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Heat B of the New Blood Championship was the second of four heats which determined the finalists of the New Blood Championship, held during Robot Wars Extreme: Series 2. The episode featuring Heat B was originally broadcast on BBC Choice on January 21, 2003 and repeated on BBC Two on July 25, 2003.


Competing RobotsEdit

Chip Extreme II
Chip
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.25 x 1.37 x 0.73m
Power 2 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Spinning disc
Strengths Strong side armour
Weaknesses Inexperienced driver
From: Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales
Team Members: Rob Jones, Tom Ross & Gareth Jones
Edgehog
Edge Hog
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.84 x 1.19 x 0.80m
Power 2 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Axe & wedge
Strengths Powerful weapon
Weaknesses Driver control
From: Macclesfield, Cheshire
Team Members: Stephen Egerton & William Ashton
Hells-teeth
Hell's Teeth
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.26 x 1.45 x 1.20m
Power 3 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Spinning disc
Strengths Runs both ways up
Weaknesses Exposed wheels
From: Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire
Team Members: Shane Swan, Paul Morton & Andrew Shepard
Night raider
Night Raider
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.44 x 1.20 x 0.86m
Power 2 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Pneumatic ram & flipper
Strengths Heavily armoured
Weaknesses Easily flipped
From: Farnsworth, Lancashire
Team Members: George Towell, Trevor Holden & Mick Blackburn
Rt81
RT81
Weight 190kg
Dimensions 1.60 x 1.30 x 1.30m
Power Electric motors
Weapons Large hammer
Strengths Heavily armoured
Weaknesses No self-righting mechanism
From: Boston, Lincolnshire
Team Members: Andrew Lovelace, James Collins & Callum Collins
ThorEX2
Thor
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.59 x 1.95 x 1.16m
Power 2 x Electric motors
Weapons Hammer
Strengths Explosive weapon
Weaknesses Thin armour
From: Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire
Team Members: Jason Marston & Lee Cornish

Round 1Edit

Thor vs Night Raider vs Hell's TeethEdit

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Night Raider being ganged up on by its two opponents

Even before the battle, Night Raider was spinning around in circles, one drive chain having broken. The battle started with Thor and Hell's Teeth attacking Night Raider, Thor landed blows with its hammer, but failed to do any real damage. Hell's Teeth strayed too far into the CPZ, and was almost punished by Sir Killalot, but Hell's Teeth was too quick. Thor dragged Night Raider into the centre of the arena, whilst Hell's Teeth again nearly fell afoul of Sir Killalot. Thor attacked Night Raider with the hammer again, whilst Hell's Teeth dented the back with its disc.

"Night Raider are between a rock and a hard place, and they're out"
— Jonathan Pearce
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Night Raider, stuck between the jaw of Killalot and the claw of Mr. Psycho

Night Raider was attacked by the hammer of Mr. Psycho, removing whatever life was left in it. Sir Killalot came in, and waited for the countdown to finish, before attacking the immobilised Night Raider, whilst Thor pressed the pit release and attacked Hell's Teeth. Mr. Psycho picked Night Raider up, and put it onto the Floor Flipper, throwing it into the air, landing upside down. Psycho hammered it once more, as cease was called.

Qualified: Thor & Hell's Teeth

Edge Hog vs RT81 vs ChipEdit

"RT81 can only get up to two miles per hour, so don't expect Grand Prix speeds."
— Jonathan Pearce
Chip vs Edge Hog

Chip attacks Edge Hog

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RT81 is punctured by Edge Hog

Edge Hog began the battle by running into Chip, firing and missing a shot with its axe. Chip and Edge Hog battled whilst RT81 attempted to escape Mr. Psycho, but was far too slow. Chip attacked the sides of Edge Hog, before attacking the pit release tyre, whilst Mr. Psycho pushed RT81 into the arena centre, but immediately started smoking. Edge Hog impaled its axe into the tyre shell of RT81, which had caught fire. Edge Hog had already lost drive on one side due to sustained attacked from Chip, so Edge Hog feigned mobility by axing Mr Psycho with its axe. In response. Mr Psycho pushed it into the arena side wall. Sir Killalot picked Edge Hog up, but dropped it.

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Sir Killalot crushes RT81's tyre

RT81 had also lost mobility, and was counted down. Mr. Psycho attempted to pick the tyre up, but failed to. Sir Killalot had no such trouble however, grabbing it easily with its jaws. Killalot then dragged RT81 onto the Drop Zone, where it had a cooker dropped onto it.

Qualified: Edge Hog & Chip

Round 2Edit

Thor vs ChipEdit

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Chip enters the arena without its disc

Philippa Forrester: "Rumour is rife that you're not ready..."
Tom Ross: "We're ready. Just."
— Pre-battle
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The knockout blow

Before the battle, there was speculation on whether the disc of Chip was functioning fully, but this didn't matter, because Chip used a set of static spikes instead of its disc. Thor charged at Chip, and the first blow with the hammer immobilised it. Thor landed another blow, before pushing it onto the flame pit. Thor attacked a couple more times, before Growler came in and attacked Chip with its troublesome flamethrower.

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Growler is pinned on the side wall

Thor, having beaten Chip, turned its attention to Growler, landing a hammer blow on the dog of war. Growler retaliated, using its massive power to slam Thor against the arena wall, but in doing so beached itself on the arena wall. Meanwhile, Mr. Psycho hammered Chip, before knocking it into Growler, helping to free its stricken pet. Thor, also freed, hit the pit release button, and Mr. Psycho nearly reversed into the pit, whilst Chip was counted out by the Refbot. Growler grabbed Chip with its jaws, dragging it onto the flipper, throwing it into the clutches of Mr. Psycho, who landed a hammer blow, before leaving it to Growler to pit the defeated Chip.

Winner: Thor

Edge Hog vs Hell's TeethEdit

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Edge Hog axes the stricken Hell's Teeth

Edge Hog, like Chip, had troubles pre-battle, but this was fixed completely in time, and it was in fact Edge Hog who started the faster, causing minor damage with its axe, before landing a blow on Hell's Teeth's wheel, who had lost drive on one side, before stopping altogether. Edge Hog continued to attack Hell's Teeth with its axe, pushing it on to the angle grinder, and Refbot came in to count out Hell's Teeth.

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Sergeant Bash is heavily damaged by Edge Hog

The House Robots came in, Dead Metal pushed Hell's Teeth, but was attacked by Edge Hog, who lodged its axe in the exoskeleton of the House Robot. Sergeant Bash came in to help its fellow, but paid the price when Edge Hog turned on it, dislodging the flamethrower turret, and knocking the rear panel off the House Robot. Eventually it was Refbot who came in to save Sergeant Bash, and Dead Metal attacked Edge Hog with the saw blade, whilst Sergeant Bash attacked the side of Edge Hog. Hell's Teeth meanwhile had been put onto the Floor Flipper, and then onto the Drop Zone, where an assortment of balls was dropped on it. Finally, it was Refbot, who had taken control of the destruction whilst Sergeant Bash and Dead Metal occupied themselves with Edge Hog, who pushed Hell's Teeth into the pit.

"Hell's Teeth, absolutely obliterated! Edge Hog, through to the Heat Final!"
— Craig Charles

Winner: Edge Hog

FinalEdit

Thor vs Edge HogEdit

Thor vs Edge Hog

Thor axes Edge Hog

Stephen Egerton: "Another hour and we should be done!"
Philippa Forrester: "Oh another hour. Good, because you have about five minutes!"
— Damage sustained by Edge Hog
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Thor's KO blow on Edge Hog

After taking on the House Robots in their previous battle, Edge Hog sustained serious damage, and was barely ready for the start of the battle. Nevertheless, it put up a good show at the start, firing the axe and missing, Thor following suit with its hammer. It was however Thor who got the first blow in, landing a small glancing attack to the top of Edge Hog, before hitting again, but both attacks were merely glancing. Edge Hog struck back with its first blow, but Thor finally landed a more powerful blow, temporarily stopping Edge Hog.

"Jumping around like a startled frog, Edge Hog, out there!"
— Jonathan Pearce
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Edge Hog stuck upside down

Edge Hog retaliated, nearly landing an axe blow, but Thor pushed hard, and got underneath Edge Hog, pushing it into the CPZ, and Sir Killalot. Killalot picked Edge Hog up, and nearly dumped Edge Hog out of the arena, but instead dragged it into the centre of the arena, dropping it upside down. Trying to help it, Refbot pushed Edge Hog to the edge of the arena, but Edge Hog struggled to self right; however eventually it did so. After this, Edge Hog had lost mobility, and was counted out by the Refbot. Sir Killalot pushed Edge Hog onto the floor flipper, allowing it to be flipped before pushing it into the pit.

Heat Winner: Thor

"If you've got a robot that can join our cause, I wanna see it here, on Robot Wars!"
— Craig Charles' sign-off


Trivia Edit

  • RT81 was the only robot from a team that did not fight in Series 7.
  • Thor, winner of this Heat, was actually a filler robot, replacing an unknown drop-out. This makes Thor the only New Blood competitor to have made it past Round 1 of Series 6.
  • During the second round battle between Thor and Chip, visible is one of the best views of Growler's rarely seen flamethrower.
  • Both first round melees featured the two heaviest house robots, Mr. Psycho and Sir Killalot, a particularly harsh initiation for the New Blood competitors.
  • During the Heat Final, Refbot's counter had broken on one side, so when it intended to display the 10 to signal a competitor was immobilised, it instead read 0.

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