Tactical Officer

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Tactical Officer
Junkion Blacksmith character
Tacticalofficer-box.jpg
Tactical Officer box
Created by

Junkion Blacksmith
Release number

JB-02, JB-02B
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Alternate mode

Boom box/head
Tech specs

ST07 IN08 SP06

Tactical Officer is a fictional character made by Junkion Blacksmith in 2010 as a third-party Transformer. He is an homage to both the Transformers character Soundwave and Transformers Headmasters sub-line.

Junkion Blacksmith

Tactical Officer is probably an officer in charge of tactics.

Tactical Officer is a Headmaster who also transforms into a boom box. He is an homage to Soundwave.

Other third-party Transformers inspired by Soundwave include BTS's Sonicron.

Development

A prototype of Tactical Officer was displayed at Cybertron Con 2010.[1]

Promotional photos of Tactical Officer displayed him combined with Generation 1 Cerebros and Mindwipe.

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for August 5th, 2010 selected pictures of the Junkion Blacksmith Headmaster prototypes as one of the New Picture Picks.[2]

The [email protected] podcast for December 30th, 2010 selected pictures of the Tactical Officer prototype as one of the New Picture Picks.[3]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for August 15th, 2011 discussed the oversized copies of Tactical Officer in the news.[4]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for October 26th, 2013 did a spotlight on the Junkion Blacksmith headmasters.[5]

Toys

  • Junkion Blacksmith JB-02 Tactical Officer (2010)
An original third-party Transformer mold. Turns from robot to head or cassette player. He comes packaged with a small connector which allows him to become the head of other Junkion Blacksmith Headmasters. When placed in a 1987 Headmaster the chest displays SPD 6, STR 7, INT 8. This toy was remolded into Broad Caster.
  • Junkion Blacksmith JB-02B Tactical Officer Hyper Mode (2010)
A recolor of the JB-02 Tactical Officer in black, meant to resemble Soundwave's upgraded form, Soundblaster.

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/more-unofficial-fan-produced-transformers-images-from-cybertron-con-170331/
  2. Vangelus (August 5th, 2010). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/318007-wtf-tfw-107-august-5-2010-a.html. 
  3. Vangelus (December 30th, 2010). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/355180-wtf-tfw-128-december-30-2010-a.html. 
  4. blunghole (August 15th, 2011). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpybDIZS3HM. 
  5. Mathew Ignash (October 26th, 2013). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). Mathew Ignash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejS3XoOlh9Y. 

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