This is our entry into the Toys R Us Toyologists 2012. My boys cannot live without bugs…

boys love bugs but I am not ready to share my house with an assortment of pet
woodlice and worms, so the next best thing is building on their HEXBUG

boys already have the small Nano bugs and they have been played with extensively
since Christmas 2011, but I did not know until the Christmas in July event that
they exist in bigger very sophisticated versions!

were sent two of them, Larva and Scarab, they are targeted for those aged 8+
but my boys got lots of entertainment out of them. I think as long as your child is over 3 (in case of random
behaviour with small pieces!) they will be fine. I was surprised how well they have both endured the heavy-handed
nature of youngest at play! He has been
tying bits and bobs onto the Scarab legs and he is still going strong.

Just look at youngest debating what mischief he can get up to with his one… who he can scare or what the cat will make of it!

The Scarab (RRP £14.99) drained batteries quickly, but I
guess its no surprise when you speed about like you have necked 10 cans of red
bull, plus on top you have the athlete prowess to flip from your back on to
your front again. It’s like the
Olympics but in the comfort of your own room with skilled robotic bugs taking
centre stage!

Scarab was so realistic I was not so keen on holding it with its legs going
manically on my hand! I think if I left
it on the floor at my parent’s my poor dad would have a shock, thinking there
was a giant bug on the loose.

Larva (RRP £12.98) reacted to objects in its way and adjusted its path to avoid
them. It slithered around just like the
real thing. The movement, the look and
the unique features should make these HEXBUG hugely popular. You have been warned if they start selling
out in the mad Christmas panic.

is a little footage of the bugs in action in a Duplo maze made by the

have my eye on the Crab, which reacts to light and sound, the perfect stocking
filler for either of my boys. But with
5 colours to pick from they can easily have one each!

Available to buy from a wide range of stockists.

My boys would love to be Toyologists, this is our third year trying! So we will be keeping fingers extra tightly crossed. Look how teeny they were the first year they applied (awww!).

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