"Boom Box",Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change form	
	 if he takes over half BODY.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1)      0
 6	+2 Enhanced PER,with all senses	
 7	HR Radio,OIF(-1/2)	
19	Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in	
	 heat/cold,immune to aging	
20	MP (25),"Movement",Only in robot form.(-1/4)	
 1u	5" Flight,"Jet Pack",x4 Non-Combat,OIF(-1/2)                 1
 2u	14" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                    1
34	MP (60),"Size",Always On(-1/2),Cannot change size if takes	
	 over half Body.(-1/4)	
 3u	6 LVLS Growth (stats already included),0 END Persistent(+1)  0
 3u	3 LVLS Shrinking(0.25m,200g,+6 DCV,+9 KB),0 END Persistent	
	 (+1)                                                        0
14	56 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                         0
 3	Acrobatics 13-	
18	6 Levels: with rifle, punch and disarm.,tight group	
 3	KS: Earth culture. 12-,(INT based)	
 3	Stealth 13-	
 5	Systems Operation 13-	
 3	Tactics 12-	
 1	WF,Rifles	
Powers Cost: 270


Base Points: 275
15	Accidental Chg,"to robot form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
10	Distinctive,"Giant Robot",easily concealable,major
15	Hunted,"By anti-Autobot forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
 5	Physical Lim,"No hands in boom box mode.",infrequently,
15	Psych Lim,"Loves Earth culture.",very common,moderate
10	Psych Lim,"Likes it loud!",common,moderate
15	Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing humans.",uncommon,total
 5	Rep,"Heroic alien robot.",occur 8-
10	Rivalry,"with other high ranking Autobots.",professional,PC
10	Unluck,2D6
 5	Vuln,"from static attacks.",uncommon,x1 1/2 stun
10	Watched,"By Autobot leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 125

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 400

Explanation of the conversion: I decided that Blaster can be either giant or tiny at will, but he usually chooses to be large in robot form and tiny in cassette form. The Always On limitation on his size Multipower means he MUST choose to either be tiny or giant, no in-between. The two sets of characteristics represent his abilities in his two sizes.

History (Dreamwave comics): When civil war broke out on the planet Cybertron between the Autobots and Decepticons, Blaster joined the Autobot cause.

When Decepticon leader Megatron and Autobot leader Optimus Prime disappeared in an accident with a space bridge, the Autobot and Decepticon forces splintered into smaller factions (Transformers: War Within - The Dark Ages #1).

Six million years ago, Ultra Magnus united the Autobot factions and lead them to victory over Decepticon and Ultracon factions, although Starscream's Predacons continued to fight. Megatron returned to Cybertron in command of the clone forces of the Aerospace Extermination Squadron and took over Cybertron (Transformers: War Within - The Age of Wrath #1).

Blaster Blaster was among the small group of Autobot who escaped capture and fought to defeat Megatron (Transformers: War Within - The Age of Wrath #2).

After the end of the Great Shutdown, Blaster was reformatted to be able to take on the form of an Earth style portable radio. He joined the Autobot underground resistance to the rule of Shockwave, and joined Optimus Prime in the return of the Autobots to control of Cybertron.


History (Marvel comics): Beachcomber, Blaster, Cosmos, Perceptor, Powerglide, Seaspray and Warpath were part of an Autobot team on Cybertron in the Earth year 1986. They battled the Decepticons lead by Straxus over the Space Bridge and the Autobots were stranded on Earth (Transformers #18).

They were then captured by Circuit Breaker and her Rapid Anti-Robot Attack Team, taken to her lab and then disceted (Transformers #21-22).

Circuitbreaker then captured Autobots Air Raid, Fireflight, Silverbolt, Skids, Skydive and Slingshot. Using the parts from the captured Autobot all she created a giant Autobot with herself in control, striking a deal with them that if they would co-operate she would let them go. Circuitbreaker then used them to attack the Decepticon Battlechargers Runabout and Runabout who were attacking the Statue of Liberty. After defeating the Decepticons Circuitbreaker the Autobots were released (Transformers #23).

Circuit Breaker and the Autobots.

Blaster was among the united Autobot and Decepticon forces who opposed Unicron's assault on the planet Cybertron in 1991 (Transformers #75).

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."

''Hey Perceptor, what's shaking? Other than this fortress?'' - Blaster

Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Blaster is played by actor Buster Jones. The toy of Blaster is similar to the toy of Twincast. Blaster was also released as an Action Master with a flight pack.

Blaster Powers: Blaster is very strong and agile. He can assume to 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.

In robot form Blaster sometimes utilizes a standard Autobot jet pack.

Blaster leads a number of Autobots able to transform into cassettes, which can be storred inside him, such as Eject.

Blaster Weaknesses: 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. Blaster lacks a vehicle mode, so he is much slower that his fellow Autobots. To make up for this he usually shrinks down and gets a ride from one of them.

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  • Character created by Hasbro.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - June, 2005

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