An inordinate number of fans think his name is “Spinster.”on May 7, 2012 at 10:44 pm
Spinister was one of the at-show surprises, and the one at-show guy other than Kick-Off who wasn’t a Shattered Glass mirrorverse guy. He’s a redeco of the Tomahawk mold, which I hadn’t owned a toy of yet. Back when Tomahawk hit stores, I figured eventually he’d be some guy I liked better, probably in a BotCon set, and I was right! Huzzah. Spinister uses the mold’s alternate head, which until now had only been used in Japan.
He feels really close to a perfect Spinister toy. Fun Publications obviously tried to go for a more accurate helicopter mode, colorwise, leaving us a robot mode with flipped colors. Y’know, with pink legs instead of a pink torso. I dunno if that’s how I woulda gone. Sure, the other way would have resulted in a pink helicopter, but if anything’s gonna be a venue for a pink helicopter Transformer, it’s gonna be BotCon.
That said, the colors ARE very nice, and not what we’d expect at retail. His pink, teal, and blue screams 1988 all over. Open up the Decepticon side of the 1988 Transformers catalog, and this guy’s colors are what you’ll see everywhere.
The toy itself, since I hadn’t owned a version before, is pretty standard. In vehicle mode his legs are obviously kinda hanging underneath the whole helicopter deal, especially now that they’re bright pink. He’s got some missile launchers and some c-clips to attach other weapons to.
I kinda want this toy redecoed as Rotorstorm. Probably wanna use the other head, though.