Assembling the Star Seekers

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  1. Edwardmus Prime

    Edwardmus Prime Righteous Defender of Ed-Land

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    A while back I bought a Thundertron while goofing around with the Prime toyline and found he was of a new faction. I really enjoyed the idea of there being another faction, but it wasn't expanded on in that toyline.

    Going by what my collection is like now, however, I would like to compile a group of CHUG Star Seekers out of repurposes. Here's what I am looking for:

    - It doesn't matter what their original faction was but I would prefer them to be sinister looking and not too conspicuous in regards to their origin as another dude.

    - I'd like most to possess beast modes as inspired by Thundertron. Some more "alien" ones would be neat if possible.

    - I also thought of a "technoorganic" look for them to really help make them stand out from the other bots.

    - Not looking for specific characters, but a guy to repurpose as CHUG Thundertron would be nice to tie things together.

    - I would like to be able to find them for a relatively low price from a reputable seller. The low prices are probably not going to be particularly realistic all the time.

    I'm honestly no expert on this kind of thing, so I would like some tips. Who knows, maybe someone else will get inspired along the way?
     
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    Pretty sure Cybertron Brimstone is a Star Seeker.
     
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  3. Autovolt 127

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    I can see Thermidor and Paralon from the RID2015 line being part of the Star Seekers. Maybe Scatterspike too?

    A lot of the RID2015 cons would fit in comfortably.
     
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    I got Cybertron Brimstone and Energon Cruellock as Star Seekers.
     
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    Would be nice if Hasbro came back to this idea and added to their ranks.
    Thundertron is an awesome toy and he should get some troops.
     
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    You can maybe get some of the Beasthunter dragons or their japanese redecoes as Starseekers.
    I mean most of them hardly qualify as dragons anyway. They might as well be alien animal altmodes.
     
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    Cybertron Snarl - he's already got a very pirate-y sword
     
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  8. Edwardmus Prime

    Edwardmus Prime Righteous Defender of Ed-Land

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    Quite a fan of Cruellock for the role — especially those colors. What sort of monster is that, anyway? That's the fun of it. Plus, he's kind of blocky so he wouldn't look out of place with my CHUG toys. He'd serve as a nice contrast to the POTP Dinobots. Now, I just need to know where to find one.
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    I'm considering getting a BW Iguanus for this, but without it in hand I don't know if it would work too well. What do you guys think?

    Agreed right there. He's probably going into storage, but I am hoping to compile enough bots to give rise for him a faction of repurposes.

    Keep them coming, guys. Some good ideas here already. :D 
     
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    Not a beast, but you can’t have a pirate crew without a version of Cannonball.
     
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    You got a point. I used to be happy with the Cybertron version but I wish I had gotten the more articulated Funpub toy.
    He would look a bit out of place in a crew of beastformers though.
     
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    I also got Cybertron Wreckloose as a Starseeker.
     
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    Sadly to say, most of the canonical Star Seekers are expensive exclusives. Cannonball, Ferak, Scorponok, Brimstone, Flamewar, Shockaract, and the Dread Pirate crew we're all from Botcon 2014.

    Though the great thing about ragtag pirate crews is that you can rustle up any mib of scallywags and make it work.
    I'd recommend Webdiver Galleon, kfc Sencho Barbossa, any version of Energon Sharkticon, and some of the more off kilter rotf Decepticons like Banzai Tron, Axor, Mindwipe, Brimstone, and Ransack.
    Don't be afraid to mix it up, get some autobots in there too. Tfp Wheeljack, or the Universe versions of Hardhead and Powerglide.
     
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    Those are not Thundertron's original crew though.
    Those were the Cannonball Star Seekers from Funpub.
    Not that that matters much. Especially if you want a large crew.
    The Star Seekers from the novels could be made from Prime Thundertron, Cybertron or Funpub Brimstone, Cybertron or Funpubs Cannonball I guess, some kind of Sandstorm and Starquest (who has no toy).
    Tf wiki names Axer as a Starseeker but he was just a captive of them.
    The wiki pages concerning the Starseekers contain a few glaring flaws.
     
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    Oh he's just Godzilla the umm Matthew Broderick one aka Zilla in Japan. He's pretty easy to get though.

    As for members what about BW TM2 Jawbreaker or his Universe 1.0 repaint Frostbite. There's also Universe 1.0 Longhonr, Beast machines Longhorn, BW Scarem, BM Snarl/universe 1.0 Snarl and maybe Minicon Brimstone as a little pet for Thundertron.
     
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    Who are the Star Seekers?
     
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    Edwardmus Prime Righteous Defender of Ed-Land

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    They are a faction of Transformers space pirates that travel through space attacking Cybertronians. Generally not very nice guys. For the purposes of this thread, they primarily take on beast modes as their leader Thundertron does.

    As I already have Thundertron, I am not looking for any specific characters from the Star Seeker crew. Really just trying to get a crew together.
     
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    Sounds interesting.
     
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    My crew doesn't really follow a theme:
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    Axer did actually join the crew under the false pretense of hating Autobots and decepticons (this all cybertronians) equally so that he could save his own hide.

    Believe it or not but universe 1.0 longhorn is canonically the same character as bw ramhorn and thus a 3h beast era wrecker (ramulus in longhorns paint job can be seen with Optimus primal escaping unicron in the funpub cybertron comic)
     
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    He got allowed on the ship to for long enough to do his sales pitch and got killed after that. I'd hardly call that joining them.
     

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