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"This school-designed robot, Krayzee Tokyo, is very light at 3.2 kilograms and apparently is driven by a teddy bear. Has a top speed of 12 miles per hour and a zero turning circle."
Jonathan Pearce introduces Krayzee Tokyo

Krayzee Tokyo was a very small Featherweight robot which competed in Series 1 of Robot Wars. Competing in Heat D, a featherweight special, it managed to get to the Trial Stage of the heat where it broke down after suffering damage when it "false started" and eventually stopped moving.

Design[]

"Krayzee Tokyo like Demolisher and SAT'arn was based upon a remote control car and like SAT'arn it was prone to speed controller difficulties. Its armour was made of part of an old road sign."
— Oliver Steeples of University of Reading[1]

Official shot of Krayzee Tokyo

It was a slightly rounded wedge robot driven by a teddy bear, with bumper weapons to push robots aside. It had a top speed of 12 mph. However, it was incredibly unreliable, burning up three different batteries (including those lent to them by Adam Clark from his Armadillo machine).

"Its armour plating is impenetrable to chainsaws and other pokey things."
— Matthew Davy

The Team[]

The Krayzee Tokyo team

Krayzee Tokyo was built by a team of students from Milton Keynes, one of several school teams in Series 1, as well as Detonator and Roadblock. The team consisted of Kevin Church, Matthew Davy and Chris Purchase. Kevin Church was responsible for driving the robot in its appearances.

Robot History[]

Series 1[]

"What on earth have they made this thing out of? One of its weapons is that curved bumper, they say, to push opponents out of the way. Seems to me, to have been out of one of those stickers you get in bubblegum packets!"
— Jonathan Pearce as Krayzee Tokyo runs the Gauntlet

Matilda billows purple smoke, while Krayzee Tokyo is stuck to the springs

Krayzee Tokyo drove through the maze, before running into the springs. Matilda attempted to attack but also got stuck before the house robot's engine exploded. As purple smoke engulfed the arena, the cease was called. This distance was enough to qualify for the Stock Car Trial in 4th place, ahead of Bugs and the eliminated Vector of Armageddon.

Krayzee Tokyo starts the Stock Car race

In the Stock Car Trial, Krayzee Tokyo appeared to jump start the race, which driver Kevin Church later blamed on interfering frequencies. Regardless of the advantage, Krayzee Tokyo spun into the inside wall of turn one. It retired after crashing into SAT'arn just over halfway through the first lap, and was eliminated prior to the Arena stage.

Krayzee Tokyo's introduction

"No, no, no, the one that looks like a dustbin or something, is out!"
Jeremy Clarkson after the trial
"In the Stockcar someone was using their frequency so they had control problems and they came last and were out."
— Oliver Steeples defends Krayzee Tokyo's excuse for false starting in the Stock Car Trial


Results[]

KRAYZEE TOKYO - RESULTS
Series 1
The First Wars - UK Championship
Heats, Trial
Heat D, Gauntlet 12.65m (4th) Qualified
Heat D, Trial (Stock Car) 0 laps (5th) Eliminated

Series Record[]

Series Krayzee Toyko Series Record
The First Wars Heat, Trial
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
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[]

  • Krayzee Tokyo is one of 20 main series robots never to fight in robot combat, having only ever been in the Gauntlet or Trial.
  • According to Oliver Steeples, whilst Krayzee Tokyo was being taken out of the arena, the remote control car went into overdrive, chewing up the jumper of the man carrying it and burning out the robot's resistor.
  • Krayzee Tokyo covered the second furthest distance of all the robots that failed to complete the Gauntlet across two series, the overall record held by Wedgehog.

References[]

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