Greetings everyone, it's Crash here. A few months back, the page List of robots never to have a judges' decision was made. An interesting prospect, but it's still in its early days. So I figured "why not?" Which robots have never had a judges decision? Furthermore, for those robots that did get a judges decision, how long did it take for them to get one? I figured it'd be a fun little experiment to try out. If nothing else, it might help cover any robots that may have been missed.
I'll be sticking with the basic format of the page - fights only, so no Gauntlet or Trial only robots, and any one robot has to have competed in at least three fights to be eligible. With that said, lets get cracking.
So we begin with our first series. In total, tw…
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Robot Wars has had many big names over the years. In the seven series the show originally ran for, legends came and went, machines that quickly became remembered for many years after the show went into its first cancellation. Even by Series 4, just over halfway through the run, there were many robots that were quite well known to the point where people were legit wondering the possibilities of who could beat who in a fight. Even though these legends amongst the UK scene had fought in many battles, there were many scenarios that had been left unseen.
TPTB thought they could remedy this, and so, the All-Stars was born. First aired as part of Robot Wars Extreme, the All-Stars was to pit the so-called "best-of-the-best" robots in a knockout tour…Read more >
I remember watching Series 8 of Robot Wars and recalling Jonathan Pearce mention that one of Chimera's team members could name every single robot, plus their team members, that had ever competed up to that point. Both robots and team members is frankly remarkable, but even just remembering all the robots is fairly impressive by itself. After all, just looking at our latest Ragnabot competition will reveal that there were well over 700 robots, and that's just considering the UK series competitors. At the end of the day, how many do you remember? In a sense, in order to remember a robot, it has to really stand out for one reason or another...it has to be iconic.
But what makes a robot iconic? Lots of things, as it turns out. It could be really go…Read more >
With everything that's going on in the world right now, we need as much lighthearted fun as we can get. I could wait until I've finally finished my Top 105 Heat Finals, but....eh, I needed to get this down because it was an interesting thought concept.
So, basically, how this works is very simple. I take each heat from Series 1, think of all the possible ways that things could have gone differently, threw them into good ol' Random.org, selected the first one that came up and see how the heat, and indeed the whole series, would have differed had that random thing happened. Maybe if people like this, I'll do other series as well...
Random Change: Shogun defeats Killertron in the Arena Semi-Final stage.
How likely would it be?: Highly unlikely. Eve…
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Well, it's that time. The top 16 of Ragnabot 3 has, after quite a long time, finally been confirmed. And in the short moment between the last heat ending and the semi-finals actually beginning, I'm going to do a very quick write-up on my thoughts on the last 16 robots in the competition, and who I feel could potentially win. In alphabetical order, because why not....
This robot is one of four Robot Wars champions to reach the top 16 (the most recent four at that). Its chances of winning are extremely good. It should be able to deal with every single preboot robot and most of the reboot ones easily. The biggest concerns here are Carbide and Eruption, two robots who have handily beaten it several times before. It'll be a heavy favourite if th…
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