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For the UK Series 2 robot , see Spin Doctor (Series 2).
For the UK Series 6 and 7 robot , see Spin Doctor (Series 6).

Spin Doctor was the second entry of Team LOGICOM into Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors and Nickelodeon Robot Wars. This robot wasn't as successful as The Revolutionist, but they did pair up to come second in the Nickelodeon Robot Wars Tag Team special.

When entering Spin Doctor, Team LOGICOM dressed up as doctors, and brought props such as a hacksaw, to 'see what colour the opponent's insides are'.

DesignEdit

Spin Doctor US

Spin Doctor's rear wedge

Spin Doctor is an invertible robot, running on four exposed wheels. Its weapon is a six-bladed disc, made from urethane, and Spin Doctor also had a rear wedge. Though the disc could spin up at 3000rpm, its drive chain was prone to dislodging, and the robot itself would often break down.

Like a real ambulance, the robot's name was written backwards on its rear side.

Robot HistoryEdit

Season 2Edit

Probophobia vs Spin Doctor vs Cyclone

Spin Doctor attacks Probophobia but breaks down

In the first round, Spin Doctor fought Probophobia and Cyclone. However, this battle was decided without any input from Spin Doctor, as Cyclone's first contact with Probophobia removed the former's failsafe, immobilizing it. Spin Doctor attacked Probophobia while it turned Cyclone over, throwing sparks, but Probophobia retaliated by lifting Spin Doctor. The two victorious robots continued to battle, but an attack from Spin Doctor removed its own weapon chain and caused the robot to break down. Regardless, it qualified for the second round.

Panzer Mk 4 vs Spin Doctor

Spin Doctor is overturned by Panzer Mk 4

Spindoctorpit

Spin Doctor drives into the pit

There it met the reigning champion, Panzer Mk 4, a robot which Team LOGICOM held a grudge against. However, Spin Doctor lacked an answer, as its rear wedge could not breach the low ground clearance of Panzer Mk 4, and it was pushed around the arena, and turned over by a powerful drive. This took away Spin Doctor's weapon chain, so it resorted to opening the pit, where it was buffeted once again. Spin Doctor backed away, but reversed straight into the opening pit, eliminating itself from the competition.

"In medical terms, did you decide to euthanize your own robot?"
Mick Foley

NickelodeonEdit

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Spin Doctor's Vengeance battle with Probophobia, after the two met in round one of US Season 2 was practically over before it even started. Probophobia dug its spikes right into Spin Doctor's chassis, knocking out its drive chain and leaving Spin Doctor immobile. Refbot counted it out and Dead Metal pushed Spin Doctor down the pit of oblivion.

Spin Doctor competed alongside its teammate The Revolutionist in the International Tag Team Terror, representing the USA. In the first round, against fellow American pairing Zanzara and Run Away, it managed to disable Zanzara's weapon within just a few seconds of the battle starting, but its own weapon seemed to stop after this. Little was seen of Spin Doctor after this as it tagged Revolutionist, who quickly immobilised both Zanzara and Run Away with a single hit each, putting the two robots through to the final. Up against UK team Ming 3 and Rick, Spin Doctor was able to avoid Ming's crusher, but couldn't utalise its disc, so was forced to tag in Revolutionist again. Revolutionist was eventually flipped over by Rick and Ming was rendered immobile by Sir Killalot, but Spin Doctor was unable to land a good attack on Rick, at one point missing a charge and getting its flywheel stuck under an angle grinder, but it escaped before Rick could capitalise. Killalot then grabbed Rick and dropped it out of the arena, leaving Spin Doctor as the only mobile competitor, albeit barely. Spin Doctor and Revolutionist lost the resulting judges decision after Killalot's attacks on the British robots were deemed illegal, putting the American team in second place overall.

ResultsEdit

SPIN DOCTOR - RESULTS
Season 2
US Championship
Heats, Round 2
Heat A, Round 1 vs. Probophobia, Cyclone Qualified
Heat A, Round 2 vs. Panzer Mk 4 Lost
Nickelodeon Robot Wars
International Tag Team Terror
Representing the US and competing with The Revolutionist, Runner-up
Eliminator vs. Zanzara & Run Away Won
Final vs. Rick & Ming 3 Lost
Other Battles
Vengeance
Vengeance vs. Probophobia Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 3

Series RecordEdit

Spin doctor US

Spin Doctor, inverted

Main Series Spin Doctor Record
Season 1 Entered with The Revolutionist
Season 2 Heat, Round 2
Entered with The Revolutionist

TriviaEdit

  • Team LOGICOM is the only competitor in Extreme Warriors to reach the finals less than 50% of the time, and the only runner-up in all Robot Wars to bear this statistic.
  • When entering with The Revolutionist in Season 2, Team LOGICOM stated a desire to take down 'the tank', referring to Panzer Mk 4, as an act of vengeance from the Season 1 Final. They would indeed fight Panzer Mk 4 with Spin Doctor, but did not address the grudge.

Outside Robot WarsEdit

Bambulance

Spin Doctor as Bambulance after Robot Wars.

After Robot Wars, Spin Doctor was converted to have a scoop instead of the disc and renamed Bambulance. It entered five tournaments as Bambulance. These include the 2004 BattleBots NPC Charity event but it didn't compete.

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