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MegaBots calls it quits, puts battle robots on eBay

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The era of giant battle robots appears to be over... although you might have a chance to bring it back. MegaBots has gone bankrupt after once again running out of money, and it's auctioning its 16-foot-tall Eagle Prime robot on eBay as part of the shutdown.

 

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/25/megabots-bankrupt-ebay-auction/?sr_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1yyT39XiUZW6ApDoJWRxfNQ3dT-rJkKh22O-hOkmkKcmcy-olXlkH-xSA&guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZmFjZWJvb2suY29tLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMshyvSIEavjPfSo9iCtZ9Qrxp8BfT2yFmJ9u3UARz_SDV4eaHKkAmOXbGvfRYPrXLgOkKj0hsIGAn-K5yXXKF5FhMFcchEPRKgZtgwzNUiMU8uSf9yDHz5F352THKEToSyN4eOM0Vwhch0oy4n6p3F-snE9PWOsxfTH2ZEYVkK9

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I'm pretty bummed about this news but I'm not surprised. I thought eagle prime was cool, but only cool enough to watch the occasional YouTube video on it; not enough for me to want to see it in person or pay money to watch videos about it which I'm sure is the opinion of many people. 

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38 minutes ago, VegetableStu said:

for 12 seconds

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There is no enemy. The foe on the battlefield is merely the manifestation of that which we must overcome. The doubt, and fear, and despair. Every battle is fought within. Conquer the battlefield that lies inside you, and the enemy disappears like the illusion it is.

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Would be pretty bonkers as a friendly reminder in the front yard to some asshole neighbors to be finally a bit more friendly.

Though would be probably seen as a bit passive aggressive


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5 minutes ago, poochyena said:

The fight video they had was so bad. It was just two slowly moving robots barely hitting each other, and the video had a jump cut every 5 seconds. So disappointing.

I would have expected nothing less.

 

Had a discovery channel production feel.

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It's almost as though giant robots built exclusively for choreographed wrestling make no sense. Once again the Internet has shown that it doesn't actually want what it thinks it wants. At least now we have a pretty definitive answer to "it's <this year>, where are my giant robots?".


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On 9/25/2019 at 6:32 AM, mhoward0059 said:

The era of giant battle robots appears to be over... although you might have a chance to bring it back. MegaBots has gone bankrupt after once again running out of money, and it's auctioning its 16-foot-tall Eagle Prime robot on eBay as part of the shutdown.

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Battlebots is much more entertaining tbh


 

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They tried to bring back robot wars here in England, they made 2 seasons and so few people watched it they axed it again.


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On 9/25/2019 at 4:13 PM, Sauron said:

It's almost as though giant robots built exclusively for choreographed wrestling make no sense. Once again the Internet has shown that it doesn't actually want what it thinks it wants. At least now we have a pretty definitive answer to "it's <this year>, where are my giant robots?".

Battlebots on the other hand is awesome. I think they brought it back in 2016. There is a 2019 season now.

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