Happy Holidays HEXBUGS
As part of the 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways, my fifth giveaway is such that, if you are a Mom, it may seem a bit creepy. But your kids? They will love the “buzz”.
Okay, what am I talking about? Anything HEXBUG. (Which, if you don’t know what they are, you’ll be happy to know it does not mean pulling out the bug spray). HEXBUGs are a seriously awesome set of toy micro-robotic creatures. Think electric-y spiders, scarabs, inchworms, larvae, ants and crabs, with the Nano HEXBUGs having their own HEXBUG hives.
One of the reasons I fell in love with this toy is that it is one that keeps giving. You start off with a set, like this one. Maybe you give it to your 8 year old for Christmas. Then his birthday is in February so you can get him a kit to expand upon his original set. Then if he gets a good report card, you can buy a glow-in-the-dark bug. So on and so forth. It also encourages role play and creativity because you can create these mini-bug hives anyway you want. You can register your Nano, and play games and learn about science. The only negative to the product is that it requires those little watch-like batteries and you will probably need to stock up.
Other than that? Love. Granted, I don’t love the slug-looking HEXBUG, but I am squeemish that way. But kids? Bring it on.
The products are recommended for kids 8 and up, but I have a friend who has a 5 and 6 year old who love it. Even my two year old loves the original HEXBUG Nano (he walked around with it buzzing in his hand for a day until the battery ran out and was really mad when it stopped moving), but it is a choking hazard potential, which is why it is not officially recommended. The prices range from $8 for a bug to over a $100 for the big sets.
Congratulations to Annie for winning the HEXBUG Spider and starter HEXBUG kit. Valued at over $40! Woot!
Disclosure: I received no compensation or product for this post.