Way way into Battlebots! Have seen nearly every fight since 2001 and wear the t-shirt often.
Duck was ROBBED last season of his chance to face Tombstone which ended up in a totally boring faceoff with Bombshell. Fortunately, they were absolutely destroyed this year... just desserts!!! Ha!!
Team Witch Doctor always annoyed me with their dorky hats and unscary wiggle finger routines that seem to go on FOREVER (with lackluster battle outcomes to boot). But you gotta hand it to them this year for retooling the design and going 4-0... damn. Vertical spinners are totally owning the rankings this year, and horizontal spinners are showing their age... even Tombstone is getting a little creaky against these big AR metal ramps.
Huge did well and is a wonderful bot. Hope to see more weird designs like this. And Mammoth... LOL... who knew a retooled swing set could win a round?
Effing Bite Force. Now everyone wants to play the vertical spinner/low ground game. Props for such a long winning streak though. Will tonight be another notch in the belt?
Blacksmith always puts on a good show. Can't get enough power with that hammer though. Where's Beta? That was a bad ass hammer bot!
Bronco... damn. Oh man. This year was hard to watch. Bronco has been my favorite bot since the old days - now heading for the glue factory. So much character! Such epic flips! Even had a chance to win the nut last year, but frustratingly missed several good opportunities to clinch it. And now poor Bronco is outclassed and out-driven by almost everything else. *sniff*
Team Why-Achi really upped their game this year with Hydra. Seems like this team can do anything now. SOW is still racking up wins better than the older spinners like Shrederator which is a testament to its core design. Eyes on these guys.
Deathroll, Cobalt, and Railgun Max delivered some epic vertical spins... with Deathroll 4-0. The knife-in-hand mech is epic!
Quantum = gorgeous and scary. Needs better teeth. Hope to see it again. Poor Duck.
Minotaur has been one helluva nail-biter of a ride and they could still clinch it after crawling back up the ranks by the skin of their teeth. I hope they do. They're SO emotional and into it... love this team.
Overall this has been one of the best seasons ever. Nothing too controversial, no weaklings squeaking through on pure luck, just pure high stakes white-knuckle fights to the finish.
If I wasn't into pinball, I'd be a bot builder. Have some haptic/spherical/horizontal energy transfer designs which would be really fun to test in the box.