- "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 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.
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.
- "Very slow, very high ground clearance, very good fun, very little hope!"
- — Jonathan Pearce's less-than-optimistic summary of Scarey-Go-Round
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
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.
|SCAREY-GO-ROUND - RESULTS|
|The Seventh Wars - UK Championship|
Heats, Round 1
|Heat F, Round 1||vs. Constrictor, Fluffy, Killer Carrot 2||Lost|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
|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|
- Scarey-Go-Round was the only robot in Heat F of the Seventh Wars to make its Robot Wars debut.