Archive for December, 2008
The HEXBUG made GeekDad‘s Holiday Gift Guide #7: The Ultimate Dad List.
Parents who are desperately searching for quality, affordable and fun-loving holiday gift ideas at the very last minute will be thrilled to discover that HEXBUG’s Crab & Inchworm Micro Robotic Creatures provide a great deal of everlasting excitement for children. The affordability of each of these toys is tremendous when taking into consideration that each HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creature retails for under $20.
The HEXBUG is a winner. It’s not a toy that does everything for your child, rather it encourages children to be active participants in play by hiding until someone engages with it. The HEXBUG Crab is simple and easy to play with; it does not require an array of accessories or add-ons to be fun. Stomping your feet, clapping your hands, and shouting at it are all easy ways to make it scurry, and a flashlight, which most households keep on hand, helps to encourage it out of a good hiding spot.
The HEXBUG product line now shows up in the 10th Annual Toys and Collectibles Wish List. The Wish List is posted every year to help American and Canadian families find fun and safe toys for every occasion. Check it out along side all of the other cool toys. http://uknowfact.com/toywishlist/hexbug.htm
Examiner.com’s ‘Early Childhood Parenting Examiner’ columnist had some nice things to say about the HEXBUG product line.
HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures will be met with a “oooohhh, cool” when they’re opened on Christmas morning. That’s what my girls said when I opened our Hexbug. Afterall, what’s more sci-fi than a futuristic robotic bug. It combines several types of sci-fi ideas!
Check out a review of the HEXBUG Crab, winning the Editor’s Choice (4 out of 5 stars) on KidsTechReview.com.
The HEXBUG Crab is a fun little toy and an interesting introduction to robotics. The Crab certainly encourages experimentation. How loud does a sound need to be to make it switch directions? How dark does a hiding place have to be? It’s also a fun way to drive your dog or cat nuts. The Crab will appeal to a lot of audiences too, kids had as much fun with the Crab as adults did. So, bottom line is that the Hexbug Crab’s $15 price tag is very reasonable for a fun toy and it would make a great stocking stuffer this holiday season.
A Inchworm and Crab review on Geek News Central
I received both a Inchworm Micro Robotic Creature and a Crab Micro Robotic creature. The kids had them on just about any flat surface we had here. While my younger son 4 like the Crab Micro my older kids 11–12 liked the Inchworm Micro the best.
HEXBUG coverage on the Wired GeekDad blog.
Well, just in time for the holidays, the Hexbug folks have moved themselves to a bright shiny new website, and are ready to provide for all your insect robot needs, including (but not limited to) 15 different units (by model and color), and the opportunity to buy sets for school fundraiting.