Blendo's spinner was manually activated before the match by Jamie inserting a power drill through a hole in Blendo's top to start the internal combustion weapon motor. Thus, Blendo would theoretically spin unabated for the entire battle. While this made for a persistent attack, it meant that if Blendo's spinner were to cut out mid-battle, it would not be able to start up again.
Blendo entered every season of BattleBots through 3.0 - the BattleBox being sufficiently protective against flying debris - but did not achieve any success. Blendo's slow and poorly controlled drive system compounded with its opponents' highly improved armor made it all but obsolete, although it did get some upgrades in its final season competing. It lost every one of its BattleBots fights, including a grudge match against Punjar, one of the robots it destroyed in Robot Wars '97.
A brief clip of Blendo and Jamie controlling it was displayed during the intro to the MythBusters pilot episodes explaining Jamie and Adam's 30 years of experience in special effects, especially model building, animatronics and toy prototyping, as qualifications.
Las Vegas 1999
Presumably due to its success in Robot Wars US tournaments, Blendo automatically qualified for round 2, where it fought against Punjar, which it had famously destroyed in Robot Wars '97. Punjar spent the match charging at Blendo, which stopped Blendo from spinning quickly enough to cause any damage and sent it flying across the BattleBox. After continuing to attack Blendo, Punjar knocked it into the wall of the BattleBox, incapacitating it and securing the win.
Blendo was still to compete in the heavyweight rumble, however. At the start, Blendo wandered around aimlessly, landing a few hits before it got attacked by Biohazard and lifted into the air multiple times, eventually causing its weapon to stall. After that it limply bumped other robots until the very end, where it was flipped over by BioHazard.
Once again, Blendo received a first round bye, where it met BioHazard (now in a tournament). BioHazard charged straight at Blendo and had its lifting front completely ripped off. However, this impact caused Blendo's engine to stall. BioHazard took advantage of this and flipped Blendo over for the KO (much like in the last time they fought).
Blendo wasn't finished, however, as it participated the heavyweight royal rumble at the end of the tournament. When the rumble started, Blendo immediately got rammed into by Vlad the Impaler as it was spinning up, bumping it into the blue square. After a bit of moving aimlessly in circles, it got tapped by Vlad the Impaler's rear end, causing it to run into Kill-O-Amp, which ran over the dome and flipped itself over. Blendo then moved into Voltarc, bouncing off after hitting the corner of its wedge. After a tap from Tazbot, Blendo headed straight towards Mauler, clashing spinners and disabling Mauler's lid. After a moment of just standing still, Blendo got rammed by Mauler and Kill-O-Amp simultaneously, bumping it closer to a corner of the arena. After some off camera action, Blendo got hit by Kill-O-Amp and moved into the red square. When the camera cut away yet again, Blendo was seen riding the spikestrip with its shell, moving towards a corner of the BattleBox. Moments later, Blendo was seen pinning itself between a disabled Mjollnir and the spikestrip and getting out of it, eventually spinning back up. Blendo was last seen moving in circles near the corner of the BattleBox until, for unknown reasons, It stopped spinning and became incapacitated off camera. Blendo was left alone for the rest of the rumble, eventually losing overall to BioHazard.
Blendo received a first round bye yet again, where it faced GoldDigger. It started well, tossing GoldDigger around the arena, but once again stopped moving after the impact of its first hit as the battery had come loose and came open inside the shell upon impact, meaning GoldDigger went through.
Blendo wasn't finished, however, as it participated the heavyweight consolation rumble at the end of the tournament. When the rumble started, Blendo started spinning its shell, but it immediately backed into the wall, riding through the corner of the arena and eventually getting stuck on the spikestrip, where it was left alone for the rest of the rumble. Due to this, it lost overall to OverKill and Punjar.
Blendo received several upgrades, which included a completely new shell with teeth designed much differently from previous seasons for a better chance of damaging other bots. Due to its seeding, Blendo was allowed to skip over to the round of 64, where it faced Bacchus. During the match, Blendo utilized its new shell to great effect, dealing massive damage to Bacchus, but then Blendo backed off and drove over the piston. Unfortunately for Blendo, the hazard didn't simply send Blendo into the air, it pushed the robot's internal components into its spinning shell, destroying Blendo from the inside. The spinbot stopped moving and it was being counted out. Bacchus won by KO and Blendo was eliminated from the tournament.
Because it lost in the round of 64, Blendo couldn't participate the heavyweight consolation rumble at the end of the tournament.
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 4
|Las Vegas 1999||Bye||Punjar|