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"Before BattleBots became known to millions of fans, before the rest of the world met killer robots like Tazbot, Ziggo and Mechadon, a group of dedicated robot builders and a few thousand loyal fans gathered in Long Beach, California to make history"
— Main Blurb

BattleBots Beginnings (Also known as BattleBots Beginnings: Long Beach California 1999) is one of two home video releases of BattleBots which features over 40 minutes of highlights of the Long Beach 1999 event.

It featured brief interviews in the pits with teams, battles montages and behind the scenes information. Only the Heavyweight (then known as Gigabot) Rumble is shown in full. The video was released on VHS in 2001, and on DVD in 2004, originally listed for $24 on the BattleBots website.[1]

Battlebots beginnings back

The back of the VHS packaging.


  • The BattleBox
  • The Pit
  • Battle Highlights
  • Building a BattleBot
  • The Rules
  • More Battle Highlights
  • Post-Battles
  • Rumbles
  • The Bots: Lightweights
  • The Bots: Middleweights
  • The Bots: Heavyweights
  • Credits

Battles Featured[]

Fights listed in order of appearance - note that these fights were largely highlighted: