"The thrill is in the journey."

Profile: No mountain is high enough, no river is wide enough to stop this one-robot wrecking crew. The more difficult the terrain to be traversed, the more Topspin likes it. Without the constraints of an Earth vehicular disguise like the ones most of his fellow Autobots have been given by the Ark, he can use the superior mobility and versatility of his Cybertronic vehicular form to go almost anywhere on land or water. On a personal level, he considers his conquest of a steep precipice or a raging river as much a victory as any victory over the Decepticons that may result from an Autobot attack. As Topspin likes to point out, "I take pride in my work."

Abilities: In vehicle mode, Topspin is propelled by two rear-mounted jet engines, which can accelerate him to speeds of 300 mph on a flat surface. He also is equipped with two pontoons projecting from his front, which allow him to travel up to 80 mph on water, like a hydrofoil. Using two side-mounted high-voltage electric blasters, two small hand-mounted lasers, and a powerful particle beam rifle, Topspin can release a near-unrelenting barrage of devastating force. Like his brother, Twin Twist, he can spring from his vehicle mode into his robot mode in less than half a second. His weaponry is available to him in either mode.

Weaknesses: His preoccupation with personal glory often distracts Topspin from more threatening situations, such as a Decepticon attack. The high fuel demands of his jet engines and weaponry leave him more vulnerable to exhausting his energy supplies than most other Autobots.





No mountain high enough, no river wide enough to stop this one robot wrecking crew. Has superior mobility due to his Cybertronic vehicular form. Views conquest of rough terrain as much a victory as beating Decepticons. Uses 2 rear jet engines to go 300mph... goes 80mph on water with 2 front pontoons... has 2 hi-voltage electric cannons and 2 hand lasers built in... carries a powerful twin ion impulse blaster.


**Topspin was the first Autobot I got as kid that wasn't a Mini-bot.  With that being the case, he was the Autobot leader when I played with them until I was able to acquire some of the bigger ones.  He holds some personal significance for that fact alone.  He was really cool, and despite the fact he has the complication factor of a brick, I do think he is very cool looking in robot mode.

As anyone who has shopped on Ebay for Transformers knows, Jumpstarters can not be given away on the site.  So besides the one I had as A kid, I have picked up two more.  I have one that is mint and complete with his box, instructions and weapon, the Particle Beam Rifle.  I also picked up another one before that just for its box, even though it was a bit worn.  I did buy a set of labels from Repro-labels, and took apart my original and cleaned it so that I could make it look nice again.  Unfortunately, I bought the labels before they offered them precut, and I have been reluctant to break out the cutting tools and ruin the sheet.  I need to do that soon though.

So just to clarify, I have three Topspins, two of his rifles, two of his boxes, two instruction sheets, one set of unused original labels, and one set of uncut repro labels, along with the other documents that came with him.**

Sky Dasher
Twin Twist