We can all argue and post about which Transformers should have appeared in these films; arguably my post is no different. But still, I think Blaster would have made a fine addition to the Autobots. He is the Autobot communications officer/spymaster, serving as counterpart to Soundwave. He handled Autobot transmissions/signals and traced those of the Decepticons, and also possessed a bunch of minions (Eject, Rewind, Ramhorn, Steeljaw) to deploy. Had the Autobots had Blaster on their side, they might have been more secure and invulnerable (in ROTF Soundwave hacked into a freaking Autobot meeting), and of course would have had an added strike force. Blaster is not just a reflection of Soundwave, but an established and well-loved Transformer; Jazz and Blaster are the most well-known “black” Transformers in the saga history. Blaster has endured his share of politically correct criticism, but he has managed to hold up well over the years (particularly in the recent comics), and still holds a decent-sized fanbase; the more G1 characters the better on the whole for these films (characters from other shows is great, but it’s G-ONE, you know?). Blaster is also a great character on his own: a happy-go-lucky DJ-esque character, who is also a formidable and loyal commander of his troops. In the war he was described as one of those wartime broadcasters who acted as resistance in enemy territory, similar to what the Allies did in World War II. I think it would be interesting to have a Cybertronian version of that character. I think TFilm Blaster would ideally appear as a telecommunications tower, with antennas and compartments (containing minions) and the like. This would fit for a communications officer, and kind of counters the satellite mode Soundwave took. I admit the concept of a walking antenna farm sounds a bit weird, but I think it can be pulled off fairly well and would be a suitable revision for Blaster (if I wanted to go G1 I’d say he become a turntable). Not sure who he’d have as a minion, but Steeljaw gets a prime post (what can I say, I’m obsessed with DOTM Steeljaw). Who could voice Blaster? My choices are: - Buster Jones (the original Blaster) - DJ Jazzy Jeff (his name is Jazz, he’s a DJ, what’s not to fit or like?) - Richard Roundtree (Can you dig it?) Do you think Blaster should have appeared? And how would you revise him accordingly (or ideally)?