In an update to our previous coverage about the use of the name “Spastic” on the leader of the upcoming Stunticons Power Core Combiners set, the outcry from some in the U.K. regarding the word’s use as a slur has resulted in a name change, even though the set was not scheduled for release in the U.K. This was posted on facebook by Hasbro PCC lead designer Eric Siebenaler to TFW2005 member Draven earlier today.
So we’ll have to see what happens to the little yellow Decepticon sports car with no name. Replacement names that have popped so far include Drag Strip, Decepticharge (ugh, that poor Alternator) and Spasma (as in the Headmaster partner of G1 Apeface).
One wag in the previous discussion thread even suggested Wanker. Clever, but let’s not push it.