Back in November 2010, we first learned of a new Power Core Combiners five pack named “Spastic”. This unfortunately named Transformer inflamed the hearts of the fandom both for adding him to a shelf of “unfortunately named Transformers” with Erector and Windbreaker, and against for the name’s offensive connotations in the UK. Even major UK media got wind of the controversy.
Hasbro has taken notice, because this new auction on TFClub’s Taobao account indicates that the name has been changed. Power Core Combiners Spastic is no more – by the miracle of some quick sticker work at the factory, he is now, Power Core Combiners Over-run!