Archive for December, 2009

HEXBUG #1 in Wyoming Tribune’s Top Toy List for 2009

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The HEXBUG product line was listed as the #1 toy on Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s Top Toy List for 2009.

Like the popular Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters, HEXBUGs are robots, but Innovation First International has science and math education in mind for the children playing with these toys. The mission of HEXBUGs is to inspire children to play with robots and from that play spur further interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

Read the full article at their site, including a few HEXBUG reviews and information about the other 9 toys on the list.

The perfect stocking filler for the men in your life!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Feature in Nov / Dec 2009 issue of Department Store Buyer in the UK

“Are you looking for stocking fillers for the teenage and adult male market?  Something that is fun, unique and great value?  Then look no further than HEXBUGS, the range of 4 robotic insects”

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Nano on Gizmodo

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Gizmodo posted a list of Toys and Games To Buy Smart Kids Whose Parents You Actually Like and the HEXBUG Nano was on the list.

Nano Hexbugs: Last year, Hexbugs were all the rage, so it just makes sense that this year is all about Nano Hexbugs. As your finely tuned Jobsian brain already guessed, they’re smaller. And they’re cheaper. And they wiggle and jiggle and move fast as hell, and flip over and right themselves, and it’s just bunches of fun for all ages (except for babies, who could choke on them). Shown here much larger than actual size. $10; Ages 3 and up

Check out the other 11 toys on their list.

Review: HEXBUG Nano

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

It’s My Life has reviewed the Nano.

My husband and I were pitting them against each other and I felt like a kid again. We were so engrossed in our competition that before I knew it, an hour had passed. It was fun to watch them and see how they react to different objects. I kept wishing that they would spring to life and start talking.

Read the full review on the website.

Hexbug Nano + LEGO Duplo = Insane Fun

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Check out the story about the Nano and Lego Duplo over on Wired’s GeekDad Blog.

It was interesting to see how he interacted with the Nano. By altering the maze he watched intently how the robot adjusted. He’d coach it saying, “You can do it, Bristlebot!” Or he’d direct it saying, “Go that way!” The robot can’t hear or understand him however, and would just vibrate whichever way it was going to go bouncing off Duplos along the way.

The full story can be found over on Wired’s GeekDad Blog.

Nano Review & Giveaway

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Check out The Dirty T-Shirt for a thorough HEXBUG Nano review and a giveaway.

This is one of the cutest bugs I have ever seen and you won’t hear me saying that too often! It is also super hyper which is something that has brought a lot of laughter to my kids, especially my toddler. She loves turning it on and setting it down only to chase after it laughing and screaming the whole time. It has provided her with hours of entertainment. It zips around and around so fast that its hard to catch sometimes, which just cracks everyone who is watching you. While I think it is a wonderful toy for my toddler (used with supervision of course) I want to share with you a huge plus to this product in my eyes.

Read the whole review on their site.