Win! A Life-Sized Borderlands Claptrap Worth $7,500

Win! A Life-Sized Borderlands Claptrap Worth $7,500

Seriously, this thing is amazing. It’s been valued at $7,500. Yeah. It’s a big deal. It has a built in, head-mounted esky for god’s sake!

Okay here’s the deal: this is a ye-olde Microsoft Paint competition. Claptrap is a well-known video game sidekick but we reckon it’s time that Claptrap himself had his very own sidekick. A sidekick for the sidekick if you will.

What we want you to do is simple: we want you to design a Claptrap sidekick using ONLY Microsoft Paint.

There will only be one winner and they’ll receive the following:

— The afore-mentioned Claptrap replica, valued at $7,500
— One copy of the game itself, the Claptrap-in-a-Box edition, which is completely sold-out and worth around $500. You can choose either the PS4 or the Xbox One version.

Basically this is one of the most high value competitions we’ve ever done.

All bets are off. Creativity will win the day. I know what you’re thinking: one of those insane artist-types who reads Kotaku is going to come in and blow everyone out of the water. Yes. Maybe. But if you’ve paid attention to any of Kotaku’s previous competitions, you’ll know that a really cool idea will always win over a supremely well-executed mediocre idea.

My point: even if you are a bad artist you are still in with a chance. Don’t let that stop you.

Big thanks to 2K Australia for offering up this prize in celebration of the release of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.

Drop your entries in the comments below. I’m looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.

Terms & Conditions can be found here.

Edit: there was a mistake in the initial Terms & Conditions, the competition closes on March 26 giving you a week to enter!


  • Post for competition posted today 19th March 2015
    Competition closes tomorrow 20th March 2015 but according to T&C’s it has been open since 13th March 2015.

    You better be quick with that MS-Paint paintbrush, people!

    • Good spot. Competition closes at 10AM tomorrow.
      Also no mention of the ‘Claptrap-in-a-Box’ edition of the game. Only prize is the big $7.5k thing.

        • Hmmm… Judging date not fixed, prize doesn’t mention the $500 game, changing the start time to 3pm at least hasn’t invalidated any entries since the first was 3.41pm.

  • Done: 21/03/2015 😀

    So it seems a one wheel’d robot needs a new minion?

    Well I’ve got something in store for you! It’ll let you reach the highest and low’s of any complex, you’ll stand tall and rule over those dreadful things that stop you in your path!

    Mr Claptrap, my friend, I present you a gift of you wildest dreams!

    THE STAIR ASSISTANT 2000! No need to be afraid of those stair any more! Stair Assistant will be at your side whenever you need! Equipped with retractable thrusters, the Stair Assistant will be able to reach you no matter where you are in Pandora and help you defeat the all mighty stairs!

    but there’s just one small problem……

  • $7500 be damned, I’d have trouble resisting smashing that thing to bits. Might be in the minority here but I can’t stand Claptrap, worst part of the Borderlands games. Beyond annoying.

  • With no time to get this done, this competition is NSFW!!

    Have to do this without the boss noticing.

  • it’s time that Claptrap himself had his very own sidekick. A sidekick for the sidekick if you will.*cough*Minitrap*cough*

  • Here’s my entry, drawn in MS Paint using the mouse only –

    Meet Claptrap with… WHEELIE THE SPINNER.

    “Wheelie the Spinner is Claptrap’s beloved new companion, who follows Claptrap everywhere! The pair are inseparable! It’s so adorable that Claptrap finally has a friend who’s actually willing to spend some time with him!

    Make no mistake, Wheelie the Spinner might be a cute and cuddly worn out tyre from an old abandoned car that was covered in blood and human remains (how that happened is irrelevant) but if anyone, ANYONE tries to hurt dear old Claptrap, Wheelie will be there, bringing down his rubbery wrath upon the foolish wrong doers of Claptrap.”

    Good luck to everyone with their entries! 🙂

    If my link doesn’t work, someone please let me know as soon as they can so I can rectify the issue if necessary. 🙂

      • Thanks for checking it out man, I appreciate it.

        I’m sure yours will be fine. Just do your best! You’ve got until tomorrow. 🙂

    • Well damn.. I just sketched my drawing in my lunch break.. Yours actually made me think it was done by the Borderlands team. Nice work!

      • I’m not sure if you were referring to mine but if you were… thank you! That means a lot. 🙂

        • Yes mate.. I was referring to yours.. Given how Borderlands is.. It made me think that this is something that would actually be in the game.

          My attempt is pretty bad in comparison.. lol

          • Thanks man, I appreciate the kind, positive words. Really does mean a lot to me. 🙂

            I just looked at your entry and I like it! Don’t bash yourself on it. I like the idea and concept of that evil spider (I have slight arachnophobia so yeah, evil spider)… it makes sense for Claptrap to have an equally twisted friend as his ally.

            Great work – and good luck. 🙂

  • This, my friends, is The Scholar. And yes, he is a gentleman and a scholar.

    A mechanical spider sized friend who corrects Claptraps grammar, punctuation and speech. He’s also small enough to literally be the devil on Claptraps shoulder, whispering cunningly evil ideas for world domination. Alas, just like Pinky and the Brain, they never succeed and always land back on the trash heap.


    I’m by far no artist and in fact, terrible at drawing but hey.. Why not give it a shot?

    • In all reality.. I think Claptrap should befriend the little robot from ‘Machinarium’.. He’d make an excellent friend.

  • Well since my previous minion is too busy playing Dungeons & Dragons I decided to create a minion myself, Which had nothing to do with the fact that no one else would be my minion… I salvaged all the parts from other Claptraps, including his robo-brain. In order to create MINION 2.0, look at him isn’t he amazing. PERFECTLY ENGINEERED TO DROP SWEET DUBSTEP BEATS AND SICK DANCE MOVES. Aww I’m finally happy.


    Drawn in MS Paint completely by mouse.. Gah I miss photoshop already.

  • Hey, don’t often post around here, but I couldn’t pass up an opportunity like this!

    So here’s my entry for the comp…SKRILLTRAP!
    Perfect for Claptrap’s adventures around Pandora!

    Obviously I’m a horrible artist, but gave it a go anyway.

    Fingers crossed!
    PS. Could someone let me know if this link and comment made it through? Thanks!

  • Done. Didn’t even get busted by the boss.

    “Turb-Tle the Turtle, the first force induction reptile to roam the lands. Featuring two Turbo Chargers and a sweet exhaust system, your bound to hear this bad boy chargin at you with the force of a thousand suns.”

    Hopefully the link works.

    • Your link works man.

      Haha! That looks hilarious! Very twisted, I love it. 🙂

      Good luck!

  • Didn’t see the updated finish date, but I continued going with it anyway!

    I introduce, ServantBot. He was hand stolen, painted and occasionally used by Claptrap as a Megaphone. Claptrap has no clue how to keep a pet, let alone a machine that needs things like oil and repairs, but he makes do with rain and duct tape 🙂

    “Hello Humans! I’ve noticed that in my attempts to tell you what you should be doing, meatbags cover their ears and run for cover! I’ve had to “hire” an assistant with additional audiotorial accessories!”

    • Haha! That’s a good one too. A very twisted “wtf” design, very Borderlands in my opinion. Nice work and good luck! 🙂

      • Cheers mate, For some reason I was thinking about a Turbo’d Turtle and then this competition came up and I was set.

        Replied to the wrong comment.

  • First of all I just want to say that I’m no artist but I think you get the basic idea from the drawing.

    I figured that the only way Claptrap could have a sidekick would be if it physically couldn’t run away from him and if it was something that he’d made from stuff that was lying around.

    This was my creation:

    Basically it’s a boot that’s been propped on a mop and then tied down to a skateboard for portability. The stereo is there so claptrap can record his own voice and then have conversations with it while he plays it back. because I figured that’d be something he’d do.

  • New from Hyperion, meet M1N10N.

    M1N10N is the perfect crudely designed complement to your existing CL4P-TP unit, being small enough to go into those little places the CL4P-TP cannot.

    M1N10N comes equipped with two physical modes and 4 personality modes.

    In “Utility” mode as shown in the artists rendition (disclaimer image may have been prepared by a drunken Bullymong) M1N10N rolls around on a tri-wheel system, with retractable arms and exposed facial plate, ready to perform any task assigned.

    In “Football” mode (soccer mode in selected markets) the M1N10N retracts its wheels, arms and covers its face plate; rolling about at higher speeds (we saw it over take a lame duck once), and as the name suggests is fully kickable to get it to those hard to reach places.

    Both modes have access to the skag distraction system (it fires tennis balls from its top!) and the core recovery system (it poops its brains out, literally!)

    To improve efficiency me have utilised multiple personality cores each specialising in specific task sets; the four modes are.

    H4RDcore: the strength core, deploy for tasks involving combat, defence, brute force or bro-like situations.

    coreD1VA: the personable core, useful whenever you require M1N10N to interact with people, robots or act as wildlife bait ( they love M1N10N they really do!)

    coreH013: the most intelligent and strategic core but is a bit of a dick (what, were you expecting a clever comment?)

    and lastly The Roulette System, which auto selects the appropriate core for the task at hand (or completely at random, were not quite sure)

    All M1N10Ns come with an Asswards arrow decal and a Radioactive Reminder decal, to let all know you are kicking an Atomic bomb! (what a Badass you are!!!)

    Order yours today, first 1000 M1N10Ns sold receive a bonus B4N4N4 chip, unlocking a bonus programmable MONKEYcore (Monkey see, monkey do…you have been warned).

    • Hahaha, I almost did that for mine! Also holy crap, there’s like a million entries here that weren’t around when I posted mine up, must’ve all been waiting in moderation.

  • Here is my Entry, a Perfect minion for clap-trap… the Nutt Stallion

    i even created a back story and crappy comic strip of sorts for him…

    i like to think that Clap Trap being Clap Trap was such a nuisance that Tiny Tina decided to create a friend of sorts to distract him out of loose nuts and bolts around Pandora and he was inspired by Handsome Jacks original Butt Stallion…(Nutt Stallion is 100% not alive, he does have some lights for eyes…) i could really imagine this guy fitting into the game and clap trap giving you quests to get him (Nutt Stallion) actually functional somehow…

  • How about Claptrap as a foot stool and have it implanted with a speech chip like a Chucky Doll.
    Then Whenever you use it have him programmed to make random comments, like:
    Urgh get offa me dammit.
    The whole weight of the world is on my shoulders.
    Hey buddy, thought of going on a diet?
    Hey, when did you wash your feet last?
    Send me back to the Borderlands, Please!. It will be easier than this.
    Oh man, I can see straight up your legs. Yuk!
    Gyro Motor, Dont fail me now!

    Plus many more, Maybe even ones we can Create ourselves and upload into him. lol

  • I’d like (although “like” is a strong word here) to introduce the rapid stair facilitator model F-5741RS, for speedier ascension of stairs for CL4P-TP.

    Also known as F##K Stairs.


    While scouring intergalactic transmissions trying to find new Wub Wub music, Claptrap accidentally stumbled across a series of documentaries from a far off planet. They chronicled an evil masterminds attempt at world domination. While his attempts all ended in failure Claptrap thought he had some good ideas, so he cherry picked some of the best bits, and set in motion his plans to take over Pandora.

    While the documentary showed an entire army, Claptrap knew he would have to start of small, so using what parts he had available he set off trying to create his second-in-command, his sidekick, his MEGA MINION!

    (long time reader here, but have never posted before, thought I would give this a crack! Also Hi!)

  • Presenting C4T-TP or as it’s affectionately known: K1TTY-C4T.

    This particular C4T-TP is Hyperion designed, complete with the following features:
    * Sawblade tail to cut away pesky bandits that get too close
    * Fully deployable as an auto-turret
    * Can spray corrosive acid from…well…you get the idea
    * Collar featuring an advanced location and awareness device; AKA a bell, so Clappy can always find his new BFF

    CL4PPY first thought a C4T would show him the affection he longed for. Unfortunately, all C4T-TP wants to do is use him as a scratching post and bring back the occasional poor rodent as a “prize”. He also stays out late and never listens to anything Clappy has to say.

  • Introducing “Ms Wub Wub”!!! As deadly as she is beautiful, she began life as a humble record player droid. But an unfortunate accident with a pulse grenade scrambled her A.I. When she came to she fell in love with the first thing she saw…. our “lovable?” sidekick Claptrap! Armed with a seemingly unlimited supply of Lionel Richie vs Skrillex records, a tin of lighter fluid and a zippo she will protect her new found love at all costs (while winning his heart).

    *edit* Forgot to mention when she’s in a bind, she spins wax so fast she can helicopter out of almost any situation… aaaaaand she’s known to drop the bass often (because she only has one arm!).

  • Just a question… if the competition actually closes on the 26th this week (due to the incorrect details in the Terms and Conditions posted last week), are we able to modify our current entries or is it once you’ve submitted, that’s it?

    Edit: Ah… bugger it. Ignore this question. I’ll just see how it goes. 🙂

  • So here is the Zombie-Psycho-Head-Trap (or Zaptrap for short). A product of Doctor Ned’s ingenuity and Claptrap’s incessant whining and want for a minion of his own. I just like the idea of something that has to listen to Claptrap waffle on forever because it can’t die, no matter how much it wants to. The Zaptrap is constantly asking people to kill it and has tried to kill itself numerous times but finds it a difficult feat to accomplish as a) no one really cares and b) it is only a severed head attached to a wheel.

    or try

    I’m hoping the links work guys.

    My minion is one that I feel claptrap would’ve made by himself for company. What he didn’t expect is that this smaller version would be super aggressive to anyone that’s a threat to his master.
    MiniTrap as I have named him, is a small, ferocious little bot that will launch head first into battle while screaming “don’t try to hold me back”.
    He has a speaker on his mid area for devastating ‘unces’ and earth shattering ‘wubs’ which he uses to stun enemies while claptrap fights….or……flees?

    MiniTrap is deffinetly the ‘scrappy doo’ to claptrap’s ‘scooby doo’.

    Imagine a small aggressive version of claptrap that is crazier than even his creator…

  • Ok, my submission!
    I did this instead of uni work…
    Priorities! 😀

    – Hand built by Claptrap for partying, relieving tense situations, and so that Claptrap has a friend.
    – Just under half the size of the original Claptrap.
    – Poorly built due to Claptraps limited knowledge in robotics, and is hence, falling apart (also falling apart due to heavy bass).
    – Due to poor construction, often plays songs inappropriate to the situation, either out of spite for being poorly built, or due to faulty wiring. No one knows…

  • May I present Claptrap’s new best friend, the HNTR04 Cage Trap.

    Cage Trap was once used by Handsome Jack as a trap for hunting the various fauna of Pandora, however he has since become depressed by Jack’s cruel mistreatment of animals. As a result of this, Cage Trap has seen the error of his ways and now just wants to protect (even if the object of his protection doesn’t deserve it). He’s a perfect companion for Claptrap because when Claptrap invariably get’s into trouble, he can drop down on top of him, close the hatch on his underside and then fly back to sanctuary utilising the rockets in his legs.

    Now Claptrap can venture forth in complete safety without fear of being captured by bandits or assaulted by bullymongs! Of course, Cage Trap’s navigation can sometimes be a little… iffy.

  • Hi everyone, here is my submission, known as the “Trekkit”:

    And this is the accompanying Lore entry to go with it. Although it’s fairly long, I do hope you and the judges will read this because it is an important facet of the overall concept.

    Hope you guys like it!

    Manufactured by Dahl in a rare joint venture with Hyperion, the Trekkits are a 1st generation line of robots originally developed to tackle the issue of Claptraps malfunctioning at seemingly odd places, thus requiring the assistance of Humans and the use of “Repair Kits” to repair them.

    An anonymous submission (perhaps from a weary wanderer who became tired of encountering and listening to the whines of said Claptraps) suggested that Repair kits be given full life and autonomy, thereby allowing them to seek out and repair broken-down Claptraps on their own accord.

    Dahl Engineers investigated the issue and began designing a new version of the Repair Kit – dubbed the “Trek Kit” – by incorporating mechanical legs that allowed them to travel long distances and reach difficult-to-reach places. Due to space restrictions (and also to minimize cost), the legs are designed to become the primary operating arms during the repair process. Also for the same reasons, the Trekkit is 95% constructed from the very same components that are used in the repair. Essentially – and somewhat gruesomely – the Trekkit dismantles itself in order to repair the Claptrap.

    To grant this new creation the intelligence needed to perform these complex tasks, an advanced neural processor was incorporated into the Trekkit’s main frame. Unfortunately, bestowing the Trekkit with the ability to think for itself was Dahl’s biggest mistake in an otherwise Fairly Good Idea (TM).

    The initial deployment of Trekkits to Pandora was a resounding success (according to the Fancy Graph by upper Management), but as time went on, it slowly dawned on the Trekkits that to follow their objective – to seek out and repair fallen Claptraps – would result in their own morbid deaths. Although the Trekkits were compelled to follow their deeply intrinsic directives, a growing number had developed a sense of self-preservation so strong that they were able to override the urges to dismantle themselves, much to the dismay of the whining Claptraps that needed their services.

    The disgruntled Claptraps reported the issue back to their Hyperion Masters, who in turn reported it to Dahl in a Not-So-Nice way. To rectify the issue and avoid future corporate shenanigans, Dahl sent an army of Technicians to recapture the rogue Trekkits and apply a “Zero Day Dumbing Down” patch over it’s existing software .

    Those Trekkits lucky enough to have escaped what is now known as the “Total Recall” event, formed pacts with any Claptraps willing to listen: that they will serve as the Claptrap’s “feet” till the day their batteries run dry, thus finally granting Claptraps the ability to navigate stairs and other obstacles. And in return the Claptraps must keep the Trekkits’ presence safe from Hyperion and Dahl, and will make no demands to be repaired even at the cost of their own life.

    Perhaps due to their traumatic past and their life-long servitude to the Claptraps in order to survive, a majority of Trekkits have developed a deeply seated sense of paranoia – and an extremely grumpy and miserable personality to boot. Ironically, some Claptraps and Trekkits have formed powerful bonds, to the point where a Trekkit is willing to dismantle himself for the sake of his friend, or a Claptrap choosing to die of an oil leakage rather than to accept his friend’s willing sacrifice.

    Such are the stories told in the shifting sands of the Borderlands.

  • Our vault hunter strides into the Souther Shelf or what used to be, it is now home to a cross over between a loveable yellow sponge and a magical unicorn? Our hero gazes into the distance, whats this! That cheeky Claptrap has found a partner in crime that equals in wittiness and known for their one liners. BEHOLD, chimpanzee riding on a segway, sorry wrong tab, BEHOLD, the mighty Claptrap riding in the ever so mighty Charlie the unicorn, ready to face any devilishly good looking villains and to keep our kidneys safe.

    all done on paint, with much time spent at 1am fiddling with that tiny little eraser and NO LAYERS!!! goddammit paint *sigh*

  • Introducing… The Fandangler
    Do you have a problem with them pesky psychos? … Just drop them off a cliff
    Oh no, stairs are in the way… Just ask for a pick up
    Ally about to get that super rare rocket launcher… Just levitate it out of there
    Trust your trusty Fandangler

    Disclaimer: Hyperion are not liable for damages due to use or misuse, your mileage may vary, if defects are discovered, do not attempt to fix them yourself, but return to an authorized Hyperion service center where you will be terminated, keep away from sunlight, pet skags, and small children, skags and bandits were used to test this machine, use may cause explosions, burning poisoning, electrocution and death.

  • Ok, here’s my entry for the Claptrap comp…since you evil people made us use a most annoying Microsoft Product (yes even worse than Word) for a most annoying character … then his sidekick has to be based on ‘Microsoft’ and ‘Annoying’ … the answer was obvious …

    Looking forward to getting into Borderlands again on the PS4 🙂

    Good luck to all, some great entries…


    Allen the Intern!

    Allen, a self-proclaimed Claptaku, has spent years dreaming for this chance; to make himself known to his one and only hero CL4P-TP. So when the position opened to be his idol’s new assistant, Allen was the only one who leaped at the opportunity.

    His role as an understudy is to follow every order given to him by his robot overlord and carry it out as if he himself were Claptrap. Whether it’s scavenging for a new whirling actuator or hosting a birthday party, Allen does it with remarkable similarity (except, you know, legs).

    Claptrap has high hopes for Allen, noting that by years end, it may be Allen commanding the vault hunters to do trivial tasks. However, he does express some discomfort over his underling’s decision to sleep every night with a Claptrap body pillow.

  • So Cl4P=TP needs a sidekick huh??? Well the only people who need sidekicks must be superheroes! And there is only one pair on pandora who are up to the challenge! The dynamic Dubstepping Duo! Cl4p-Man and his trusty sidekick Robo-Bin! Bampf! Beware sharks of Pandora, these guys are packing repellent!

  • The people who made claptrap were so obviously terrible inventors, but they did fix one huge flaw when making the next model – this is Tongue-Tied

    he’s way bigger than claptrap and is a more advanced model, but Hyperion screwed up (as usual) and he’s got tons of design flaws. The first of which is that the only way he can move is with rockets and as a result he sets fire to shit all the time.

    They made him huge because they wanted him to be able to help with heavy lifting, which he’s good at, but they also just re-used the leftover arms they had from the claptrap units so he can’t reach much. You have to hand him anything you want him to carry before he can actually carry it.

    The biggest difference between Tongue-Tied and ClapTrap is that Hyperion finally figured out what everyone who met Claptrap wanted from him – to shut the hell up. Tongue-Tied doesn’t have a vocal unit and is completely silent, except for the incredibly loud rockets that set fire to everything. He can go up stairs though!

    They sent one out to replace ClapTrap, but he immediately thought that Tongue-Tied was his sidekick, and Tongue-Tied couldn’t reach down to deactivate ClapTrap like he was supposed to because of the whole…small arms, big body thing…and obviously he can’t speak at all so now he’s just dealing with all the shit that the players put up with for three entire goddamn games.



    Personal Assistant Mk I (PA-1 or PAL!)

    Personal assistant to the infamous CLAPTRAP, the PAL endeavors to fulfill every facet of assistance to CLAPTRAP units. From personal grooming, to social engagements and personal defense. Get yours today!

    Image created solely in MS PAINT with the use of sexy fonts, a big-arsed workspace and a lot of copy+paste!

    Hope you like it!


    Hermie is a Pandora zapperfly and has a distinct blue light emanating from his behind which emits a surge of electric current if he wishes to use it on his enemies. Zapperflies travel in swarms, are social and intelligent creatures, and can often be seen against night sky as flying blue dots.

    Hermie’s story begins on one dusty night, when he loses his way from the rest of his zapperfly swarm. Hermie wonders the Pandora dessert until he sees a small blue light in the distance. Almost instantly, Hermie is fixated and attracted to this familiar blue coloured light and the rest is history.

    Hermie helps Claptrap navigate through the Pandora wasteland, providing a bit of EQ to Claptrap’s computer programmed UI and helps balance his cowardice, often protecting him by stunning enemies with his electric shock! Enough so that Claptrap can safely hide from them Psychos. Hermie’s little electric current can also help jump start Claptrap in dire situations.

  • In total, it took about six and a half hours to make the whole thing, spanning over three days.
    The robot’s name is PR0707YPE, which is centred above Claptrap in front of the Borderlands logo.
    Please tell me if my link doesn’t work, or if there is another error with the picture or such.

    PR0707YPE was originally a secret project working in a special branch of Hyperion based in Helios, led by Handsome Jack. It was first planned to be the next generation of Hyperion Loaders, but the alliance between the newly infamous Vault Hunters and Crimson Raiders posed a serious threat to Jack and his ambitions, forcing him to increase the time, money and effort invested into the project.
    In the first few days of researching for PR0707YPE, Jack foresaw Wilhelm, his closest and strongest mercenary’s inevitable death at the hands of the Vault Hunters. In order to harness Wilhelm’s tough armour to use on PR0707YPE, Jack poisoned him to allow for a quick and easy death, with minimal damage on Wilhelm’s armour. After recycling Wilhelm’s cyborg parts, Jack experimented with different materials and alloys, aiming to create the strongest armour and robot in existence on Pandora.
    After weeks of intense research into creating the strongest material to use on PR0707YPE, Jack combined Wilhelm’s armour with Eridium defects formed after the refining process. The alloy formed a surprisingly strong material, combining super lightweight mobility with heavy duty toughness. With the hardest part of the research done, the rest of PR0707YPE’s creation went by quickly, with a few changes in the design and Artificial Intelligence systems.
    PR0707YPE’s final adjustments were finished as the Vault Hunters reached Eridium Blight. It was sent from Helios to encounter the Vault Hunters at the gate preceding Hero’s Pass. However, a technical glitch caused by Claptrap hacking the gate caused the transport process to slow down. PR0707YPE arrived at the scene after the Vault Hunters had entered The Vault of the Warrior, and found a small CL4P-TP bot at the bottom of a set of large stairs leading to Hero’s Pass…
    Puzzled, PR0707YPE approached the bot, which seemed to be crying and commenting on Handsome Jack’s malevolence. Upon seeing PR0707YPE, the bot introduced himself as Claptrap, and declared PR0707YPE as his minion, ordering him to carry Claptrap up the stairs. Intrigued, PR0707YPE obliged, and carried him from the gate to The Vault of the Warrior, where they found both Jack and The Warrior dead, and no Vault Hunters in sight.
    With both robots disappointed in their failure to complete their given and set tasks, Claptrap and PR0707YPE set off from Pandora to search for more Vault Hunters, Handsome Jacks and CL4P-TP steward bots. After completing these searches, Claptrap plans to have his eighth birthday party on Elpis, inviting everyone from Sanctuary, the Vault Hunters and PR0707YPE, and having more pizzas, moon dances and rejected invites than the number of guns on Pandora!

  • I present to you 5P4rK-EE – Sparky the Wonder Dog

    A broken robot dog head that Claptrap drags around by the chain having “Wilson” (the beachball) moments of dialogue and “Watson” (that really bad sherlock game with the spooky teleporting sidekick)

    Occasionally when Claptrap is off camera – near you, he makes dog noises randomly.
    Occasionally when Sparky is off camera – he will change location (a metre here of there) as the game goes on the teleports become more obvious (like one minute on the ground, next on claptraps head), then things end up in its mouth, get half devoured… evil things…. or is it all a trick Claptrap is playing on you with his toy dog, or is he just going crazy-ier.

  • Meet Butlertrap:

    Butlertrap began life as a simple service robot in Moxxi’s bar, serving drinks and attempting to avoid gunfire. Jetting around bringing drinks to the patrons of the bar, while not always the most pleasant of customers, still left the robot totally satisfied with its lot in life, and Butlertrap was content.

    Until Claptrap entered the bar, that fateful day during the New Robot Revolution. Infected with the zeal of revolution, Claptrap was attempting to sway the other model robots into joining their cause, but Claptrap was not the most inspiring of speakers. Content to ignore the yellow robot, Butlertrap wenat about his business… until Claptrap spilt a drink on him in his enthusiasm, frying Butlertrap’s submission chip. Hastily attempting repairs from his own spare part cache, Claptrap restored the service robot, but left it with an unhealthy compulsion to serve Claptrap and only Claptrap, despite yearning with every other circuit to be free and independent.

    Now, Butlertrap follows Claptrap grudgingly, performing inane and menial tasks at Claptrap’s whim. Butlertrap’s only hope is to one day be repaired and tell claptrap what he really thinks… if Claptrap doesn’t get him destroyed first.

  • Last minute submission incoming!

    Introducing the DIY sidekick Momo the robot. Based on robots that have iPhones as their heads, I thought it would be interesting to see if Claptrap discovered a relic smartphone and believed it to be a relic of an ancient alien civilisation. And somehow having a lot of spare parts, he thus creating his own robot using an ‘artifact’ from an ‘ancient alien civilisation’.

  • Joe is the brother of Mr. Spalding. However while, Mr. Spalding loved to paint and sing and listen to birds chirping and take slow walks along the beach, while Joe preferred more exciting endeavours such as kareoke. He loves to ‘blow people’s minds!’ and make friends. Also dancing. Check him out – he loves dancing!

  • I haven’t heard from this in a while. What is the expected announcement date for the winners?

      • Not to sound impatient, but ‘tomorrow’ was two days ago…
        When and where will the official announcement be?

        • Appantly the definition of tomorrow extends to over 2 weeks. Seems like Kotaku dont care about this any more. Well, Gearbox now have collected a whole bunch of ideas for no cost.

          • I just remembered today that 2K Australia has closed down less than a week ago, reading about the event a few days ago.
            It states in the Terms and Conditions that 2K Australia is responsible for the provision of the prizes, so I’m not sure if the announcement of a winner, and as a result, giving out of prizes will be possible now…
            However, this lack of communication to us from Kotaku is unprofessional, despite the change of events and possible inadequacy to receive and/or send out the winner’s prizes.
            I’ve contacted Kotaku concerning the matter, but I’ve not heard back from them regarding the subject…

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