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"Covered in graffiti, but determined to make a clean name for itself."
— Jonathan Pearce

The Blob was a heavyweight robot that competed in Series 1 of Robot Wars. It made the Arena Semi-Final of the final Heat in Series 1, before losing to Skarab.

DesignEdit

A slightly domed box robot, The Blob featured a static lawnmower blade as its ramming weapon. It could travel at 15mph but was a lot slower in practice, according to Jonathan Pearce. The Blob had a unique system where it could raise and lower its bodyshell but it never worked due to the weight of the shell. However, it could be preset to a suitable height. It could also take 12V or 24V motors.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 1Edit

Phil Patching: "Its going to crash and bash them, and we're going to crash and bash them with this [weapon]"
Jonathan Pearce: "Are you sure? A lot of crashing, a lot of bashing? And er - The Blob isn't doing any of it."
— Jonathan Pearce's follow-up statement to The Blob's introduction by its team. The Blob is motionless as he states this
Theblobgauntlet

The Blob is forced back by Dead Metal

The Blob started quickly passing Sergeant Bash, but Dead Metal stopped it in its tracks. Unable to progress down the course, The Blob was pushed back by Dead Metal. However The Blob had covered enough distance to qualify for the Trial, which was Snooker.

The Blob was first to the balls and sent them flying. Then, The Blob seemed to break down, along with T.R.A.C.I.E. and Eubank the Mouse. The Blob qualified for the Arena as The Mouse was a Stock Robot and wasn't allowed to get to the arena stage.

Blob v skarab

Skarab pushes The Blob into the side wall

In the Arena, it came up against the similarly designed robot Skarab. Neither robot was very fast, but it became clear very quickly that Skarab had the edge when it came to pushing power and it attempted an attack with its hammer but missed. Skarab's pushing power proved effective and it shoved The Blob onto the side rails where Shunt and Sergeant Bash attacked The Blob, eliminating it from the competition.

"Rust in pieces, the Blob!"
— Jonathan Pearce

ResultsEdit

THE BLOB - RESULTS
Series 1
The First Wars - UK Championship
Heat Final
Heat F, Gauntlet 7.00m (5th) Qualified
Heat F, Trial (Snooker) 0 Balls (3rd) Qualified
Heat F, Semi-Final vs. Skarab Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

  • The team with The Blob
  • The Blob with its shell removed in the pits
Series The Blob Record
The First Wars Heat, Arena Semi-Final
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

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