Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force

Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 7:37pm CDT

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TWC Central has updated with new episode listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force. The new episodes, titled episodes 8 and 9, feature 2 members of the team: Strongarm and Drift. Strongarm shapes up to flex some Sherlock muscles, while we finally get the backstory on Drift and his minicons. Heck, the listings are even nice enough to give us a name that totally would work as a Thunderhoof retool in the form of Shadow Raker! Check out the episode listings below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!


Season 3 Episode 9:
Out of the Shadows
The Bee Team learns about Drift's past when his former mentor Shadow Raker comes to Earth to recover something Drift has taken from him - Slipstream and Jetstorm.

Season 3 Episode 8:
Get a Clue
Strongarm flexes her detective muscles to solve a baffling series of Decepticon thefts; she may need to stand up to her teammates in order to bring a perp to justice.

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Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1880571)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on May 9th, 2017 @ 9:04pm CDT
Guess RID is going the same way of Drift being a Decepticon.
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1880576)
Posted by Nexus Knight on May 9th, 2017 @ 9:22pm CDT
Decepticon Stryker wrote:Guess RID is going the same way of Drift being a Decepticon.


Of course! Hopefully it'll be original, but they may be trying to tie in some comic fans. "Y'know he was like that in the comics too!" Or they're playing it safe with a comics original character, as too not stray too far from his original backstory as to not upset fans of the character.

I mean, Hasbro has never rehashed and completely changed a comics original's backstory before in RiD. ;)^
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1880578)
Posted by Kurona on May 9th, 2017 @ 9:27pm CDT
Funny thing is, his whole deal of being a former Decepticon almost never plays into Drift's character. Oh sure, it happened in his spotlight and both of his spin-off miniseries in IDW, but beyond that? It doesn't come up during MTMTE, you wouldn't even know it's a part of his character in AOE unless you read one of the Titan comics (though, to be fair, you wouldn't know Drift's name in AOE unless you squinted hard at a two-second scene), and this is the first time it's coming up in Aligned. When he first created Drift, Shane McCarthy said he wanted to see what a character would be like if they were a Decepticon who turned Autobot - because that hadn't happened before 2008, clearly - and then never brought it up in AHM. Weird.

So what am I getting at here? This is the first time that any Drift will face their status of being a former Decepticon in the main story.
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1880580)
Posted by Nexus Knight on May 9th, 2017 @ 9:48pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Funny thing is, his whole deal of being a former Decepticon almost never plays into Drift's character. Oh sure, it happened in his spotlight and both of his spin-off miniseries in IDW, but beyond that? It doesn't come up during MTMTE, you wouldn't even know it's a part of his character in AOE unless you read one of the Titan comics (though, to be fair, you wouldn't know Drift's name in AOE unless you squinted hard at a two-second scene), and this is the first time it's coming up in Aligned. When he first created Drift, Shane McCarthy said he wanted to see what a character would be like if they were a Decepticon who turned Autobot - because that hadn't happened before 2008, clearly - and then never brought it up in AHM. Weird.

So what am I getting at here? This is the first time that any Drift will face their status of being a former Decepticon in the main story.


You getting at something? Thought you were just making a point. :-P

You do actually have a point, though. And, as a show for kids, it could have the theme of "past actions do have consequences". Which would be a nice move away from the standard "teamwork is best" stuff they keep pushing. Plus, it would make me like Drift even more.

...wait. Kids learning actually lessons from shows is something of the past? Ohhhh... oops, wrong decade. :D

Sidenote: In one of the shorts, they say how Slipstream and Jetstorm meet Drift, don't they?
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1880581)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 9th, 2017 @ 9:51pm CDT
There was a RID children's book called "Drift's Samurai Showdown" that went into Drift's background as a former Decepticon, so let's see if this episode will line up with or contradict that.
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1880595)
Posted by Deadput on May 9th, 2017 @ 10:47pm CDT
Nexus Knight wrote: Sidenote: In one of the shorts, they say how Slipstream and Jetstorm meet Drift, don't they?

I'm pretty sure Slipstream said he used to be a thief back on Cybertron.
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1880602)
Posted by Nexus Knight on May 9th, 2017 @ 11:22pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote: Sidenote: In one of the shorts, they say how Slipstream and Jetstorm meet Drift, don't they?

I'm pretty sure Slipstream said he used to be a thief back on Cybertron.


Ah, alright, thank you. I couldn't remember as it has been awhile since I watched them.
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1880604)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 9th, 2017 @ 11:30pm CDT
Nexus Knight wrote:
Deadput wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote: Sidenote: In one of the shorts, they say how Slipstream and Jetstorm meet Drift, don't they?

I'm pretty sure Slipstream said he used to be a thief back on Cybertron.


Ah, alright, thank you. I couldn't remember as it has been awhile since I watched them.
Here is Slipstream's backstory:

Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1880862)
Posted by Deadput on May 10th, 2017 @ 10:16pm CDT
Ahhh so both were thieves then and they presumably worked under Shadow Raker before Drift got to them and became their teacher.
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1880863)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 10th, 2017 @ 10:18pm CDT
Deadput wrote:Ahhh
Out of curiosity, is this your first viewing of this short?
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1880969)
Posted by Deadput on May 11th, 2017 @ 1:05pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Deadput wrote:Ahhh
Out of curiosity, is this your first viewing of this short?

No but I only watched it once prior and that's when it came out and I'm forgetful so I only remember things that leave an impact on me.

But I'm sure I watched all of the RID shorts so far.
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1880982)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 11th, 2017 @ 1:27pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Deadput wrote:Ahhh
Out of curiosity, is this your first viewing of this short?

No but I only watched it once prior and that's when it came out and I'm forgetful so I only remember things that leave an impact on me.

But I'm sure I watched all of the RID shorts so far.
Got it. Just wanted to make sure you got to see the 6-part Cyclone shorts. ;)^
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1880996)
Posted by Deadput on May 11th, 2017 @ 1:58pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Deadput wrote:Ahhh
Out of curiosity, is this your first viewing of this short?

No but I only watched it once prior and that's when it came out and I'm forgetful so I only remember things that leave an impact on me.

But I'm sure I watched all of the RID shorts so far.
Got it. Just wanted to make sure you got to see the 6-part Cyclone shorts. ;)^

Thanks for posting the vid it reminded me that my sister who I watch Rid with has not seen the shorts so that gives me something to put on while we wait for new season 3 episodes.
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1888362)
Posted by Deadput on June 9th, 2017 @ 7:27pm CDT
So it's confirmed that Bludgeon will not appear in the show at all.
https://mobile.twitter.com/sonnova/status/872279058511413248

Which honestly sucks because Bludgeon was the one G1 reference I was excited for since he has never been in a show.

So why did they make a toy for him then in the first place instead of making figures of characters in the show.
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1888363)
Posted by Kurona on June 9th, 2017 @ 7:33pm CDT
Character popularity, retool potential from Megatronus, Blastwave's gonna be on the show? Take your pick. 'No spoilers' seems to translate to 'definite yes' for Blastwave being on tho.
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1888367)
Posted by Deadput on June 9th, 2017 @ 7:51pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Character popularity, retool potential from Megatronus, Blastwave's gonna be on the show? Take your pick. 'No spoilers' seems to translate to 'definite yes' for Blastwave being on tho.


So their going to put in a character that looks like Bludgeon but is not actually Bludgeon.

As great as some the cons are in this show they still continue to get the short end of the stick.
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1888369)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 9th, 2017 @ 8:13pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Kurona wrote:Character popularity, retool potential from Megatronus, Blastwave's gonna be on the show? Take your pick. 'No spoilers' seems to translate to 'definite yes' for Blastwave being on tho.


So their going to put in a character that looks like Bludgeon but is not actually Bludgeon.

As great as some the cons are in this show they still continue to get the short end of the stick.


And the toy of Blastwave looks nothing like the probable animation model, yay
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1888376)
Posted by Deadput on June 9th, 2017 @ 8:48pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Deadput wrote:
Kurona wrote:Character popularity, retool potential from Megatronus, Blastwave's gonna be on the show? Take your pick. 'No spoilers' seems to translate to 'definite yes' for Blastwave being on tho.


So their going to put in a character that looks like Bludgeon but is not actually Bludgeon.

As great as some the cons are in this show they still continue to get the short end of the stick.


And the toy of Blastwave looks nothing like the probable animation model, yay


Exactly so were not even getting a cool skeleton robot because rule of cool can't exist in recent Transformers cartoons.

Not since Animated anyways.
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1888380)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 9th, 2017 @ 9:05pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Deadput wrote:
Kurona wrote:Character popularity, retool potential from Megatronus, Blastwave's gonna be on the show? Take your pick. 'No spoilers' seems to translate to 'definite yes' for Blastwave being on tho.


So their going to put in a character that looks like Bludgeon but is not actually Bludgeon.

As great as some the cons are in this show they still continue to get the short end of the stick.


And the toy of Blastwave looks nothing like the probable animation model, yay


Exactly so were not even getting a cool skeleton robot because rule of cool can't exist in recent Transformers cartoons.

Not since Animated anyways.
Oh, I wouldn't say that. There's been a number of "Rule of Cool" moments in Rescue Bots. ;)
Re: Episodes 8 and 9 Listings for Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force (1888395)
Posted by Deadput on June 9th, 2017 @ 10:09pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, I wouldn't say that. There's been a number of "Rule of Cool" moments in Rescue Bots. ;)


True Rescue bots is pretty darn good...which is sad that the only recent media I've completely enjoyed is the Bay film s and a cartoon aimed towards little kids.

Still would love to see competent Decepticons some time so a show can have real stakes even if the outcome is obviously good guys win because as cool as some of those cons are they feel like a threat especially since death isn't a thing here not that the lack of death is a problem.

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