My kids are absolutely obsessed with the HEXBUG line. From the first moment they held their first little vibrating nanos they were hooked. They would race their bugs together in different habitats and create elaborate mazes for them to crawl through.
Then we upgraded to a larger HEXBUG collection by adding the Crab, the Scarab, and the Spider. And just as they loved their Nanos, they loved this larger version of HEXBUG equally as well.
One of the major differences between HEXBUG and other toys on the market is it's simplicity. The fact that my kids can turn them on and off and control where they go by following them around and blocking them with their hands, feet, and other toys makes them feel in control.
HEXBUG Creates a Positive Robotic Experience
If you haven't yet heard of HEXBUG, let me take a step back and share a little information about these fun toys. From the HEXBUG website:
"By leveraging our robotics expertise, we entered the toy industry in 2007 with the launch of the HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures product line. HEXBUG was designed to give children a positive experience with robotics at a young age. Our passion for robotics, as demonstrated by our VEX Robotics program, was the main catalyst fueling HEXBUG's inception. Hence, the brand was born!
People are drawn to the HEXBUG brand for our products’ fascinating behavior, intelligent bug-like attributes and eye-catching packaging. Some of the products are so animated, they even fool cats, dogs and some humans into thinking they are alive!"
I can attest to how fascinating these little bugs are. They have kept my children occupied for hours on end playing and exploring the world around them. And they've definitely scared a guest or two into thinking they were real bugs!
A New Bug In Town
When I saw the HEXBUG Warriors at BlogHer'12 this year I was ecstatic and knew that these would be the "it" gift to give this year. Especially for my 3 1/2 year old son and 5 year old nephew. How could they not love these amazing Warriors?
Not only do they come with armor, but they have removable parts! And they can battle each other in this awesome Battle Arena. The Battle Arena comes with two HEXBUG Warriors to battle together. Additional HEXBUG Warriors can also be purchased.
These HEXBUG line come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. And I'm sure that your child will be able to find their perfect bug.
The latest line now not only comes with their choice of color, but also with their choice of weapon and armor as well. From the spinning blades of Bionika to the spinning ninja-star like armor of Viridia, these bugs are meant for battle! And boy do they put on a show.
Now the HEXBUG line may be recommended for children between 5-12 years but my younger children are quite obsessed. And my daughter has become even more obsessed than my son (if that's even possible!). Since we like to play with our kids, we are usually supervising them closely as we play together with the HEXBUG collections.
Not Just for Boys
The HEXBUG Warriors might look like the perfect gift for boys, but don't dismiss them for girls. My daughter, as I've said before, loves these little robotic creatures. She's very much the tomboy when she wants to be and idolizes anything her older brother loves. That includes HEXBUG.
Not only can these HEXBUG lines inspire kids to think outside the box, they might spark some interest for robotics and engineering. With the interest my daughter has for all things mechanical, I could totally see her creating great things in the near future. And if I can supply her with innovative toys that get her thinking, I will do just that.
The Perfect Gift from Stocking Stuffer to Ultimate Surprise
With the varieties of sizes, shapes, and styles, the HEXBUG line is the perfect gift this holiday season. From stocking stuffers to larger gifts that will make any child smile with delight, if you're looking for an innovative, fun toy this holiday season, you have to check out HEXBUG and their new line of HEXBUG Warriors! I know we'll have a few under our tree this Christmas.
To find out more about HEXBUG, visit their website. And make sure to visit HEXBUG on Facebook and follow them on Twitter at @HEXBUG to keep up with the latest on all buggy news.
What's on the top of your child's holiday wishlist?
Disclaimer: I received a HEXBUG Warriors Battle Arena for review purposes only. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.