is a fictional character
from the popular toy line Masters of the Universe
A member of the Evil Warriors, Blast-Attak is an android built as a walking time bomb. After a certain pre-set period of time, he will explode and cause immense damage to his surroundings, before reforming automatically.
Blast-Attak was introduced into the Masters of the Universe
toy line in 1987. His action figure, which was made of two separate halves which could be 'blasted apart' via a cord snapped into his back, came packaged with the mini-comic "Revenge of the Snake Men
" in which he is presented as a creation of King Hiss
, and a minion of the Snake Men
. This allegiance seems unusual, because Blast-Attak was packaged as one of Skeletor
's minions and is not in any way snake-like. As his role in this comic is so minor as to be insignificant, it seems as though he was incorporated into this particular comic purely for the sake of convenience and to avoid having to produce a separate comic to showcase him. He appears in the US Marvel Comics
as a minion of Skeletor, with a different background, having been summoned from another dimension. In this incarnation, his most prominent characteristic is his reluctance to take orders and submit to authority; as Skeletor summons him and Ninjor
, he addresses them as his slaves, upon which Blast-Attak furiously snaps back "Your what
!? Blast-Attak is no one's slave!"
Due to Blast-Attak's later introduction into the toy line, he never makes any animated appearances and his exposure across all other media is minimal, thus he is one of the least well-known MOTU characters.
Blast-Attak does not appear in the updated 2002 toy-line or cartoon series. Although this is probably because none of the characters from so late in the original line are featured in the updated version, many have speculated that Blast-Attak would have been unlikely to appear anyway - at least without heavy modification - as a children's toy who blows himself up to injure and destroy his enemies would be unsuitable in our modern society, where suicide bombers are a sad reality.