Where Did The term "Seekers" Originate From?

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  1. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    Just curious where the term "Seekers" when in reference to Starscreams clones came from?

    Will this thread be like trying to figure out which came first the chicken or the egg?

    THANKS for posting!!
     
  2. Shockscream

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    It's something that became official in "The War Within", I think. Where it came from originally I don't have a clue -- some semi-official source, I'd imagine. So it's kind of a circular thing. The character design was reused, someone though Seekers sounded like a cool name for them, fandom caught on, it became officially accepted.
     
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    It's from a 1980s gift catalog. I forget if it was Sears or JC Penny's. Someone will likely come in with the exact scan.
     
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    A better one is, if G2 had never happened, what would we have called G1?

    Think about it!
     
  5. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    just a theory..i could be wrong.

    When Megs got "recruited" by Unicron, the rebuilt Scourge was called a tracker and his fellow Sweeps were called huntsmen.
    so it may have went from trackers to seekers.

    it does come after the Original Starscream and the Jets were already around.
    so as i said, might be wrong.
     
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    Transformers...think about it...
     
  7. DeathStorm

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    JC Penny ad from 1984. Although it's not universally accepted that this is where the term came from, item number four described the jets as seekers.

    [​IMG]

    More info on the Transformers wiki site: Seeker - Transformers Wiki - Teletraan I
     
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    I've thought about this! My theory is that things would be broken down a bit further... we'd have pre-Movie, Movie, and post-Movie toys, and we'd have ongoing nerd arguments about things like whether the Aerialbots/Stunticons should be considered pre-Movie or post-Movie due to their toy release dates vs. cartoon appearances, etc...
    Man, I loved looking at those catalogs and seeing all the new TFs that were coming out!
     
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    When I think of the term "seeker" I think of missiles that seek out a certain target, like a heat seeking missile.
     
  10. GrimlockAutobot

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    that's they way people got their future TF release information before there was an internet or TFW2005!!
     
  11. ams

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    Yup... aside from JC Penny / Sears catalogs, pretty much all we had was the product catalog inserts that came with the toys. I used to tape those up on the walls of my bedroom, along with the character art cut out from the boxes. :lol  Good times indeed.
     
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    The term came from me.
     
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    Assuming there was no G2 but there were all the other subsequent series as normal, then G1 would probably be the original series (TOS) -- sorta like how the original Star Trek has acquired "The Original Series" subtitle.
     
  14. DeathStorm

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    The Sunday paper was only looked at for comics and the store ads. TRU, JCPenny, Sears, Lazarus...good times.
     
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    So true. Thirty years later and I still read through the Sunday paper from the inside out.
     

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