- "And for the comedy entrant, we're gonna see Bunny Attack. Bunny Attack's got an 8 pound sledgehammer, capable of conquering the ... er, animal kingdown anyway!"
- — Stefan Frank introduces Bunny Attack in Extreme Warriors
Bunny Attack was a heavyweight robot from Massachusetts that competed in the second season of Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors and Nickelodeon Robot Wars. It only reached the second round of the Season 2 US Championship, but performed better in the Nickelodeon Series, becoming runners-up in the Nickelodeon Annihilator and winning a Vengeance battle against the loanerbot Hoot in the Nickelodeon series.
Bunny Attack was a triangular double-wedge shaped robot with four outer wheels, flammable white and black fur resembling a rabbit's face and ears, and an 8lb sledgehammer driven by a starter motor from a Chevrolet found in a junkyard. The robot was armoured in sheet aluminium, which protected the robot's internals when the fur caught light, and was driven by two wheelchair motors. While the hammer was not capable of dealing much damage, and its wheels and armour looked fragile, Bunny Attack proved reliable throughout its appearances in Extreme Warriors and the Nickelodeon series, which contributed towards its decent track record.
It sported three slightly different facial expressions in US Season 2 and Nickelodeon Robot Wars, but all three versions had the same design; triangular eyes, whiskers and a smile.
Bunny Attack's first round battle was against Paul Bunyan and The Falcon Mark 2. Bunny Attack started by turning around, and The Falcon Mark 2 rammed into it, getting behind it as it tried to drive away, and getting underneath Bunny Attack, pushing it over the flame pit. However, Bunny Attack was not on the flames long enough to catch light, and it quickly recovered, moving away from the flames. The Falcon Mark 2 drove after it, but Bunny Attack dodged and moved away. After driving into Refbot, it turned around and drove at The Falcon Mark 2, which started pushing Bunny Attack. The Falcon Mark 2 pushed Bunny Attack towards the flame pit, lifting it up a little. However, Bunny Attack slipped off the lifter and drove away. Bunny Attack drove into Paul Bunyan, which pushed it back a little, but Bunny Attack got away as Paul Bunyan turned around to try and use its spinning blade. Paul Bunyan chased after it, and soon caught up with it, and The Falcon Mark 2 began attacking Bunny Attack as well. Bunny Attack tried hammering Paul Bunyan, but the hammer did no damage and Paul Bunyan pushed Bunny Attack back, whilst The Falcon Mark 2 tried lifting Bunny Attack, only for Bunny Attack to slip off the lifter again. Bunny Attack reversed, and Paul Bunyan pushed it up the arena, with Bunny Attack continuing to land ineffective hammer blows on Paul Bunyan.
- "Let's see if the Bunny can bury the hammer ... no way! That thing doesn't look like its got enough clearance to do any damage, it's just kinda ... patting Paul Bunyan!"
- — Stefan Frank
Paul Bunyan drove off as The Falcon Mark 2 tried to get under Bunny Attack's side. Bunny Attack drove down the arena a little to avoid The Falcon Mark 2, which drove to the other side and tried to get under it, but Bunny Attack quickly got away, driving after Paul Bunyan and hammering it. Paul Bunyan escaped, and The Falcon Mark 2 got under Bunny Attack and pushed it up the arena. Bunny Attack managed to get off its opponent, and turned around so it could hammer The Falcon Mark 2, but the hammer blows still caused no damage.
- "Somebody's gotta get going and do some damage here if they wanna get through. So far, we've just seen a round of really ineffective weapons, so it may be a battle of attrition."
- — Stefan Frank
However, after failing to lift up Bunny Attack, ramming the front with the lifting arm, The Falcon Mark 2 got the lifter under Bunny Attack and lifted it up. However, after being held up by the arm, Bunny Attack slid back down after The Falcon Mark 2 raised the lifting arm too high, and went back after Paul Bunyan. Whilst the hammer still caused no problems, Bunny Attack was able to push Paul Bunyan a little, before Paul Bunyan drove forward, then reversed back into Bunny Attack. The two continued pushing against each other, whilst Bunny Attack continued swinging the hammer, but neither robot could gain a significant advantage whilst pushing, and the hammer still had no effect. Eventually, The Falcon Mark 2 came in, and Paul Bunyan pushed Bunny Attack against it. The Falcon Mark 2 tried getting the lifter under Bunny Attack's side, but Bunny Attack got away, and in the last few seconds, chased after Paul Bunyan, managing to push it back as it tried to get away. The judges eventually chose to eliminate Paul Bunyan and let The Falcon Mark 2 and Bunny Attack through.
- "The judges felt that Bunny Love and The Falcon are gonna stay, did more damage, you had the sledgehammer going."
- — Mick Foley explains the decision
Bunny Attack then fought Tyranabot. At the beginning of the battle, Bunny Attack pushed Tyranabot into Sergeant Bash's CPZ, before using the hammer. Sergeant Bash then used the flamethrower to set Tyranabot alight. Tyranabot attempted to slam Bunny Attack, but both Dead Metal and Sergeant Bash left their CPZs and attacked Tyranabot. Tyranabot hit the pit release button, and Bunny Attack reversed into the pit of oblivion.
Bunny Attack fought in the Annihilator of the Nickelodeon Robot Wars series. In the first round, it was immediately rammed by Basenji. It spent the rest of the match attacking the much smaller robot The Piecemaker before Techno Trousers was counted out and placed onto the floor flipper, which launched it right into Bunny Attack's hammer.
It continued to use its hammer rather ineffectively against Hannibal and The Piecemaker in the next two rounds until eventually in the third round, the hammer broke off entirely.
Bunny Attack would eventually meet Hannibal in the final round. It managed to knock Hannibal's sacrificial carrot off of its forks but was then spun around by the Floor Spinner. Hannibal then continued to push Bunny Attack around the arena and into the corner patrol zones where Shunt and Dead Metal attacked it. Bunny Attack managed to survive to the end and lost the judges decision to take second overall.
Bunny Attack would later fight a Vengeance battle against Hoot, a loanerbot given to The Piecemaker team, who wanted some payback on Bunny Attack beating it in the Annihilator. Neither robots' weapons seemed to have much effect on each other with Hoot's spinning arms glancing off Bunny Attack and Bunny Attack's hammer merely tapping away at the top of Hoot. Bunny Attack then got stuck on the steam pit and Hoot came in and hit it with the arms, breaking two of them off. Matilda then hit the Pit Trigger and Sir Killalot broke off Bunny Attack's sledgehammer. Cease would eventually be called but then Sir Killalot backed both robots into the Pit. The fight was given an audience vote who decided that Bunny Attack was the winner.
|BUNNY ATTACK - RESULTS|
Heats, Round 2
|Heat H, Round 1||vs. Paul Bunyan, The Falcon Mark 2||Qualified|
|Heat H, Round 2||vs. Tyranabot||Lost|
|Nickelodeon Robot Wars|
|Round 1||vs. Hannibal, The Piecemaker, Basenji, Techno Trousers||Qualified|
|Round 2||vs. Hannibal, The Piecemaker, Basenji||Qualified|
|Round 3||vs. Hannibal, The Piecemaker||Qualified|
|Round 4||vs. Hannibal||Lost|
- Wins: 5
- Losses: 2
|Main Series||Bunny Attack Series Record|
|Season 1||Did not enter|
|Season 2||Heat, Round 2|
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