Blaster is by far my favorite of the Battle Force 2000 figures. Faint praise I know considering my previous opinions of the group, but I’ve really come around to these guys. Well, maybe not to Knockdown, that poor guy is still an unfortunate mess.
The more basic looking uniform coupled with some subdued color sets it apart from the more fanciful members of BF2K. The removable face mask is a memorably different kind of helmet accessory. I can’t recall too many other Joes with the same kind of feature. Overall, I like the no nonsense look of the figure.
As I was getting out of buying GI Joes in 1987-88, I had become a huge comics reader. I was reading the short lived Dragon’s Claws, a Marvel UK Simon Furman comic set in a dystopian future. I remember being impressed with the art and the Mad Max inspired looks of the comic characters. I even cobbled together some customs using GI Joe and American Defense parts. Looking back, Blaster could have easily stood in for Dragon, the comic’s titular hero.