Tetanus had retired, only to be
replaced by a new and possibly even
deadlier shell spinner, Triggo (Figures
38 and 39). Its main rival, Shaka was
absent this year.
Drum Thing Else (Figure 40) was
back as was the fiery star of last year,
Hyper Active, and dust pan and saw
bot, MegatRON (Figure 41). There was
also a ring spinner, Cathii (Figure 42);
a saw bot, Gloomy; wedge/brick, The
Magnificent Poncho (figure 43); big
bar spinner, Whammy Thing (Figure
44); wedge, Whammo (Figure 45) and
beater, Miss Fortune (Figure 46),
Drum Thing Else started off
favorably with a quick knock-out of
Cathii (which failed to spin up and then
had a small li-po fire), but then tapped
out immediately against the bar
spinner, Whammy Thing when the
drum would not spin up. It did well in
the loser’s bracket until suddenly dying
after dominating against Whammo.
Whammy Bar showed promise,
but lacked the killer hits needed to take
out its opponents, and ended up being
severely knocked about by Triggo. First,
The Magnificent Poncho beat
Triggo early on (a rather strange
decision by the judges in my opinion),
Figure 33. Sportsman -
Figure 35. Sportsman - Spanky.
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Figure 36. Sportsman - Swordfish 2.
Figure 37. Sportsman - Hortinator. Figure 38. Featherweight - Triggo.
Figure 39. Inside of Triggo.
Figure 40. Featherweight -
Drum Thing Else.
Figure 41. Featherweight - MegatRON.