#530 Past The Radar

5th March 2018 in Robot Ears, Stand By
#530 Past The Radar
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FreyFox 3rd Feb 2018, 2:28 PM edit delete
FreyFox
"Badgerbot" really is just a lame Foxic knock off - while "Backdoor Smasher" has a design based on real life competitor Sabertooth - except for the invertible wedge at the back, which I got from an American battlebot called DoAll.
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GoodKaptainKook 5th Mar 2018, 12:04 AM edit delete reply
GoodKaptainKook
Badgerbot-are these guys going to be our antagonistic ones for this arc? They look like a couple of punks...

I'm sure things'll get exciting soon but I have to admit that Robot Wars, not really ranking high on my personal interests (no offense man), can feel like a bit of a "lockout" for people not as interested in it like myself, haha...I guess I'm just waiting to actually see the bots start busting each other up?
FreyFox 5th Mar 2018, 12:50 AM edit delete reply
FreyFox
The first battle will appear in the next strip ;)
Shaggy 5th Mar 2018, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
.... Ok then XD :-P
Fox Of Kings Island 5th Mar 2018, 12:12 AM edit delete reply
Fox Of Kings Island
*looks closely at the last bot shown in shick and crashes the car into the robots competition* This Building Cutted Me Off! *honkks repeatedly in anger*
FreyFox 5th Mar 2018, 12:51 AM edit delete reply
FreyFox
Wait, what? :P
Fox Of Kings Island 5th Mar 2018, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
Fox Of Kings Island
Sorry... the last robot shown in this strip looks like a... You know what... and I thought it would be funny to make a Simpson's reference.
FreyFox 5th Mar 2018, 7:03 PM edit delete reply
FreyFox
I thought it might've been one ^^. But then you're not going to be driving a car indoors, I would hope -
That would be *too* cartoonish :P
David31 5th Mar 2018, 12:21 AM edit delete reply
I think we can all see now why that bot is called "Backdoor Smasher". ;) :D
FreyFox 5th Mar 2018, 12:51 AM edit delete reply
FreyFox
They need no introduction :D
Section79 5th Mar 2018, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
Section79
Even for a knockoff, the Bagderbot still looks pretty cool.

I’ll be honest. Although I remember the BattleBots show, I never really watched it all that much. I guess I was more into Fear Factor. :P
Warner Republic 8th Mar 2018, 2:29 AM edit delete reply
Warner Republic
After Fox of Kings Island's comment about the "Thrust" battle-bot's "obelisk" shape, this truly fits the Past The Rader title and trope reference. And Yakko from Animaniacs would definitely make a "Good night, everybody!" moment for this last panel. ^^
GoodKaptainKook 8th Mar 2018, 11:59 PM edit delete reply
GoodKaptainKook
Now that I look at it the little minibot just reminds me of the penis car Peter bought on Family Guy when he was insecure about his manhood because he discovered Chris' junk was bigger than his.

"Don't worry baby, I'll be *gentle*!" XD