Hexbug Nano: Product Review

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Do you love the sound of your kids giggling? We sure do, and that’s why we loved testing the HEXBUG® Nano collection! Even grown ups can’t contain themselves watching these crazy critters!


HEXBUG®: Micro Robotic Creatures!

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HEXBUG® Nano bugs are known as “the robotic creature that acts like a real bug!”, and that they are, only a lot more fun and a lot less gross! Our kid testers had an absolute blast with these hilarious “bugs” and their awesome habitat sets which come in a variety of affordable options.

The newest autonomous robotic creature in the HEXBUG lineup comes in 5 collectible colours, and (here’s the part you’ll appreciate as a parent) batteries are actually included! There are sure to be giggles galore when your child watches these amazing Nanos skitter around, actually behaving like real bugs. They can even flip themselves back over if they end up upside down and redirect themselves when they bump into an object.

We tried our bugs first without the habitat sets, to see what they would do on the wood floor, and had a frantically fun time running around trying to scoop them all up as they went in different directions. Although we giggled unstoppably while trying to capture them all back, it didn’t take long to realize that a habitat set is a definite must if you’re going to own these energetic little creatures- they are way easier to play with if they’re contained!

There are 9 different Nano sets available, along with a variety of different accessories and extras, all of which can be found on the HEXBUG website . Speaking of the website, your child can register their bug collection online, play HEXBUG® games and even learn about real science!

 

We tested and loved the following HEXBUG® bugs and sets:

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HEXBUG® Nano 5 pack
This set includes 5 Ultra busy Nanos- “bug” like creatures who love to zoom around exploring their environment! Suggested retail price $34.99

 

 

 

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The HEXBUG® Nano Bridge Battle Habitat Set

This set allows kids to create the ultimate battleground for the HEXBUG Nano. HEXBUG Nano owners place their bugs on either side of the elevated arena where they must scurry over an orange bridge, through one-way gates and meet in the center battle platform. HEXBUG Nanos nudge and knock their competitor out of the battle arena until only one bug is left standing and reigned champion. Bridge Battle comes with 29 easy connect pieces and two rareHEXBUG Nanos. Bridge Battle is CPSIA approved for kids ages 3 and up. Available at major retailers nationwide or www.hexbug.com. Suggested retail price is $39.99

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Glow in the Dark HEXBUG® Nano Habitat Set
Glow in the Dark HEXBUGS Nano owners can now create a variety of customizable playgrounds for the industrious critters to traverse using the Glow in the Dark HEXBUG Nano Habitat Set. Designed to foster children’s creativity, develop fine-motor skills, and fuel hours of imaginative playtime, this set contains two extremely rare glow in the dark HEXBUG Nano mutations, four easy connect glow in the dark curved pieces, three easy connect glow in the dark straight pieces, and three easy connect glow in the dark hexagon pieces, offering users a variety of configurations. Available at www.hexbug.com and CPSIA approved for children ages 3 and up. Glow in the dark Habitat Set Suggested retail price is $29.99

 

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HEXBUG® Nano Elevation Habitat Set
The HEXBUG Nano Elevation Habitat Set features a multi-level spiral and bridges that can accommodate an entireHEXBUG Nano collection, and enable each Nano bug to stretch its rubber legs as it traverses through the sizable mini-community. The customized track includes one spiral ramp that rises two levels up, offering explorativeHEXBUG Nanos the best view in town. Elevation comes with 52 easy connect pieces and 2 rare HEXBUG Nanos. Elevation is CPSIA approved for kids 3 and up. Suggested retail price is $59.99

 

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HEXBUG® Nano Spiral Starter Set
The HEXBUG Nano Spiral Starter set is the perfect way for first-time HEXBUG owners to give their Nano bugs two levels to explore and slowly climb up to elevation. The customized track is expandable and interchangeable with all other Habitat Set products, further extending its creative play pattern. The HEXBUG Nano Spiral Starter Set contains one extremely rare mutation, two easy connect HEX cells, 5 easy connect spiral ramp pieces, 2 easy connect one way gates and 16 easy connect standoffs. HEXBUG Nano Starter Set CPSIA approved for kids 3 and up. Suggested retail price is $19.99

 

 

We also received a pack of HEXBUG® Bug Food (batteries), but as of yet, haven’t needed to “feed” our bugs! The Bug Food suggested retail is $3.99


 HEXBUG® products are available at all major retailers nationwide, and are approved for kids aged 3 and up. Prices listed here are suggested retail, in Canadian dollars.


Special thanks to Innovation First Labs (the creators of HEXBUGS®) for their extremely generous donation to our Toy Mountain campaign this year! There will be a lot of lucky kids waking up to HEXBUG toys this Christmas!


 Mums ‘n Chums review policy: Mums ‘n Chums recieved a product sample of Hexbugs and the habitats shown here for the purpose of this review, however we are in no way obligated to report on any product that we dislike or feel would not be of interest and / or benefit to our valued readers. Products we choose to post reviews on are ones we have enjoyed, approved and deemed appropriate for our audience.


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