Archive for the ‘Crab’ Category

Hexbugs – the creepy crawlie that everyone wants this Christmas!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Review in UK’s Counties Today magazine November edition:

“The HEXBUGS are tiny intelligent robotic gadgets that are literally taking the UK by storm.  Each of the three available has its own unique special powers; one responds to touch and sound, one reacts to light and sound and the third can be controlled with an infra-red remote”

Check out the review via our HEXBUG Facebook page

Tried and tested for Christmas: The Hexbug

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009, an online parenting magazine from the UK, has reviewed the HEXBUG product line.

Mike says: “The bug almost looks like a thing a GCSE or A level student may make for a exam since its built out of coloured yet clear perspex. This means you can see the circuit board and gears that make it work. That is something I like about it as it makes you wonder if I could make one.

Check out the full review over at their site.

BigToyTalk: Hexbugs

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

BigToyTalk has put up a review of the Original, Inchworm, Crab and Ant.

The original bugs have now been joined by new versions including Crab (pictured right, around £12.99) and the high-speed Ant (always in a hurry and priced around £9.99).

Check it out at their site.

Bugging Out – Hexbug Micro Robotic Creatures

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Family Fun Guide, the grown-ups guide to what kids like, has reviewed the HEXBUG product line.

These micro robots are hugely entertaining, and make great stocking stuffers. The Hexbugs come in five different insect-like styles – the Original bug design, the Ant, the Inchworm, the Crab and the Nano. Each robotic creature reacts slightly differently when switched on.

Read the rest of the review on

Hexbugs – Robot Toys Mimic Animals

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Singularity Hub has a collection of HEXBUG videos along with a review of the various HEXBUG products to add to our video posts today:

Hexbugs may be more cute than extraordinary. Their animal like behavior has been seen in other robots, and their movement and sensing systems are pretty average. Still, they represent a nice trend in robotic toys: innovation as fun. Students and hobbyists are encouraged by such products to see the growing potential in robotics. These little guys are mimicking animals now, they’ll likely mimic humans as they become more complex.

See all the videos & read the review on the Singularity Hub website.

A Parent’s Review of Hexbugs

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Check out a great review of the HEXBUG product line on‘s Parenting column.

Hexbugs were a tremendous hit at our house right out of the starting gate. The kids loved the packaging, the bright colors, the variety, the fact that they were playing with bugs, and the technology of it all. The only thing that might have enhanced the experience would have been a micro remote control, but Innovation First, Inc thought of that too, and the newer versions of their robotic toys now have one.

read the whole review on their site.

The Cool Gadgets: HEXBUG

Friday, August 28th, 2009

The HEXBUG product line was recently featured on

Hexbugs are the small controllable cute bugs made by Innovation First International. Your child would love these cute bugs as they would react differently and could also be directed via a small remote control pad.

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HEXBUG clip from BBC 2

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Here is the clip from the BBC 2 show ‘Something for the Weekend’ that featured the HEXBUG family. This was shown in the UK on the 2nd August.

Boy’s Robot Wish Granted

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Innovation First was proud to support The Make A Wish Foundation by providing HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures to George Jacobs, age 4, who suffers from a rare form of cancer and his twin brother, Thomas, who is autistic. Robot collector Richard Newman recently hosted the Jacobs family from New Jersey and shared his extensive robot collection with them at his home in Boca Raton, Florida.

Boy’s robot wish granted
Sunday, August 9, 2009
By Peter Schaller
CBS 12 News, Boca Raton, Florida
A more than 1,000 mile trip across the country is just what the doctor ordered for a New Jersey family. Their 4-year-old twin sons have been through a lot, one with a rare form of cancer and the other with autism.

Pete Jacobs said, “Love your kids because you don’t know how long you’ll have them.”

Advice from a father of the twin boys. He almost lost George to a rare form of cancer, Thomas is autistic.

Jacobs said, “Just don’t believe that God puts things in front of you that he doesn’t expect you to deal with.”

4-year-old George has spent one out of ever four days of his short life in a hospital. On Sunday they took a break from all that, thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation.

“He stood there with his Wall-e pillow and his Wall-e blanket and said, ‘Are you going to take me to see Wall-e?'” Jacobs said.

It wasn’t easy to find Wall-e. It brought this New Jersey family all the way to Boca Raton and started with an email that was a shot in the dark.

Jacobs said, “Mr. Newman responded within 10 minutes and said, ‘come on down and we’d love to have you.”‘

A wish granted, little George was face-to-face with a replica of the Disney movie star, Wall-e. A local robot collector opened up his home to the family.

George’s parents say the cancer will likely stay in his body, but it has gone into remission for now. The family is spending the rest of their Florida vacation in Cocoa Beach.

HEXBUG Featured on BBC2 ‘Something for the Weekend’

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

BBC2 in the UK has a regular gadget spot on their ‘Something for the Weekend’ show.  This past weekend, the HEXBUG product range was featured.  If you’re in the UK, you can view the show online at