Techno Trousers was an American competitor that fought in Season 2 of Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors as well as Nickelodeon Robot Wars. It reached the second round of the US Championship in Extreme Warriors, but was eliminated in the first round of both the Nickelodeon Annihilator and Mayhem competitions.
The robot's name and design were most likely references to the 'Techno Trousers' from the 1992 Wallace and Gromit animated short film, The Wrong Trousers. The team further reinforced Techno Trousers' theme by wearing tall trousers with red braces throughout their appearances.
As its name suggests, Techno Trousers was modeled on a pair of trousers, with a rear box section containing two wheels and a pair of red bands resembling braces, as well as two very long cylindrical sections resembling trouser 'legs' protruding from the front. The left 'leg' also contained the robot's weapon - a lance attached to the end of a truck spring and drawn back by a hydraulic cylinder using a cable. The lance would fire once it was released from a catch lock, hoping to pierce through other robots' armor. However, despite being invertible and having an interesting design and weapon, Techno Trousers was also sluggish, cumbersome and prone to being easily shunted around due to its poor pushing power and excessive length.
In Round 1, Techno Trousers fought fellow Extreme Warriors debutants Darkness and Mechadroid. It was sluggish moving away from the CPZ, and stayed out of most of the action early on as Darkness and Mechadroid fought each other. It was then shoved by Mechadroid into another CPZ where Sergeant Bash came in to attack. Techno Trousers was pushed out by Mechadroid and Darkness into the pit release button and another CPZ, where Sergeant Bash grabbed hold of its rear end and dragged it across the arena before letting go. However, Techno Trousers survived as Darkness pushed Mechadroid into the pit a few seconds later.
In Round 2, Techno Trousers faced the experienced Rosie The Riveter. It used its lance to knock Rosie The Riveter back but the spike failed to recoil, rendering it useless. Techno Trousers then spent most of the fight being pushed around by its opponent. Rosie The Riveter then pushed Techno Trousers into the CPZs where Matilda and Dead Metal attacked it, before ramming Techno Trousers into into the Pit bumper and trying to push it into the open pit. Despite Stefan Frank stating that Techno Trousers was too big to fit in, Rosie The Riveter finally managed to get Techno Trousers down, eliminating them from the US Championship.
Nickelodeon Robot WarsEdit
Techno Trousers first fought in the Mayhem tournament alongside Vert-I-Go and Joker. At first, the robot seemed to be having mobility problems, but then Vert-I-Go flipped it and it slowly began moving again. Towards the end of the fight, Techno Trousers was pushed into the CPZ and Shunt axed its hydraulic tank, causing it to spill fluid all over the arena floor. Techno Trousers eventually lost on a judges' decision along with the immobilized Joker.
Techno Trousers also competed in the Annihilator, again falling in the first round. Once the fight started, Techno Trousers was suffering more technical difficulties and barely moved throughout the bout. It was eventually considered immobilized, counted out and put on the floor flipper, landing on Bunny Attack's hammer as it flew in the air. Techno Trousers was therefore eliminated from the Annihilator.
|TECHNO TROUSERS - RESULTS|
Heat, Round 2
|Heat E, Round 1||vs. Darkness, Mechadroid||Qualified|
|Heat E, Round 2||vs. Rosie the Riveter 2||Lost|
|Nickelodeon Robot Wars|
|Round 1||vs. Basenji, Bunny Attack, Hannibal, The Piecemaker||Eliminated|
|Round 1||vs. Joker, Vert-I-Go||Eliminated|
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 3
|Main Series||Techno Trousers Record|
|Season 1||Did not enter|
|Season 2||Heat, Round 2|
- Techno Trousers was referred to as The Wrong Trousers in an official souvenir program, a further reference to the Wallace and Gromit film.