1984 JC PENNEY Christmas Catalog Images

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  1. sudelaya

    sudelaya Well-Known Member

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    Found this catalog the other day, thought you all might enjoy them.


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  2. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    That's awesome.My Mom worked at JC Penney at that time and I know that she ordered all of my Transformers from the catalog.

    It's interesting to see the prices on them also.That was a lot of money for a toy back then.
     
  3. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    I just noticed the Diakron robot on the same page as the Transformers.That was one of my favorite toys as a kid,and I've still got it in the box.

    Man those Go-Bots look terrible.
     
  4. FatalT 71

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    I want the Tiamat!
     
  5. DrGrim

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    Hey, they actually call the Decepticon jets Seekers here. I wasn't aware they were called that until the days of Dreamwave, so I always thought that was something made up more recently.
     
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    These are great. I always saved the old Service Merchandise catalogs when I was a kid, but they're long gone now. Every time I see pictures like these, I wish I'd tried harder to save them. My mother was okay with saving the toys themselves, but packaging and catalogs? Into the trash they went.
     
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    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    This catalog is actually the place that's usually credited with citing the term.

    I miss catalogs like this. They were a great place to see all kinds of awesome stuff that you'd probably never have but still wanted. This one actually makes me realize just how much He-Man stuff I actually had. I've got damn near all of the vehicles in that picture with Castle Grayskull - just lacking the red tank and the walking lizard thing.
     
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    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    That is interesting. I'm pretty sure I've read on this very board that the term 'Seekers' was a fan made name created sometime after G1 (but way before Dreamwave).
     
  9. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    There's actually a second instance of the term being used in a semi-official capacity back in the day:
    Seeker (body-type) - Transformers Wiki
     
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    These are awesome. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    What a blast from the past!! Thanks for sharing them.
     
  12. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Ha, nice! Gordian and Inspector Gadget toys too! (Gordian gets me since the inset is Baikanfu from Machine Robo). And Shackwave! Awesome stuff, thanks for sharing it with us :) 

    Nice spot. I guess that means it was something coined in the extended Budiansky profiles written for Marvel, like Starscream's "Silver Serpent" nickname. Kind of amazing how it was there the whole time but as you say wasn't really used until the Dreamwave era.
     
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    Interesting. Thanks for posting that!
     
  14. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Yeah, that's basically what we concluded back when scans of the catalog were first posted a few years ago (wink, wink).
     
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    Man, I used to drool over the jcpenney catalogs every xmas. :) 

    Thanks for sharing
     
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    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    Man, my childhood came back real fast....

    How many of y'all used to take a pen and circle the ones you wanted?
     
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    I can remember that vividly! That really takes me back. Thanks for sharing!! :thumb 
     
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    Ah the memories, thanks for posting these up.
     
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    That was just awesome to look at. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    I want my old Gobots command center back. Thanks for sharing
     

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