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Image Gallery of Takara Device Label Broad Blast (Blaster)

Posted on 07-23-2010 at 02:07 AM by Megablah under Japanese Transformers
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After much delay (and even a cancellation), Takara will finally be releasing Device Label Broad Blast (or as most know him, Blaster) on July 24th 2010. Now, thanks to the Higekumatoytoy blog, we get an in depth look at this new release. This version of Blaster will still be able to hold all the G1 Cassettebots, looks to have fairly good articulation, light piping, and transforms into a mini Laptop with 4 available USB ports.

You can click on the title to see a small sample of this gallery!
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Razerwire
The use of Roseanna as the cassette of choice pleases me.

And I'm sure Gogdog as well.
zephon
Really? He can accommodate the G1 tapes? Now that's a surprise I didn't expect! I guess I may be getting this one instead of the G1 SDCC release!
Lucs
Damn that thing is awesome! I really want one of those.
The_Black_Sheep
After some 9 months of delays... I can't wait until mine arrives sometime next week! He looks pretty damn nice, & the only thing that disappoints me about him is how he's gonna tower over MP3 Player Soundwave... (just like their G1 figures I guess... )
chrisr291
A decent sized Blaster! wow... Looks good
Ktulu
I like him. I think they could've just as easily made the hub a replica of the old alt mode, but that's no big deal.
Jarodimus
Nice! So glad I decided to re-pre-order.

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Originally Posted by Razerwire View Post
The use of Roseanna as the cassette of choice pleases me.

And I'm sure Gogdog as well.
My first thought, too.
Th0r4z1n3
Yea, this turned out way better than I had expected it to.
Jason Blue Boost
My order can now finally ship from Robotkingdom.
DJW107PRIME
Size comparicons with chugs? please?
CyclonuS_ZerO
I was worried about this guy (in case you didn't notice all the threads I made). Finally getting him, cannot wait.
godbomber
No weapons? Hurm.

I'm also there will eventually be a Twincast version or SG variant.
baggzey23
keep away crazydevy or im sueing you

lets hope the usb ports work (extensions)
D-Unit
I wanted to like it, but I really don't. Those thighs are too skinny, but hey, anythings better than G1 Blaster, so I guess it's a thumbs up. Good for those that pre-ordered.
Deceptigtar
looks ok. the legs the back and upper arms are so big and some much laying around on him.
Razorclaw
How much is this going to cost?
marshall dusty
wow i just got sold with this. i was indifferent. there was another post that showed his alt mode. i swear i thought it was packaging as i skimmed through the pictures. didn't realize it was him in disguise! i got incepted. i want.
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by godbomber View Post
No weapons? Hurm.

I'm also there will eventually be a Twincast version or SG variant.
Twincast might happen, but definitely not the SG version. That's not Takara's territory.

Randy
ORIO
Oh hell yes, FINALLY.

So if it's released tomorrow, about how long until BBTS ships it?

I can't wait to put this bitch on my shelves. And after that I can't wait to put Tracks next to him. Then all I'll need is a Raoul figure
deaculpa
id really like one of these to bash with, but the $80 price tag is a bit hefty for something i just want to tear up. i assume the price tag has to do with the electronics. may wait for a KO version though.
reluttr
Umm... I only see 4 usb ports :S
Janitor
Very nice. When news/pics first surfaced (what seemed like years ago now!) I had absolutely zero interest in DL Blaster. But now I might actually pick up this guy...at a lower price point. The whole fits-G1-Cassettebots is a definite plus, and I may use actually use him! Unlike say, my ML Soundwave, Soundblaster, RF headphones...

Anyone got pics of Blaster next to ML Soundwave for size comparison?
PoweredConvoy
Um the toy literally just came out like 2 seconds ago. You may have to wait a week until people start to receive him in the US before someone takes a picture of him with Soundwave. Unless some collector does it in Japan first.

Randy
oxidative
After 1.5 years and 2 preorders, I can't wait Blaster looks awesome. Much better than I was expecting.

I like how his head peeks through his tape deck in alt mode:


hello!
giga-galvatron
FINALLY. It seem liked AGES. I had the first pre-order and I was deeply sadden when it was canned. Now I can finally have a updated Blaster to go along with my ML Soundwave. And he can hold my old G1 cassettes? SWEET. My only gripe, where is his weapon? Hopefully someone (Fans Project, Impossible Toys, whomever) can make a weapons pack for him.
ORIO
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Originally Posted by giga-galvatron View Post
FINALLY. It seem liked AGES. I had the first pre-order and I was deeply sadden when it was canned. Now I can finally have a updated Blaster to go along with my ML Soundwave. And he can hold my old G1 cassettes? SWEET. My only gripe, where is his weapon? Hopefully someone (Fans Project, Impossible Toys, whomever) can make a weapons pack for him.
It someone's gonna make a weapons pack they should throw in some updated cassette bots!
jerryitus
Man, i wish I had more money, i want this sooo bad.
Jarodimus
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Originally Posted by giga-galvatron View Post
My only gripe, where is his weapon? Hopefully someone (Fans Project, Impossible Toys, whomever) can make a weapons pack for him.
Venksta's next planned set is a head and gun for Universe Blaster (Cyb Soundwave mold). If DL Broadcast has 5mm fist holes, the gun should work for him, too.

EDIT: Whoop. Guess he's "Broad Blast" for DL. I missed that before. Wonder why they went with that name again. Hasbro's "Blast"osis must be contagious.
giga-galvatron
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Originally Posted by Jarodimus View Post
Venksta's next planned set is a head and gun for Universe Blaster (Cyb Soundwave mold). If DL Broadcast has 5mm fist holes, the gun should work for him, too.
Cool. If its compatible... count me in!!
ORIO
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Originally Posted by Jarodimus View Post
"Blast"osis
Sounds like a nasty STD I would not like to contract.
ki1983ng


I guess from this pic, Blaster is most probably a small Voyager?

credit to gits_sac of SgCollect

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MC.Paddington1
I was sorta confused by this: What does it do? Is it a removable storage unit?
Is it a USB connected device that lets you plug in 8 USB sticks at a time?
NeilJam
It plugs into 1 USB port and has 4 ports to connect other devices, giving you 3 additional USB ports.
SmokescreenSWE
Damn, now I really need to pick up a ML Soundwave too...
Chaosbringer
He can't hold a cassette in USB Hub mode...

still, i'l buy it
CyclonuS_ZerO
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Originally Posted by oxidative View Post
I like how his head peeks through his tape deck in alt mode:
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_1hXPBtKPWiE/TE...0/RIMG9637.jpg
That is frickin awesome that he looks like a tape deck if you put him this way. Total win!
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Originally Posted by ki1983ng View Post
http://i29.tinypic.com/263hmdx.jpg

I guess from this pic, Blaster is most probably a small Voyager?

credit to gits_sac of SgCollect
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He looks sooooooo awesome with ML Soundwave. Definitely my Classics Blaster. CAN'T WAIT TO GET THIS GUY!!!!!
ORIO
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Originally Posted by ki1983ng View Post
http://i29.tinypic.com/263hmdx.jpg

I guess from this pic, Blaster is most probably a small Voyager?

credit to gits_sac of SgCollect

Device Label - Computer Peripherals TF - SGCollect.com Forums
Epicsauce
oxidative
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Originally Posted by CyclonuS_ZerO View Post
That is frickin awesome that he looks like a tape deck if you put him this way. Total win!
I hadn't noticed that, so long since I've seen one
Totally awesome!
billcosby
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Originally Posted by MC.Paddington1 View Post
I was sorta confused by this: What does it do? Is it a removable storage unit?
Is it a USB connected device that lets you plug in 8 USB sticks at a time?
Also has 2GB onboard memory.
Jarodimus
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Originally Posted by billcosby View Post
Also has 2GB onboard memory.
I did not know that. [/Johnny Carson]

Seriously, though, I didn't. It's not much, but hey, it's something. (Never mind you can almost buy a 1 TB drive for that these days. But of course, those don't transform and rock out.)
Sidecutter
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Originally Posted by billcosby View Post
Also has 2GB onboard memory.
I don't believe that was in any of the product promotions we've seen before, but that's a nice surprise. Helps explain why a USB hub would be quite so costly when compared to the mice and flash drive figures.
supervir2
not as big a fan of the head sculpt in these pics, but I'm going to keep my pre-order. Will also get Venksta's kit and see which one I like better
Chaosbringer
Mine's allready on the way ... after millions of years!

need to kitbash him a rifle
billcosby
The memory thing was a quote from this online profile:
?????????????? ??????????????TF Device Label BROAD BLAST operating USB HUB?

It's in here somewhere... I had my J-wife take a look at it last night to give me some broad strokes. Any other Japanese translators feel free to have a crack at it to confirm:

"ボックスは、今までのデヴァイスレーベルで出てますね。
ただ、おもちゃショーのときに、レーベルシリーズは通常シリーズよりも売れ行きが厳しいらしいことを聞いたので、これが最後のデヴァイスレーベルなのかと思います・・・・・・
うーん、2GBメモリでなく、8GBとかだったらばもといったんだろうと思いますよ、真面目に・w・;
あとゴメンなさい、マウスはフォローしきれない;w;アレダケハ、ウケイレラレナカッタ・・・・・・"

I think the gist was that the reviewer thought 8 GB would have been much more useful than 2GB.

In any event, this guy is a must buy. G1 Blaster is fine but he towers over everyone on the classics shelf and he's bascially the same size as Metroplex. It just doesn't look right. Plus the (Universe?) Soundwave repaint is pretty fugly. Blaster finally looks great and even at a steep import price and 2GB memory instead of 8GB... he looks a w e s o m e.
bcm77
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Originally Posted by ki1983ng View Post
http://i29.tinypic.com/263hmdx.jpg

I guess from this pic, Blaster is most probably a small Voyager?

credit to gits_sac of SgCollect

Device Label - Computer Peripherals TF - SGCollect.com Forums
That pic has just sold me on the item as I was previously unsure.

If I get the SDCC G1 reissue as well I'll get some tapes that can be used with both. A win-win situation!
BigRC83
I'm still on the fence on this one...
guard convoy
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Originally Posted by zephon View Post
Really? He can accommodate the G1 tapes? Now that's a surprise I didn't expect! I guess I may be getting this one instead of the G1 SDCC release!
ok, i don't understand why people are still suprised, we have known he can hold g1 cassettes for a LONG time, has people just ignoreing stuff?
guard convoy
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Originally Posted by oxidative View Post
After 1.5 years and 2 preorders, I can't wait Blaster looks awesome. Much better than I was expecting.

I like how his head peeks through his tape deck in alt mode:
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_1hXPBtKPWiE/TE...0/RIMG9637.jpg

hello!
bring on reprolabels!
Wheelie
It would have been a hell of a lot better if he could have held Tigatron or Cheetor in his tape deck instead of the G1 tapes. After all they are from the same line. Makes more sense, no?

But, it is still a definite buy!

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