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 in the reboot by featherweight roboteer, Sam Price, and later Jack Tweedy.

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 in 2006

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.


Team Danby in Series 8

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.

The team finally competed on Robot Wars with Foxic, which competed in the Series 8. The latest version of Tanto, built by Team Danby, changed hands to Team Immersion, who competed in the pilot episode with it. After Team Immersion captain Adam Hamilton designed Vulture for future series of Robot Wars, Tanto was sold to Jack Tweedy and Craig Croucher of Team Nebula, who were part of Team Immersion during the pilot episode. Team Nebula later rebranded the robot as Neutron and attempted to enter Series 9 with the machine.

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

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.

In Series 10, Craig Danby was not selected to compete with Foxic, so the team reunited under Team Terrafonics, and entered with Apex again, driven and captained by Chris Danby. Jack Tweedy also joined the team. However, Apex lost both of its battles after spectacularly splitting apart from its weapon and body.

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.


  • 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)
  • Apex (Series 10, 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 9-10


  • Wins: 2 (1 unaired)
  • Losses: 10

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

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Team Danby Series 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
Series 10 Heat, Round 1 with Apex
Not selected with Foxic
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 Team Immersion

List of robotsEdit


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


  • 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 (version 1)
  • Foxic (version 2)
  • Apex shortly before Series 9
  • An unfinished Hyena, and Foxic (version 3)
  • Predator
  • Vindicare (Failed to qualify for Series 4)
  • TX-108 (Robot Wars Extreme Series 1, 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 (Series 9-10)
  • Foxic (Series 8-9)
  • Big Panda Hatchet (live circuit)
  • Unnamed crusher (built as part of a time-restricted challenge)
  • Hyena (Clash Bots)
  • Predator (BattleBots 2018)

  • Tanto Jr (aka Big BonX), middleweight
  • Gi-Ant-O, featherweight
  • Apex, featherweight



  • Deadline (Series 2)
  • Gi-Ant-O (Extreme 2, Series 7)
  • Tanto XP (retired)
  • Hatchet (live circuit)
  • Apex (King of Bots featherweight championship)


  • 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 Series 1)
  • 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

Outside Robot WarsEdit


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. Originally planned to have four legs, Photophattiephobia was built over a couple of days after Mentorn called the team, and was not finished until the evening before the event.


Hyena with its minibots

Hyena vs Princess Of Wales

Hyena battles Princess Of Wales

Team Danby competed in the Chinese TV show Clash Bots with a new heavyweight, Hyena. Under instruction from the Clash Bots producers, the robot was required to resemble Foxic, using a similar lifting arm, alongside three minibots, Oscar, Fiona and Lucy[1]. In its competition battle, it fought the Chinese flipper Bull Devil, but was repeatedly thrown through the air, and was eventually flipped out of the arena, resulting in a loss by knockout, eliminating Hyena from the competition after only one battle. Hyena also fought an untelevised battle against Princess Of Wales.

  • Predator at BattleBots in 2018
  • Team Danby with Predator
  • Predator with its self-righting mechanism closed
  • Craig Danby at BattleBots

Craig and Chris Danby also entered the 2018 season of BattleBots with a new machine, Predator, and were joined by Rory Mangles. The robot is similar in structure to Foxic, but is based upon a wolf, and is armed with a clamping jaw, with a separate self-righting mechanism. Predator's first battle was against ROTATOR, although Predator was immobilised very quickly, and subsequently the battle was not aired on television. Predator next competed in a three-way melee against Bale Spear and Valkyrie, two other robots which had suffered losses not aired on television. After its first collision with Valkyrie's undercutting spinner, Predator was immobilised, and lost its second and final competition fight. Outside of the main competition, Predator teamed up with Petunia to win an untelevised Tag Team battle against Double Dutch and Bale Spear on a Judges' decision, as part of the USA vs The World special. Jack Tweedy also entered the same series with Vanquish; for more information, see Neutron.


The original version of Hatchet, Sam Price's past featherweight

Team member Sam Price also competes at live events with numerous featherweights, initially with Hatchet, a two-wheeled robot armed with an chain-driven axe. Two versions of the robot were built; the original was sold in 2014, while the second version debuted in 2015 and competed regularly at featherweight events under Price's ownership. Price has since sold the second Hatchet to Team Tilly, who have since renamed it Red Hot Tilly Pecker.

Get Shrekt

Get Shrekt, Sam Price's current featherweight

Presently, Price competes with the featherweight vertical spinner, Get Shrekt, which also competed in the 2018 King of Bots UK championship. There, it won all three of its qualification battles by knockout, and advanced to the Top 12 by quickly defeating Straddle2. At this stage, Get Shrekt was defeated in a battle of vertical spinners, against Binky, but it won its losers' melee against Orpheus and Little Devil to reach the Top 8. Get Shrekt was eliminated at this stage, after being thrown out of the arena by Rocket.


  • In early 2017, Team Danby welcomed Will Sedgwick onto their team, co-host of robotics podcast Inside the Bot alongside Gabriel Stroud. However, he was not a part of the televised team in Series 10, instead accompanying Team Legion off-screen.



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