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A LOT OF FUN FOR ALL AGES
on 27 April 2010
We purchased these at a store for my son as a reward for a good report card. He wanted yet more Bagukan but we saw these and thought it would be a better purchase. This toy bug turned out even better then expected!
Other toys are popular but once purchased, can have a very short life span. This one looked like fun and something that could last a while. My son was not thrilled with this toy until we took it out and turned it on (small switch on the back of the bugs). Man this thing scurries fast! It gets into everything and those dust bunnies under the sofa, etc. will muck up the gears. Be prepared to move furniture or crawl under things to retrieve them as they sometimes get stuck. They are sturdy enough to survive an attack from our dog who also loves to chase after it.
Right now, my son and husband argue over who gets to set off the bug after they set up obstacle courses for it. The bug works well on tile, hardwood floor, and carpet. It even manages to go over slight bumps if it has enough of a head start. My son is saving up his allowance to buy more. The HexBug comes with batteries and they last for a long time but when it does come time to replace them be careful when reassembling. The legs come off when the back is opened to replace batteries (easily done) and you need to make sure the gears touch on the legs (the leg with a gear on each side goes in the middle slot).
My son is now thrilled with this toy and plays with it all the time. They cost more then Bagukan but worth it in my book.