HEXBUG toys are known for their bright colors, intricate designs and ability to teach through the process of hands-on play. Our teaching technique stems from getting kids to learn about the science behind the toy. What makes an AquaBot swim? What makes a nano bug move? Where do these designs come from? Although presumably, the average consumer would guesstimate that our muse is based in the vast world of sci-fi tech, our inspiration largely lies deep within the heart of the animal kingdom. Animals are found consistently throughout the line of HEXBUG products. Fish, rodents and of course, insects make up a large quantity of the mechanical bugs we know and love. Just how many HEXBUG products come from animals? Check out the comparisons below to see our robots and their real life counterparts.
These animals are the most common of all aquarium fish. Growing up to ten inches long, there are both freshwater and marine varieties of these species. Beautifully distinct, they come in a variety of eye-catching, vibrant colors.
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Super speedy with a bite that’s definitely worse than their bark, fire ants are insect powerhouses. Red-brown in appearance, these tiny ants can lift up to 5,000 times their actual body weight.
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Although their heads are distinctively shaped, it’s not within reason. Hammerhead sharks’ head-shape aids in sensory reception and the ability to manipulate prey. Usually found in warm waters, these predators swim in school during the daytime, and alone to hunt at night.
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Due to its signature movement, when the Inchworm outstretches it appears as if its “measuring its journey inch by inch” which is how its nickname was coined. This worm later transforms into the beautiful Geometer moth.
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Named after their “jelly-like” centers, these fish travel in packs which is also referred to as a “smack”. Contrary to popular belief, not all jellyfish string. But those who do, inject toxins into predators with their tentacles.
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The Ladybug is actually a beetle! Equipped with a bright red exterior to warn- off predators this bug is also referred to as “ladybirds” or “lady beetles”. If hungry enough, these insects resort to cannibalism.
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There are over 30,000 types of Scarabs across the globe. Most notably remembered for being worshiped by early Egyptian culture, these bugs are oval in shape with dark or metallic shells.
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Seahorses use their long nose to harness food from hard-to-reach crevices. Upon mating for life, these fish change colors and prefer to swim with each other in pairs, with their tails linked.
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Don’t like spiders? Go to Antarctica, it’s the only continent without any. Most spiders have four sets of eyes and eight legs, they’re anthropoids. Commonly, their glands produce silk and their blood is light blue!
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Only found in tropical waters, the Wahoo fish has an extremely elongated body and razor-sharp teeth. Their swimming speeds are some of the very highest among all fish, making them almost uncatchable for common predators.
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