- 1 Transformers: Generation 1
- 2 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
- 3 Kre-O Transformers
- 4 Shattered Glass
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Transformers: Generation 1
An eerie aerial adventurer. As much of a mystery to his fellow Decepticons as he is to his enemies. Talks little, reveals less. Spends most of his time off on his own. Enjoys scaring unwary Autobots and then attacking them while they're off guard. Equipped with infrared attack sensors in helicopter Mode. Teamed with two Nebulans: Singe, who converts to a dual flamethrower and Hairsplitter, who turns into a twin lock-target laser rifle.
Although the animated series ended in the US before Spinister was released, he appeared in animated form along with the Double Targetmasters in commercials for the toys.
While an animated Transformers series continued in Japan at the time, the Double Targetmasters were not released in Japan, and therefore didn't make it to television there.
Spinister was among the Decepticons featured in the 1988 book and audio adventure Autobot Hostage by Ladybird Books. In the story he escourted the surrendering Optimus Prime to the Decepticon headquarters. Spinister is only seen in helicopter mode and is not depicted with Targetmaster partners.
Spinister and his partners did receive a full page biography in Dreamwave's More Than Meets The Eye series.
He later appeared Megatron: Origin #2.
Spinister appeared as one of Thunderwing's Decepticons during the "Matrix Quest" in issue #63-66. He wasn't referred to as a Targetmaster.
He last appeared in issue #74, "The Void".
Spinister appeared in Lil Formers #65, "Spinister" by Matt Moylan, where the origin of his name is revealed.
- Generation 1 Spinister with Singe and Hairsplitter (1988)
- Reprolabels Classic Spinister (2010)
- A custom label set made to make Univere Swindle look more like Generation 1 Spinister.
- Hasbro Transformers: Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Spinister with Hairsplitter and Singe (2016)
- A recolor of Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Alpha Bravo. Turns from robot to helicopter. Forms any limb of Thunder Mayhem.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Spinister was released as part of the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen toy line.
- Revenge of the Fallen Legends Spinister (2009)
- A redeco of Legends Blackout. This was available in a Kmart exclusive equipped in a 4 - Legends pack with his partner Thundercracker.
Spinister is a Decepticon aligned Kreon Micro-Changer. He can fly in helicopter mode.
Spinister has blue eyes, which is most common on Autobot Kreons. Most Decepticon Kreons have red eyes.
I am known as SPINISTER. I am dark, silent and dangerous. You are one of the few to hear of me and survive, so keep it on the down low, all right? I can’t have a bunch of squishy humans blabbing my name and ruining my mysterious rep.
Hobby: Hiding fusion bombs in the Autobot restroom.
Dark Secret: Terrified of Galvatron.
Best Friend: His beam cannon.
Spinister appeared in the animated short "Quest for Energon".
- Kre-0 Transformers Kreon Micro-Changer Spinister (2012)
- Part of the blind packed preview wave of Kreon Micro-Changers. His package has the identifying number 7 as the last digit on the serial number at the bottom of the package.
- John Grant (1988). Autobot Hostage. Ladybird Books. ISBN 0721411185.
- Alvarez, J.E. (2001). The Unofficial Guide to Transformers 1980s Through 1990s Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition. Schiffer Publishing Ltd.. p. 74. ISBN 0764313649.
- Jesse Wittenrich & Pete Sinclair (w), Eryck Webb (p), Eryck Webb (i), Evan Gauntt (col), Jesse Wittenrich (let), Pete Sinclair (ed). "Another Light Part 6 - The Future Buried" The Transformers Collectors Club 66 (December/January 2016), Fun Publications