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Not to be confused with the BattleBots Competitor Hobgoblin LTD.

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Hobgoblin is a heavyweight robot which competed in Series 9 and 10 of Robot Wars. It was built by Harry Hills, who competed in the previous series as part of Team Legion.

Hobgoblin's weapon is referred to as an ‘egg beater’, the first of its kind to be seen on Robot Wars, which weighs 20kg and spins at 2500rpm.

Robot History Edit

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Hobgoblin competed in Episode 2, where it faced two powerful flipping weapons in Behemoth and Eruption, alongside Belgian entry Cobra. Before the fight, the team claimed that Hobgoblin could self-right in theory, but that this had not been tested. Additionally, the team encountered further worries, as changes to the robot's drive system instead made Hobgoblin incapable of turning, and its forward movement was limited - even entering the robot's starting position proved challenging. When the battle started, Hobgoblin quickly brought its weapon up to full speed, but its lack of speed meant that Hobgoblin could only meander around the arena. It was charged by Behemoth, although Hobgoblin survived this attack. However, Eruption then drove under it and flipped Hobgoblin over. Carried by the force of its egg beater, Hobgoblin came to rest beside the arena side wall and could not self right, where it was counted out. After a full three-minute fight, Behemoth and Eruption were declared the victors, and Hobgoblin fell alongside Cobra.

Results Edit

Series Event Round Opponent(s) Results
UK Robot Wars Series 9 Episode 2 Group Battle Behemoth

Eruption

Cobra

Eliminated

Wins/Losses Edit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 3
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