- "4-wheel driven machine, a double acting morning star axe, they tell me, a flipper, but very slow at 7mph and light, too, at just 88kgs."
- — Jonathan Pearce
Design[edit | edit source]
Guzunderbot was a double wedge shaped, four-wheel driven robot armed with a small flipping arm and a morning star shaped axe. However, it was slow at 7mph and lightweight at 88kg.
The mascot on top of Guzunderbot was a green 'Boglin', a toy line that ran from the 80s to the early 2000's.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
"Guzunder" is British slang for "chamber pot", although it was named as its wedge shape means it 'guzunder' (goes under) other robots.
The Team[edit | edit source]
Guzunderbot was built by the Family at War team, from Stirchley in Birmingham. Team captain Peter Ellis was the driver of the robot, and a train driver by profession, which Jonathan Pearce repeatedly referenced in Guzunderbot's only battle. Peter's wife and son Claire and Steven completed the team.
Robot History[edit | edit source]
Series 5[edit | edit source]
In the first round of Heat C in the Fifth Wars, Guzunderbot faced General Carnage 2.
The battle was over very quickly in the televised edit, as both robots dodged each other for a few moments, but then General Carnage 2 flipped Guzunderbot. The flip did not topple Guzunderbot, but the second flip rolled it over and onto its back. Guzunderbot attempted to self-right, but couldn't move more than a few centimetres.
- "Peter Ellis, a train driver by profession, needs to get Guzunderbot back on the rails... No chance! You're over and out Mr. Ellis! The signal, green for go for General Carnage!"
- — Jonathan Pearce
As Refbot moved forward, General Carnage 2 finished it off, flipping it out of the arena, and eliminating Guzunderbot in the first round of the competition.
Results[edit | edit source]
|GUZUNDERBOT - RESULTS|
|The Fifth Wars - UK Championship|
Heats, Round 1
|Heat C, Eliminator||vs. General Carnage 2||Lost|
Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
Series Record[edit | edit source]
|Series||Guzunderbot Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fourth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fifth Wars||Heat, Round 1|
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars||Did not enter|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Guzunderbot was the only newcomer in Heat C of Series 5, and the only robot in that heat not to appear in any other series.