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IronyEdit

I've just noticed that four of the Series 7 Competitors not to have articles are Hellbent, Mean Streak, Araknia and I Bot One Beta, who all fought each other in the first round of the heat. Irony, isn't it? Toon Ganondorf (t c) 23:36, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

I've always thought it was quite weird that they put four robots with hardly any experience together when S.M.I.D.S.Y. and Atomic were in the same first round battle. Christophee (talk) 17:16, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Heat OrderEdit

You know in Robot Wars how the heats usually go from the first seed down by intervals of two, before reversing and ending with the second seed? However, in various circumstances, the seeds were changed. For example here, Heat A has the ninth seed, rather than the 1st seed, as was the case in Series 4-6. For some reason, I believe Tornado was not prepared in time for Heat A, and so they stuck Heat E in place and televised it as Heat A. Or maybe they just swapped Tornado and Pussycat around.

Another instance is in the Fourth Wars. Two seeds, sixteen spots apart, fought each other. Chaos 2 and King B3 in Heat A (1 & 17), Razer and Pussycat in Heat B (3 & 19)...but at Heat F, where the eleventh seed is meant to be (Wild Thing), was the eigth seed and 24th seed, then continuing with the 13th/29th seed. And in place of the 8th seed is the eleventh seed.

Finally, I wonder why the sixteen interval was disregarded in Heats H and I? Instead of placing Killerhurtz and Suicidal Tendencies together, and Wheely Big Cheese and Centurion together, as should be correct, it was the different way. I wonder how the outcome would have changed...Toon Ganondorf (t c) 00:01, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

I've never really noticed that they had a set pattern for the order of the heats & seedings, but I did notice that they usually start with the #1 seed and end with the #2 seed except for Series 7. Now you mention it though, they do seem to have swapped Pussycat and Tornado's heats around in Series 7, but kept the usual order for the rest. I guess if Tornado wasn't ready for filming, they wouldn't want to have to disqualify the defending champion, but couldn't they have switched the filming order and still broadcast it as Heat A? It seems very weird that they were switched around. Christophee (talk) 00:13, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
Perhaps it was a personal incident.....not that it affected Bulldog Breed in Series 4, I recall that one of the team members' wife was due any minute, yet he was still in the robot wars arena. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 00:19, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
I know this is a stupidly old post, but isn't it so much more likely that the REAL reason was because of Thunderpants not being ready, not Tornado? There are two explainations for this...first, the semi-final line-up. The first battle was listed as being "Heat A vs Heat N", whilst the last was listed as being "Heat E vs Heat G" (and before anyone says anything - yes, the semi-final line-ups were done beforehand). If they really had meerly swapped the robots around and put them in different heats, then Tornado would have fought Atomic and M2 would have fought Raging Knightmare. This confirms that they were meerly aired out of order, not held out of order. Why? The second explaination...as we know, Thunderpants didn't make it to the arena, so that heat only had seven robots competing. Flash forward to Heat B, and we have the exact same problem when Terrorhurtz pulled out. Imagine you're in the producers' shoes for a moment...two heats in a row, including the opening heat, with a drop-out in each. Doesn't that seem like a weak opening to you? CrashBash (talk) 16:05, July 6, 2013 (UTC)
That's certainly a credible theory. I wonder why they chose that particular heat to go first though. Probably because Pussycat was one of the more popular and recognisable seeds in the early heats, I would imagine. More so than Dantomkia or 13 Black certainly, and they would have wanted to start with a robot of that pedigree if they weren't starting with the defending champion. Christophee (talk) 21:18, July 6, 2013 (UTC)
I'd have said more so that it would be M2's explosive start to the series flipping out two robots in the very first battle aired than Pussycat. But it was good to see the return of a great veteran robot, although it was short lived. RelicRaider (talk) 21:40, July 6, 2013 (UTC)
I don't know the details about any of that. All I know is that the heats were swapped practically prior to airing (thus long after all the battles were filmed). Apparantly, there was a spread-sheet that actually showed the heat line up (it was only a limited availability, though), and Heats A and E were in their correct slot (Tornado in Heat A, Pussycat in Heat E). Either way, issues with Tornado is extremely unlikely, borderline impossible, since by that time, the 7th wars were probably already done. CrashBash (talk) 22:47, July 6, 2013 (UTC)

Featherweight Championship Edit

Even though the battle reports have been moved now, the championship was still technically a special event so I think it should still be under that heading. I'm also thinking that the page should possibly be Robot Wars: The Seventh Wars/Special Events/Featherweight Championship, but maybe it would be neater to leave it as it is. Christophee (talk) 23:57, December 18, 2009 (UTC)

I think we'll be ok as it is, as long as it is mentioned as being 4 special events.
I'm going to move it back, but I'll keep the separate link to the new article. I'll also make sure it's clear in the article that it was part of the special events. Christophee (talk) 18:39, December 19, 2009 (UTC)

Diotoir Edit

I'm a little skeptical about fur being banned, and that being the reason Diotoir didn't compete in Series 7. Fur on fire makes a great spectacle, and Hassocks Hog and Killerat were both allowed to have it. I read the official rules from Run Amok's site, and they say nothing about nets or entanglement devices. Can anyone provide the source that they got this information from? I'd like to delete it if no proof exists. RA2; aka Resetti's Replicas. (My Talk) 19:43, March 19, 2012 (UTC)

Since we haven't received supporting evidence, I've already deleted the brief section, but we still need to remove it from the Diotoir and Team Nemesis pages too. Datovidny (talk) 22:21, March 27, 2012 (UTC)


Controversy Edit

To my mind, the Grand Final between Storm 2 and Typhoon 2 was the most controversial Grand Final ever. It's down to personal opinion as to who you feel won, but to my mind it was a disgraceful decision. There are rumours of outside interference from either Mentorn or Channel 5 and that booing was dubbed.

If any of this is true, should it be included in this article or is it elsewhere? The controversial nature of the final is something that probably should be included anyway!

Fruit Fight (talk) 12:47, August 29, 2012 (UTC)

My apologies, I see it is in the grand final main article, and there's an entire page devoted to controversies against Storm 2! Fruit Fight (talk) 12:55, August 29, 2012 (UTC)

You'll notice we have a lot of this behind-the-scenes stuff covered here on the wiki. Do let us know if you think we've missed something though. Christophee (talk) 13:05, August 31, 2012 (UTC)

Prize Edit

Does anyone know why the cash prize changed? If I remember correctly, it was introduced as "over £20,000," yet in the Grand Final, it was only £5,000. /M|ddle Eye\ (Talk) 15:26, July 6, 2013 (UTC)

The £20,000 was the total payout split amongst contestants; everyone got £50 just for participating, and those that made it to the semis and beyond got more money. RA2; aka Resetti's Replicas. (My Talk) 15:30, July 6, 2013 (UTC)
Where did you find that? The fact that everyone got £50 just for participating is a little dodgy to me.  STORM II  17:18, July 6, 2013 (UTC)
I don't know RA2's source, but I seem to remember the 8345T team saying somewhere that they received a fee for competing in Series 7. If they have a website, it might be there, or it could have been on a forum. Christophee (talk) 21:08, July 6, 2013 (UTC)

Mesh and SnaggingEdit

Crash just removed the mesh but from the new regulations. Here is where I am explaining why I put it back. Extreme 2 still had robots with mesh. Tetanus 2 in the Minor Meltdown, Diotoir had the fur (which wasn't illegal in S7 - Killerkat) and Sir Chromalot in the Challenge Belt was covered in chains and other snagging material to counter Hypno-Disc. Basically, the bit about it needs to stay. Jimlaad43(talk) 08:54, December 8, 2013 (UTC)

There was an article about "banned weapons" in the Robot Wars Magazine...the second version, which covered Series 6 at the time. Mesh was clearly mentioned if I remember correctly. CrashBash (talk) 09:42, December 8, 2013 (UTC)
That was published after Series 6 had been filmed. It would have been referring to Series 7 for those roboteers who read it. I'm going to put the bit back in the article until I get home, where I will read the Magazine to check what you said is right. Jimlaad43(talk) 10:02, December 8, 2013 (UTC)
4x4's entire interview in Series 6 was basically "we've put cloth on it to bugger up Hypno-Disc". That doesn't prove there was no rule against it, but it would be yet another rule-break, if so. ToastUltimatum 11:47, December 8, 2013 (UTC)


John Denny's secrets Edit

On Facebook I asked the roboteers and fans about why Series 7 flopped, this had gained the attention of John Denny who revealed a few secrets. According to John Denny the producers purposefully asked many of the "favourites" such as Pussycat to not alter their robots too much because of merchandise. He also revealed that 13 Black was originally seeded 9th but Dominator's drop out as well as a few others caused it to change seed. Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 12:17, February 14, 2016 (UTC)

Official document of Full set of rules and regulations Edit

Here's an official document of the rules and regulations in case anyone wants to know, funny they still used the Series 1 logo: http://web.archive.org/web/20030608100918/http://www.robotmayhem.com:80/rules/UK_Rules_and_Regs_2003_Final_Channel_5.PDF Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 20:40, January 7, 2019 (UTC)

RepeatsEdit

Just a thought, and this goes for all of the series that have been repeated in recent years, is it worth being very specific about the dates for repeats? It's just I know Series 5 in particular has done the rounds more than once in recent years and I'm not sure if a couple of the others have too. I'm happy to say that it's only Challenge doing it, but still. Datovidny (talk) 17:00, June 29, 2019 (UTC)

Filming DatesEdit

Similar to Extreme 2, I found provisional dates and prices for filming for what I assume to be Series 7. In summary:

  • Dates were 28th August to 2nd September
  • Times were 09:30, 14:30, 18:30
  • Prices were £7.50 for morning and afternoon shows, £10 for evenings and weekends

Sadly, these are only provisional, but give some idea about filming. Adster1005 (talk) 21:18, August 13, 2019 (UTC)

As it is a photo from the magazine, I don't know what licence to put it under, any help would be great, thanks. Adster1005 (talk) 21:26, August 13, 2019 (UTC)

Application Form Edit

Whilst looking on the archived official Robot Site, I found the application form link for Series 7, which still works. Drop Zone mk2 (talk) 19:43, January 10, 2020 (UTC)

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