I was really looking forward to the new and improved Chomp. From the photo it appeared to have overcome its top heaviness. It appeared to have a swivel top, and it does.
What I didn't anticipate was that it is a "walker". And according to (possibly new rules for this year), walkers get to weigh up to 500 lbs., which it does. Except to call it a walker is misleading, because it doesn't walk, it moves with ground sloth agility, i.e., barely moves at all.
Somehow it won it's match. I can't see it got any points for aggression, as it seemed to take forever to get out to the middle of the floor.
If anyone remember Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, think of Artie Johnson's Little Old Man who was painfully slow moving. I was hoping that the other bot would do a Ruth Buzzy on Chomp.
Artie Johnson and Ruth Buzzy, for those too young to remember