So what is a HEXBUG Larva? Well, it is a micro robotic creature that slithers forward on smooth surfaces using a slow, rhythmic flexing motion. Just like real larvae, each of these creepy crawlers reacts to its environment, instinctively changing direction upon sensing an object in its path and wriggling off to explore a clear, undisturbed path ahead. Its behavior is eerily mesmerizing to watch and interact with. The HEXBUG Larva features a forward facing infrared sensor that allows it to detect fellow squirming larvae and other objects in its path. When the HEXBUG Larva encounters a road block, it spins around on two micro robotic wheels hidden beneath its hard exterior shell and heads off in a new direction. Three button cell batteries are included.
The girls (and I!) thought it was cool in a creepy way! Little One would get close to it and then run away screaming from it, laughing at the same time. I was amazed at how interactive it is and I like its bright colour!
In the same vein, though definitely different, are the new Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters! They are a new collectible line of bobble-head mini robotic pets and playsets that bring the hugely popular online world of Monstro City to life for its 50 million fans worldwide. The cute and cuddly, battery-operated Moshlings use patented HEXBUG Nano vibration technology to buzz around their unique configurable 3-D “dollhouse” replicas of the same streets, yards, buildings and houses found online in Moshi Monsters’ Monstro City.
We received the Gross-ery Store Playset which includes one moshling, two square cobblestone building tiles, eight brick borders, four grass pieces, two garden patches, one lamp post, one mushroom, one weed and two rocks. The store also includes one foundation building tile, one door with doorframe, one roof, one sign and one store wall. The Moshi Monsters are interesting because of how they work – they can captivate your attention and your imagination!
To get the full experience, I think you have to see them in action! Check out the video below.
If your kids love fun and interactive toys, these could be a good choice for them!
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