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"A unique opportunity to control your own replica house robot. This limited edition range has amazing detail and is 30cms long. This crafty little mayhem maker bears a remarkable resemblance to the real robot and provides a unique opportunity to control your own replica house robot. Like his real life counterpart remote controlled Shunt has a fearsome axe."
— Official description from the Robot Wars Online Shop[1]

The Shunt radio controlled toy was one of the cheapest of the House Robot R/C toys at £29.99-£39.99. It is rather fast and has a recharge time of about five hours when the battery is completely empty. The robot has just as great manoeuvrability as the real-life counterpart, as it can turn very fast in any direction without moving forwards or backwards. The robot can also spin on the spot at quite a high speed.

"Each wheel is controlled independently by a uniquely designed Robot Wars handset which means Shunt can 'spin' just like the real robot. Remote controlled Shunt is 30cm long, comes with RW handset and rechargeable battery pack. All of the different House Robots use separate frequencies so children and adults alike will be able to recreate battles in the schoolyard, living room or office."
— Official description from the Robot Wars Online Shop[2]
RCShunt

Promotional shot of the toy

These robots were meant for battling the other R/C house robot toys, and are strong and sturdy to reduce the risk of breakages. Like all other radio controlled house robot toys, Shunt has weaponry that is remote controlled. The shovels don't move at all but the axe weapon can be operated by remote, it will fire as far down as it can before the stem hits the front lifting shovel. The shovels themselves are good for pushing as they give a very low ground clearance at either end. Like the real-life counterpart, the axe won't be powerful enough to fully self-right the robot if overturned, but this is an unlikely occurrence. Like the other R/C toys bar Sergeant Bash and Tornado, the Shunt R/C toy doesn't have an immobilising hotspot.

TriviaEdit

Gadgetshow house robot RC

RC Sir Killalot and RC Shunt's cameo in the 2018 Gadget Show

  • The Shunt remote control toy was described on the Fighting Robots website as "able to clear your room in seconds by pushing everything to the side".
  • A Shunt R/C toy appears in the background of the 12th October 2018 edition of The Gadget Show, along with a radio-controlled Sir Killalot.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Robot Wars Online Shop (Archived)
  2. The Robot Wars Online Shop (Archived)
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