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Team Danby is one of the most experienced teams in Robot Wars, first competing in Series 2, despite not qualifying with a heavyweight until Series 8. The team primarily consists of the two Danby brothers, Craig and Chris, and they are also joined by featherweight roboteer, Sam Price.

Team Danby refers to the team under the captaincy of Craig Danby, while the alternative name Team Terrafonics is used to refer to Chris Danby's teams.

Robot WarsEdit

Team Danby

Team Danby with Foxic in Series 8

Team Danby first competed in the Featherweight Championship of the Second Wars with Deadline. They failed to enter Series 3 as their event was cancelled, the Super Heavyweight championship with Toxin. They lost their only antweight fight in Extreme 1 with Anto and they also lost both featherweight fights (Extreme 2 and Series 7) with Gi-Ant-O. They used a Sumobot in Extreme 2 as their proper machine wasn't ready. In Series 7, they used their proper machine, but it lost drive almost immediately and was counted out.

Series 4 saw them attempt to qualify with a lifter armed robot named Vindicare. In the first series of Extreme, they won an unaired Wild Card Warriors match against Hypno-Disc after the famous machine broke down early in the battle. They have also attempted to enter the show with TX-108 and Tanto.

TX-108 Team

Chris and Craig Danby with TX-108

During the qualifiers for Series 5, TX-108 faced future semi-finalist S3. It started well, managing to push S3 around as the machine was suffering from control problems, although S3 did manage to turn and hit TX-108 with its disc multiple times. The match went to the judges with both machines having suffered damage, and S3 was declared the winner.

For Series 6, TX-108 attempted to qualify again and fought Reptirron The Second, but broke down during the battle after one crucial blow from Reptirron's weapon and failed to enter the show again.

At the Series 7 qualifiers, TX-108 was drawn against 8645T 2 and Mighty Mouse, who coincidentally fought in Round 1 of the main competition against each other. TX-108 lost after its aerial came loose and once again failed to qualify for the series.

Foxic and Danby

Craig Danby with Foxic in Series 9

Apex with team

Team Terrafonics in Series 9 with Apex

Craig Danby

Craig Danby's fox hoodie

The team finally competed on Robot Wars with Foxic, which competed in the Series 8. The latest version of Tanto, built by Team Danby, was also sold to Team Nebula, who competed in the pilot episode with it. They have since rebranded the robot as Neutron.

In Series 9, Craig Danby qualified with Foxic, entering as a one-man team, but suffered from bad-luck in his Group Battle after driving over the floor flipper while missing a retaining bolt. Chris Danby entered as the captain of Team Terrafonics with his robot, Apex, joined by Sam Price. Craig Danby wore a fox hoodie throughout the filming of his episode in Series 9.

To date, Team Danby have built at least 132 robots in the past 16 years.

"6 versions of Tanto, 3 of TX-108, 2 of Toxin, 1 of Vindicare well over 100 ants and at least 20 feathers, that's 16 years of robot building."
— Craig Danby on the Official Robot Wars Facebook page.

Battle of the StarsEdit

The Cat with team

Craig Danby with The Cat

Craig Danby took part as a mentor in Robot Wars: Battle of the Stars. He appeared in Episode 1, mentoring Suzi Perry and Dallas Campbell, presenters of TV shows such as The Gadget Show. Craig helped the celebrities repair and compete with a robot of Perry's own design, The Cat. Danby did not receive a speaking role on the show, but gave advice to the celebrities off-screen to keep them calm and competitive.

RobotsEdit

  • Deadline (Series 2, Featherweight)
  • Toxin (Series 3, Super Heavyweight)
  • TX-108 (Extreme 1, Heavyweight)
  • Anto (Extreme 1, Antweight)
  • Gi-Ant-O (Extreme 2, Featherweight)
  • Gi-Ant-O (Series 7, Featherweight)
  • Foxic (Series 8, Heavyweight)
  • Foxic (Series 9, Heavyweight)
  • Apex (Series 9, Heavyweight)
  • The Cat (Battle of the Stars, Heavyweight)
Name Weight Class Series
Deadline Featherweight Series 2
Anto Antweight Extreme 1
TX-108 Heavyweight Extreme 1 (unaired)
Gi-Ant-O Featherweight Extreme 2, Series 7
Foxic Heavyweight Series 8-9
Apex Heavyweight Series 9

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 2 (1 unaired)
  • Losses: 8

NOTE: Wins and losses belonging to The Cat are not included

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Team Danby Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Featherweight Championship with Deadline
The Third Wars Super Heavyweight Championship with Toxin (event cancelled)
The Fourth Wars Failed to qualify with Vindicare
The Fifth Wars Failed to qualify with TX-108
The Sixth Wars Failed to qualify with TX-108
The Seventh Wars Featherweight Championship, Round 1 with Gi-Ant-O
Unused reserve, Tanto
Failed to qualify with TX-108
Series 8 Heat, Round 2 with Foxic
Not selected with Apex
Series 9 Heat, Round 1 with Foxic
Heat, Round 1 with Apex
Battle of the Stars, Runner-up with The Cat
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Entered with TX-108 (unaired)
Antweight Championship with Anto
Series 2 Featherweight Championship, Round 1 with Gi-Ant-O

NOTE: Tanto also entered the 2016 pilot episode, under new ownership of Team Nebula

Outside Robot WarsEdit

Photophattiephobia

Photophattiephobia during the interview before the race began.

They competed in Techno Games with TX-108, as RaMyA, (Razer My Arse), minus it's weapon and clad in pink fur working with Pink Pants (a weaponless pink fur clad Pussycat) in the football competition as Team Pink. It also competed in the Sumo competition.

The team also competed in the Sprint Battery event in Techno Games 2001 with a robot called Photophattiephobia, which reached the semi-finals, despite never reaching the finish line. Photophattiephobia was built over a couple of days after Mentorn called the team. It was meant to have 4 legs but didn't due to Photophattiephobia not being finished until half ten the night before the event.

Other RobotsEdit

Toxinarmourless

Toxin without armour

After Series 7 of Robot Wars, Team Danby entered Tanto and TX-108 in the live circuit and had a lot more success than they ever did in Robot Wars. The team has currently built:

Super Heavyweight

Heavyweight

  • A computer generated image of Vindicare
  • The first version of TX-108
  • TX-108 at Techno Games
  • TX-108 minus its armour at the live event
  • Tanto V1, which failed to qualify for Series 7, now retired
  • Tanto version 2 (retired)
  • Tanto version 3 (retired)
  • Tanto version 4 (retired)
  • Tanto version 5 (retired)
  • Tanto version 6 which made its Robot Wars debut in Guilford
  • Tanto version 6 ready for Newport
  • Tanto version 6 in 2014 with its new top design
  • Scrap Dog (under construction)
  • Scrap Dog complete, it now goes by the name Noisy Cricket.
  • TX-108 and Tanto version 3 with Pinser on display.
  • TX-109 in 2014
  • TX-109 when it was finished
  • TX-109 at Santa Pod.
  • Foxic, Team Danby's new heavyweight almost finished.
  • Foxic finished.
  • Foxic finished.
  • Vindicare (Failed to qualify for Series 4)
  • TX-108 (Robot Wars Extreme, failed to qualify for Series 5-7)
  • Tanto (Unused reserve for Series 7)
  • Tanto 2-5 (retired)
  • Tanto 6 (2016 Pilot)
  • Scrap Dog (Sold and renamed Noisy Cricket)
  • Mad Dog (entered construction, progress unknown)
  • Apex (Not selected for Series 8)
  • Foxic (Series 8)
  • Big Poppa Hatchet (live circuit)

Middleweight

Tanto Jnr

Tanto Jnr (aka Big BonX)

  • Tanto Jr (retired)

Featherweight

  • Deadline (Series 2)
  • Gi-Ant-O (Extreme 2, Series 7)
  • Tanto XP (retired)

Antweights:Edit

  • Anto 1
  • Anto 2 before Extreme Series 1
  • Anto 3 before 2013
  • Anto 3, the current model of Anto, in 2012
  • Anto 3 in 2013
  • Anto 3 in 2013 after being redesigned to resemble Tanto V.6
  • Anto 3 in 2014
  • A early Anto X
  • Envy Ant
  • Stormin Norman
  • Tourniquet
  • Scalpel Evo 2
  • Wells
  • Anto3, Anto X (rebuilt) and Son of PhotoPhattiePhobia
  • Anto (Robot Wars Extreme)
  • Anto X
  • Ixion
  • Boxing Unit 1
  • Scrap Mamba
  • Scalpel Evo 3
  • Badgerbot
  • Anto 3
  • Nanto
  • Stormin Norman
  • Envy Ant
  • 8.645T
  • Torniquet
  • Ifyouthinkthisnameisstupidyoushouldhearmyother (Iyttnisyshmo)
  • Son of PhotoPhattiePhobia

TriviaEdit

  • In early 2017, Team Danby welcomed Will Sedgwick onto their team, co-host of robotics podcast Inside the Bot alongside Gabriel Stroud.

External linksEdit

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