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PEE Poll: Robot Wars Anyone?
American is better.   -4 (15.4%)
British is better.   -17 (65.4%)
I love them both.   -1 (3.8%)
I hate them both.   -2 (7.7%)
The one in my country is better.   -0 (0%)
Wha?   -2 (7.7%)
Total Voters: 26

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« Reply #40 on: 05-10-2002 14:11 »

Seriously, Hypno-disc would tear them to shreds. That robot is just beatiful. Simple design, awesome power, and no remorse.

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« Reply #41 on: 05-10-2002 14:29 »

Sure Hypnodisc would tear most opponents to shreds, but it would barely dent the titanium shell of Mortis.
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« Reply #42 on: 05-10-2002 14:35 »
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That's what everybody keeps saying. Titanium armour this, kevlar protaction that, and in the end they all lay around the battle area with their inards completely wrecked.

Could be wrong though, I'll allow that oppurtunity to exist. I'm not sure I've seen Mortis in action yet.  smile
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« Reply #43 on: 05-10-2002 14:39 »

Dominator 2 with its plasma nitride coated titanium. Its all Bull Shit.
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« Reply #44 on: 05-10-2002 14:47 »

Honestly, it's near impossible to penetrate Mortis's armour. I haven’t seen every episode, but out of what I've seen, Mortis has hardly even had a scratch from any of the other robots. It's always such a shame to see it go out simply because the caterpillar tracks malfunctioned, or it got pushed into the pit.
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« Reply #45 on: 05-10-2002 23:02 »

Screw doing damage.  It never works.  Flip 'em over, and let the house robots go to town.

I wanna see someone build and enter a working replica of Sir Killalot.
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« Reply #46 on: 05-10-2002 23:58 »
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i always thought Robot Wars was pretty gay.   smile
i liked seeing Craig Charles though, because he's cool.
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« Reply #47 on: 05-11-2002 04:35 »

Someone did try to rip off SirKillalot, and it got drawn against Hypno-Disc for the first round...
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« Reply #48 on: 05-12-2002 08:55 »

You mean Predator? Yeah, that was cool (the fight, not the robet). Hypnodisc basically destroyed to robets in one fight. Too bad they didn't go for the total kill, but backed off.
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« Reply #49 on: 05-12-2002 10:04 »

the fight was good, but they put predator up agains hypno for a reason.
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« Reply #50 on: 05-12-2002 10:21 »

 
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I wanna see someone build and enter a working replica of Sir Killalot.
It probably wouldn't be all that good as Sir Killalot is about four times over the weight limit.

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« Reply #51 on: 05-12-2002 10:28 »

The limit is 100kg and Sir K is 236kg.
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« Reply #52 on: 05-12-2002 16:53 »

oh, well in that case, never mind.
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« Reply #53 on: 05-12-2002 17:08 »

But back to the main topic, did you prefer the all battles of series 3 & 4 or did u like the battle and puzzle of series 1 & 2?
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« Reply #54 on: 05-12-2002 18:03 »

The battles of Series 1 were the best, I liked the way the very final round had all 6 finalists together in one battle ground.
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« Reply #55 on: 05-13-2002 01:41 »

I like the challenges, myself.  They ditched 'em?  Boo!

And the flying wedge/flipping bar design still owns you
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« Reply #56 on: 05-13-2002 10:14 »

Yep, they sure where efficient against Hypnodisc in the last war. Not a single one of them survived the meeting. All you need to defeat that is a self-righting mechanism.

Okay, granted, Chaos 2 are a formidable robot, and it did surprise Hypnodisc, but the next time it'll be ready for the scrap-heap.
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« Reply #57 on: 05-13-2002 10:52 »
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Thermidor 2 beat Chaos 2 in an all flipper mayhem, you know. It was crowned the best flipper on robot wars, so lets see that picture one more time for good luck.
N.B This pic is at the bottom.


And a picture of the newer deign of chassis of Thermidor 2 which now has the capacity to self right: OK, i cant get that pic to work, but go to www.teamlobster.freeserve.co. uk  and go to photographs.



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« Reply #58 on: 05-13-2002 12:02 »

Remind me, because I'm lazy and have a slow connection - what design was Chaos 2?

And if the wedge is low enough, you get under hypnodisc and lift it up without said disc touching you.  After that, it's just what Bender wanted (Do a flip!).

Of course, there's always The Old Fridge from that Bud-light commercial.
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« Reply #59 on: 05-13-2002 12:32 »



Info on Chaos2
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« Reply #60 on: 05-13-2002 12:38 »

Ah yes, I remember that one now.  Not a traditional flying wedge (see: Cassius), but it worked rather well, as I recall.
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« Reply #61 on: 05-13-2002 12:56 »

It did work "rather well" it flipped several other robots right out of the arena.
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« Reply #62 on: 05-13-2002 13:09 »
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That was a great robot, I think it's from the same makers of Robot The Bruce (season one). Chaos 2 was so powerful flipped some other robots out of the arena!
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« Reply #63 on: 05-13-2002 16:30 »

But my loverly Thermidor 2 beat it on Robot Wars Extreme! YES YES YES YES  love
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« Reply #64 on: 05-22-2002 15:14 »
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I've got bad news for you Thermidor II fans!

I just saw an episode Of the 5th Wars on BBC Choice, and our lovely lobster was knocked out in the first round by Prizephiter III!

For all you Hypno-Disc fans, click HERE and click on "Series 4 Info" and then "Weapons Test" you can see the weapon destroy a fridge and a photocopier. here are some more sites for other robots:

BEHEMOTH
BULLDOG BREED
CHAOS 2
DOMINATOR 2
FIRESTORM
KRONIC THE WEDGEHOG
101/TRANSPOWER
PANIC ATTACK
RAZER
ROAD BLOCK
STINGER
STEEL AVENGER
STEG 2
SPLINTER
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
THE MORGUE
X-TERMINATOR

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« Reply #65 on: 05-22-2002 18:16 »

Hypnodisc is by far the most devastating robot ive ever seen in the wars. (only seen two seasons though). I still remember last season when it trashed whats-its-name into so many pieces that they had to carry it home in a sack!  evil laugh Even Craig couldnt believe what he saw during that match.
But personally i havta go for 101 (or whats it called now) for the simple reason that it is the cheapest robot in the wars and still can kick some serious butt (even if they didnt go very far).
Tornado also seems to be a newcomer to reckon with. It has no real weapons but a couple of spikes on the front and back but MY what P O W E R in those engines! The others hadnt a chance when it pushed them around the arena like helpless dolls.

ah, yes. Robot wars is wonderful! British one anyway.
The American ROBOTICA must be the suckiest show ive seen in a LONG time. Man, that guy looks like he's high on drugs or something and those robots mostly look like plain metal boxes with wheels.
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British robot wars all the way!
Hopefully, we'll even get our own robot wars here in sweden eventually if only enough people decide to build a robot. It seems as though there is a huge interest for it though, so ill keep my fingers crossed!  smile
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« Reply #66 on: 05-23-2002 13:49 »

this robot owns you all!   evil laugh

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« Reply #67 on: 05-23-2002 13:55 »
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Tornado also seems to be a newcomer to reckon with. It has no real weapons but a couple of spikes on the front and back but MY what P O W E R in those engines! The others hadnt a chance when it pushed them around the arena like helpless dolls.

That Tornado machine looks like a Ferrari engine has been ripped out of a Formula 1 car and stuck into the robot! It's phonomenal! It's top speed is only 10mph, but it can reach it in less than a second! Amazing!
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« Reply #68 on: 05-23-2002 15:44 »

TheVoices, you are right, razor is one of the best  smile
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« Reply #69 on: 05-23-2002 15:49 »

Razor looks the biz, and that pneumatic arm has awesome power! smile
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« Reply #70 on: 05-23-2002 16:56 »

 
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Razor looks the biz, and that pneumatic arm has awesome power!  smile

too bad it malfunctioned the last two wars and has such a s l o w claw.
other than that, its capable of SERIOUS damage when it get ahold on something
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« Reply #71 on: 05-24-2002 01:23 »

Sure, Razor's sexxy as hell, but both times it screwed itself over in the first round.  If they could keep it from locking up, it would be one hell of a contender.
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« Reply #72 on: 05-24-2002 06:19 »

Series five starts tonight on BBC2  smile
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« Reply #73 on: 05-24-2002 13:04 »

And with any luck I'll get the chance to see it, in 2 years time. Right now they're rerunning series 4, and I know all too well what ahppens there.  frown

But best of luck to Hypno-Disc. Crush 'em, tear 'em to shreds.  evil laugh
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« Reply #75 on: 05-25-2002 08:06 »

It was cool seeing Choas 2 in action again. I can't believe that he couldn't just flip back up after laying upside-down. Really there shouldn't have a been a re-match because the other robot immobilised first.
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« Reply #76 on: 05-25-2002 10:54 »

I think it was right to have a rematch, it would have been an anticlimax to finish the final round like that  frown
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« Reply #77 on: 06-13-2003 19:23 »
« Last Edit on: 06-13-2003 19:23 »

Well, I just thought of making a "Robot Wars" thread, because they started showing it (British, both "Battlebots" and the American "Robot Wars" are dead) on TechTv in May. But then I decided I'd dig this one up. What series are the brits on? They just ended the one where Razer beat Bigger Brother for the grand championship here on TechTV.

EDIT: would they let a robot where a tree mill saw was the weapon participate, or would that be too large of a weapon?
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« Reply #78 on: 06-13-2003 22:57 »

Anyone agree that TechTv is now getting taken over by british programming?
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« Reply #79 on: 06-14-2003 04:30 »

That series ended a little while back, I'm not sure if it was the last series on here, or the one before that, now we have "Robot Wars Extreme". It is basically a filler in between regular series, with themed programmes, for example last night all the robots were controlled by children, next week it is the "tag team challenge"
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