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Matilda was one of four House Robots to be sold as part of the Robot Wars Construction Sets range, released in August 2019. Based upon the Series 3-4 version of Matilda from Robot Wars, is the most inexpensive of the four construction sets at £19.99 RRP, due to its lower quantity of pieces, at 160.

Matilda was also sold as part of a four-pack alongside Dead Metal, Shunt and Sir Killalot, at a cost of £79.99 for the complete set.

OverviewEdit

Matilda Construction Set Box

The Matilda Construction Set in its packaging

The Matilda Construction Set was sold as a box containing 160 stainless steel pieces, which the user could assemble using a set of instructions included as a paper sheet in the box. When fully assembled, the toy replicates Matilda as it appeared in Series 3-4 of the show, complete with chainsaw, despite the back of the construction set's packaging reflecting the Series 8 version of Matilda.

The toy runs on two wheels, and was oddly coloured silver, rather than the actual House Robot's purple colour-scheme. Nevertheless, the toy was otherwise an fairly accurate interpretation of the House Robot's design, with a number of holes being added into the metal struts to save weight, permit manual bending, and to make the toy somewhat resemble Meccano.

TriviaEdit

  • Although the Matilda Construction Set enjoyed a quiet launch through online retailers in August 2019, the toy was first revealed as early as March 2018[1], and was not seen again between the official announcement and release, with Robot Wars offering no marketing on the toy's behalf.
  • The Matilda Construction Set was not the first constructible Matilda toy to be released as Robot Wars merchandise, with the Matilda Pitstop Kit releasing first in 2001.

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.licenseglobal.com/entertainment/%E2%80%98robot-wars%E2%80%99-unleashes-gifts

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