When the 1987 Transformers catalog was released, it was packed with exciting new stuff: Headmasters, Targetmasters, new Gestalts, Triplechanger Headmasters and even a six-changer!
But none of that had me as awestruck as the Doublespy - An Autobot, Punch who had an additional robot form, as a Decepticon, Counterpunch (P/CP)!
Mind blown. Imagine the intrigue he would get into and the story arcs.
I prayed thereafter that this character would be featured in the G1 cartoons.
Disappointment ensued, particularly when he got his ass handed to him by Decepticon clones: Wingspan & Pounce on his only G1 cartoon appearance.
Even Mobage's TF Legends game didn't include him in their artwork roster.
Guess I got tired of waiting.
Research into this concept took months. I knew a combat scene wouldn't flesh out this character's strengths; it needed to be subtle. So I settled on a concept that simultaneously included espionage and revenge.
P/CP's appearance hasn't been consistent throughout the boxart/toy/US cartoon/JP Cartoon. So I took some creative license and had what I thought were the visually better parts from each rendition incorporated into this piece.
And I think it turned out incredibly well.
This scene shows P/CP performing his role as a double agent (true persona reflected) freeing his Dinobot comrades from a Decepticon Detention Center.
Add a little sweet revenge - the only thing standing in the way of their inevitable jailbreak are their soon to be overwhelmed jailers, Wingspan & Pounce.
Feedback: So amazing I had to come back for another collaboration. 'Nuff said.