Archive for December, 2010

HEXBUG Featured on TMC Info Tech Spotlight

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

HEXBUG was recently featured in an article on TMC’s Info Tech Spotlight.

I was enjoying a busy day of holiday shopping at the local mall when I walked by an intriguing display full of robotic bugs. Since I am something of a techie and also the office expert on Robobees, I decided to do a closer inspection.

The robotic bugs, called HEXBUGS, are marketed as “Micro Robotic Creatures,” and are sold by Innovation First Labs, Inc.. And I am not the only one who finds HEXBUGS kind of cool – the product earned slot number seven on Dr Toy’s Ten Best Children’s Products of 2010 list.

The battery-powered HEXBUGS come in a variety of different options, including an inchworm, crab, ant, nano and original models. They are equipped with sensors that allow them to react to light, sound and of course… one and other.

Read the full article here.

HEXBUG Nano Habitat Set makes Dr. Toy’s Top 10

Friday, December 10th, 2010

The HEXBUG Nano Habitat Set has been named a top 10 creative toy by Dr. Toy.

This unique guide to the Top Ten Best Products in 8 categories is offered to complement your observations and to help you in selecting the right products to enhance play and learning. We make buying decisions based on lasting play value and product applicability to children’s active, creative, and educational experiences. We can depend on the durability and versatility of such items as blocks, construction toys, games, puppets, and transportation toys. They stimulate the imagination, engage the player, have value, and hold up over time. She wants to apply these standards to all the choices we make.

Read the full release here.

Mummy and Daddy Bloggers Love HEXBUG Nano!

Friday, December 10th, 2010

The Hexbug Nano has been busy in the run up to Christmas and is swarming into the hands of Mummy and Daddy bloggers across the UK and of course they are loving the little critter!

Here is just a snippet of their opinons on our beloved Nano.
Go to the following blogging sites to see the full reviews.

“About 0.3 seconds after taking the first HEXBUG out of the packet Jake was full on ‘OH WOW’ and ‘OH MY GOD THESE ARE BRILLIANT’”
I am Typecast

 ”I think it goes without saying that these (Nano) were a huge hit with us!”
(Mostly) Yummy Mummy

“They are definitely a unique toy”
Daddacool

“They look like proper bugs, especially the black one…shudder!”
Mummy Reviews

“I can confirm that they are truely addictive!”
Whimsical Wife

“It was mesmerising”
Sandy Calico Reviews

“Hexbugs are the latest must have gadget for kids”
So Feminine

“The Hexbug Nanos are a hit. The 4 year old in particular has has become rather fond of the black one”
Are We Nearly There Yet

“The first thing you need to know is that they’re (Nano) set to be one of this Christmas’ biggest crazes”
Glowstars

“They are just too amazing to be creepy…more cute”
Given to Distracting Others

“I have never seen a toy keep two children amused for so long”
Cooking, Cakes and Children

Vote HEXBUG for Toy of the Year and Win!

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

The HEXBUG Nano Habitat Set has been nominated for a Toy of the Year Award in the Specialty Category by the Toy Industry Association.

You can vote for HEXBUG at www.hexbug.com/toty

Help us spread the word by retweeting the voting link we are posting on Twitter everyday and you’ll have a chance to win.

Everyone that retweets the message has a chance at winning a HEXBUG Nano (one winner per day, starting December 7) and one grand prize winner of an assortment of HEXBUG product will be chosen on January 14, 2011 the last day of voting.

Start voting and spreading the word for your chance to win!

Huge Nano Track

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

A proud mother has sent in a picture of a nano track her son and his grandfather have been working hard to create.

Have you created a big nano habitat set you’re proud of?  Send us a picture via e-mail and we’ll feature it on the site. (news@hexbug.com)