The wait is finally over! BattleBots is back! Although the reruns will NEVER get old we’re thrilled to tune in to 20 brand-new episodes on the Discovery Channel (Fridays at 8pm) and the Science Channel (Wednesdays at 9pm). We recommend checking with your TV provider for the exact time BattleBots will be airing in your area. The heart of this show is exactly the same, robot fighting at its very finest. Watch competitors duke it out against one another, slashing, crushing, and destroying each other. However this season is a game-changer in many ways. Have you heard about the all-new format?
Ever written BattleBots fan-fiction mashups in your head about your favorite sinister robots facing off? Consider your wishes granted! The revised fight card format makes all of that possible! Episode one features Tombstone vs. Minotaur, Bite Force vs. Blacksmith, SubZero vs. HUGE, and so much more! Prepare for multiple main events featuring BattleBots All-Stars, undercard fights from exciting newbies, and mind-melting exhibition matches. One of the MOST interesting parts of the new format is, each robot is no longer “one and done” if you lose. Many bots will get the opportunity to battle 3-5 times during the span of the season. The top 16 bots will move on to the World Championship Playoffs, where the winner will take home the one and only, Giant Nut.
Tons of your favorite robots have undergone revamps since the last time you’ve seen them! New parts, paint, harrowing weapons, and more! You can see all of the updated 2018 BattleBots HERE.
Along with the new season, we at HEXBUG have another round of BattleBots toys coming your way! Although we can’t confirm every finite detail for you as of right now (sorry), we have a few exclusive sneak peeks that you won’t find anywhere else. Recently, we announced the long-awaited HEXBUG BattleBots Build Your Own Bot. Don’t just watch the BattleBots engineers on the hit television series, become one yourself! HEXBUG BattleBots Build Your Own Bot allows you for the first-time ever to create and customize your very own fighting RC robot. Pick a chassis and deck out with real-working weaponry and armor. Select a signature battle weapon like sinister spinning disc or front-scoop flipper, and take on even the deadliest of opponents. HEXBUG BattleBots Build Your Own Bot is available in Singles or with the BattleBots Arena Pro! Take a look at this never-before-seen photos below, this line is unlike anything we’ve ever done before. Also, there’s another sneak peek on HEXBUG social media, if you can’t get enough. Click HERE to see even more HEXBUG BattleBots!
One toy reveal not enough for you? We didn’t think so. Watch the video below to see one of our 2018 HEXBUG BattleBots toys that has been top secret, until now. Journey with Grant from VEX Robotics and Team HEXBUG as they travel to Long Beach, California for an unforgettable day going behind the scenes of BattleBots. See firsthand where the judges sit, what buttons control the special effects in the BattleBox, and what the driver station looks like! Then, come along as they meet up with Team Witch Doctor and see the new and improved Witch Doctor robot, which looks absolutely..magical (bad pun).
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