Monday, October 17, 2011

HEXBUG Nano Halloween Zombie Party - Review and Giveaway


Courtesy of MommyParties, I was able to recently host a Hexbug Nano Zombie party to showcase some of the new addtions to the Hexbug family.  Guests at the party were presented with Limited Edition HEXBUG Nano Halloween Zombie Bugs, Glow in the Dark HEXBUG Nano Galileo Collection Bugs, Glow in the Dark HEXBUG Nano Habitat sets, three HEXBUG Larva, and additional batteries.  It was a package full of goodies for a ghoulishly good time.

For those not in the know, Hexbugs are small, robotic creatures that resemble bugs. They skitter around and vibrate when turned on. They are packaged individually and a code is included to register your Nano online to play games and learn about science. Habitat sets can also be purchased separately to make playing with your Hexbug Nano lots more fun.

Just in time for Halloween, the HEXBUG Nano Halloween Zombie Bugs are encased in a black or orange coffin and have a glow-in-the-dark exoskeleton.  They are available at RadioShack stores nationwide.  The Glow in the Dark HEXBUG Nano Galileo Collection bugs come packaged individually in a tube and they glow in the dark.  The HEXBUG Larva are robotic creatures that are bigger in size than the Nanos and they resemble actual larva.  The HEXBUG Larva has a built-in sensor that reacts to its environment, changing direction upon sensing an objects in its path.  The Glows in the Dark HEXBUG Nano Habitat Set and Elevation Habitat Set allows you to create a variety of customizable playgrounds.  Both sets glow in the dark and require snap-on assembly.  Included with the sets are one or two HEXBUG Nanos.
 
 
  
 

In my opinion, the Nano Halloween Zombie bugs would make a fun addition for trick-or-treaters or a Halloween party.  The coffin packaging on the Nano give it the ultimate Halloween aura.  The other HEXBUG Nanos and Habitat Sets are ideal for any time of the year.


The kids had a hard time breaking the seals of the tubes that the Nanos were packaged in, so adult help was needed. Once opened, the kids had a heyday playing with their robotic bugs. For such tiny things, they provide lots of entertainment. Included with each HEXBUG is a code to register online to play games and learn about science. It was emphasized to the children about the codes because I can see how the paper might be interpreted to be trash and thrown away. The exoskeleton on the Zombie bugs can be removed so the option of not having them glow in the dark is available.  All of the bugs skitter or wriggle around, giving the impression of real bug movement.  Parents and kids alike had a great time at the party and raved about the HEXBUG Nanos and Habitat Sets.  A few parents even approached me asking where they can be purchased so they can gift their children with more.

As I mentioned above, Hexbug Nanos have habitat sets that the robotic bugs can be played on for added fun. The Glows in the Dark HEXBUG Nano Habitat Sets include ten connectible pieces and two extremely rare HEXBUG Nano mutations.  The Glows in the Dark HEXBUG Nano Elevation Habitat Set includes 52 pieces for a multi-level spiral ramp that rises two levels up.  It also includes two rare HEXBUG Nanos.  Although I'm sure that younger children would probably need help putting it together, my 13 year old son was able to assemble it all by himself. With the habitat sets, kids can place their Nanos in it to watch them scurry around and spiral down the ramp. Orange tabs are on each Habitat Cell so they can be closed to keep the Nanos from getting out or be opened to attach other pieces.

Since its introduction, HEXBUG has brought my boys much entertainment.  The friends who attended the party were very excited about the HEXBUG Nanos and Habitat Sets too.  Although the appeal is mainly towards boys, there were a couple of girls at the party who had just as much fun with HEXBUG.  There wasn't one set favorite among the group.  The general concensus was that everything was lots of fun.










Win It!

One person will win a HEXBUG Nano Halloween Zombie bug and a Glows in the Dark HEXBUG Nano Galileo Collection bug.

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Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments.  Giveaway is open to residents of the USA.  Giveaway ends 11/3/11 at 8 pm CST.  Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I received products for review from MommyParties and Innovation First Labs, Inc.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.

192 comments:

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The HEXBUG Larva is creepy - which means my grandson would love it LOL
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the crab is cool

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The new Hive set looks really cool!

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I like the ant the most.

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Elaine said...

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I'd like to have the Hive and collect the Hexbugs--I might start with the spider
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I like the HEXBUG Crab: Red! Thanks!

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I would like to have the spider for my son thats wanting one of these!


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I would love to have the Crab but they are all so neat.
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I like the crab hexbug!

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