|Team Members|| Rex Garrod|
|Dimensions||0.90m x 0.90m x 0.45m|
|Power||24V industrial motor|
|Weapons||Pneumatic steel tongue with built in front-hinged flipper|
Robot statistics correct as of its most recent appearance on the show
- "Recyclopse was named after the fact that it was manufactured from recycled material."
- — Rex Garrod on the origins of the name Recyclopse
Recyclopse was the first robot from Team Cassius, which was entered in Series 1. It was a black dome-shaped machine with a pneumatic steel wedge "tongue" that would shoot out of the front of the robot, with a reach of over 90cm, and flip its opponents over. Recyclopse was made almost entirely of recycled materials, with the only thing purchased being the wheels. As a result, Recyclopse was the first robot to cost less than one hundred pounds. The domed shape defended Recyclopse well against pointed attacks, but it was quite unreliable as its drive chain kept slipping. Due to this, Recyclopse broke down in three of its five appearances.
It was the first competitor robot to flip another robot with a flipping weapon rather than a plain wedge, doing so to the House Robot Matilda. The robot won its Heat Final after a controversial judges' decision against Mortis, but was immobilised in the Grand Final when one if its chains broke after an attack by the eventual champion, Roadblock.
Recyclopse was retired after the first wars, with a good deal of its electronics being recycled into the similarly successful Cassius, and the shell being for a while to cover the water pump at the bottom of Rex Garrod's garden, before being moved to Garrod's workshop, where it sits alongside all three versions of Cassius.
Recyclopse took on the House Robot route in the Gauntlet and shot past the defending House Robots to complete the course in the fastest time.
In the Trial, the five remaining robots played the robot version of British Bulldog. Again Recyclopse started quickly, but was impeded by Matilda. This made Recyclopse drive into a pyramid and lose one of its chains, immobilising it.However Recyclopse got its revenge by becoming the first competitor robot to flip over a House Robot by flipping Matilda over, and the first robot to flip another over using an active weapon. Progressing into the Arena stage. Its first battle was over fairly quickly with it driving towards a CPZ and being attacked by Dead Metal. Recyclopse ran away from danger and rammed straight into sluggish Scrapper before flipping it onto its side.
In the Heat Final, Mortis drove into a CPZ and got impaled on a spike leaving it open to attack by Matilda. However, Mortis escaped and launched some aggressive attacks on Recyclopse and came close to tipping it over. The battle ended with Recyclopse stranded on top of Mortis, who was stuck on the sidebars, in a CPZ with Mortis being attacked by the axe of Shunt. The decision went to the judges who gave it to Recyclopse, much to the dismay of the Mortis team.
In the Grand Final, Recyclopse appeared to be the main target for the other competitors, as it was spiked by T.R.A.C.I.E. before being pushed around by Roadblock, Bodyhammer and Robot The Bruce, nearly toppling over at one point. Roadblock then shoved Recyclopse across the Arena, causing the drive-chain to break off, just as it had in the trial of its heat. Recyclopse was immobilised, leaving it technically finishing 4th overall.
|RECYCLOPSE - RESULTS|
|The First Wars - UK Championship|
|Heat B, Gauntlet||Completed (1st)||Qualified|
|Heat B, Trial (British Bulldog)||Halfway (4th)||Qualified|
|Heat B, Semi-Final||vs. Scrapper||Won|
|NOTE: This battle set the Shortest Battle Record at 0:15 seconds|
|Heat B, Final||vs. Mortis||Won|
|Grand Final||vs. Roadblock, Robot The Bruce,|
Cunning Plan, Bodyhammer, T.R.A.C.I.E.
- Wins: 2
- Losses: 1
- Series 1: Grand Final
- Series 2-3: Entered with Cassius
- Series 4-7: Did not enter
- Recyclopse was the first robot to flip another with a moving weapon, doing so to Matilda in the Trial round of its heat, also making it the first ever contestant robot to flip over a House Robot.
- Recyclopse is one of 23 robots to have completed The Gauntlet
Similarities with Cunning PlanEdit
Several connections have been made between Cunning Plan and Recyclopse.
- Both robots had a win/loss record of 2/1 during their only appearance, and completed the Gauntlet.
- Both robots held the Shortest Battle Record at some point in the First Wars.
- Both robot's performance in Series 1 was poorly reflected in the seeding of Series 2.
- Both robots were retired and replaced with a powerful flipping/lifting robot that fought in Series 2 and 3 before the team retired.
|First robot to flip a House Robot over|
|Pioneer of the Front-hinged flipper|