If it doesn't result in at least a few dings and scraped paint, Topspin isn't interested. To him, buckled and burnt armor are signs of a life well-led. As one of the Wreckers, he's proud of being one tough bot, and is more than happy to wear the scars to prove it. He is sometimes called Volleybot.
Dark of the Moon
Topspin, Leadfoot, and Roadbuster - collectively called the Wreckers by Charlotte Mearing - had arrived with the second wave of Autobots aboard their ship, the Xantium. Rarely allowed out of the NASA base because of their attitude, they would spend most of their time repairing their ship with help from some human engineers, notably Robert Epps.
When Sentinel Prime announced that all other Autobots were to be exiled or the Earth would face the wrath of hundreds of Decepticons, the three were tasked with preparing their ship for launch. They accompanied Optimus Prime and the others aboard as it lifted into the atmosphere, where it was promptly targeted and blown to smithereens by Starscream, seemingly killing everyone aboard. Despite the loss, the Autobots' human allies planned to launch an incursion into Decepticon-held Chicago.
Fortunately for the humans, the Autobots hadn't actually boarded the ship - rather, they'd staged their deaths in order to keep the Decepticons from following up on their global threat. Topspin and the other Wreckers swung into action immediately, rescuing Epps, Sam Witwicky, and a group of soldiers from a Decepticon fighter and executing the pilot before heading into the battle zone. While the Autobots were scouting a route to the building containing Sentinel's Space bridge pillars, Shockwave and his pet Driller were able to separate Optimus from his weapons trailer. Optimus ordered Topspin and the other Wreckers to create a distraction so that he could retrieve it; they were successful in drawing the Decepticon's attention by peppering him with automatic fire in their armored racecar modes. When forced to retreat, they unknowingly left behind Wheelie and Brains, who had hitched a ride with them. When Optimus became entangled in a construction site's exposed cables, the Wreckers managed to free him before rejoining the battle. They were later seen fighting against Devcon. Following Optimus's execution of the enemy leaders, Topspin stood with the other survivors, accepting that Cybertron was gone forever and that Earth was their new home.
Age of Extinction
After the battle for Chicago, Harold Attinger's "Cemetery Wind" began hunting down the Autobots in addition to the remaining Decepticons on Earth. Topspin received a message from Optimus Prime, instructing all Autobots to flee for their lives. Five years later, Optimus questioned Topspin's absence, to which Hound replied that it was uncertain if anyone else evaded Cemetery Wind.
The Last Knight
Over 5 years after the Chicago war, Topspin (now sporting a beard) was among several Autobots that were granted asylum in Cuba by Castro. He constantly pestered Seymour Simmons to play volleyball with him; at one point, he had been badgering Simmons during an important phone call with someone, which led to visible annoyance. Still, once the call was over, Simmons went to the beach with him.