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"Silver Box, in at 174 pounds, with two 28 volt electric motors, lethal rotating disc, and heavily armoured, but has yet to prove itself."
Stefan Frank introduces Silver Box

Silver Box was a loanerbot which fought in the first season of Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors. It was driven by Team Vicious, drivers of The Brute, which had become damaged in the US Championship. Silver Box competed in the Robot Rebellion where it defeated Close Enough to qualify for the battle against the House Robots. Although it would be grasped and effectively pitted by Sir Killalot during the late stages of the Rebellion, the Judges declined to declare an outcome, making Silver Box one of the few robots to go undefeated.

Silver Box was later rebranded as the fur-coated Zanzara, which competed in Nickelodeon Robot Wars.


Silver Box in the arena

Silver Box was a box-shaped robot armed with a large cutting disc at the front, with a fairly high top speed. Silver Box was invertible, and lived up to its name in terms of design. It featured prominent wheel guards to protect its main drive, and supporting wheels on top and bottom, keeping the disc off the surface of the floor. However, its ground clearance was high.

Silver Box's invertibility provides it an advantage over its future identity Zanzara, which was fur-coated and was not invertible. However, Silver Box was lighter than Zanzara at 174lbs, rather than 211lbs.

Robot History[]

Season 1[]

Competing in the Robot Rebellion for the opportunity to face the House Robots, Silver Box faced the competitor Close Enough, which had already broken one of its motors.

Silver Box slams into Close Enough

Silver Box continues to batter the immobile Close Enough as Refbot begins countdown

Silver Box swiftly closed the gap and cut into Close Enough, who had not moved off the arena wall. Shunt shoved it out, and Silver Box kept cutting away at the exposed frame of Close Enough. By now, it became clear that Close Enough was not going to move. Close Enough was counted out swiftly by Refbot, putting Silver Box through with fellow loanerbot Tut Tut, as well as the two machines of Team Juggerbot.

"Just because Close Enough pooped out, doesn't mean you guys shouldn't be proud of the fact you that took advantage of them, buried them, put them back several years mentally!"
Mick Foley

Silver Box entered the final, allied with Rosie the Riveter, Tricerabot and fellow loanerbot Tut Tut, where the four competitors faced the House Robots, Shunt, Matilda, and later Sir Killalot.

Silver Box rips into Matilda's shell, sending fiberglass shards flying

Silver Box is grabbed by Sir Killalot

Silver Box (bottom) receives backup following Sir Killalot's attempt to pit it

Silver Box was initially rammed by Shunt and it tried to get in the action by going into a CPZ and attacking the side of Matilda, ripping up her fiberglass shell. After Matilda was rammed onto her side by Tricerabot and Shunt lost drive following an off-screen axe blow by Tut Tut[1], Sir Killalot entered the fight and picked up Silver Box with his claw, but just as he was about to put Silver Box into the Pit, he lost his balance and Tricerabot toppled Sir Killalot forward, sending both robots tumbling towards the Pit. Although Silver Box was eventually dropped into the pit by Sir Killalot, the weight of Silver Box, in combination with Tricerabot's push from behind, also caused Sir Killalot to topple forwards. The remaining competitors attacked and attempted to push Sir Killalot fully into the pit before time ran out, the televised battle going to a Judges' decision. Though the Judges remained inconclusive, and the Rebellion was declared a 'moral victory' for the competitors on television, Team Juggerbot's Mike Morrow later confirmed that Sir Killalot was successfully pitted towards the end of the full 5-minute battle.[2]


Season 1
Robot Rebellion
Final (competing with Rosie the Riveter, Tricerabot & Tut Tut)
Round 1 vs. Close Enough Won
Final vs. Shunt, Matilda and Sir Killalot No Winner


  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 0

NOTE: The Season 1 Robot Rebellion Final is omitted from this tally.

Series Record[]

US Series Silver Box Series Record
Season 1 Robot Rebellion, Final
Entered with The Brute
Season 2 Entered with Brute
Nickelodeon Did not enter

NOTE: Silver Box was repurposed to compete in Nickelodeon Robot Wars using a new identity, Zanzara.


  • Silver Box was one of the few robots which never lost a battle, even in spite of being pitted in its final appearance.
    • In contrast, its future identity as Zanzara lost all of its battles.
  • By broadcast order, Silver Box was the first robot to win a battle in Extreme Warriors.