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HEXBUG Nano® V2 Gravity Defying Micro Robotic Creatures - Black Hole

Innovation First Intl.
In Stores
Age:3+
MSRP:$59.99 ca
$49.99 us
Batteries:
2 x LR44 (Included)
Tester Reviews

This is Awesome! OK to build the track it was kinda difficult, the instructions weren't helpful, it was better looking at the box and copy what they had. The track stays together quite well and apart from a few areas that the bugs snag the track flows well. I like making races between the bugs, see which one will find it's way up the maze. I much prefer this set to another one we had where the hex bugs would just go in a circle... OK this is still kinda a circle but it's up and around and down, so it's much more fun to see. Sebastien (M11)

We've had hex bugs before but this track is the best yet! it is really fun to watch them climb the walls. there are times that they get stuck going up the tubs and if you hold the tube and squeeze it the bug can move up again. there are gates to move so the kids can try to control the flow. my boys (9 & 11) and my daughter (10) had fun watching them. Their grandfather even enjoyed watching the Hex Bugs go around and up their track. Marie-Lise Hache

PROS: -Cool concept -Fun to watch the NANOs get around the maze. -The new design of the climbing NANOs is smart and effective: 3 extra rubbery 'hairs/legs' on the top side of the bug are curved towards the back of the bug, so that the combination of hairs on either side bend against the tube as the bug climbs up, but hold stiff wedged against the walls to support the bug and prevent it from falling back down the tube. CONS: -Thought it would be fun to build, but it's too annoying to be fun -Connectors are easy enough to snap together, but sometimes quite difficult to pull them apart again when you want to build something new (it feels like they'll break) -No way a 3 year old could build this, but they might be able to turn the bug on and watch it go around the maze, once someone else build it -Builds up fine in main the configuration shown, but even this bigger set doesn't have a good selection of pieces to allow for much variation in design, in particular, there aren't enough straight pieces or connectors. Might work better in with the addition of other sets -No instructions, so you have to build it from the picture on the box. -The drop on the model shown is too high, so that the bug tends to just bounce off, rather than keep going. Cam MacQuarrie

Manufacturer's Description

This new breed of gravity defying Nano V2 bugs can now climb up vertically, horizontally, around corners, through loops and tubes, to the tip top of any Nano V2 habitat set. The Black Hole enables Nano V2 super-fans to customize the design and layout of the three-story set, unleashing kids’ creativity.

PRESS RELEASE: The latest and most spectacular addition to the notable HEXBUG® brand of high-tech micro robotic creatures, an all-new breed of tiny, gravity defying micro robots that use the physics of vibration to propel forward and climb up, vertically, horizontally, around corners, loops and through tubes, to the tip top of a