This week, we’re doing a little something different with the Major Spoilers Poll of the Week. In the past fights between characters have been hypothetical, rarely have we been able to see who would win in a battle. That’s changing as we put two robots in the ring to see who will win!

Printed with the MakerBot Replicator 2, two identical wind up robots (except that one is red, and the other is blue) will face off against one another, and the first one to get knocked over is the loser.  Your job this week is to pick who you think will remain standing.  Then, next week, we’ll post a video where you will see if you are right or wrong.

VOTE!

Who would win in the robot battle? (comment here)

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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26 Comments

  1. July 1, 2014 at 11:42 am — Reply

    Red is law! Red is life!

    • July 1, 2014 at 11:49 am — Reply

      Also, psychology tells us red is likely to win this poll. It is the first option (primacy bias), and there is psychological evidence suggesting a human preference for red versus blue. Though me pointing this out also biases the result.

      • Kirby
        July 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm — Reply

        Also can’t forget about the law of chromatic superiority.

        • July 1, 2014 at 12:16 pm — Reply

          But red is also the colour that indicates that robot is likely to explode, if we are following video game logic. Now I am conflicted.

          • Doctor Dinosaur
            July 2, 2014 at 4:09 am — Reply

            Frail human psychology does not apply to mighty robots!

  2. Ingrid
    July 1, 2014 at 11:47 am — Reply

    Plainly robot red. Red is the best color. Look at how passionate and aggressive he is! How could he not win? Go Robot Red!

  3. July 1, 2014 at 11:57 am — Reply

    Red is the color of victory!

  4. July 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    Blue with be the winner! His cool calm fighting style will make him unstoppable. Blue will cool down Red in no time, and then Red will be taking a canvas nap!

    BLUE RULES!!!!!!

    RED DROOLS!!!!!

  5. Cat Halo
    July 1, 2014 at 12:33 pm — Reply

    I went Red, because it was the first listed. Simples. Interestingly, it’s 50-50 as I vote.

  6. July 1, 2014 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    Red is clearly stained with the blood of his past victims, while blue is frozen in fear. The result is never in doubt.

  7. Frank
    July 1, 2014 at 1:50 pm — Reply

    … Flipping a coin….

  8. Rob
    July 1, 2014 at 2:04 pm — Reply

    Better red than dead.

  9. Ryan Roeger
    July 1, 2014 at 2:07 pm — Reply

    After seeing so many posts, this became such an easy decision and that’s the clear underdog blue, and we know everyone loves a good underdog victory!

  10. gary
    July 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm — Reply

    Red. Clearly when something mechanical is painted red it gains a few horsepower, thus it will over power the lowly blue.

  11. GeorgeDubya
    July 1, 2014 at 4:46 pm — Reply

    I’m holding out for the actual contest to be Matthew vs Adriana Boggle game that was promised. As such, I’m not going to choose a side in this poll since I don’t know which is which.

    • July 1, 2014 at 8:27 pm — Reply

      Two robots – one red, one blue. Nothing about this poll is related to any Boggle challenge.

  12. ClubberLang6
    July 1, 2014 at 6:02 pm — Reply

    Red is the more aggressive color.

  13. July 1, 2014 at 6:54 pm — Reply

    Underneath his cool blue exterior lies the rage of a thousand burning Suns!

  14. Doctor Dinosaur
    July 2, 2014 at 4:11 am — Reply

    Blue is cool, calm and collected. Red is bleeding.

    Spock>Kirk?

    Wayne>Stark?

  15. Dan
    July 2, 2014 at 8:17 am — Reply

    well see, red has the weight advantage, and can use that against blue in case they take the fight to the ground. but blue has the longer reach, and therefore has better striking power if they stay on their feet. so it really depends on whether or not red can close the gap between them and….

    …oh wait, they’re literally the same plastic robot from the same mold. crap.

  16. b003
    July 2, 2014 at 9:08 pm — Reply

    Rollicking Red Rocker

  17. BlueRobin
    July 2, 2014 at 10:10 pm — Reply

    Blue will win in this battle because it is associated with the color of good, and good always beats evil (red) except in a world where colored robots fight each other, thats when evil always wins! So technically red will win, but i want blue to win, so blue

  18. July 4, 2014 at 1:52 pm — Reply

    Although Blue looks imposing, I went with Red. Because everyone knows that red ones go faster!

  19. Matticus Finch
    July 5, 2014 at 11:24 am — Reply

    The cool blue logic of the Azure-bot will come through and overcome the fiery nature of the Crimson Dynamo, at least, that is what I will vote for.

  20. Scale Enlie
    July 7, 2014 at 5:17 am — Reply

    DO NOT TRUST THE BLUE ROBOT.
    HE IS MALFUNCTIONING.
    ONLY THE RED ROBOT CAN PROTECT YOU.
    ONLY THE RED ROBOT CAN PROTECT YOU FROM THE TERRIBLE SECRET OF SPACE.
    DO YOU HAVE STAIRS IN YOUR HOUSE?
    THE RED ROBOT WILL PUSH THE BLUE ROBOT DOWN THE STAIRS.

    THE RED ROBOT IS SUPERIOR.

  21. gary
    July 25, 2014 at 2:39 pm — Reply

    And blue wins, sad times…

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