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Statsboards (short for Statistics boards) were used throughout all series of Robot Wars during introductory segments on competitors and House Robots. They were consistent throughout the original, rebooted and international series, serving to give audiences information about specific robots and their teams in a brief, concise fashion. Often, roboteers were asked to provide personalised statistics which would sometimes lead to humorous results, especially in the 'Strengths' and 'Weaknesses' categories during series in which those were applied.

"It's a Turtle."
Terror Turtle's Weakness on its Extreme 2 statsboard

Incarnations of the Statsboard[]

Series 1-2[]

Statsboard for Chaos

The first two UK Series featured a plain statsboard which would appear after a robot's introduction at the start of the show. The statsboard was a plain metallic background featuring a black and yellow border, with the robot's name displayed near the top in red and white, and key information about it typed in smaller white and yellow text. In the top corner featured the robot being introduced, and in Series 2 the image would sometime rotate to show a different angle. The stats featured the following:

  • Robot Name
  • Team members
  • Weight
  • Dimensions
  • Speed
  • Turning Circle
  • Ground Clearance
  • Power
  • Weapons
  • Notes

Series 3-4[]

Statsboard used for Fire Storm in Series 3

Statsboard for Firestorm 2 in Series 4

For Series 3 and 4 a new statsboard design was introduced. This did not include an image of the robot but rather was overlaid on top of the robot whilst it was in the arena, once again appearing when the robot was introduced with the camera backing up to allow it to be in frame of the statsboard. This statsboard was animated with the top and bottom panel coming from the sides with an accompanying gear in the top corner (depending on which side the robot was position it would interchange from left and right) and sound effects for the statsboard being formed.

After the top parts were inserted several blue boxes for specific headers as well as text, with titles being either white or black and regular test being yellow. Behind the stats board was light blue rays being a backdrop. The statistics were changed slightly from previous years, this time it discontinued the Turning Circle statistic and the statistics were displayed in a different manner of order:

  • Name of Robots
  • Weight
  • Dimensions
  • Clearance
  • Power
  • Weapon
  • Notes

An additional variant was present on the North American Grand Champions dubs of Series 4, in which the 'Clearance' and 'Notes' sections were removed and 'Strengths' and 'Weaknesses' added in common with the later Extreme 1-Series 7 style.

Extreme 1 - Series 7[]

Razer's statsboard in Series 5

Razer's statsboard by Extreme 2

What would become the longest serving statsboard, from Robot Wars Extreme: Series 1 to the end of the original run, the statsboard was once again overhauled, reflecting the changes the series had made. The statsboard was animated, once again, this time appearing as a box that would open up and display the statsboard. The statsboard returned to a metal backdrop and static official images, this time with a rusted metal border with the Robot Wars logo in the centre, cogs to symbolise the function of the statsboard transformation and black and yellow-striped outlines around the corners. The statistics shown had changed, removing clearance and notes and replacing it with strength and weaknesses. Similarly to the Series 1-2 statboards, robot names would be placed at the top in red and white text, with relevant information in smaller white, yellow and - in the case of team members - black text.

These statsboards would also be used in international versions such as Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors, Nickelodeon Robot Wars and Dutch Robot Wars.

Dantomkia's statsboard for Series 6

Dantomkia's statsboard by Series 7

This era of statboards had gone through several minor changes involving the image display over the course of the show. Initially a simple statsboard with statistics and an image in the top right corner, for Series 6 and Dutch Series 2 the images were large and hidden behind the text, appearing somewhat yellow and transparent. Extreme 2 utilised coloured and opaque images that were still hidden behind the text and large. Series 7 had once again changed the way images were displayed with images reduced in size, whilst still being relatively large and slightly hidden by text, and appearing in the top right corner again.

The first version of Comengetorix' statsboard in Extreme 1

The second version of Comengetorix' statsboard for Extreme 1

There were some occasions when a robot would receive two versions of a statsboard for the same Series in which they entered. For example, Napalm and Comengetorix had two separate statboards for Extreme 1 while Razer, Hypno-Disc, Dantomkia, Bigger Brother, Firestorm, Terrorhurtz and Tornado had two separate statsboards for Extreme 2, with the first being their Series 6 statsboard. In Series 5, it was not uncommon for some statsboards to use an image of a robot's Extreme 1 incarnation for entries which had participated in both series; key examples of this included Dominator 2 and Spawn Again.

The display for the statisics:

  • Robot name
  • Weight
  • Dimensions
  • Power
  • Weapons
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Team members

Series 8[]

Statsboard for Gabriel in Series 8

For the 2016 revival, the statsboard was updated once more. Whilst it would appear once the robot was introduced, the statsboard's display was completely changed from previous iteration, becoming more concise, the image displayed on the left as well as being animated, a glow effect on all the text and textbox borders and a black background with a rusty metal border and a round glow with a metal backdrop. The statistics were ordered completely differently, with stats appearing with less information, such as teams, weaknesses, dimensions and power being omitted while the name of the robot, is placed at the bottom as opposed to the top. The stats displayed:

  • Weight
  • Weapon
  • Defence
  • Robot Name
  • Place


Series 9[]

Statstics for Crushtacean

Statistics for Sabretooth, NOTE: The darker shading and incorrect colour scheme

The ninth series saw a radically different statsboard to the previous year. Unlike previous incarnations, the metal background and details were changed to a grey cement backdrop. The image was moved back to the right and retained its rotation as statistics were moved to the left once more. All statistics, titles and images would appear animated also, popping onto the background with sparks. The images would appear edited slightly, with it being slightly darker, having a shadow and colours altered to stand out, this is notable with certain robots like Sabretooth which appears orange and black as opposes to yellow and silver. Images were also given a circular border with was slightly transparent to the background, while the colour scheme of the statistics changed from green to a mixture of white, grey and yellow with weapons given a flashy and neon font. The power, speed and drive statistics returned on the board. The display:

  • Robot Name
  • Location
  • Attack
  • Weapon
  • Armour
  • Weight
  • Speed
  • Drive
  • Power
  • Battery

Series 10[]

A typical statsboard featuring Eruption

A joint statsboard featuring team captains of Apollo and Diotoir

The Series 10 statsboard used the same background and display as the Series 9 one but with some modifications. The concrete background was darker and appears cracked with a bright light shining from the top and bottom in the centre. The statistics are shown twice, first as visual bar graphs before including the technical statistics below. Images, once again, are static and no long rotate. Series 10 is the only series to include team captains on the statsboard, often appearing before or after the robot's image display, or in the cases of joint statsboards, they would appear with the robot behind. Uniquely, Series 10's statsboards did not appear when robots are introduced, this mostly down to the different method of presentation, unlike previous series, it did not have the robots enter the arena with announcements. Series 10 also included joint statsboards, as not every robot had its own individual statsboard, these joint statsboards appeared during one on one battles. The display:

  • Robot Name
  • Location
  • Weapon
  • Attack
  • Armour (Bar)
  • Weight (Bar)
  • Speed (Bar)
  • Technical Information
  • Armour
  • Weight
  • Drive
  • Speed
  • Power

Unique Statsboards[]

During Extreme Series 1, Series 5, Dutch Series 1 and both seasons of Extreme Warriors, as well as a altered simplified version for Series 8 and 9, the House Robots were given their own statsboards. These statsboards were very similar to those for the competitors' in presentation and would appear in every battle highlighting the House Robots present in the arena at that time. The Series 8 and 9 versions were simplified and only included the House Robot's name and weapon as well as a short clip of the House Robots activating. During Robot Wars: Battle of the Stars, the House Robots were given unique statboards based on the Series 8 versions, but with new footage showing them being covered in Christmas decorations.

Golem's statsboard in the German Series

Unlike other international series, the German Series used a unique variant of the Series 5-7 style statsboard. The robot images for these were much larger and placed centrally, with the text also being similarly centralised and more enclosed.

Side competitions also received unique statsboards, often regarding the style of competition they are. The first World Championship used the same statsboard as the third wars version, however the title text was white instead of black with a picture of the robot's origin country flag appearing in the bottom panel. The Second World Championship featured the origin country flag behind the image of the robot. The World Series in Series 10 contained the robot with a translucent flag behind it, within the circle.

Starting from Extreme Warriors Season 2, Tag Team statsboards would appear with a both teams either side of one another. Initially beginning with the images at the top with the statistics below, for the Nickelodeon International Tag Team, the statsboard featured the country flag in the top left corner. For Extreme 2 this was changed with the images appearing at the bottom and behind the text on some occasions.

The Third Wars' side competitions featured a variety of different statsboards. For the walker battles and Soccer matches, the statistics appeared in transparent black box, featuring the robot name, weight, dimensions, power and team members. Lower weight classes and the pinball featured a single metal bar across the bottom that only included the robot name, weight and weapon.

The statsboard during the Celebrity Special

For the Celebrity Special in the Fourth Wars, the statsboard featured the celebrity's name alongside the robot.

Statsboards in Merchandise[]

Statsboard for Razer in Arenas of Destruction

Statsboards appeared in two pieces of merchandise over the course of the original series run. Both usages was in the 3D Robot Wars games, Robot Wars: Arenas of Destruction and the PC/Xbox versions of Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction. In Arenas of Destruction, the statsboard is shown as the same as the Series 3-4 style, however with the statistics being radically different and displaying:

  • Robot Name
  • Cost
  • Strength
  • Speed
  • Pushing Power
  • Agility
  • Attack Power

Razer's stats for the PC/Xbox versions of Extreme Destruction

In Extreme Destruction, the statsboard reflected the statsboards used in Extreme 1/Series 5, however it does not include a picture of the robot in the top right corner. The statistics included are:

  • Robot Name
  • Weight
  • Size
  • Weapons
  • Team Members (Real life robots only)
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