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Great little robot crab, very fun toy.
on February 13, 2011
I am a big fan of Hexbug robots and I must say that the Crab is my favorite, one of the reasons for this is that the Crab have the most functions of the various Hexbug models. The robot will wall sideways like a crab, it responds to sounds like a clap and like with the original Hexbug robot it is possible to control the toy by clapping at it to make it walk the way you want it to go. Compared to the original this function works much better with the crab as it do not need for you to clap so hard as to hurt your hands and everyone else's ears to make it respond. new with this model is that if the Crab moved under something to block the light in the room, like if it moves under furniture or you hold a book over it then it will stop moving, a clap with get it going again.
This toy runs of batteries. Hexbug sells these batteries but I do not know if the robot can also take some sort of ordinary watch batteries, anyway it runs a long time on one change of batteries but exchanging them can be expensive. On the positive side unlike other Hexbug models this one have a battery lid which you just unscrew, you do not need to dismantle half the toy to get at the batteries.
Hexbug Crab is made of rather thin plastic and it have to be handled with care. I would not recommend it to very young children, also while another Hexbug robot, the Nano can be used as a cat toy, I would not recommend that with this one as I do not think the toy will stand up to the rough treatment a pet will give it.
The Hexbug Crab is a cute, relatively cheap robot toy, it is a great gift for a older kid or anyone collecting robots, and for the price it have quite impressive functions. I am very pleased with my Hexbug Crab and I might pick up another in a different color just to expand my collection, it was well worth the price for me at least.