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    Just to let you UK boys now, RessetiReplicas has now uploaded the entire Dutch series to Youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/BNNRobotWarsNL

    And no offense to the Dutch, but a lot of the robots are kinda junk. A lot of them break down pretty quickly or the weapons aren't that great. They are a few good ones like Slicer Twisted Metal and Botwork, but a lot of them still looked to be in planning stages. Probably the best robot in the series had to be Matilda....you'll see why!

    As far as commentary, didn't care that much for the host, he sure isn't Mick Foley. But the emcee Eric Corton replacing Jonathan Pearce and Stefan Frank is so entertaining despite not even being able to understand him! The only real problem I have with him is that he likes to say the F word a lot and that's not a good thing to say on a day time TV show. Still, it's Robot Wars. Now if only someone had the US and German series....

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    thats mad. it looks exactly like the uk series. do they transport the arena and house robots or are they all replicas? and the commentator is crazy!

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    No they are the same robots and arena as used in the British series. They just got all the Dutch robots to come over here and recorded it at the same time as Series 5 was being filmed

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    Nice one cheers dude. i was gonna say, they've done an amazing job of replicating it. how do you go about transporting a heavyweight robot? DHL or something or just put it in a big suitcase? customs went mad over my paintball guns, what are they like with robots?

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    The Killerhurtz team used to dismantle the robot and take it in two or three suitcases when they were in Battlebots, that's one approach :P if I recall correctly to save trouble with the axe at customs, they once buried the axe head in the desert and returned there and dug it up when the next series rolled around!

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    A HW can be transported in the back of a car, on a truck/trailer, the back of a van or even in the luggage departement of a coach. Been there, done it!

    40+ Dutch and Belgian teams were rounded up somewhere central, and transported to the UK. We stayed there for 5 days, in hotel, dormatory or tents, dependiing on the RW budget.

    You uploaded the first Dutch series, where all but 2 or 3 teams had never built and fought a robot before. The second series was a bit better. The year after some of us cought up with the British (TAN, Gravity) :-)

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    [quote=j if I recall correctly to save trouble with the axe at customs, they once buried the axe head in the desert and returned there and dug it up when the next series rolled around![/quote]

    haha Thats sweet! so how did they find it? big X? :P or GPS or something? i bet the axe was worth a fair few quid. cheers for the replies people thats cured my curiosity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marien
    40+ Dutch and Belgian teams were rounded up somewhere central, and transported to the UK. We stayed there for 5 days, in hotel, dormatory or tents, dependiing on the RW budget.
    thats awesome! i guess they cover all of the costs so you cant complain when the house robots destroy your machines. it makes good tv but sometimes its just too much. i assume robot wars UK did the same?

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    [quote]haha Thats sweet! so how did they find it? big X? :P or GPS or something? i bet the axe was worth a fair few quid. cheers for the replies people thats cured my curiosity.
    Quote Originally Posted by j if I recall correctly to save trouble with the axe at customs, they once buried the axe head in the desert and returned there and dug it up when the next series rolled around![/quote

    haha Thats sweet! so how did they find it? big X? :P or GPS or something? i bet the axe was worth a fair few quid. cheers for the replies people thats cured my curiosity.
    I'm sure John would be able to tell you himself but from what I heard, he literally drove out to the middle of the desert, dug a hole, covered it over and took note of where it was. It's still there to this day as he buried it up again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris230291
    haha Thats sweet! so how did they find it? big X? :P or GPS or something? i bet the axe was worth a fair few quid. cheers for the replies people thats cured my curiosity.
    I only heard about this at the weekend, but apparently they made a note of the coordinates and then cracked out a metal detector when they got there. And then it got buried again after the competition second time round and John hasn't been back since, so it's still out there somewhere :P

    EDIT: What Gary said

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