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One of two Jumpstarters released in 1985, Topspin and Twin Twist were Hasbro's first attempts at self transforming bots. Pull them back, let 'em go and maybe 30% of the time they would transform and land on their feet. Pretty fun stuff when it worked!
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Topspin and Twintwist were what was known as jump starters, the idea was that they would flip from vehicle to robot mode and they were even supposed to land on the robots feet.
The sculpts are very good, but the minimal articulation and super cheesy 1 step transformation kept them from being any fun for more than a few minutes.
Objectively, this is a terrible toy. I have a real attachment to it, though, thanks to my childhood. The jumpstarters are great fun with a solid gimmick.
Twintwist had a neat way of transforming, but the fun did not really last. His robot mode looks cool. Vehicle mode not so cool.
G1 Transformers are the ones that started it all. Beginning in 1984 and going through 1990. Many of us enjoy these over others.
Twin Twist is not the best figure, but you can deal with him, especially with his fun giimmick and fast transform.