"Newcomers, to the delight of the House Robots, who'll see this as a toy Merry-Go-Round!"
— Jonathan Pearce introduces Scarey-Go-Round

Scarey-Go-Round was a heavyweight robot which entered Series 7 of Robot Wars. It sustained major damage during an encounter with Fluffy, but still reached the judges' decision of its melee, where Scarey-Go-Round lost the battle to Constrictor and Killer Carrot 2.



Scarey-Go-Round in the arena

Scarey-Go-Round was a circular robot designed to resemble a fairground carousel, its name being a pun on another name for the ride, Merry-Go-Round. Its lower half was a spinning weapon, and the "riders" were sharp blades and cuddly toys. Although its weapon gave it 360 degrees of defence, it was slow and had a very high ground clearance. It also featured a Tigger toy on it which was mentioned during the part it was on the flame pit.

"Well no bounce left in Tigger."
— Jonathan Pearce


The name Scarey-Go-Round is a pun based on the nickname of fairground carousel rides, the merry-go-round, instead taking a more sinister tone using the word 'scary'. Despite 'scary' being the true spelling of the word, the robot has only ever been referred to as "Scarey-Go-Round", which would be an incorrect spelling. It is unknown if the error was made by the producers and editors, or the team themselves.

The TeamEdit


The team with Scarey-Go-Round

Scarey-Go-Round was entered into Series 7 by a team of newcomers to Robot Wars, based in Leicestershire. The team was comprised of Peter Thornton, Simon Manning and Ricky Rendell.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 7Edit

"Very slow, very high ground clearance, very good fun, very little hope!"
— Jonathan Pearce's less-than-optimistic summary of Scarey-Go-Round

In its first and only battle, Scarey-Go-Round was the sole newcomer as it faced off against Fluffy, Killer Carrot 2 and Constrictor and their experienced teams in Heat F.

Fluffy Scarey Go Round 1

Scarey-Go-Round is severely damaged by Fluffy

Scarey-Go-Round initially began to spin up, but was immediately targeted by Fluffy, which comfortably slashed through Scarey-Go-Round's armour. Fluffy followed this up with two more strong attacks, which crippled Scarey-Go-Round's drive system, and as a result, it was only able to move around on the spot. Constrictor then closed in on Scarey-Go-Round but failed to put its lifting arm to any use before moving away.

"Look at the gash out of the side of it! Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear - what have they put in the arena! Scarey-Go-Round? That's a nightmare for mechanics."
— Jonathan Pearce
Scarey-Go-Round vs Constrictor

Scarey-Go-Round is pushed by Constrictor

Killer Carrot 2 was the next machine to came over to attack Scarey-Go-Round, but could only lift Scarey-Go-Round up so far with its flip. For the majority of the time remaining, Scarey-Go-Round was left largely unattended to, with only Killer Carrot 2 coming in to push it backwards with a drive. With the clock ticking down, Scarey-Go-Round spun its way onto the flame pit, where it sat stationary until cease was called. Despite this, Scarey-Go-Round had survived to a judges' decision, but its contribution in the battle was deemed insufficient to reward it a place in the second round, and its involvement in the Seventh Wars came to an early end.


Series 7
The Seventh Wars - UK Championship
Heats, Round 1
Heat F, Round 1 vs. Constrictor, Fluffy, Killer Carrot 2 Lost


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Scarey-Go-Round S7

Official Series 7 photo

Series Scarey-Go-Round 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 Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Heat, Round 1
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter


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