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The series involved teams of amateur and professional roboteers who made their own robots to fight against each other in both friendly and tournament matches. As well as fighting each other, they had to avoid the “House Robots”, which were not bound by the same weight or weapon limits as the contestants. Robot Wars had peak audiences of 4 million, and was commercially successful in its merchandising.
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Season one was nominated by the Directors Guild of Canada for a Best Production Design award, and for a “Spaceys Award” by Space: The Imagination Station.
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