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Beta out of its packaging.

Beta was one of the BattleBots competitors released as part of HEXBUG's Rivals line of remote control toys. It was released in 2017 alongside Minotaur individually and also in a two-pack.

Beta packaged as a single release.

The toy is based on the ABC Season 2 design of Beta and bears a strong resemblance to the real-life robot. Beta's iconic hammer is operated in a unique way. If the weapon button is pressed and released, the hammer will fire. When pressed again, the hammer retracts back to its original position. However, if the button is held, the toy will repeatedly fire and reset its hammer. However, it is not without its differences to the 250lb robot. Notably, the support for Beta's hammer is not represented in the toy, with its gear mechanism lower than on its real-life counterpart. It also has a limited range of motion and as such, cannot always self-right.

Like other toys in the line, several parts of Beta are removable to mimick damage in battle. In the case of Beta, its sloped side panels and front wedge are all removable, connected to the toy with small magnets.

Trivia[]

  • Beta was the first British robot to be made into a HEXBUG remote control toy.
    • Ironically, this HEXBUG Rivals set was not sold in the United Kingdom until 2022.
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