Iconic BBC2 show Robot Wars is set for a revival!
Roaming Robots, who are in charge of robotic combat live events across the UK, have issued a statement revealing they are in negotiations to sign a franchise deal with Robot Wars LLC in order to use the brand name of the BBC show. It will return as a live event similar to the Robots: Extreme Wars and Roaming Robots tournaments which currently take place, but now with the added benefit of the rights to such aspects of the show as the House Robots, meaning the likes of Sir Killalot and Mr Psycho will be back to unleash hell upon unsuspecting home-made machines.
As for televised broadcast, that remains to be seen, but for now the future looks bright with new Youtube, Facebook and Website pages on the way! And if it proves to be a success, it will be one massive step forward to bringing the actual show back to television. Watch this space!
The full announcement –
“Starting 2013 with a bang … Robot Wars is back !!
So it’s been a long time coming, but finally the time is here to announce our news! Over the last two years we have been in negotiations with Robot Wars LLC, yes the TV show about joining forces. It has always been my dream to be in this position so as you can imagine its such a great opportunity to be get. Although we are still not finished with paperwork which I had hoped to have finished by the start of the 2013 events, we have initiated the transition period… so I can now announce that the Roaming Robots / Robots: Extreme Wars Live brand will soon be disappearing from the public eye. In replacement will be the brand … Robot Wars. We have a signed a franchise deal which means we will be working closely with Robot Wars LLC and promoting the Robot Wars brand as our show and hopefully this means the future looks very bright for our hobby! Not only will we become Robot Wars, but with it come the rights to use the House Robots if we can find them. Or even make replicas if needed. Maybe you will see Sir Killalot working with Major Damage in the arena and then you need to be scared !!
Hopefully you will join us in 2013 and help us show TV world what they are missing out on, believe me eyes will be watching all of our events this year so it is important that you help yourselves secure a better future by helping us make the events the best we can !!! We all want it back on TV, and this is hopefully a positive step towards it. Over the next few events you will see things changing as our current brand disappears and we take over the Robot Wars brand, its going to be a slow process as we fit everything in with my current work load. House Robots, Arena Changes, New YouTube, Facebook and Website…. I have all sorts of new and exciting things planned in 2013 to fit in with our new direction. Watch this space !
Once we get the paper work finalised which hopefully will be very soon I will be in touch with some more info about the future and specifically what it means to robot world. You won’t notice much changing for Barnsley apart from some subtle branding change, if you have any questions catch me while i have a few minutes and I will do my best to answer them.”
Exciting stuff! It sounds like a lot of fans who have campaigned for the shows return will be happy – like this guy, for instance…