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For any Robot Wars fans out there

Discussion in 'Proposed Events and Requests' started by Daniel Booth, 24 September 2013.

  1. Daniel Booth

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    I have exciting news for anyone who was a fan of the hit show 'Robot Wars'.
    This October, I'll be entering a lightweight robot as the first (as far as I'm aware) brony representative! If anyone is interested in seeing it, book your tickets and come to Doncaster Dome on Sunday 27th October! More details can be found at the following link: http://www.fightingrobots.co.uk/content/8-robot-wars-october-27th-2013-doncaster
    And here's an in-progress photo of the robot itself. Meet Mecha Sombra!

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  2. Patrick Rowberry

    Patrick Rowberry waits for series 9 of robot wars

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    make sure that gets on eqd when it happens and post the video of the fight please
     
  3. Thomas+Ponies

    Thomas+Ponies I'm HowToBasic!

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    WOW! LOOKS BRILLIANT!
     
  4. Cuttleshock

    Cuttleshock Shuffle Champion (and Celeste!)

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    It's been about a trillion years since I last watched Robot Wars, but this is incredible. Please do try and get a video up.
     
  5. sean retro

    sean retro Honorary Pony

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    This is going to good.
     
  6. Robshi

    Robshi Young Dragon

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    That's a cool looking robot. What weaponry is it going to have?
     
  7. Daniel Booth

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    Since this is my first robot, I don't have the skills to make an active weapon just yet. So for now I've just got an interchangeable wedge, scoop and chisel club.
     
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    Robshi Young Dragon

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    Ah, okay. I'd love to see it in action. I hope ya can get a video up of you competing with it.
     
  9. sean retro

    sean retro Honorary Pony

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    Quick question, are you in the 12:00pm or 3:30pm since it two show times?
     
  10. Daniel Booth

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    I'm not sure yet, but I suspect it might be both.
     
  11. Kao

    Kao White, fluffy, OC Fursuiter

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    Ooh sweet! We've run a few robot wars championships here at work out of hours and they've always been rather fun!

    Ironically the most effective one so far was a bog standard RC car with string trailing behind it. All the robots simply got caught up in the string!
     
  12. sean retro

    sean retro Honorary Pony

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    If it is I better get the 12:00pm one while your robot is still in one piece.
     
  13. Daniel Booth

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    Actually, I've double-layered the armour since that photo was taken. So hopefully it should hold up for at least 2 matches, fingers crossed!
     
  14. Sheriff Stable

    Sheriff Stable Drugstore Cowboy

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    Looks great! I remember my own attempts to re-create Robot Wars back when I was but a wee lad... It was a RC car with a screwdriver taped to the front. Damage was a resounding nothing.
    Seriously though, that robot looks ace, can't wait to see how it holds up in an arena!
     
  15. Thomas+Ponies

    Thomas+Ponies I'm HowToBasic!

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    If Robot Wars ends up starting again (possibly not), you should enter this robot.
    It would be the 5th robot to be based on a cartoon.
     
  16. vaska00762

    vaska00762 R6 Siege fan

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    Oh my, I have many a fond memory of Robot Wars, it was just a spectacular show. I still remember some of my favourite robots from there! Hypno-Disk, Wheely Big Cheese, PussyCat and Roadblock. My word, those were some great machines.

    And don't get me started on the House Robots!
     
  17. Daniel Booth

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    Which other ones have there been? The only one that immediately springs to my mind is Kronic.
     
  18. Thomas+Ponies

    Thomas+Ponies I'm HowToBasic!

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    Bamm Bamm
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    Bash Gordon
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  19. Daniel Booth

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    Ah, I recognise all of them except Bash Gordon. Actually, wasn't there a dutch robot called Pika 2?
     
  20. Thomas+Ponies

    Thomas+Ponies I'm HowToBasic!

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    Oh yeah, there was:
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