God yes! I missed this show so much. Total rip off that Nightmare didn't get a second chance but Warhead did. I love the legacy guys, especially Bronco aka descendant of Toro! Although if I had to pick a winner, I'd go with Tombstone. That spinner blade is absolutely horrifying!
His 'bot can murder bowling b.alls! He has every right to be cocky against a 'bot made of plastic. I'm pretty sure against a better opponent (most likely Bronco next round), he'll be more straight-forward with the attack style. But this week? Yeah, totally justified cockiness.
I was very impressed with that final battle. Tombstone took the battles seriously when they needed to. Bronco had a nice idea, but too hesitant to act. Took a hell of a beating too.
I do wonder what would have been if Tombstone's primary blade hadn't been snapped by Witch Doctor. That one was shorter, but much thicker resulting in more striking force. Seeing as the thinner blade was able to do some damage to that heavy wedge plate on Bite Force, I'd think that the thicker one might have just chucked BF across the arena on contact. Also that final hit against Bronco that caused Tombstone to pop open didn't help either.
The bonus fight was nice too. I said that Nightmare got gypped not getting a wild card slot. I rest my case. I kind of enjoyed seeing those MIT kids get a "broken nose" in the end. Satisfying end for that fight.
Agreed on everything! Nightmare is a great classic bot, and should be up there with Tombstone. Their only weakness is stability compared to a lower center of gravity bot. Tombstone is so agile too; I couldn't believe how maneuverable it was.
Oh yeah, still watching it. Haven't missed an episode! Some interesting new ideas this year (I'm looking at you Mammoth and ... damn, the other giant one's name is escaping me at the moment, the one with the giant vertical blade that almost broke the testing box). Quantum looked like it might be a huge problem after it's first fight with Blacksmith, but then it got mauled twice in a row. Good for them.
I'm also enjoying the replays on Wednesday with the bonus fight before the main event. Can never have enough 'bot mayhem!
Answering my own question, looks like it moved to Discovery from The Science Channel. In doing so, my DVR missed the Desperado tournament, but I managed to catch the rest of the season, including last night's finale. And the winner is...
Bite Force once again! For the 3rd time! That bot is crazy good, and not in an obvious, Tombstone-like way!