Saturday, October 29, 2011

HexBugs ... Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

Congrats to the winners!! chose #6 and #14 and those commentors are:
are the winners of a HexBug and battery pack
Check your emails for details on how to get your prizes...
you have 48 hours to get back to me!!

Three words:
Boy. Box. Bugs.

When a boy (like ours) lives in a house with four sisters (like his) ... the promise of icky, creepy, Halloween-themed bugs brings much joy.  So when the HexBug box arrived, he was more than happy to take the knife and carve open the lid that contained greatness.

I invited over a bunch of people, put together the Nano Elevation Track, set loose said creepers ... and stood back to enjoy the fun.

even GRANDMA got in on the fun!!

Out of all the things we have had in this house, this was one of the most fun and memorable ... based on the reactions and the amount of people crowding around to cheer on their favorite HexBug as the races were set and wages were thrown.  Hilarious!!

What does the company say about these critters??

HEXBUG Nano Logo

It might be back-to-school season now, but smart moms know that Halloween is hot on its heels! Every Halloween party brings an endless array of sweets for the kids and priceless photo opportunities for moms. This year, we have an extra special addition to your spooky soiree- Limited Edition HEXBUG Nano Halloween Zombie and Glows in the Dark Nano bugs and Habitat Sets from HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures!

The undisputed micro-robotic favorite is back in action, with two new versions that just "scream" Halloween! The Limited Edition HEXBUG Nano Halloween Zombie bugs come complete with their very own coffin, and the Glows in the Dark HEXBUG Nano roaming Glows in the Dark Habitat Sets are perfect for dark and scary evenings.

Hexbug Halloween 3 Hexbug Halloween 4

My Review:
I would again like to thank the makers of HexBugs for their generosity in providing an amazing variety of bugs, tracks and batteries for this review and giveaway.  We were thrilled to host a party for this product and got very enthused reactions to the in-home winners of tracks and bugs for their own home. 

The Positives:
(Simply re-wording my son's impressions, as he finds the creepy a little more cool than I do!!)   The fact that these toys are made to simulate actual bugs is amazing...the majority of the ones provided to use resembled roaches in their size and movements.  The facts that they glow in the dark, scamper in uncontrolable patterns and seem to run forever just make them all the more fun to have around.  The provided tracks for the bugs to run on give lots of room for each bug to walk its own path and allow for fun races.  Adding in that they glow in the dark (like some of the bugs), they are most impressive and much loved!!

Areas of Concern?
(This is mom again...)  The elevation tracks are a little confusing to put together and the provided instructions don't contain many actual words, leaving the user to try to figure out the small pictures of the many pieces included.  I get that the tracks are made to be set up as you want them to be, but some direction is helpful for those of us who have no creativity as far as bug tracks. (haha

As much as I get a little creeped out by the HexBugs, my kids and their friends loved them.  They are fast, buggish and interesting to watch.  The tracks are worth the time of putting together, as the bugs move over every inch of them unaided.  The glow-in-the-dark element was actually a lot of fun to watch as we shut off the lights and let the bugs go...and our entire family was entertained.  Based on the reactions from my son, my daughters (both girlie-girl and tomboy) and all the friends that came to play (adult men included)...these are totally worth the cost and fun.

Want a couple of HexBugs of your very own?  Well, there are couple up for grabs:

To enter to win one of the items pictured above, visit the HexBug website and leave a comment telling me something you discovered while looking around. (mandatory sure to leave an email or twitter ID in your comment! No contact info, no entry)

Extra Entries (leave a seperate comment for each):
  • Follow my blog fan page on Facebook (click here)
  • Visit my main blog and leave a comment on one of the posts.
  • Follow me on Twitter (@binaspad)
  • FB or tweet about this giveaway (linking either my fan page or twitter ID)
Giveaway starts 10/29/11 and is open until midnight PST 11/03/11.

First name chosen will win the orange HexBug and extra battery pack.
Second name chosen will win the black HexBug and extra battery pack.
Winners will be chosen by and be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond or new winners will be chosen.

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  1. I am new to boy things since I have all sisters, but now I have a little boy of my own and learning every day about these things! I learned a lot about hexbugs on their website! Cool that the crab comes in and out from sounds and lights! My little guy would die over these!


  2. i follow Binas pad on facebook as Ali Hair Holt!


  3. commented on your "close" post on your main blog!


  4. i follow you on twitter! (@ali_holt)


  5. There are 7 different hex bugs

  6. I Follow your blog fan page on Facebook

  7. I left a comment on close...

  8. I Follow you on Twitter

  9. I tweeted!/ClippingMoney/status/131612034763722753

  10. I learned that they have a replaceable batteries. Phew! That was a worry.

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  11. I follow on facebook (angela Maa s)


  12. I commented on the unicorns and laughter post


  13. I follow on twitter as @suburbanjung


  14. I shared on facebook: