Pictured: An image of the Hasbro toy based on the character Topspin, who's featured in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon.'
You might have assumed that Michael Bay learned a lesson when essentially every critic who viewed 'Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen' took him to task for the racist caricatures embodied in Skids and Mudflap, two robots who spoke in hip-hop slang and constantly bickered as a form of comic relief. Maybe Bay did learn something, because 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' looks set to feature a new character named Topspin, who's a blue racer from the NASCAR circuit. Naturally, this means he's sporting a mullet.
It seems as though Bay is hell-bent on continuing his quest to offend various social groups with the "comic relief" in his films. 'Transformers' feels like it's set to become the new Star Wars prequels, only with a revolving cast of potentially offensive stereotypes instead of just Jar Jar Binks. One has to admit that seems to fit Bay's M.O.: Do everything huge and to the extreme.
Then again, Topspin may not even speak or do anything other than assist his fellow Autobot Wreckers, so we're trying not to jump to any major conclusions just yet. However, this description from Wikipedia isn't all too promising:
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Topspin likes hard jobs that leave him dented. He is very tough, but has below-average intelligence.