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The BattleBox Arena FX is an accessory for the Battlebots Arena playset. It features the TV show's actual sounds, including:

  • The robotic voice that confirms each driver's status for battling
  • The lights counting down until the start of the match
  • The crowd cheering and chanting "fight".
  • Chris Rose saying "Let the bot battle begin"
  • Faruq saying "Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready? It's robot fightin' time!"
  • The sounds from right before the match beginning
  • The referee shouting "knockout!"

It can either do the long intro (ie with the confirmation that both drivers or ready) or proceed to the next match without the extended intro. The volume can also be adjusted by pressing and holding the power button. The toy is attached to the arena playset using velcro but that is up to the owner to decide where to put it. It'd probably be best to put it in a place where both individuals can access it. The accessory is very accurate to the show, except that it is now down at floor level, likely as the arena playset itself is much lower as well. The accessory has been released as of May 29 2019.





Differences from the Show

1. The timer for the toy is only for a 2 minute match

2. The audio for the toy has the referee announce the final 10 seconds of the fight instead of hearing the audio from the clock.

3. The buttons to signal for drivers that they are ready to fight flash on the toy but not in real life.

4. The buttons are much lower than in real life and in a different orientation.

5. There is no countdown on the toy for a knockout, only the final announcement.

6. The audio for the buttons being pressed to start the match is different with the toy.




Trivia

Curiously, the instructions say to hit the buttons for a 2 minute match even though actual fights are 3 minutes long.

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