When it comes to Father’s Day, the kids and I like to give my husband gifts that he can enjoy. Recently, the wonderful folks at HEXBUG offered to send my husband a Hexbug Spider XL to try out. He likes gadgets that have remote controls so he said sure.
We were not sure what to expect. Our only experience with Hexbugs are those itty bitty ones. The Nano HEXBUG. They are these tiny robotic creatures that went about just like a bug. TJ even had one of those habitats the Nano HEXBUG could crawl around.
When the box arrived with the Spider XL inside, I opened it and I can tell you it is huge!! Especially when compared to the Nano.
The Spider XL is easily the largest member of the HEXBUG family. It has a lot of great features too:
- 360 degree steering
- LED forward eye
- six movable legs
- radio controlled remote control
We were sent the red one to review but there are four colors in all to pick from. My daughter Nannah has already said she wants an orange one!
My husband really liked the Spider XL. It looked funny at first with the legs moving all around. He loves the sleek look and ability to maneuver it easily.
The remote only has a few buttons, but they make it possible to steer the Spider XL in any direction.
My kids are definitely trying to convince me to get all the different colors because they want to race them!
We made a quick video so you can see the Hexbug Spider XL in action!
You can find the Hexbug Spider XL at Radio Shack for $39.99. Remember to grab some batteries before you take it home!
We were provided with the above item for free in order to complete our review. As always, opinions are 100% our own.