cessna007


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will we get them before Christmas?

codeman9090


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Soooo, based on the video it's not really a battle. It looks like both bugs are in a race to see which one can run off the edge first.

geo8rge


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Meh, you basically are paying for 2 nano thingies and getting the track for free. I would just go to Shack and buy the bugs. If you are an adult, you too many cookies the track. If you are buying for kids, you don't want the clutter of the track.


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quantamm


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Goatspunk wrote:So I looked up the youtube vid and saw this gem: Commercial

Right at 0:11, the expression on the kids face when he is apparently losing made me laugh uncontrollably.



I like the sweat band, as if watching a battery powered robot do it's thing is going to actually going to count as a form of exercise.

joel22484


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Looks like it could be fun

rettigpd


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These make the BEST cat toys.

ozzallos


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Age requirements-
if your kid still tends to stick random objects in his/her mouth, not for them. They're effectively bite sized.

As an aside, they still appear to be popular in Japan if our recent trip was any judge. And if you have any doubts about them holding a kid's interest, you may have notice a certain cartoon featuring exaggerated battles with toy tops every Saturday morning...

indetrucks


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In for one. My strange ADHD diagnosed nephew will love this for at least an hour.

joehrule


quality posts: 4 Private Messages joehrule

So basically this is the old school electric football game, only with bugs?

Darkhorse73


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These are great cat toys - Until Patches eats one!

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  • sarahiki


    quality posts: 1 Private Messages sarahiki

    Will the larger hex bugs fit in this thing?

    bonniegibson


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    sdc100 wrote:Yeah, but don't forget about s/h.

    A better idea is to go to your local $1 store. I've found a pack of 10 AG13s for a buck. Freshness, of course, is always an issue but so far, all my Dollar Store batteries (mostly CR2025 and CR2032) have been fine.



    Thanks for a very helpful post!

    bvbooks


    quality posts: 12 Private Messages bvbooks

    I'm not sure I get it, but my kid might. Would a 12 year old geeky kinda boy like these, do you think? Confused on age ranges here.

    G-Ride


    quality posts: 3 Private Messages G-Ride

    Are HexBugs better than OctalBugs? Can they be converted directly or do you have to convert them to Binary first?

    bhcompy


    quality posts: 15 Private Messages bhcompy

    Just bought this on Saturday at Costco for some friends for Xmas. My son is 11 and loves to play with these things(particularly harassing the pets with them, as they find the little bugs annoying but intriguing). About 25$ or so at Costco, so you're saving a few bucks and sales tax.

    sflesch


    quality posts: 4 Private Messages sflesch
    Untouchables93 wrote:Great product at a great price! One question: Are headbands coming back in style for the 8-13 year old demographic?



    I'm spoiled. Where's the Like or Woot button for comments on Woot.com?!?!?


    Why is it that everytime I click I want one", Woot makes me buy it? Don't they ever just want to know that, "Yes, I want one?" http://www.sflesch.com

    laineyhigg


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    joel22484 wrote:Looks like it could be fun



    Holy cow. Wonder how much money's in that!! (and time!)

    keoten


    quality posts: 2 Private Messages keoten

    I question the legitimacy of the HexBug's packaging as a children's toy.

    Check this: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ndqB6ulsATg/TJ-YLm4jYoI/AAAAAAAAEks/aR0mFRC3vsw/s1600/HexBug+(1).jpg


    Now turn the hexbug on, put it back in it's packaging and give it to your wife.

    If you don't believe me, head to Radioshack and check it out yourself.

    micliu


    quality posts: 1 Private Messages micliu

    http://content.hexbug.com/nano/nano_spec_field_book_v4.pdf

    Scary man, these are gonna turn into real Pokemon someday.

    mvanco


    quality posts: 7 Private Messages mvanco

    My mother bought all the kids hex bugs without a habitat. $ children ages 4, 8, and 13. They all think they are really cool. For Christmas she got them all habitats but not the battle ones because they were $30. Now I have a gift for the little ones! Bet they like mine better! Boys like things that fight... Destruction is the key to a happy boy, at least with my family...

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    fishbrain


    quality posts: 9 Private Messages fishbrain

    What Michael Vick would have been into had he gone nerd instead of jock.

    gwendyw


    quality posts: 8 Private Messages gwendyw

    What's with all the "shouldn't this be at kids.woot?" posts? Get in touch with your inner child, people, before the apparations start showing up and your forced to revist all your tangled slinkies, mutilated Barbies, and blown up Gi Joes.

    aarphacker


    quality posts: 4 Private Messages aarphacker

    I am in for one. Great addition to my office and if I get tired of it I will give it to one of the kids in the neighborhood. No way woot! is going down hill after amazon bought them - I think they're getting better!

    crowsnest


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    Amazon Reviews

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    toonvox


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    They were selling these at the Museum of Natural History in NYC this past October. The adults were pushing the kids aside to check them out. Amazing.

    Drinking Frog


    quality posts: 8 Private Messages Drinking Frog

    My niece and nephew have something similar (but not as complex). I pretty much lost an afternoon, staring at it in some sort of narcotic trance.

    Great product!

    ekconko


    quality posts: 0 Private Messages ekconko

    These things are great for cats too. They can be batted around and will correct themselves unlike other 'automatic' cat toys.

    sandalwood


    quality posts: 3 Private Messages sandalwood

    You people with your androgenous names are making me very nervous so if any of you are related to me:

    PLEASE DO NOT BUY MY KIDS THIS OR ANY OTHER BUG-RELATED TOY THING.

    Thanks in advance.

    mattlscc


    quality posts: 34 Private Messages mattlscc

    what is the age range on this? Would my 2 year old son be able to play with this... I think he'd love it!

    Vizh


    quality posts: 1 Private Messages Vizh

    The most important question I can ask before trapping myself in a house full of kids playing with these over Christmas...

    How much noise do they make?


    (This info should be standard on the packaging of all battery operated toys. It would save a lot of the tradional holiday screaming of "Turn that damn thing off already!")

    woot4tom


    quality posts: 0 Private Messages woot4tom

    I'm wishing for a Yellow Bar so this will go away !

    LBeria


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    My 12-year-old has been begging for this so you know I just HAD to get it. Actually, they're not bad -- kinda fun to watch and you get a satisfying feeling when they flip over on their backs and are "begging" you to help them.

    And, yes, they have pink ones for girls too (not that you have to stereotype your children or your HexBugs).

    The bigger bugs won't fit on the small bridges but they can sure stomp on the small HexBugs in the open battle areas! Some of the bigger ones will also respond to sound and come when you clap (so don't leave them next to Grandma's "Clapper" when she's ready for bed).

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    Led2000


    quality posts: 0 Private Messages Led2000

    I normally find the little description funny, but this one is in bad taste.

    megastar


    quality posts: 0 Private Messages megastar

    Battle Habitat will be the new robo hamster funhouse (for shenanigans, not battles).

    ElizardbethWoots


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    rettigpd wrote:These make the BEST cat toys.



    That they do!
    (though I have one inbred/birth defected/brain damaged cat and I have to watch him cause the vibrations don't really deter him from trying to eat the whole bug in one gulp. It's big enough that he chokes and spits it out, but still a little scary!)

    ElizardbethWoots


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    mattlscc wrote:what is the age range on this? Would my 2 year old son be able to play with this... I think he'd love it!



    I would not recommend for a 2 year old. They are pretty tempting to chew on (and I am a 30 year old - they have squeaky rubbery parts like a toothbrush) and pose a pretty serious choking hazard.

    ElizardbethWoots


    quality posts: 2 Private Messages ElizardbethWoots
    Vizh wrote:The most important question I can ask before trapping myself in a house full of kids playing with these over Christmas...

    How much noise do they make?


    (This info should be standard on the packaging of all battery operated toys. It would save a lot of the tradional holiday screaming of "Turn that damn thing off already!")



    No more than the standard... vibrating toy...

    dizzsunshine


    quality posts: 0 Private Messages dizzsunshine

    I messed up and only ordered 1 but wanted 3 and now I can't buy another with my account. HELP! I emailed CS but..........

    Amdusias


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    sarahiki wrote:Will the larger hex bugs fit in this thing?



    They will not fit in the track, but you can put them on the "battle pod" and they will push against each other and knock each other off, and if you have the ones with the "remote" clicker you can make them back up and turn right. (But only right).

    mralbatross


    quality posts: 0 Private Messages mralbatross

    I saw these at some outlet store. It looked like a toothbrush head with a tiny battery and the vibrate motor from a cell phone mounted on top of the toothbrush head.