Hands on with the Hexbug Nano

by Mark R

We have reported on the Hexbugs, as well as the Hexbug Nano, and I had a chance to try out the latter personally.

The Hexbug Nano is an electronic toy that is not very expensive, and could easily be the big stocking stuffer for this holiday. The good news is that they come with their own battery, and these two-inch long toys are powered by one of those batteries that you would put in a watch. I have no idea how long it would run for.

The Hexbug nano works with some sort of vibration thing in it, which makes it scurry across a flat surface like it was a real roach. This also gives it the power to flip on its front when its put on its back.

According to the official website, the Nano comes in five colors, which you can buy in five-pack sets. However, if you buy one Hexbug, you cannot choose what color you get, and they show ten colors pictured. I can’t help but wonder if some colors are more rare than others. Comic book companies do the same marketing trick when they print one issue with many colors, and make some colors purposely more rare than the other to increase collector value.

I believe that Hexbugs are a Radio Shack exclusive product. You can buy one for $7.99 or a five-pack of all different specimens for $36.99.

You can get various Hexbugs from Amazon.com and various other retailers.

One review or comment

Ricky Quinones Says: November 10, 2010 at 7:57 am

Just a note here from the marketing department at HEXBUG:

HEXBUGs are available at major and specialty retailers worldwide, including RadioShack, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, Brookstone, Costco and many other places in the US.

Each series of HEXBUG Nano comes in 5 different colors, currently 3 series have been released. And yes, some colors are more rare than others.


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