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HEXBUG | Review and Giveaway

November 28, 2009 by  
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2009 Christmas Gift Guide Participant


The HEXBUG Nano is a tiny, collectible, micro robotic creature that uses the physics of vibration to propel forward and explore its environment. Powered by a tiny motor, and 12 fixed, angular legs, the industrious critter traverses the ground beneath it and quickly navigates through the most complex mazes. Possessing an uncanny sense of balance, it can even flip to its feet and zoom forward when turned on its back! When coming into contact with an object in its path, the energetic insect will switch directions and scurry away on a new path due to its persistent random behavior.

HexBug Nano – Collectible Battery Powered Robots:

  • Crawling bugs
  • Behaves like a real bug
  • Flips over by itself
  • Fits in your hand
  • Batteries included

Ages 3+

Available at HexBug.com for $9.99. Can also be found at Toys R Us and Radio Shack

My Thoughts

This is one of the cutest bugs I have ever seen and you won’t hear me saying that too often! It is also super hyper which is something that has brought a lot of laughter to my kids, especially my toddler. She loves turning it on and setting it down only to chase after it laughing and screaming the whole time. It has provided her with hours of entertainment. It zips around and around so fast that its hard to catch sometimes, which just cracks everyone who is watching you. While I think it is a wonderful toy for my toddler (used with supervision of course) I want to share with you a huge plus to this product in my eyes.

Those that are regular readers have read about my nephew who has Autism. It has been hard for my sister to find something that will grasp his attention for longer than a few seconds before he darts off to find something else. When I showed him the HEXBUG Nano he was riveted! Not only did he want to hold on to it but he spent 45 minutes actually interacting with it even shouting “NO” when it went under a cabinet. He laughed and had such a good time with it and it has been a rare time to find something he likes so much, so we gave him our review bug so he could continue to play with something he liked, and he has been having fun with it on a regular basis. So for that alone the HEXBUG gets a huge plus from me, because it put a smile on my nephew’s face.

The HEXBUG would make the perfect Christmas stocking stuffer as it is packaged in a test tube (as shown on the left) and it is sure to bring laughs and conversation to every family. One of the cool things about this is that each bug has a code on it that you can add here to keep track of your collection, play games and learn about science. This is definitely all around great gift for a great price!

And I have some good news, I have been offered the chance to give away two HEXBUGS to two Dirty Shirt readers. Please see rules below to enter to win today!

Giveaway

  • MAIN RULE – Tell me in comments who you would give this to if you are one of the winners. (remember if this rule is not followed then no others will count)
  • 1 Extra Entry – Subscribe to my RSS feed or by email (or let me know if you already are) in a separate comment.
  • 1 Extra Entry – Add my Christmas button to your site and let me know you did in a separate comment (code is at the top of blog)
  • 1 Extra Entry – Follow me on Twitter (button in subscribe section on the right sidebar) and let me know your Twitter name in a separate comment.
  • 1 Extra Entry – Tweet this giveaway. Copy and paste – Merry Christmas! @Jentifa is giving away a HEXBUG Nano Micro Robotic Creature! 2 Winners! Check it out here http://bit.ly/6zMwcD. Then come back and leave the direct link to your tweet (go to your twitter account, click on the words when your tweet was sent (ie. 5 seconds ago) and copy and paste that link in comments.
  • 2 Extra Entries – Write a post on your blog linking to my blog.

This giveaway will run through midnight on December 12, with winner being announced the morning of December 13. Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Comments

169 Responses to “HEXBUG | Review and Giveaway”
  1. jennifer says:

    I would give this to my nephew- who loves all things about bugs!

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  3. I would give this to my son Jakob. He would get a kick out of it!

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  6. Susan says:

    I would love to give this to my Godson, he would have such a great time playing with it

  7. Linda Kish says:

    I would give this to my son

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  9. Deb Anderson says:

    I’d love to win this for my 4 yr old nephew. I think he would get a kick out of watching the bug’s antics!

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  15. alice correnti says:

    Sounds like it would bring lots of laughter to the child who gets to own this toy. I would be giving this to my great nephew Anthony, who is Autistic, since you mention in your review the interest of the child with Autism, it is always hard to find things that hold an austistic childs interest.

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  17. blueviolet says:

    I would love to give this to my nephew! This would make his day!

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  20. Marcia says:

    I would give this to my son. He would love this!

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  23. Shelley B says:

    My son would love this!

  24. Margaret says:

    I’d give them to my partner because he’s a complete bug geek.

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  27. hollowsins says:

    I would give this to my son-he would love it!!

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  30. judy brittle says:

    I would give this to my grandson. He would really love it! Thank you so much!

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  33. I would definitely give this to my husband if we won it. We don’t have children, so we always put toys in each other’s stockings.

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  35. Julie says:

    My two nephews would love this!

  36. Kaye Swain says:

    I would keep this in my travel bag to take to each set of grandkids so they can all enjoy it. :)

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  38. Kaye Swain says:

    Looks like my first comment may not have made it – so repeating it :) I would pop this in my travel bag and take it to each set of grandkids so they can all have fun with it. :)

  39. LT says:

    I would have to give this to my son, he would really enjoy it!

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  43. Sarah L. says:

    My grandson and granddaughter would both get a kick out of this. As long as I get to play with it too. Thanks for the contest.

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  48. Jackie says:

    I would give this to my daughter. She hates bugs…but I know she’d love this one! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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  50. beth shepherd says:

    I would love to win and give this to my son
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  53. Diane says:

    I would definitly give this to my cousin nicky. He is 10 and loves anything to do with science. I really think he would get a kick out of this!

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  56. DEBIJOT says:

    I would give this to my grandson.

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  58. Becky says:

    I would give this to my six year old son.

  59. Patti Hess says:

    I would give this one of my daughters

    thanks a ton

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  61. Maggie says:

    I would give this to my son. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. Tamara B. says:

    I would give this to my son who is always drawing his comics at his desk in his room and loves gadgets like this.

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  66. katklaw777 says:

    I would put this in my son’s stocking, he loves robots. Gtrat giveaway, thanks!

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  68. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I would give this to my grandson

  69. BrendaLea says:

    If I won I would have to give it to my 15 year old Grandson. He would get a ki9ck out of playing with it and with the dogs…seeing if the dogs would bark at it,.

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  72. Cindy says:

    I’ll give it to my 5 year old son. It would make a great stocking stuffer!

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  75. Michelle C says:

    I would love to give this to my son! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. Tonya Martinez says:

    I would love to watch my son chase this bug. Sounds like it would be fun… especially if the dog doesn’t get it first.

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  81. Esther says:

    My little brothers would love this!

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  83. Anna says:

    I would give this to my nephew

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  86. Tsmom says:

    My son would love this!

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  88. Christine says:

    My son would love this…thanks for the chance!!!

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  91. Diana says:

    Adorable! I would give it to my nephew, who loves this sort of thing.

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  94. Melissa Barnes says:

    i would give this to my son – these are really cool little toys – thanks for the giveaway

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  97. Tia says:

    I would give this to my son.
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  98. Desiree says:

    My husband and daughter would have a great time playing with this together

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  101. wes smith says:

    I would give this to my future mother-in-law. My fiancĂ©’s mother loves robots, and this would be perfect for her.

  102. Niecey says:

    If I won I’d give this to my daughter, Kaya

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  104. Colleen says:

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  106. Honey Mommy says:

    I would give this to my nephews. They would love it! Or I might keep it for my boys!

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  108. My son would go crazy for this! He’s definitely into remote control things and what little boy doesn’t love bugs! lol

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  111. Rondah says:

    I’d give this to my grandson
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  115. Melissa B says:

    If I won, I would give it to my 6 year old daughter because she is fascinated by all living creatures, bugs included. She would think this is a kick-

  116. Sharon says:

    This looks like a fun gift for my nephews, Landon and Carter; although I’d probably have to get them one apiece as they aren’t exactly in the sharing stage!!

    (Love the story about your nephew finding enjoyment with this toy–can’t put a price tag on that.)

  117. Sharon says:

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  119. I would give this to my daughter, she would ADORE it :).

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  122. brandon says:

    hi i would give it to my 4 year old cousin because i get one in my stocking and he loves it but i dont want him to hurt it so i want him to have one so we dont fight

  123. Nedra Scarborough says:

    I got some hexbugs for my nieces and nephews at hexbugs.gknu.com/shop/shop.php and they loved them so much! It’s a great toy for kids.

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