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Gold digger BB5.0

GoldDigger's Season 5.0 appearance.

GoldDigger was a heavyweight robot built by Randy Eubanks for the original BattleBots competition at Long Beach in 1999. It was a hexagonal robot armed with a pickaxe which it used as a thwack. GoldDigger competed at every single BattleBots event (except for Las Vegas 1999), achieving slight success and winning a consolation rumble, but by Season 5.0 its design had become rather outdated and it retired after losing its first battle.

The team also built a middleweight version called Goldie, which competed in Season 5.0, replacing Subject to Change Without Reason, but it did not have as much luck. They also entered Robot Wars Extreme Warriors with Destructive Criticism, a robot with a disc loaned to it by Garm's builder.

Robot HistoryEdit

Long Beach 1999Edit

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GoldDigger's Long Beach 1999 appearance.

GoldDigger was supposed to fight Son of Smashy, but was not completely built and in the wrong weight class so it had to forfeit and it fought Ronin. Ronin won by KO and GoldDigger was eliminated from the tournament.

Season 1.0Edit

GoldDigger was supposed to fight Vlad the Impaler, but it had technical issues and was forced to forfeit. Vlad the Impaler won by default and GoldDigger was eliminated from the tournament.

Season 2.0Edit

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GoldDigger's Season 2.0 appearance.

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GoldDigger gets tossed by Blendo.

GoldDigger's first match was against Blendo. In the beginning, Blendo tossed GoldDigger around the arena. However, Blendo stopped moving after the first impact with GoldDigger and was counted out. GoldDigger won by KO at 1:14 and advanced to the round of 16, where it faced KillerHurtz.
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GoldDigger attacks KillerHurtz.

Before the match began, KillerHurtz's axe wasn't working, as the team forgot to plug in the pneumatic line and spent much of the fight driving uncontrollably due to a computer crash. In the beginning, KillerHurtz drove straight at GoldDigger, taking a hit from GoldDigger's pickaxe and pushing it into the killsaws. GoldDigger escaped, but KillerHurtz reversed and slammed into it, sending it backwards. GoldDigger began spinning again, hitting KillerHurtz with the pickaxe, but was driven into the killsaws again. KillerHurtz reversed to set up another slam, but drove straight into the spike strip, which seemed to affect its mobility. GoldDigger continued to hit it with the pickaxe until time ran out. GoldDigger won on a 38-7 judge's decision and advanced to the quarterfinals, where it faced frenZy.

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GoldDigger gets hit by frenZy.

GoldDigger charges straight at frenZy and starts spinning its pickaxe. frenZy approaches and starts beating GoldDigger with its hammer. The robots move towards the killsaws and GoldDigger gets caught on them. GoldDigger stops moving and frenZy continues to hit GoldDigger with its hammer as it was being counted out. frenZy won by a KO in 48 seconds and GoldDigger was eliminated from the tournament again.

GoldDigger wasn't finished, however, as it participated the heavyweight royal rumble at the end of the tournament.

Season 3.0Edit

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GoldDigger's Season 3.0 appearance.

Due to being a previous quarterfinalist, GoldDigger was allowed to skip the preliminary rounds of Season 3.0, where it eventually fought Scrap Daddy Persistor. GoldDigger won on a 30-15 judge's decision and advanced to the round of 32, where it faced Kritical Mass II. GoldDigger won on a close 23-22 judge's decision and advanced to the round of 16, where it faced Tazbot.
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GoldDigger gets lifted by Tazbot.

Both robots went straight at each other and Tazbot gets its lifting arm underneath GoldDigger's rear. Tazbot lifts GoldDigger and drops it on the arena floor. Tazbot lifts GoldDigger again and GoldDigger starts spinning. Tazbot lifts GoldDigger again and flips it onto its back. GoldDigger gets caught on the killsaws and Tazbot lifts GoldDigger again, as GoldDigger started smoking due to an overheated drive motor. GoldDigger's pickaxe gets caught on Tazbot's lifting arm and Tazbot tries to spin its turret to knock GoldDigger off its arm, but Tazbot's turret only remains stationary while its entire body spins underneath. Tazbot pushes GoldDigger on the killsaws, which results in damage and frees the two robots. GoldDigger is moving slowly and continues to take damage from the killsaws. GoldDigger is only moving in circles due to its fried drive motor and broken drive chain on one side, and Tazbot pushes it towards the pulverizer. GoldDigger manages to get its pickaxe under Tazbot's turret and pins it against the wall, but with some lifting arm and driving, Tazbot gains control once again. With six seconds left, Tazbot pushes GoldDigger under the pulverizer again. Tazbot won on a 38-7 judge's decision and GoldDigger was eliminated from the tournament.

GoldDigger wasn't finished, however, as it participated the heavyweight royal rumble at the end of the tournament. It first goes for Nightmare, then Tazbot. It then landed a small blow to both Voltronic and MechaVore. Next it was attacked by OverKill. It later tackles FrenZy, then Sharkbyte. It then got cornered by FrenZy for a bit. Then it tackles OverKill. It landed a weak hit on HexaDecimator before time ran out. It was one of few robots still moving in the end but lost overall to HexaDecimator.

Season 4.0Edit

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GoldDigger's Season 4.0 appearance.

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BattleRat flips GoldDigger.

Due to previously competing in Season 3.0, GoldDigger was allowed to skip the preliminary rounds of Season 4.0, where it eventually fought BattleRat. BattleRat won on a close 24-21 judge's decision and GoldDigger was eliminated from the tournament.

GoldDigger wasn't finished, however, as it participated the heavyweight consolation rumble at the end of the tournament. It performed well as it won overall with Little Sister and both advanced to the heavyweight royal rumble. Its unknown how well it performed, but it lost overall to Little Sister.

Season 5.0Edit

Due to previously competing in Season 4.0, GoldDigger was allowed to skip the preliminary rounds of Season 5.0, where it eventually fought Jabberwock. Jabberwock won by TKO and GoldDigger was eliminated from the tournament once again.

GoldDigger wasn't finished, however, as it participated the heavyweight consolation rumble at the end of the tournament. Unfortunately, it never moved from the corner of the BattleBox and it lost overall to FrostBite and Little Sister. Even if it did win, It wouldn't compete in the royal rumble as it and the other rumbles were cancelled due to a safety-breech caused by Nightmare in this rumble.

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 4
  • Losses: 7
Competition Wins Losses
Long Beach 1999 None

Son of Smashy (Forfeit, wrong weight class)

Ronin

Season 1.0 None Vlad the Impaler (Forfeit)
Season 2.0

Bye

Blendo

Killerhurtz

frenZy
Season 3.0

Scrap Daddy Persistor

Kritical Mass II

Tazbot
Season 4.0 None BattleRat
Season 5.0 None Jabberwock

Series Record Edit

Long Beach: ?

Las Vegas: Did Not Enter

Season 1.0: Forfeit

Season 2.0: Quarterfinals

Season 3.0: Round of 16

Season 4.0: Round of 32

Season 5.0: Round of 32

Mark Beiro Introductions Edit

"Other bots may look badder, some may look bigger, but your luck has run out if you had to face GOLDDIGGER!"

"His pick-axe won't stop until he's mined every ounce of your courage. Here is GOLDDIGGER!"

"Alot like Anna Nichole Smith, but with a much bigger pickaxe. Here is GOLDDIGGER!"

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