Spinister was one of my favorite figures as a kid and so when Botcon decided to make him an exclusive in 2012 I was stoked! Unfortunately not many other people felt the same way since the figure didn't sell out at the show (sell outs are usually the norm for Botcon) and in-fact sat in their online store for almost a year before finally selling out! While I felt the mold was appropriate, the head was just awful and looked nothing like Spinister. Often a head can make or break a figure, so I decided to give my guy a little love and re-create his head and thus round out the trio of Decepticon Double Targetmasters for Charticon. It also didn't hurt that Mastershooter Collectibles already had Spinister's Targetmaster partners in the works.
Since he had done such a great job with Snipenose's head, I got in touch with Wheeljack again for what I had decided to dub "Baleful". Again he delivered an amazing design. Unfortunately the guys at GetRightRobot had their hands full working on their Landshark figure for the show and couldn't cast the heads for me before the show, so I contacted Megatron31 on TFW. Once everything was done all that was needed was a custom tech spec and he would be complete!
|Please excuse the crappy pic, this was with my phone while I was in a hurry.|
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