Wolverine was a small box wedge shaped robot that competed in Series 5 of Robot Wars. It was armed with a lifting plough, similar to that of Six-Pac, which it used to good effect in its only battle of the main competition and was capable of lifting railway sleepers. It was also a reserve robot for the previous series, but was not used. In addition to this, Wolverine fought numerous battles in live competitions, managing to defeat Tornado several times, despite not qualifying for the Fourth Wars. Wolverine was modified slightly for the Fifth Wars, the biggest changes being the addition of wheel guards and reinforced armour.
Jon and Simon Reason were also part of the Toe Cutter team in Series 3, and joined the Lancaster Bombers for the filming of the Fifth Wars after Toe Cutter 2 failed to qualify at the concordant time.
In its first round battle of the Fifth Wars, Wolverine was placed up against the number 10 seeds Wheely Big Cheese. In the battle, Wolverine started quickly, immediately spinning away from Wheely Big Cheese's flipper. It then rammed into the side of Wheely Big Cheese a few times and managed to lift up its front nose. After a few more flips, Wolverine was able to steer Wheely Big Cheese up to the arena side wall, where Wheely Big Cheese then turned for Wolverine to drive up its flipper, Wheely Big Cheese then took the opportunity to flip Wolverine out of the arena, eliminating Wolverine from the competition and ending a good start for Wolverine in such disappointment.
- "Oh dear, Gareth Dean and Jon Reason, there's no reasoning with an attack like that by Wheely Big Cheese!"
- — Jonathan Pearce
|WOLVERINE - RESULTS|
|The Fifth Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 1
|Heat H, Round 1||vs. Wheely Big Cheese (10)||Lost|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
- Series 1-3: Did not enter
- Series 4: Failed to qualify
- Series 5: Heat, Round 1
- Series 6-7: Did not enter
Outside Robot WarsEdit
The Lancaster Bombers and Team Dantomkia worked together to create Spitfire, which competed in BattleBots. Spitfire was built to better resist spinners.
Wolverine also competed in Robot Wars' sister show Techno Games, under the name Wolf and finished as runner-up in the Assault Course to Bugs Buggy.