Sumdac's sabotaged police drone bears a more-than-passing resemblance to the ED-209, a police robot from the film RoboCop (1987). Likewise, Sumdac's mention of its faulty identification software is likely a reference to a scene in the film in which the ED-209 runs amok at a demonstration. Coincidentally, RoboCop also takes place in a futuristic Detroit.
Bulkhead is shown to be able to transform his back "kibble" (the two huge pieces over his shoulders that apparently aren't good for anything) into a chair to sit on. Only one version of his toys can do this.