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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hexbugs - Creepy Crawly Micro Robotic Creatures

This definitely makes a great stocking stuffer for the kids this holiday season. I was given the opportunity to review the Hexbug Original and Hexbug Nano to show you how fun and entertaining this can be for your kids (or adults).

HEXBUG Original
The Hexbug Original looks somewhat like a beetle with six legs. It will change direction in reaction to physical obstacles in its path. It will also change direction in raction to loud sounds. You can control where it scurries through a hand clap, loud noise or table slap. The robotic bug will travel forward until it hits an obstacle or hears a loud noise. It will then backup in a half circle and then move forward in a different direction.

Brandon showed it my parents one time when we went over and my mom thought it looked disgusting. She's afraid of bugs, especially beetles (same with me).

There are available in 5 distinct shapes and colors.

HEXBUG Nanos are the small battery operated robotic "bugs" and behaves like a real bug. They are almost like the original Hexbug, but smaller and is made of rubber with a dozen legs. The Nano moves by vibration. Even when it's flipped upside down, it can turn back over on its own. They are creepy and cute at the same time. Some kids, especially boys, seem to enjoy playing with this toy. Brandon enjoys touching the adults with the creepy feel of the vibration.

These are available in variety of colors in a tube packaging.

The HEXBUGs will entertain kids for hours with its life-like skittering behavior that brings fun and excitement to robotics and technology.

Some of the most notable awards received:
Parent Tested Parent Approved Media Award 2010
Parents' Choice Awards 2010
Dr. Toy's Best Children’s Vacation Products Award Program 2010
Toy Man Top 10 Award,
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Toy of the Year Award 
National Parenting Center Seal Of Approval Holiday
Toy Tips Trusted Mark of Excellence

Disclosure: I received the HEXBUG Original and HEXBUG Nano at no charge in exchange for a review of my opinion. Thanks to Cohn & Wolfe and Innovation First Trading, Inc. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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