Miss Struts was Team EyeEye's second Walkerbot to be entered into Robot Wars. Like its predecessor, Jim Struts, Miss Struts won its only battle. It competed in the first Walker Exhibition match of Series 3.
The lifter system on Miss Struts was removed and fitted to Arnold Arnold Terminegger after the latter's weapon system broke. Team EyeEye still managed to qualify for Series 4 with Arnold, Arnold Terminegger and stated their intention to build another Walker named Master Struts.
Design[edit | edit source]
- "For Miss Struts we started in February and finished her first evolution for the auditions at the end of May this represented about 400 hours of work. Since then we have being making minor changes which probably represents 200 hours of work."
- — Ian Inglis on building his first two robots
Miss Struts was a large walkerbot. It was vaguely box-shaped, with the underside tapering to an edge. Unlike its predecessor, it used four legs with feet on the ends to move. It was armed with spikes during its Series 3 appearance, and an electric forklift was then added for its Series 4 qualifier, and decorated with 'hair' on the front.
Qualification[edit | edit source]
Miss Struts also attempted to qualify for the main competition of the Fourth Wars, but lost its qualifier to Destruct-A-Bubble. Miss Struts made slow progress, its forklift couldn't slip under Destruct-A-Bubble, but its weight and stability helped negate the opponent's pushing attacks on the sides. After an intervention from Shunt, Miss Struts got pushed towards the pit, then one of its legs fell into the pit, and then the rest of the robot went in. It was not given a discretionary place, therefore meaning it had failed to qualify.
Robot History[edit | edit source]
Series 3[edit | edit source]
Miss Struts participated in one of the walker battles that took place during the Third Wars, it was placed up against Stomp. This battle was relatively uneventful and very slow, it started with Miss Struts steadily making its way across the arena towards Stomp who hadn't moved. Stomp then began spinning on the spot. Miss Struts eventually got to its opponent who used its spinning attack to hit Miss Struts a few times. Miss Struts then attempted to push Stomp by walking backwards. Stomp then appeared to break down, and was attacked by the House Robots. Cease was soon called and Miss Struts was declared the winner.
- "She reminds me of an old geography teacher I had at school. She didn't walk very fast either."
- — Jonathan Pearce's thoughts on the speed of Miss Struts
Miss Struts was also intended to take part in the Robot Soccer competition, in a match against Razer. However, a behind-the-scenes accident forced filming to be rescheduled, resulting in Team EyeEye's match being cancelled. Unlike Razer, Miss Struts would make no other appearances throughout the Third Wars.
Results[edit | edit source]
|MISS STRUTS - RESULTS|
|Walker Battle||vs. Stomp||Won|
Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 0
Series Record[edit | edit source]
|Main Series||Miss Struts Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Reserve Rumble with Jim Struts|
|The Third Wars||Walker Battle|
|The Fourth Wars||Failed to qualify|
Entered with Arnold, Arnold Terminegger
|The Fifth Wars||Failed to qualify with Arnold A. Terminegger|
|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|
|Robot Wars Extreme||Appearances|
|Series 1||Entered with Arnold A. Terminegger|
|Series 2||Did not enter|
Outside Robot Wars[edit | edit source]
Miss Struts also competed in Robot Wars' sister show Techno Games, where it entered the Internal Combustion Sprint in the 2001 series, but lost its heat to Ulyesses.
Miss Struts alongside Suicidal Tendencies, Panic Attack, Eye of Newt and Dundee fought in a carpark rumble in November 1999 in Plymouth in aid for Children in Need. It fought in a rumble against Panic Attack, Suicidal Tendencies and Eye of Newt, Miss Struts was toppled over by Suicidal Tendencies in this fight and so lost.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- As the other of the two walker battles ended in a draw, Miss Struts was the only robot to win a walker battle in the Third Wars.
- Because it failed to qualify for the Fourth Wars and did not compete in any other side competitions, Miss Struts is one of the few robots to have never lost a televised battle.
- The team's walking entry in Techno Games 2000, Tina Treks, was incorrectly referred to as Miss Struts by Martin Smith, who served as a 'techspert' on the programme.