"All the excitement of the hit BBC television series in your pocket! ... Select carefully from "Weight", "Armour", "Speed", "Roboteer's Skill" or any one of the other four capabilities and see if you can expose your opponents weaknesses and become Grand Champion."
— From the back of the original sets

The Robot Wars Battle Cards were a set of Top Trumps based on certain individual competitor robots and the house robots for Robot Wars. There were four packs made for sale, simply named Pack 1, Pack 2 etc. Each pack contained 32 cards, 30 of those were based on competitors, the other 2 were based on two house robots.

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The cards in their full package

The first three packs were based on Series 4, with the thirty competitor robots being from Series 4, with the two house robots in each pack being the two of the five original house robots and the Refbot. This set misses out certain robots in the final two heats so that there are thirty-two cards in each pack. Due to the packs totalling up to ninety-six robots (including the six house robots), and there were ninety-six robots in the main competition for the Fourth Wars, six competitor robots were absent from all of the packs. These robots were Cerberus, Saw Point, Terror-Bull, Raizer Blade, The Predator and Overkill GTI.

A few years later, a fourth pack was made, with the 30 competitor robots being based on certain robots from Series 6, with the two house robots being Mr. Psycho and Growler. Any robot that featured in any of the first three packs would not feature in the fourth pack, nor would another version of the Series 4 machine (e.g.: Weld-Dor 3). However, a robot from a team that also entered a robot that featured in the first three packs may be included (e.g. Terrorhurtz was included, as it was a completely different robot to Team Hurtz's Series 4 entry Killerhurtz).

Any seedings of the robots for that series would not be featured on the card.

Criteria on CardsEdit


The rules from the back of the original cards

"Robot Wars Battle Cards is a game of cunning, skill and shrewd tactics, as well as a little luck. Every robot can beat and be beaten by every other robot and only if your robot has the highest capability in the nominated capability will you succeed in defeating your opponents."
— The rules from the back of the original sets

Actual StatisticsEdit

These were the categories on the card that come from actual facts. Although some were slightly off.

  • Height - The height of the robot, measured in cm. Occasionally going to one decimal place.
  • Weight - The weight of the robot, measured in kg. Mostly going to one decimal place.
  • Speed - The speed of the robot, measured in mph. Occasionally going to one decimal place.

Predicted CharacteristicsEdit

These were categories on the card that basically reflected on what the producers thought that the robots were capable of. However, a lot of the time, they didn't reflect how the robots performed in the main competition. All of these were measured in percentages.

  • Reliability - How reliable the robot appeared.
  • Armour - How strong the robot's armour appeared.
  • Weapons - How efficient the robot's weapons appeared.
  • Roboteer's Skill - How competent the drivers of the robots were.
  • Manoeuvrability - How manoeuvrable the robot appeared.

Pack 1Edit

NOTE: The spellings of the robots listed preserve their spelling on the cards, even if it was not accurate to the robot itself

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The first set of Robot Wars Battle Cards

  • Clawed Hopper
  • Centurion
  • Kater Killer
  • Small Torque
  • Sergeant Bash
  • Dreadnaut XP-1
  • Eric
  • Wheelosaurus
  • Darke Destroyer 2
  • Wheely Big Cheese
  • Warhog
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Tornado
  • Kronic the Wedgehog
  • Spikasaurus
  • Prizephita Mk 2
  • Stinger
  • Destruct-A-Bubble
  • Killertron
  • Gemini
  • Maverick
  • Berserk 2
  • Bulldog Breed 2
  • Splinter
  • Inverterbrat
  • Bigger Brother
  • The Creature
  • Thermidor 2
  • Gravedigger
  • Matilda
  • Killerhurtz
  • Hammer & Tong

Pack 1 included all of those robots that featured in Heat F, Heat G, Heat H, Heat I and Heat J of the Fourth Wars.

Robots IncludedEdit

Pack 2Edit

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The second set of Robot Wars Battle Cards

  • Judge Shred 2
  • Dead Metal
  • Reactor
  • Rambot
  • Tiberius
  • Weld-Dor 2
  • Knightmare
  • Scorpion
  • Onslaught
  • Panic Attack
  • Aggrobot 2
  • X-Terminator 2
  • Little Fly
  • Oblivion 2
  • Banshee
  • Millennium Bug
  • Behemoth
  • Shunt
  • Sir Chromalot
  • Sump Thing
  • Evil Weevil 2
  • Spawn of Scutter
  • Wild Thing
  • Vercingetorix
  • S.M.I.D.S.Y.
  • Humphrey
  • Mousetrap
  • Hypno-Disc
  • Arnold, Arnold Terminegger
  • Plunderbird 4
  • The Steel Avenger
  • Fat Boy Tin

Pack 2 included all of those robots that featured in Heat K, Heat L, Heat M, Heat N, Heat O and Heat P of the Fourth Wars, excluding Cerberus, Terror-Bull, Raizer Blade, The Predator, Saw Point and Overkill GTI. As V-Max was a reserve robot, it was also not included.

Robots IncludedEdit

Pack 3Edit

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The third set of Robot Wars Battle Cards

  • Bolt from the Blue
  • Indefatigable
  • Diotoir
  • Medusa 2000
  • Steg 2
  • Ming 2
  • Mortis
  • Scar
  • Henry 2
  • King B3
  • Crusader 2
  • Cronos
  • Dominator 2
  • Mazakari
  • Disc-O-Inferno
  • Razer
  • Chaos 2
  • Sir Killalot
  • Iron-Awe
  • Velocirippa
  • Firestorm 2
  • Refbot
  • Shadow of Napalm
  • 101
  • Major Tom
  • The Morgue
  • Pussycat
  • Attila the Drum
  • Atomic
  • Reptirron
  • Robochicken
  • Milly-Ann Bug

Pack 3 included all of those robots that featured in the first five heats of the Fourth Wars.

Robots IncludedEdit

Pack 4Edit


The fourth set of Battle Cards, based on Series 6 competitors

  • Brutus Maximus
  • Cyrax
  • Growler
  • A-Kill
  • Ruf Ruf Dougal
  • Mega Hurts 2
  • Thor
  • Kan-Opener
  • Dantomkia
  • Fluffy
  • Supernova
  • Corkscrew
  • W.A.S.P.
  • Mr. Psycho
  • Vader
  • Barbaric Response
  • 13 Black
  • The Alien
  • Spin Doctor
  • Sabretooth
  • Anarchy
  • S3
  • Hydra
  • Barber-Ous 2
  • 259
  • Demolition Man
  • Shredder
  • Crushtacean
  • Killer Carrot 2
  • Mighty Mouse
  • Raging Reality
  • Terrorhurtz

Pack 4 included various robots that featured in the Sixth Wars. Interestingly, lots of the robots were listed with weights over their weight limit, and despite the cards being based on Series 6 robots, many of the pictures used were of the robots Extreme 2 versions, such as Thor and Barber-Ous 2.

Robots IncludedEdit

Robot Wars Magazine cardsEdit

Main article: Robot Wars Magazine/Issue 8

The Robot Wars Magazine also released a set of cards much like Robot Wars Battle Cards, as a free gift with its eighth issue. These were based upon the Fourth Wars, and were smaller in size than official Robot Wars Battle Cards.

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