Tantrum was a red boxed shaped robot from Series 2 of Robot Wars. It had 8 wheels, with 6 front wheels in a pyramid configuration, similar to Trident. Its weapons were a sharpened steel flail, 25mm in diameter, that spun at 1000RPM, and a spring loaded rear ramming bumper. Tantrum cost 500 pounds and 200 hours to construct.

For Series 3, it re-entered as T2 (Tantrum 2, but it was stylised as T II), a similar robot with a rounded front that vaguely resembled an Old Western Locomotive but with a tank-steering mechanism and a cowcatcher as its lifter which the team claimed could lift 300lbs, although the figure stated on the statistics board was 13 stone (or 182lbs). It was described by Philippa Forrester as "Thomas the Tank Engine with a punk-rocker haircut". It was capable of travelling at 15mph.

The team also revised T2, painted it orange with black spots, gave it an axe and renamed it T2 R Special, however it failed to qualify for the Fourth Wars, after a defeat at the hands of future semi-finalist Tornado (a team that the Tantrum team was good friends with).

Robot History Edit

Series 2Edit


Tantrum in Series 2

Tantrum competed in Heat B. Tantrum was quick in the Gauntlet. It sped through the barrels, up the see-saw and past Sergeant Bash to complete the course in the fastest time.

However, in the Tug-of-War Trial, it did not have enough grip or power and was pulled into the Pit by Dead Metal in 16.15 seconds, just two seconds behind Wheelosaurus, eliminating it from the competition.

At the end of the series, the team was nominated for the Sportsmanship award, but lost out to Plunderbird 2.

Series 3Edit

In its first round, T2 faced Vector, which never got going. Having immobilised Vector by shoving it into the wall, T2 reversed away from Matilda, but reversed too far and drove into the pit. However, the judges ruled that Vector had been immobile long enough to be considered out before T2 drove into the pit, therefore T2 progressed into the next round instead.

In the next round, it faced fellow newcomers Darke Destroyer. The robots charged each other several times, as well as both steering into CPZs at some point. Darke Destroyer's blades scuffed the front of T2, inflicting slight damage, whilst T2 pushed Darke Destroyer into side walls. The split 2-1 decision put Darke Destroyer through.

Results Edit

Series Event Round Opponent(s) Results
UK Robot Wars

Series 2

Heat B Gauntlet N/A Completed



Tug of War Dead Metal 16.15 seconds



UK Robot Wars

Series 3

Heat F Eliminator Vector Won
Semi-Final Darke Destroyer Lost
UK Robot Wars

Series 4

Qualifier N/A Tornado Lost

Wins/Losses Edit

  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 2 (+1 from qualifiers)
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