Archive for the ‘Original’ Category

Mum’s Choice Award for HEXBUG

Monday, August 1st, 2011

HEXBUG was recently honored in the UK by the Mum’s Choice Awards.

HEXBUG scoops the Mum’s Choice Award at Christmas in July.

The Mum’s Choice Awards are voted for by the top ranking UK mummy bloggers who were able to test a range of entries at this year’s Christmas in July event before deciding on HEXBUG as the overall winner.

The HEXBUG Original also won the top award in the gadget category.

View the entire article here.

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.

HEXBUGs Are Super Cool For Easter Baskets!

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Robyn’s Online World blog featured the entire HEXBUG line as great alternative Easter gifts:

I would even have to agree with Taylor on this one and go for the super cool Hexbug! It might be small, but it is mighty in it’s fun. Don’t think they are just for the kids either, adults (like me) love these little robotic creatures just as much as the younger ones. While the bunny is super cute, what am I really going to do with it? Plus the Hexbug is a fantastic alternative to candy – do we really need to buy our kids all that chocolate and sugar? The Hexbug I can keep out and play with 365 days a year!

Read the full review here and enter for a chance to win a HEXBUG Nano!

Hexbugs in the Czech Republic

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Hexbugs are featured in December 2009’s Robot Revue, a Czech publication.

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Toy of the Week: HEXBUGs

Monday, March 8th, 2010

The blog ‘How did I ever live without it?’ named HEXBUGs their toy of the week on Saturday, March 6.

There is the Original, which resembles a roach, an inchworm, a crab, and the nano. We have a couple of the nanos. They are pretty cool and always a favorite among E-Rays friends when they come over to play.

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Robotic Gadgets set to become year’s best seller

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

UK regional newspaper Warrington Guardian feature Innovation First following the successful Nuremberg Toy Fair 2010 and predict Hexbugs are to become this year’s best seller.

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Another wallet-friendly smart toy at $10 is Hexbug

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

New York Toy Fair news round up on Yahoo News:

“Another wallet-friendly smart toy starting at 10 dollars is Hexbug, micro-robotic creatures resembling cockroaches, spiders or crabs that respond to touch, sound and even light and are capable of navigating mazes or their own nano habitat set”

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Will robotic Valentines appeal?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Online publication Compute Scotland contemplate in their article:

“Gaberlunzie was amused by one Valentine suggestion of Hexbugs and is considering whether the top of the range inchworm, or more limited crab, ant or nano would be most appealing to someone who loathes spiders!”

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The Love Bugs

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Stuck for an unusual gift this Valentine’s Day?  Why not check out the range of HEXBUGS and send your man a ‘Love Bug’ gift he won’t mind displaying on his desk at work.


The HEXBUG is a robotic creature that can feel its way around sensing objects in its path and avoiding them.  It can ‘hear’ and be controlled by you through a hand clap or loud noise; the sound will literally stop them in their tracks and change direction.


Available in five different shapes and colours – which one best describes your Valentine?


·        Orange (Alpha) – the colour of happiness, creativity and attraction

·        Green (Bravo) – the colour of harmony, fertility and peace

·        Blue (Charlie) – the colour of stability, loyalty and faith

·        Black (Delta) – the colour of elegance, mystery and sophistication

·        Red (Echo) – the colour of passion, desire and love


They make a fun Valentine’s Day gift and make a welcome change from chocolates and cuddly toys!  Buy today at

Blogs feature HEXBUG Products

Monday, January 11th, 2010

HEXBUG products have been featured in several different blogs to kick off 2010. Check out the links below for the coverage:

Life with 5 monkeys and 1 Ape – Hexbug Nano…bugs you don’t have to fear!

Plastic Pals – Hexbugs

Xomba – HEXBUG Nano | Robotic Insect Toys