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- Nano - Micro Robotic Creatures
- The robotic creature that behaves like a real bug
- Colors may vary
- Go online to register and track your Nano collection
- Additional bugs, track, habitats, carrying cases and more are available separately
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Top Brand Hexbug Nano Micro Robotic Bug Creature.
From the Manufacturer
The robotic creature that behaves like a real bug. Each Nano Series features different colors and graphics. Each Nano comes in its own tube. Go online to register and track your own Nano collection. Batteries included.
Top Customer Reviews
It's basically a small vibrating motor in a plastic casing flanked by a rubber cover. The vibration causes the rubber legs to move rhythmically and in turn the 'bug' runs around in circles and/or randomly. The nose is designed to bump objects, bounce off and turn directions. If it gets knocked over (like by the cat) it will right itself and keep on trucking, at least as long as the battery is still reasonably strong. Great little thing to bring to a party if your friends are geeks.
It has some limitations. It doesn't work on carpet, period, even very low pile. It will only work on smooth surfaces and perhaps grippy ones, such as concrete, but I haven't tried. It frequently gets stuck in areas it can be wedged in. Even in the kitchen, it occasionally gets stuck under the fridge, but when that happens I just tilt the fridge off the ground about 2" inches and it can escape. It will also get "wedged" in sharp carpet corners and need freeing from time to time.
I tied a piece of tinsel to it the cat loves chasing the tale and batting it around.
The battery lasted about an hour. You should definitely buy extra batteries for this, and these types of batteries are very expensive in stores so best to buy online.
These little Nano's are lots of fun to set loose on the counter or floor and play with - even for the adults. Just turn them on and they vibrate their way all over the place. One grandmother felt they moved a little too much like real roaches for her comfort, but the rest of us get a kick out of them. There's always lots of laughter when they're in play.
The only drawback I've seen to them is that some of them will track straight with no problem (of course bouncing off obstacles and correcting), while others will only turn in tight circles. Sometimes it seems that the little rubber legs contribute to which way they track and we've tried to bend them in other directions to compensate, with limited effect. That has led to some big frustrations at times. But put them in their own track or a maze, and they seem to navigate it just fine. Even just a shoebox lid can be a fun arena for them.
I got one for each of my kids and their cousins for Christmas this year and they played with them together for hours on Christmas day. The five year old cousin even insisted on sleeping with his that night. These little guys are definitely a hit!