Happy Holidays HEXBUGS

As part of the 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways, my fifth giveaway is such that, if you are a Mom, it may seem a bit creepy. But your kids? They will love the “buzz”.

Okay, what am I talking about? Anything HEXBUG. (Which, if you don’t know what they are, you’ll be happy to know it does not mean pulling out the bug spray). HEXBUGs are a seriously awesome set of toy micro-robotic creatures. Think electric-y spiders, scarabs, inchworms, larvae, ants and crabs, with the Nano HEXBUGs having their own HEXBUG hives.

One of the reasons I fell in love with this toy is that it is one that keeps giving. You start off with a set, like this one. Maybe you give it to your 8 year old for Christmas. Then his birthday is in February so you can get him a kit to expand upon his original set. Then if he gets a good report card, you can buy a glow-in-the-dark bug. So on and so forth. It also encourages role play and creativity because you can create these mini-bug hives anyway you want. You can register your Nano, and play games and learn about science. The only negative to the product is that it requires those little watch-like batteries and you will probably need to stock up.

Other than that? Love. Granted, I don’t love the slug-looking HEXBUG, but I am squeemish that way. But kids? Bring it on.

The products are recommended for kids 8 and up, but I have a friend who has a 5 and 6 year old who love it. Even my two year old loves the original HEXBUG Nano (he walked around with it buzzing in his hand for a day until the battery ran out and was really mad when it stopped moving), but it is a choking hazard potential, which is why it is not officially recommended. The prices range from $8 for a bug to over a $100 for the big sets.

Congratulations to Annie for winning the HEXBUG Spider and starter HEXBUG kit. Valued at over $40! Woot!


Disclosure: I received no compensation or product for this post.

About Charlene DeLoach

As a Boston Mom Blogger in Massachusetts, Charlene DeLoach doesn't care about the megapixels on a smartphone. She only cares about whether it will survive being in the hands of her kids.


  1. Can you believe I’ve never even heard of these?? Would love to try them out!

  2. Ariel Henry says

    I would LOVE to win this! I bought a couple of the Christmas nanos for stocking stuffers already.

  3. Ariel Henry says
  4. I have two boys – Hexbugs are big at my house!

  5. Ariel Henry says
  6. Ariel Henry says

    Tweeted- https://twitter.com/#!/ArielHenry/status/145637975999528960 (I notice that the link in the tweet to the blog is wrong, it keeps sending me to an ‘Oops, I made a mess’ page’. )

  7. How can you not love a toy that keeps kids interested?! Love the Hexbugs in all the configurations. Very cool!

  8. Not sure why it is doing that but will definitely take a look. Thanks for letting me know!

  9. Just discovered your blog and I’m loving it and all your cook give aways.


  10. Ariel Henry says
  11. I have a few boys on my list to buy for this year. They would love Hexbugs.

  12. I think all my kids would love these!!!! Thanks for the chance!

  13. Tweeted!!! 🙂

  14. These look really cool. My son would love it.


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