Robots In Disguise Crash Combiners At Target

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by JukeOutlander, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. JukeOutlander

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    Found only this one though. $14.99 @ San Jose CA Target. DPCI 087 06 7285. Dunno if it's been sighted in the US.
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    Oh I just can\'t wait to see reviews of these.
     
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    I hope they have some articulation
     
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    Why are these called combiner force when nothing combines?

    Oh wait. They "combine". Shitty duocon-style combine.
     
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    darkus Maximus34 One shall DIE,one shall FLY

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    So...is primestrong a female or a male ?
     
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    darkus Maximus34 One shall DIE,one shall FLY

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    I don't think that consider a Combination...it's more of a "powerlink" or a "multiforce"
     
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    "It" is a gender fluid non-binary SJW being... that defies your need to put labels on "it". :p 
     
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    But it will still talk with Optimus Prime's voice, unless they do it Gogeta/Vegetto style with both character's voices speaking simultaneously.
     
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    did you just assume that it has a gender?
     
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    Gender and identity are something I've wanted Transformers to get into with Combiners for a LONG time. It seems like they touched on it briefly in Combiner Wars, but that was "only" IDW.

    I'd love to know what defines a Combiner. If I take two Combaticons, two Technobots, and combine them with Pyra Magna...is the resulting combiner Victorion or someone else? The toyline even hinted at this question by saying Scattershot with the four Maximus limbs was Betatron instead of Computron. But then Galvatronus is defined in lore as Cyclonus and any four limbs.

    IDW also worked with this element by suggesting Scoop's loyalty to Starscream influenced Devastator when he joined the Constructicons in place of Scrapper.

    So if I plug Prime into Strongarm...is Primestrong a new personality altogether, or some sort of combination of the two? Or something else?

    I hope they touch on this in Combiner Force. I'd love to have a story arc where two bots combine and the resulting combination resists splitting back up because it doesn't want to "die". Or conversely, there exists a bot who's been combined so long it completely forgets the components it used to be.
     
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    I would assume whichever is on top.

    Do more than one robots merge together? That's combining.

    Combiner does not just refer to scramble-city combiners or Devastator.
     
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    A male robot and and female robot combine to make a new one.  So, would you consider the new robot a true TRANNS-former?
     
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    I'm not super familiar with terminology in regards to gender fluidity, but I actually do think there's a term (other than "trans") to describe the human equivalent of this idea. I don't want to bog a thread about toy sightings in what could be a politically charged topic...but it is kind of interesting how something as simple as combining toys can raise these types of questions (which IDW actually *did* at one point).

    Oh combiners, introducing all kinds of interesting social concepts into a children's toyline without realizing it.
     
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    I don't understand why people keep saying "the don't have gender because they are robots" and that's wrong...did you bay ANY attention to the lore ? According to the idw comics..the female transformers are descendent of solus prime..However they left cybertron..but during the golden age of cybertron "jiaaxus" dicided to creat the abomination we know today as idw arcee..

    As for the aligned continunity (which this take please at)..will..I don't know XD

    In the unicron trilogy..the male cybertronian felt boring and wanted to see something uniqe..so primus created arcee

    you can't just assume that they have no gender just because they are robots

    Remember transformers are "biology" NOT "technology"
     
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    nope. it also refers to predaking.
     
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    Do the singles even have robot modes?
     
  17. Neko-bot77

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    Yes, but not very good individual robot modes. More like "pick up vehicle, robot is the undercarriage"
     
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    Yes, this! The entire idea of gender in a species that doesn't reproduce sexually is fascinating to me. I know it's fiction, but it still opens up a good discussion.

    I also love the concept of combiners being a new entity distinct and yet amalgamated from their component Transformers. Like Instumentality from Evangelion!
     
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    Thread! We need a thread for this!
     
  20. Bass X0

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    There's gender discussion threads in the comic sub-forum, mainly about Arcee.