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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Blitzwing with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Transformers

Created by Pokejedservo on Sep 8 2009
Special thanks to OptimusSolo, NCZ for additional sound clips.
The Transformers
BlitzwingAlex Easley
Alex Easley
Transformers (1984)
BlitzwingEd Gilbert
Ed Gilbert
Transformers Animated (2007)
BlitzwingBumper Robinson
Bumper Robinson
Transformers: Devastation (2015)
BlitzwingDavid Boat
David Boat


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said at 4:35 AM on Sat Oct 28 2017
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VC thoughts update

I really prefer Ed Gilbert the most in this role. He nails Blitzwing's violent personality, but he also adds a more honorable side to the character in Five Faces of Darkness. I really enjoy his performance a lot.

Dave Boat is a good successor to Ed.

Bumper Robinson is good, I love his AHNOLD-esque voice, but he could get pretty tiresome quite easily at times. Also, they didn't make Wreck-Gar a TV talking machine, but they made Blitzwing this???

Alex Easley is jusy bland.
8000 Saiyans
said at 2:04 PM on Wed Oct 18 2017
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Bumper is amazing, but Ed and Dave are also very good.
said at 8:59 PM on Wed Sep 13 2017
Bumper was awesome as Blitzwing also he shows his range from the different personalities
said at 12:22 PM on Fri Jul 14 2017
WOW! David Boat sounds very intimidating as Blitzwing. kind of gruff, but it works. changing my vote to Dave.
said at 5:21 PM on Fri Feb 3 2017
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Ed is intimidating and incredibly entertaining to listen to, though I'd say the one bad side is that it is a tad bit generic bad guy.

Alex is okay, his delivery is better than many others in that game, but again, it's just okay, nothing really distinct about it.

Bumper is amazing in this role. The different personalities and voices that he constantly has to shift back and forth from is incredibly entertaining and really gets to show off his range very well.

David is a lot like Ed. He's entertaining, but again, just a bit generic, though he had less to work with in the game compared to Ed in the show.

1. Bumper Robinson
2. Ed Gilbert
3. David Boat
4. Alex Easley

For a future VA, I'd say Alan Tudyk.
said at 7:46 PM on Fri Apr 8 2016
1. David Boat- Insane Grunt voice
2. Bumper Robinson- Nice Personality, but incredibly grating
3. Ed Gilbert- Good, but a little soft
4. Alex Easley- OK
said at 11:34 AM on Mon Jan 4 2016
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TFA Blitzwing was such a wonderfully bonkers character. I loved how distinct Bumper Robinson made each voice of his distinct, the icy Blitzwing, The Hotheaded (Ahnold) Blitzwing and the Crazy Blitzwing and he was hilarious with all three of the faces/personalities. This is easily one of the major standouts Animated which says a lot IMO.

The rest are OK but not in Bumper's league.

Ed Gilbert does have the most depth next to Bumper, he was hilarious in Triple Takeover especially with this line. "Tell me what's on your mind, or I'll splatter it all on that wall and see for myself." That Is BRUTAL!

David Boat does well at emulating the late Ed Gilbert, he also sort of reminds me of Michael Donovan's Dirt Boss.

Alex Easley is nothing special in the slightest.

BONUS: I've been thinking that either Ian James Corlett or Brad Swaile should voice Blitzwing at some point, both can do excellent German accents and I think it'd be interesting to see them stretch their range just a bit. I could also see Daran Norris or Liam O'Brien fitting perfectly too.
said at 6:05 PM on Sun Oct 18 2015
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Both Ed and David do a good job, but Bumper is just so much more memorable in this role in comparison.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:34 AM on Fri Oct 9 2015
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It's hard to make an argument that the other three come even close to Bumper's take, his is just the most distinct portrayal and the one with the most personality.
said at 6:30 AM on Mon Oct 5 2015
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1) Ed Gilbert: His take was one of the most endearing ones in the original cartoon. In season 2 and the movie, he nailed the brutish and violent personality of Blitzwing, but in season 3, he added some sort of nobility, loyalty and honor to the character which really made me appreciate him more. A pretty great performance overall.

2) David Boat: He does a neat job at channeling Gilbert. He really sounds violent and brutish.

3) Bumper Robinson: Pretty quirky and a lot of fun. HE TALKS LIKE AHNOLD!!!! Pretty fun performance from a rather mixed show.

4) Alex Easley: Pretty forgettable.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:01 AM on Mon Oct 5 2015
Dave Boat sounds good as Blitzwing. He's channelling Ed Gilbert nicely
said at 12:01 AM on Mon Oct 5 2015
Sticking with Bumper Robinson, but Dave Boat does a decent job emluating Ed Gilbert.
said at 7:32 AM on Thu Jul 2 2015
1) Ed Gilbert
2) Bumper Robinson
3) Alex Easley
Mark Johnson
said at 5:41 PM on Wed Apr 1 2015
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1. Bumper Robinson
2. Ed Gilbert
3. Alex Easley
said at 11:01 PM on Sat Mar 28 2015
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The only character keeping Blitzwing out of the #1 spot on my favourites list is Starscream. Bumper Robinson's performance was by far the most memorable of the three. I love the accent and the variations in the voice when he switches personalities.
said at 7:10 AM on Thu Feb 26 2015
1) Ed Gilbert
2) Alex Easley
3) Bumper Robinson
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:05 PM on Mon Oct 13 2014
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Bumper easily gets my vote. A great performance (and unique portrayal) in a show FILLED with great performances.
said at 5:47 PM on Mon Mar 10 2014
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I wonder if Steve Blum would do Blitzwing?
said at 8:21 AM on Wed Oct 16 2013
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Robinson's Blitzwing performance I think is very one-of-a-kind. All 3 personalities are very distinct but still share a common voice, and both factors are VERY effective. He has my vote.
said at 12:58 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
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I wonder of Dee Bradley Baker would make a good Blitzwing?
Rial Vestro
said at 6:10 PM on Wed May 22 2013
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I'd kinda like to see how Ed would voice Generations Blitzwing sense it has a G1 design and 3 faces. Bumper was doing 3 different voices for the same character.
said at 1:03 AM on Tue Mar 12 2013
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Bumper Robinson, hands down. Ed Gilbert was pretty good too.
said at 2:03 AM on Thu Jan 31 2013
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Gotta go with Bumper, though I would like to see Liam O'Brien take a crack at Blitzwing.
said at 3:48 PM on Sun Dec 16 2012
I'm going with Bumper Robinson.
said at 2:06 PM on Mon Oct 1 2012
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Robinson. I am LOVIN' that German accent!
said at 4:43 PM on Mon May 21 2012
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Ed Gilbert!!!
said at 11:12 AM on Thu Apr 19 2012
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Ed Gilbert was good, but Bumper Robinson was better, so I'm gonna go with him.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:01 PM on Thu Apr 19 2012

I have agreed with most of your other votes/opinions but I have to disagree with this one. To me the way they did Blitzwing in Animated resulted in one of the worst vocal performances of the entire series. Could not stand it!
said at 10:58 PM on Sat Mar 28 2015
@OptimusSolo How was that bad???
said at 11:52 PM on Sat Jul 10 2010
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Robinson's definitely more distinctive and memorable, so I'm going with him.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:11 AM on Sun May 2 2010
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G1 Blitzwing was cool, but the Animated one is more memorable.
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