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Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing

Transformers News: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing

Monday, July 8th, 2013 12:09PM CDT

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BotCon has tweeted an image and the identity of the mysterious fourth Seeker from this year's BotCon exclusive Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination comic. According to the tweet this Seeker is known as Red Wing, and as you can see below uses the standard Classics Seeker mold. A possible hint at an upcoming TFSS 2.0 figure or some other type of club exclusive? Check out the mirrored image below.

Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Reveal
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Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501611)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 8th, 2013 @ 12:17pm CDT
Isn't that also the name of the pet bird/partner of the Marvel Comics hero Falcon?

Wonder which, if any, generic Seeker he's meant to be.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501612)
Posted by necr0blivion on July 8th, 2013 @ 12:18pm CDT
I'm all for more seekers and like the picture associated, but am having a hard time not being juvenile about the name. :BOOM:
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501615)
Posted by dedcat on July 8th, 2013 @ 12:25pm CDT
I'm really holding out for a plaid seeker. And they way they crank them out these days, it shouldn't be a long wait.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501617)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 8th, 2013 @ 12:29pm CDT
Wow. Surprised by another seeker. Heh. I wonder if there is any official appearance of this guy in the G1 cartoon.

That said, I'm still hoping for some repaints of the Botcon molds... like MW Prowl, MW Hubcap, RID Skid-Z, RID Tow-Line, Sparkcrusher/Gutcruncher... or a random G1 Shattered Glass character like Mirage or Warpath or Dirge (yellow and black).

Not to mention the Duocons and/or Overcharge from the triple changers.

Excited to see what they have coming for the subscription. Hope it fills out some holes.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501620)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 8th, 2013 @ 12:47pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Wow. Surprised by another seeker. Heh. I wonder if there is any official appearance of this guy in the G1 cartoon.
The reason for their Tweeting this guy's identity is because someone asked the Club during the Q&A of the TCC Comic Panel at BotCon who the fourth Seeker in the MW comic was supposed to be. They couldn't remember who it was, so they promised to Tweet this answer later. ;)

gothsaurus wrote:That said, I'm still hoping for some repaints of the Botcon molds... like MW Prowl, MW Hubcap, RID Skid-Z, RID Tow-Line, Sparkcrusher/Gutcruncher... or a random G1 Shattered Glass character like Mirage or Warpath or Dirge (yellow and black).
Also RobotMasters Wrecker Hook, Car Robots Super Indy Heat, and Car Robots Super Wrecker Hook. :-B
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501621)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on July 8th, 2013 @ 12:54pm CDT
Another Seeker coming our way? I'm down, but I kinda wish they went for one of the obscure, unused decos (like Actionmaster Starscream or Sandstorm) than make up another one.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501623)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 8th, 2013 @ 1:05pm CDT
Touche! Nice seeing the complete list, but I definitely have less interest in those clear super versions.

That said, would be nice to see the other car brothers redone. I could see an X-brawn from Ironhide and a RID Prowl from Sideswipe... but given, that mold has been over-used for sure.

Mind you, getting off topic admittedly. Gotta take the TFCC subscription chatter elsewhere.

So yeah. Machine Wars botcon. Also still missing a redone Thrust and Tankor, among others. Also would love a MW Soundwave redone. Hmmm.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501624)
Posted by GuyIncognito on July 8th, 2013 @ 1:15pm CDT
Will Red Wing soon be joined by his squadmates, Muddy Helmet, Fish Eye, and Donkey Punch?
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501632)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 8th, 2013 @ 1:46pm CDT
I wouldn't count on Red Wing getting a toy, on the account of the name being possibly too generic or taken already. Besides, I'm still waiting on Skyraider versions of Hellbat, Guyhawk and Hooligan from 2009.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501639)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on July 8th, 2013 @ 2:12pm CDT
Seekers are made to army build, so I don't think the idea of this guy getting a toy is too far fetched. He's not any more generic than Bitstream.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501640)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 8th, 2013 @ 2:15pm CDT
Nice look, and nice name. As long as they don't take "Redstar": that's a fanfic name of mine. :P There aren't any red Seekers outside of Starscream out there, if I remember correctly. If they make a toy out of this, I'd try my best to snag it.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501648)
Posted by El Duque on July 8th, 2013 @ 2:34pm CDT
It's also worth mentioning that during the TFCC panel the Classics Seeker mold came up, and they said they would not rule out using it again. They asked the crowd if they wanted to see it used again, and the response was positive.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501649)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 8th, 2013 @ 2:35pm CDT
El Duque wrote:It's also worth mentioning that during the TFCC panel the Classics Seeker mold came up, and they said they would not rule out using it again. They asked the crowd if they wanted to see it used again, and the response was positive.


I wouldn't mind seeing a TFSS figure coming from this.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501650)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on July 8th, 2013 @ 2:37pm CDT
So close to being an Animated Starscream clone who fell in love with hockey, yet so far. Though I'd like to think this somehow does pave the way for an Animated repaint down the road, leading to FunPub finishing up the remaining Seekers in that continuity.

Nope, never been an official non-conehead Seeker redder than Starscream. Now I want a toy of this guy more than the 3 new Rainmakers so he can complete the CHMS pain-bow on my shelf.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501665)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on July 8th, 2013 @ 3:27pm CDT
I was just last night thinking while watching season 1 of G1 with my partner, in the midst of explaining how the BotCon "Rainmakers" are not from Divide and Conquer, but MTMTE part 1, that we really need a RED generic seeker. Lo and behold, here he is! Note, I had not seen or read anything about the FunPub Machine Wars comic until now, so Red Wing is a complete, and welcome, surprise to me. :)
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501698)
Posted by ILL-Star on July 8th, 2013 @ 6:22pm CDT
I can't understand why anyone would want more of this mold at this point. This is getting ridiculous. Plus why would we want a seeker in Armada Starscream colors?

Didn't Hasbro or somebody say there was an Armada Starscream remake on the way?
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501701)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 8th, 2013 @ 6:23pm CDT
ILL-Star wrote:I can't understand why anyone would want more of this mold at this point. This is getting ridiculous. Plus why would we want a seeker in Armada Starscream colors?


Maybe because there hasn't been a generic Seeker that is red yet? What's wrong with a red and white Seeker?

Like I've said before, the Seekers were the Vehicons of the old days. They're fantastic army builders.

Didn't Hasbro or somebody say there was an Armada Starscream remake on the way?


Yeah, a Generations toy is being made.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501702)
Posted by Powered Convoy on July 8th, 2013 @ 6:27pm CDT
You can thank me for pestering Pete at BotCon and on Twitter about his name. :D

Randy
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501705)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 8th, 2013 @ 6:38pm CDT
Powered Convoy wrote:You can thank me for pestering Pete at BotCon and on Twitter about his name. :D

Randy
And for asking the question at the Con panel to begin with. Thank you, PC. ;)
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501706)
Posted by Powered Convoy on July 8th, 2013 @ 6:40pm CDT
Any time! :)

Anything for more Seekers...

Randy
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501714)
Posted by ILL-Star on July 8th, 2013 @ 7:24pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Maybe because there hasn't been a generic Seeker that is red yet? What's wrong with a red and white Seeker?Like I've said before, the Seekers were the Vehicons of the old days. They're fantastic army builders.


I'm well aware of the G1 Seekers and the whole army building thing. What I should've said is that I'm sick of seeing the mold. I welcome new Seekers, but I would much rather see them use the FOC seeker mold. I know it's not the original classic look, but it's the new look and the better figure. Plus, between Hasbro and Takara, there are too many versions of the older one.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501851)
Posted by Rated X on July 9th, 2013 @ 9:32am CDT
Dammit, I was trying so hard not to subscribe to the subscription service again. But Im a sucker for seekers. I want him !
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501855)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 9th, 2013 @ 9:44am CDT
Rated X wrote:Dammit, I was trying so hard not to subscribe to the subscription service again. But Im a sucker for seekers. I want him !
Well, there's no word of any toy for this guy. He's just a comic-only guy whose identity was simply asked about at the con and on Twitter, so the Club gave us an answer.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1501861)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 9th, 2013 @ 10:10am CDT
True that. I'll actually be a bit shocked if they do another seeker. Would love some news, though. They should post some pics for the upcoming year.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1502071)
Posted by shockblast2 on July 10th, 2013 @ 7:30am CDT
They surely did not put much thought into the name. Im sure it is just to rake the fandom for yet another repaint of the seeker mold. Whos next? Yellow Wing? Brown Wing?
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1502072)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 10th, 2013 @ 7:36am CDT
shockblast2 wrote:They surely did not put much thought into the name. Im sure it is just to rake the fandom for yet another repaint of the seeker mold. Whos next? Yellow Wing? Brown Wing?


The name is, I'm guessing, a play on the US Hockey Team called Detroit Red Wings.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1502222)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on July 10th, 2013 @ 6:30pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:They surely did not put much thought into the name. Im sure it is just to rake the fandom for yet another repaint of the seeker mold. Whos next? Yellow Wing? Brown Wing?


The name is, I'm guessing, a play on the US Hockey Team called Detroit Red Wings.



Or possibly from Final Fantasy 4.
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1519111)
Posted by Flux Convoy on September 21st, 2013 @ 7:06am CDT
Really curious to know if this is the 7th bonus figure for the TFSS 2.0 or if we are getting Eject. Honestly, I'd rather get another Seeker. Eject has never gotten any spotlight in any of the fiction as far as I've seen so I simply don't care about him. The opportunity to add another Seeker in a color I don't have though... yup. Sold!
:BOT:
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1519114)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 21st, 2013 @ 7:38am CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:Really curious to know if this is the 7th bonus figure for the TFSS 2.0 or if we are getting Eject.
We won't know what the seventh figure is until it arrives in the mail.

This guy is just something that was thrown into the background of the BotCon Machine Wars comic, and only got a name and artwork after user Powered Convoy kept pestering the Club about it both during and after BotCon. So for him to be getting a toy any time soon seems unlikely since he was only really conceived as an afterthought character so late in the game.

Flux Convoy wrote:Eject has never gotten any spotlight in any of the fiction as far as I've seen so I simply don't care about him.
IIRC, Eject's biggest role has been in the "G.I. Joe vs. The transformers: Black Horizon" comic series (which was an awesome series, btw). ;)
Re: Fourth Seeker from Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination Comic Identity Revealed as Red Wing (1519117)
Posted by Flux Convoy on September 21st, 2013 @ 8:01am CDT
I know what it is.:) I was there at Botcon as I have been every year since 06. I don't really care what the name is either. It's got about as much character as Universe Acid Storm, meaning none. I just like cool toys in cool decos.

I really don't think we're going to be waiting a year plus for the reveal or leak of who that 7th figure is either. It'd be silly to think they'd wait that long to toot their own horn. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
:BOT:
::EDIT:: I'm also reading through the discussion on the Allspark. Some fun ideas in there. Oil Slick from RTS Wreck-Gar? I would be so quick to buy that. I have every use of the mold so far and love it.
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