|Team Members||John Lear|
John Lear Jr.
|Dimensions||50cm x 60cm x 80cm|
|Power||Bosch 750W motors|
Robot statistics correct as of its most recent appearance on the show
8645T or Beast is a orange and red robot with a large flipper on the front. It cost £2000 and was built in 2007. The Team originally entered series 5 and 7 of Robot Wars with a robot called 8645T which had an axe and flipper but it never achieved a great deal of succes.
UK Championships 2005 (Winter Tour)[edit | edit source]
Beast signed up for its first UK Championship after Robot Wars in 2005. It lost its first qualifier match in Portsmouth to Kronic after it got thrown out of the arena but it managed to beat Big Nipper at Macclesfield by throwing it out the arena. After winning a battle, Beast qualified through to the finals at Folkestone. It won its first round battle without turning a wheel as its opponent Chompalot couldn't make the event and then won its quarter-final battle against the dutch Tough As Nails by throwing it out of the arena. It met Kronic in the semi-final where its own flipper gave up the ghost and was thrown until it landed in the pit. It met Behemoth in the play-off where its flipper wasn't working again and it didn't take long for Behemoth to put Beast down the pit. Beast finished 4th in the tournament.
UK Championships 2006[edit | edit source]
Beast signed up for the 2006 UK Championships as the 4th seed where it shared its pod with american Sewer Snake, Ka-Pow! and Robot Wars Annihilator Champion Kan-Opener. It beat Kan- Opener by stacking it against the arena wall where it couldn't get down and lost to Ka-Pow! after getting flipped out the arena. Next Beast threw the american robot Sewer Snake out the arena so Beast had to fight Ka-Pow! again and won which made it qualify for a place in the finals. In round 1, Beast easilly defeated Mighty Mouse by throwing it around the arena until it landed on its side where it couldn't self-right. Next it took on Robot Wars World Champion Storm 2 who proved too much for Beast as it got rammed all over the arena. Beast was then flipped over and couldn't self-right because the arena wall was there and was beaten. Beast then took part in the loser's melee with Ripper and PulveriZer, it did well getting flips on both robots, but lost the fight to PulveriZer on a judges decision.
2006 Winter Tour[edit | edit source]
Beast came back for the 2006 Winter Tour with a new version as the other shell was beginning to show signs of wear and tear. It lost its first qualifier match at Doncaster on a judges decision to Iron-Awe 3 after it got flipped around the arena and landed on its back where it couldn't right itself. However, Beast won another fight in another one of the qualifier battles and qualified for a place in the finals at Folkestone where it met Behemoth again who beat it in the play-off the previous year who beat it again.
2007 UK Championships[edit | edit source]
Beast was signed up to the 2007 UK Championships which was the first time for the incarnation of it that is used today. It shared its pod with Tiberius 4 and Tanglefoot, it won its fight with Tanglefoot after flipping it around the arena and pitting it but it couldn't outdo Tiberius 4 who crushed into it and immobilised it. Beast fought in one of the loser's melee battles where it qualified along with Ka-Pow! after Obsidian and Scorpion were flipped out the arena. It met Ka-Pow! again in round 1 of the finals where it ended up out the arena and managed to immobilise both Envy and Velocirippa so it qualified on to the quarter-finals where it managed to get flips on Big Nipper but Beast lost the judges decision as Big Nipper was the more controlled and aggressive.
2007 Winter Tour[edit | edit source]
Beast came back for the Winter Tour the same year where it won its 1st qualifier match at Doncaster where Kan-Opener was immobilised and was the more aggressive against Scorpion and won it on a judges decision. Next in its 2nd qualifier match at the same event, it beat both Storm Force and Dantomkia in the same fashion only that Storm Force died. All the wins gave Beast a place in the finals at Nottingham where it beat Dantomkia in the first round after Dantomkias flipper jammed open and it couldn't self-right which allowed Beast to flip it out the arena. Next it took on Iron-Awe 5 who managed to hit Beast with a big flip and get it out of the arena. Beast then lost the play-off to TillyEwe 2 after being flipped over where it couldn't self-right and was placed on the pit before it got lowered. Beast finished 4th in the Winter Tour 2007.
2008 UK Championships[edit | edit source]
Beast won its qualifier match at the UK Championships where it threw Iron-Awe 6 out the arena after the first 7 seconds, then it beat Velocirippa who ended up in the pit and it met Dantomkia in the quarter-final. Dantomkia flipped Beast with it self-righting and then again where this time it broke down and was elliminated.
2008 Winter Tour[edit | edit source]
Beast came back for the Winter Tour in 2008 where it won its first qualifier fight at Portsmouth where it flipped Hydra out of the arena which enabled it to qualify for a place in the finals at Maidstone. It lost to Pressure in round 1 after it was flipped and couldn't self-right and was dumped in the pit by Major Damage. It then lost the loser's melee to Ripper Evo after getting flipped out the arena.
The finals also saw the debuting for the Roaming Robots 2008 Awards, where Beast won the award for the "Best Paint Effects."
2009 UK Championships[edit | edit source]
Beast also came back for the year-long 2009 UK Championships. It won its first qualifier match against St Hammer at Barnsley when St Hammer got flipped into the pit but lost its next battle at Cardiff to And His Army after it flipped itself over and immobilised itself. It then had 2 battles at Swindon where it lost to Tilly Evo in the first one and beat Big Nipper & Apocalypse in the second. Next at Portsmouth it lost to And His Army again and beat Ripper Evo & Orrion in its last qualifier match at Maidstone. Beast had earned points through to the finals at Wigan where for its first round fight against Tiberius 4 & Barbaric Response, the team added a claw to the flipped to take on Tiberius 4 which lead to it being unable to right itself after being flipped by Barbaric Response and was elliminated.
2010 UK Championships[edit | edit source]
Beast is one of the competitors in the 2010 UK Championships seeded 9th, it beat St Hammer in its first fight at Barnsley and beat Dantomkia in its fight at Nottingham by throwing it around the arena. Beast currently has 8 points in the leaque table.
Honours[edit | edit source]
- Roaming Robots RIAT 2005 Champion
- 4th in Fighting Robots 2005 UK Championships (Roaming Robots Winter Tour)
- Fighting Robots UK Championships 2006 Quarter-Finalist
- 4th in Roaming Robots Winter Tour 2007
- Fighting Robots UK Championships 2008 Finalist
- Roaming Robots Winter Tour 2008 Finalist
- Roaming Robots - Best Paint Effects Award Winner 2008
- 4th in Robots of Destruction 2009
- Fighting Robots UK Championships 2009 Finalist
- Fighting Robots UK Championships 2010 Finalist
- Fighting Robots Annihilator 2011 Finalist
- Robots Live! - Team Champions 2010 (in Team Barbie)
- 3rd in Robots of Destruction 2012
- Robots Live! - 3rd in Team Championships 2012 (in Team Barbie)
- Fighting Robots - Tag Team Runners-up 2012 with Tiberius
- 3rd in Robots of Destruction 2013
- Robot Wars - Portsmouth 2013 Semi-Finalist
- Robots Live! - Burgess-Hill 2013 Semi-Finalist
- 4th in Fighting Robots UK Championships 2013
- Robot Wars - Winter Tour 2013 Semi-Finalist
- 2nd place in the 2014 UK Championships