These classic Robot Wars contestants are returning for the new series

But can they match up against the new contenders?

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The return of Robot Wars to the BBC this summer is looking like it’ll be a nostalgic delight, with first the return of the classic House Robots and now news that original contestants (from the series that ran from 1998 to 2004) will compete alongside newer models.

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Rejoining the ring will be robots including the burly Behemoth (see below), the piercing and iconic Razer (main image), the speedy Storm 2 and Welsh battler The General, as well as many more familiar machines (see below)

However, experience isn’t everything, as series executive producer Andrew Robertson explained to RadioTimes.com earlier this year. After all, technology has progressed a LOT over the last decade or so…

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“You’ll certainly see old favourites in the show, but I think what you’ll realise when you see it is those old robots are slightly behind the times,” Robertson told us.

“What was once the King of the Arena… who knows?”

In other words, prepare to see a few old heroes go home in bin bags this year.

You can see the full list of Robot Wars contestants below.


Episode 1

Behemoth

Bonk

Carbide

Kill-E-Crank-E

Nuts

Razer

Terrorhurtz

The General

Episode 2

Chimera

Disconstructor

Draven

Foxic

M.R Speed Squared

Shockwave

Thor

Tough as Nails

Episode 3

Big Nipper

Dantomkia

Glitterbomb

King B Remix

Orte

Overdozer

Supernova

TR2

Episode 4

Apollo

Eruption

Kan-Opener

PP3D

Sabretooth

Storm 2

Sweeney Todd

Terror Turtle

Episode 5

Beast

Chompalot

Crazy Coupe 88

Gabriel

Infernal Contraption

Ironside 3

Pulsar

Thermidor 2

Episode 6

Grand final

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Robot Wars will air on BBC2 later this month