History Series / BattleBots

2nd Jul '17 8:45:33 PM TomWalpertac2
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The revival was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 56 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]]. Season 2 features the addition of [[DeathFromAbove drones]], and a revised tournament system compared to the one in the first season. It premiered on June 23 2016 and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAgjelSGrwI the trailer can be viewed here]].

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The revival was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 56 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]]. Season 2 features the addition of [[DeathFromAbove drones]], and a revised tournament system compared to the one in the first season. It premiered on June 23 2016 and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAgjelSGrwI the trailer can be viewed here]].
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1st Jun '17 2:41:34 AM Omnigeek6
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** In the reboot, Stinger and Beta have performed breakdancing moves using their lifter and hammer respectively. Minotaur is also known for performing a variant of the victory spin where due to the gyroscopic forces generated by its drum it tilts onto its side and pirouettes around the arena.
30th Apr '17 10:58:45 AM nombretomado
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--->'''Faruq''': [''on Yeti''] If this bot were a rock band, it would be called '[[Creator/TomPetty Tom Yeti and the Bot-Breakers]]'.

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--->'''Faruq''': [''on Yeti''] If this bot were a rock band, it would be called '[[Creator/TomPetty '[[Music/TomPetty Tom Yeti and the Bot-Breakers]]'.
24th Mar '17 6:45:49 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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*** Most of the Robot Action League's wins are courtesy of their best known robot, Tentoumushi, Lisa Winter's famous ladybug sandbox robot. It and its ABC reboot successor Mega Tento owe their moderate success to being well-driven and difficulty to actually KO due its shape and size, but their main weapon is engulfing the opponent in a ladybug-themed plastic sandbox cover.

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*** Most of the Robot Action League's wins are courtesy of their best known robot, Tentoumushi, Lisa Winter's famous ladybug sandbox robot. It and its ABC reboot successor Mega Tento owe their moderate success to being well-driven and difficulty difficult to actually KO due its shape and size, but their main weapon is engulfing the opponent in a ladybug-themed plastic sandbox cover.
14th Mar '17 10:49:17 AM thelivingtoad
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*** Most of the Robot Action League's wins are courtesy of their best known robot, Tentoumushi, Lisa Winter's famous ladybug sandbox robot. It and its ABC reboot successor Mega Tento owe their moderate success to being well-driven and difficult to actually KO due its shape and size, but their main weapon is engulfing the opponent in a ladybug-themed plastic sandbox cover.

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*** Most of the Robot Action League's wins are courtesy of their best known robot, Tentoumushi, Lisa Winter's famous ladybug sandbox robot. It and its ABC reboot successor Mega Tento owe their moderate success to being well-driven and difficult difficulty to actually KO due its shape and size, but their main weapon is engulfing the opponent in a ladybug-themed plastic sandbox cover.
14th Mar '17 10:37:32 AM thelivingtoad
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** MOE (stands for Marvel of Engineering) was most certainly NOT a marvel in the early seasons. It was seemingly MadeOfPlasticine and its weapon was totally useless. Then Season 4 rolled around. Cue MOE ripping the wheels off its opponents and smashing large chunks out of them, advancing deep into the tournament. The only reason it went out early in the fifth season is because it had problems with its weapon.

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** MOE (stands for Marvel of Engineering) was most certainly NOT a marvel in the early seasons. It was seemingly MadeOfPlasticine and its weapon was totally useless. Then Season 4 rolled around. Cue MOE ripping the wheels off its opponents and smashing large chunks out of them, advancing deep into the tournament. The only reason it went out early in the fifth season is because it had problems with its weapon. Ray Billings has said that MOE's season 4 design was the direct inspiration for his robot Tombstone.
14th Mar '17 10:31:58 AM thelivingtoad
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** Several of the robots that had been feared, strong contenders in the early days of robot combat had become functionally obsolete by the time of the Comedy Central show. The most notable case was of [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Jamie Hyneman]]'s Blendo, one of the first full-body spinners and a robot that was at one time considered so vicious and dangerous that Hyneman was twice asked to remove it from competition and given a special award. As early as the 1999 Las Vegas pay-per-view, Blendo had begun to show its age, as robots began to be built with modifications to specifically counter it. Additionally, advancements in the full-body spinner field made Blendo - which never received significant updates and kept using an internal combustion engine that was started by Hyneman ''manually starting the robot with a power drill'' - seem like yesterday's news. In the three television series it competed, it never won a single match, despite receiving byes into the first round each time due to its reputation. Other very early, pioneering robots like La Machine and The Master went through similar decay, although The Master did well enough in season 3 to make it all the way to the quarter-finals.

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** Several of the robots that had been feared, strong contenders in the early days of robot combat had become functionally obsolete by the time of the Comedy Central show. The most notable case was of [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Jamie Hyneman]]'s Blendo, one of the first full-body spinners and a robot that was at one time considered so vicious and dangerous that Hyneman was twice asked to remove it from competition and given a special award. As early as the 1999 Las Vegas pay-per-view, Blendo had begun to show its age, as robots began to be built with modifications to specifically counter it. Additionally, advancements in the full-body spinner field made Blendo - which never received significant updates and kept using an internal combustion engine that was started by Hyneman ''manually starting the robot with a power drill'' - seem like yesterday's news. In the three television series seasons it competed, competed in, it never won a single match, despite receiving byes into the first round each time due to its reputation. Other very early, pioneering robots like La Machine and The Master went through similar decay, although The Master did well enough in season 3 to make it all the way to the quarter-finals.
14th Mar '17 10:30:23 AM thelivingtoad
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** Several of the robots that had been feared, strong contenders in the early days of robot combat had become functionally obsolete by the time of the Comedy Central show. The most notable case was of [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Jamie Hyneman]]'s Blendo, one of the first full-body spinners and a robot that was at one time considered so vicious and dangerous that Hyneman was twice asked to remove the robot from competition and given a special award. As early as the 1999 Las Vegas pay-per-view, Blendo had begun to show its age, as robots began to be built with modifications to specifically counter it. Additionally, advancements in the full-body spinner field made Blendo - which never received significant updates and kept using an internal combustion engine that was started by Hyneman ''manually starting the robot with a power drill'' - seem like yesterday's news. In the three television series it competed, it never won a single match, despite receiving byes into the first round each time due to its reputation. Other very early, pioneering robots like La Machine and The Master went through similar decay, although The Master did well enough in season 3 to make it all the way to the quarter-finals.

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** Several of the robots that had been feared, strong contenders in the early days of robot combat had become functionally obsolete by the time of the Comedy Central show. The most notable case was of [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Jamie Hyneman]]'s Blendo, one of the first full-body spinners and a robot that was at one time considered so vicious and dangerous that Hyneman was twice asked to remove the robot it from competition and given a special award. As early as the 1999 Las Vegas pay-per-view, Blendo had begun to show its age, as robots began to be built with modifications to specifically counter it. Additionally, advancements in the full-body spinner field made Blendo - which never received significant updates and kept using an internal combustion engine that was started by Hyneman ''manually starting the robot with a power drill'' - seem like yesterday's news. In the three television series it competed, it never won a single match, despite receiving byes into the first round each time due to its reputation. Other very early, pioneering robots like La Machine and The Master went through similar decay, although The Master did well enough in season 3 to make it all the way to the quarter-finals.
19th Feb '17 10:35:40 AM thelivingtoad
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** Several of the robots that had been feared, strong contenders in the early days of robot combat had become functionally obsolete by the time of the Comedy Central show. The most notable case was of [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Jamie Hyneman]]'s Blendo, one of the first full-body spinners and robot that was at one time considered so vicious and dangerous that Hyneman was twice asked to remove the robot from competition and given a special award. As early as the 1999 Las Vegas pay-per-view, Blendo had begun to show its age, as robots began to be built with modifications to specifically counter it. Additionally, advancements in the full-body spinner field made Blendo - which never received significant updates and kept using an internal combustion engine that was started by Hyneman ''manually starting the robot with a power drill'' - seem like yesterday's news. In the three television series it competed, it never won a single match, despite receiving byes into the first round each time due to its reputation. Other very early, pioneering robots like La Machine and The Master went through similar decay, although The Master did well enough in season 3 to make it all the way to the quarter-finals.

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** Several of the robots that had been feared, strong contenders in the early days of robot combat had become functionally obsolete by the time of the Comedy Central show. The most notable case was of [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Jamie Hyneman]]'s Blendo, one of the first full-body spinners and a robot that was at one time considered so vicious and dangerous that Hyneman was twice asked to remove the robot from competition and given a special award. As early as the 1999 Las Vegas pay-per-view, Blendo had begun to show its age, as robots began to be built with modifications to specifically counter it. Additionally, advancements in the full-body spinner field made Blendo - which never received significant updates and kept using an internal combustion engine that was started by Hyneman ''manually starting the robot with a power drill'' - seem like yesterday's news. In the three television series it competed, it never won a single match, despite receiving byes into the first round each time due to its reputation. Other very early, pioneering robots like La Machine and The Master went through similar decay, although The Master did well enough in season 3 to make it all the way to the quarter-finals.
19th Oct '16 7:07:31 AM F1Krazy
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** On a less negative note, ABC Season 2 wasn't the first robot combat tournament in which [[spoiler:the 19th seed reached the final by beating a highly-fancied spinner in a shock upset, only to lose to the top seed in the final]]. It happened first in ''Series/RobotWars'' Series 4.
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