Hexbugs are such a great item! My family is very much into innovation, electronics, physics and just how things work. These miniature robotic bugs were such a hit with all of us (yes, even us adults). They have such an assortment to choose from: crabs, inchworms, ants, nanos, spiders, larva and the scarab. They also offer habitats for these little robotic creatures to play around in. We had the chance to review the Hexbug Nano Glow in the Dark Habitat Set. This set came with ten easy to connect pieces, along with two Hexbug Nanos. You can collect other habitat sets and combine them together to make one ultimate Hexbug Habitat! Down the center of the tracks and around the hexagon pieces were glow in the dark strips to create a cool in the dark experience – the bugs were even glowing! The bugs actually behave like real bugs. You can also put them in your palm and they will crawl around. Hexbugs even have the ability to flip over if needed. One feature that really stood out to me was how they were powered. The bugs have an on/off switch. If you leave it on, the battery in the bug will appear to die; however, if you turn it off for a while, then back on, your bug will work once again!
The Hexbug Nano is a tiny, collectible, micro robotic creature that uses the physics of vibration to propel forward and explore its environment. Hexbugs are powered by a tiny motor and 12 angular legs. This little creature treks the ground beneath it and quickly navigates through the most complex mazes. It can even flip to its feet and go on forward when turned on its back. When a Hexbug comes across an object in its path, it will change directions and go on to a new path.
The Hexbug Nanos consist of many different unique collections and series. They are all names after well known scientists and their key discoveries. The Newton collection includes five distinct series of Hexbug Nanos, with each series representing a key scientific discovery. There are also rare mutations that can be found within each series. Each Hexbug Nano is given a unique serial number and point value system. Their owners can register them online and then hunt for rare creatures, play games, earn points and learn along the way.
You can buy Hexbugs right from their website and most toy retailers including
Toys R Us, Wal-Mart and Target!