Robot wars is BACK!

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    (Original post by G8D)
    Is Chaos 2 coming back?
    No, the team have confirmed they're not entering a robot. Chaos 2 itself has been more or less retired since the Robot Wars Extreme 2, when its chassis got wrecked by Mr. Psycho. Even before that it was starting to show its age - I doubt many of the flippers from back then could compete with the new generation of robots. :no:
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    Introduction to the upgraded House Robots, with commentary by Jonathan Pearce. :coma:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...e-house-robots
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    Full list of which robots are competing, and in which heat (so don't click if you'd rather it was a surprise!)

    http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-...the-new-series

    My predictions for each heat
    Episode 1 - Depends who faces who first. Terrorhurtz could probably take Behemoth, which could probably beat Razer, which could beat Terrorhurtz.

    Episode 2 - Thor

    Episode 3 - Dantomkia

    Episode 4 - Eruption or Storm 2

    Episode 5 - Beast

    Wildcard will probably be the heat final loser from ep 1 or 4.
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    Oh no. My brother was obsessed with this throughout my childhood. No one tell him!!!
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...e-house-robots


    I think I may of just had a nerdgasm...

    I am so bloody excited

    Along with 50/50, this was my favourite TV show!!!
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    (Original post by The Roast)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...e-house-robots


    I think I may of just had a nerdgasm...

    I am so bloody excited

    Along with 50/50, this was my favourite TV show!!!
    Yes but Craig Charles is not the presenter I heard
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    Heard about this ages ago, super psyched to finally get some footage.

    Looked like Dara O'Briain will be presenting instead of Craig Charles. Glad they kept the old house robots though, hopefully we see some updates of old favourites. Hypno Disk anyone?
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    Road Block!
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    I'm really excited for this. I was going to start a thread yesterday.

    Anyone answer me this question- Are the (modified) House Robots, the original models?
    Or are they rebuild?

    I'm really worried they have taken the original models and updated them. Who should I email?
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    I used to watch it, but then one of my friends told me it was staged. Is it true? xD
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    I just bought the board game - it's bloody brilliant. I remember this from when I was little. My younger brother and I were bloodthirsty (or oilthirsty X3) little demons!
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    (Original post by Ordo)
    I used to watch it, but then one of my friends told me it was staged. Is it true? xD
    No I don't think so. I mean sometimes things did go wrong- controllers not working for instance but I don't think it was staged.

    Sometimes the rules were bent a little for certain robots and the House Robots sometimes attacked robots more so than the others.
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    (Original post by Ordo)
    I used to watch it, but then one of my friends told me it was staged. Is it true? xD
    Parts of the Seventh Wars were horrendously fixed, as the producers didn't want a certain competitor (Storm II) to win, but barring a few low points like that, the first run was not staged. Hopefully nothing in the reboot will be.
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    (Original post by IYGB)
    Yes but Craig Charles is not the presenter I heard
    At least Jonathan Pearce is back. Robot Wars wouldn't be the same without him.
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    Hypno Disk anyone?
    Not this year, I'm afraid (not enough time to update their 13 year old robot), but the team have stated they're interested in returning for later series.
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Not this year, I'm afraid (not enough time to update their 13 year old robot), but the team have stated they're interested in returning for later series.
    That's good to hear. I'd be happy to see any of the old robots. Stinger, Thermidor, Firestorm, Panic Attack and so on. Especially since a good number of teams had kids helping out or even piloting. Would be cool to see some of the kids grown up and working on the robots themselves.
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    (Original post by HelpusPleasus)
    I'm really excited for this. I was going to start a thread yesterday.

    Anyone answer me this question- Are the (modified) House Robots, the original models?
    Or are they rebuild?

    I'm really worried they have taken the original models and updated them. Who should I email?
    Rebuild I believe, they look nothing like the originals.
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    That's good to hear. I'd be happy to see any of the old robots. Stinger, Thermidor, Firestorm, Panic Attack and so on. Especially since a good number of teams had kids helping out or even piloting. Would be cool to see some of the kids grown up and working on the robots themselves.
    Thermidor 2 will be there, looking more evil than previously.

    http://robotwars.wikia.com/wiki/Thermidor_2

    Stinger isn't in the lineup for this year, but they're still around (if a bit rusty and tired-looking) - there are plenty of videos of them on Youtube competing in recent events.

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    I hope Matilda is as ruthless as before. :lockstock:
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    No Sgt Bash?
 
 
 
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