Bombus Bombus's Long Beach 1999 appearance.

Bombus Bombus was a lightweight robot that attended the Long Beach 1999 BattleBots competition. It was a gold and black T-shaped robot. It was armed with a small horizontal spinning saw and a rear spike. Due to numerous electronic issues, Bombus Bombus did not compete in either of its matches.

Bombus Bombus was supposedly named after a species of bumblebee of the same scientific name.

An earlier version of Bombus Bombus also entered Robot Wars 1997 in the lightweight division as Finagler.

Robot History

Long Beach 1999

Bombus Bombus was scheduled to fight Instigator first, but had technical problems and had to forfeit. Bombus Bombus was now in the loser's bracket, where it would face Stinger. However, Bombus Bombus was struck again with electronic issues, and so it had to forfeit once again, eliminating it from the tournament.

Bombus Bombus did not show up for the kilobot royal rumble due to the issues.


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 2
Wins Losses
Long Beach 1999 None Instigator (Forfeit), Stinger (Forfeit)

Finagler as it appeared at Robot Wars 1997.

Another shot of Finagler at Robot Wars 1997. It is attacking PHM

What the team planned for Finagler to look like, until they realised the scoop at the rear would limit room for batteries and motors.

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