Hexbug Warriors: Battling Robots (Review and Giveaway)

by Stacey Nerdin

My 5yo son became a huge fan of Hexbugs last year, and what was once a few cool little toys grew into a massive collection and play arena. I completely understand his enthusiasm for them. Hexbugs combines the size and features of bugs with the intrigue of exposed robotic workings, and they are mesmerizing to watch as they find their way through any maze and around any obstacle.

The newest addition to the Hexbug universe – Hexbug Warriors: Battling Robots – kicks everything up a notch.

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Hexbug Warriors are designed for battle. Each bug has a shock sensor inside, tracking how many hits it takes. When set into Battle Mode, a “health meter” flashes between green, yellow, and red, indicating just how close the Hexbug Warrior is to ultimately deactivating (they can be reset after each battle). Or, you can play with them in Training Mode, which gives unlimited health and allows a player to get to know how each bug operates before pitting them against an opponent. Each Hexbug Warrior comes with custom battle gear which can be removed and refitted, or swapped with other gear from other bugs.

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Hexbug Warriors can battle it out in either a Battle Arena or Battle Stadium.

Hexbug Warriors Battle Arena and Battle Stadium

We were sent a Hexbug Warriors Battle Stadium for review, which included all we needed to have “Caldera” and “Tronikon” (two of the four types of Hexbug Warriors) battle it out.

My son really enjoyed the buzzing sounds and flashing lights of the Hexbug Warriors, as well as the spin and zip of their battle gear. There was a lot going on, and it made everything a bit more exciting. And once he realized he could mix and match their gear, he had fun trying all types of weapon and armor combinations.

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Hexbug Warriors are a great new way to enjoy these micro robotic toys, and we’re happy to have a set for you to win!

Win a Hexbug Warriors Battle Stadium

Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second videoon how to enter!

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*Disclosure: I was sent the Hexbug Warriors Battle Stadium in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.



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Stacey has blogged personally at her site, Tree, Root, and Twig, since 2005. When she's not online or busy with her husband and five kids, she's probably learning a new hobby, reading a book, taking a nap, or catching up on her DVR. You can find her on Google+ or Twitter at @StaceyNerdin.

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1 Rebecca Rahkonen September 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

My kids are obsessed with robots! They actually have two right now and they play with them NONE STOP!

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2 Jenny September 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

Yes, they like both bugs and robots :)

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3 Jill Robson September 13, 2012 at 12:21 pm

OH No not bugs and robots, my sons 2 favourite things in the world. We are going to have to cut ALL communications to our house for the next…..say 2 years.LOL I thought Beyblades were bad enough, he hasn’t mentioned these yet maybe its not too late……….
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4 Tabitha Pyle September 13, 2012 at 12:32 pm

yeah they like bugs.

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5 Jessica To September 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

My son is 9 and he loves the hex bugs and robots!

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6 Tabathia B September 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm

She likes robotics

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7 stacie September 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm

They love both and would love this!
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8 Christine Jensen September 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

My boys like both bugs and robotics, so these sound perfect for them :)
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9 Raina Delrio September 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

My son is OBSESSED with robots and bugs!

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10 Patricia Wojnar Crowley September 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm

My boys love robotics!

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11 Ann Fantom September 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm

My daughter loves both bugs and robotics. That is why she likes her Hexbugs so much

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12 lana September 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Yes is in love with both of them being a boy

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13 K.Pugh September 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm

My 6 yr old son does love robotics.
Thanks for the chance.

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14 Jennifer Rote September 13, 2012 at 10:44 pm

yes, he likes both

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15 Kela Nellums September 13, 2012 at 10:47 pm

My sons are fascinated by robots AND bugs!
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16 Linda G. September 13, 2012 at 10:52 pm

My grandson loves bugs, he has some Hexbugs he plays with and loves them

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17 Tammy S September 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm

My kids love both. They have had a couple of Hex Bugs and loved them.

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18 Shannon Baas September 13, 2012 at 11:24 pm

He loves both.

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19 Mary Somerville September 13, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Yes, they like both!

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20 Chelsea September 13, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Yes, my kids are obsessed with bugs :)

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21 Mia Dentice Carey
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he likes BOTH bugs & robots

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22 renee walters September 14, 2012 at 12:27 am

They love both and would love this! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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23 Stephanie V. September 14, 2012 at 12:58 am

yes, he loves them! Already has several bugs!

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24 Barbara Manatee September 14, 2012 at 5:50 am

Some friends of ours have Hexbugs and my kids loved them!
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25 Lawanna September 14, 2012 at 7:14 am

Yes, the bugs and robotics are a major source of play around here.

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26 Kathy Stevenson September 14, 2012 at 9:08 am

They like robotics, not bugs!

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27 Crissy D. September 14, 2012 at 10:52 am

He likes robots and bugs from a distance

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28 Valerie Taylor Mabrey September 14, 2012 at 11:09 am

MY grandson loves the creepy crawlers
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29 Staci A September 14, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Yes, my son loves both!

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30 edq143 September 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm

my son likes both but prefers the bugs

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31 Mary Beth Elderton September 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

My little science geeks love robots :)

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32 Michael D September 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm

bugs more than robots…

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33 Kimberly B. September 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm

My child loves anything with robotics.

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34 clare rey September 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I have a 5 year old son of course he loves both

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35 Vickie Couturier September 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm

yes the grandsons love these bugs a lot

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36 amy marantino September 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm

yes… bugs, robots, trains, rocks, butterflies. you name it!

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37 Suzanne September 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm

He LOVE robotics! So-so on the bugs.

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38 Jessica T September 15, 2012 at 12:18 am

My daughter loves bugs and my sons love robotics!

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39 BusyWorkingMama September 15, 2012 at 8:40 am

My daughter loves hunting for bugs outside.
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40 Melissa P. September 16, 2012 at 1:34 am

Yes, my child sure does. He loves Hexbugs too.

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41 LT September 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Yes, my son likes both!

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42 Sarah Harding September 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

not sure what he likes never played with them

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43 Heather S September 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm

My 4 year old loves bugs! I know that he’ll love these!

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44 Shari September 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm

He LOVES bugs! He even has several big rubber ones that he carries around. This would be a good way to introduce him to robotics!

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45 Seyma Shabbir September 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I have boys, so yes to both!

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46 Ashley S September 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm

they’re too little yet but my 5 nephews do!

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47 Jennifer Thomas September 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm

My boys love hexbugs. These look awesome!

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48 Heather Hayes Panjon September 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Not Bugs, But Robotics YES !:)

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49 Maryann September 18, 2012 at 12:43 am

My boys love bugs!

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50 sassy September 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm

bugs for sure

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51 Brandi September 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Definitely both bugs and robots

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52 Daniel M September 18, 2012 at 8:44 pm

they like the robotics

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53 PinkySwayers September 19, 2012 at 5:33 am

My grandson loves bugs and robotics. Thanks for the giveaway!

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54 Terra Heck September 19, 2012 at 6:45 am

My son likes both. He has a few original Hexbug Nanos and likes playing with them. Thanks.
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55 christal c w September 19, 2012 at 8:59 am

Yes of course he loves both

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56 mrsshukra September 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Both — yes, yes!

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57 nickie September 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm

yes, he likes both

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58 Susan Chester September 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm

My grandson loves robots but is a little afraid of bugs.
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59 Tamar September 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Yes, my son loves robotics.

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60 Christine September 20, 2012 at 1:37 am

Yes, they like bugs and robots.
Thanks for the chance!

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61 april yedinak September 20, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Mine like robots and love hexbugs!

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62 vera September 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm

My son loves both!

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63 Kimberley Meier September 21, 2012 at 1:29 am

My son loves bugs! He often brings them in the house which for me is not pleasant and a little horrifying!
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64 dario September 22, 2012 at 1:38 pm

He loves bugs Im not sure he knows about robots yet

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65 Kathy S September 22, 2012 at 3:49 pm

No, my son doesn’t have any of these yet.

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66 kara September 23, 2012 at 9:11 am

Bugs is his favorite. My dtr likes them too

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67 Mama Zen September 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

My daughter loves both!
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68 Joy September 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm

My boys love all things robotic, all things that fight, and bugs. As soon as they saw these they went on the Christmas list!

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69 Jennifer Irving September 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

One of my sons just adores Hexbugs.

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70 shelly September 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

yes, my son likes both!
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71 Milly B September 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm

My girls love bugs. I’m sure they’d go crazy over these electronic ones!

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72 Angela Cisco September 23, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Yes to both

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73 Marty Harris September 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm

He likes both

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74 Diane S September 23, 2012 at 11:43 pm

likes both but does the bug thing more.

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75 Stacy M. September 24, 2012 at 12:22 am

Yes, my daughter likes both :-)

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76 Ajsh ukalo September 24, 2012 at 4:22 am

why this happen

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77 Teresa Thompson September 24, 2012 at 6:13 pm

She loves robots!

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78 Paula Tavernie September 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm

OMG!! He loves BUGS!!!! I cant stand them!!
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79 jeannine s September 24, 2012 at 11:45 pm

my son loves robots

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80 Chelsea M September 24, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Both of them

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81 DC Jarreau September 25, 2012 at 2:07 am

They love bugs

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82 Richard Hicks September 25, 2012 at 9:10 am

our kids love both!

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83 amy deeter September 25, 2012 at 9:25 am

yes they do

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84 Angela Neynaber September 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

My daughter loves bugs especially rolly pollies.

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85 Amber Warfield September 25, 2012 at 11:21 am

Both of my boys love bugs and robots. Hexbugs are really neat.

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86 Shirley Hicks September 25, 2012 at 11:34 am

my son likes both bugs and robots

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87 Rebecca Thomas September 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm

he loves BOTH!!

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88 Aubrey September 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm

he likes bugs

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89 Lisa Garner September 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

My youngest son loves anything bug related.

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90 Lentil September 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm

She likes both bugs and robots!

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91 Molly K September 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm

My son loves Robots!

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92 Jodi September 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm

My nephew loves bugs and robots.

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93 Tanya White September 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Yes My boys like both.

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94 Tonya Fullenkamp September 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm

They Love both, I think I like the bugs better

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95 charissa dryman September 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm

my son loves both

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96 Auri Lae September 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm

He loves both – it’s a great stereotypical “boy” combination!

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97 Beth Palacios September 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm

My kids love bugs… weird… I don’t. :-)

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98 Karen September 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm

My daughter loves bugs.

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99 kathy pease September 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm

my niece likes fake bugs not real ones

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100 Robby Rob September 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm

my son LOVES hex bugs.

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101 Jennifer Harriman September 25, 2012 at 8:12 pm

My kids all love bugs but my son really likes these hexbugs!

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102 Kimberly Hilbert September 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm

My daughter loves robotics and she does like certain bugs. Mostly just spiders. Ladybugs creep her out.
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103 Jennifer Root September 25, 2012 at 9:22 pm

My nephew LOVES robots and bugs!!

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104 Sylvia September 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm

they like bugs more than robotics :)

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105 selena September 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm

oh yeah. they are 6 and 8 and bugs? OF COURSE. robots? how did they survive before they knew what they were?

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106 Tonya Froemel September 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm

All three of my girls love bugs and robots.

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107 Paige Jagan September 25, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Absolutely! Especially bugs!!

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108 Laura Pruett September 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm
109 Cristi September 26, 2012 at 12:23 am

My son loves both. He often makes electronic projects for 4-H.

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110 vikki Billings September 26, 2012 at 1:01 am

My grandson loves these kinds of things and when my son was little he did too

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111 Sarah Yurga September 26, 2012 at 1:19 am

my nephew loves bugs – I don’t. But I love him, so…. :)

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112 susan smoaks September 26, 2012 at 5:31 am

yes our son loves both bugs and robotics!

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113 Karen Medlin September 26, 2012 at 5:56 am

they all love the bugs

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114 brenda Elsner September 26, 2012 at 8:40 am

My kids love bugs!!

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115 Melissa O. September 26, 2012 at 8:56 am

My boys LOVE bugs. It’s funny though, my 4 year old was scream and run petrified of bugs until my 2 year old got old enough to notice bugs. His complete lack of fear helped ease the fears of his older brother who will at least take the look but don’t touch approach now. My 2 year old s bug obsessed though. lol

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116 Kerrie Mayans September 26, 2012 at 11:45 am

My son loves bugs. He has a hex bug nano that he is supposed to keeping his room but I can’t tell you the number of times i have had to dig that thing out from under the washer, dryer or fridge.

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117 Jennifer Peaslee September 26, 2012 at 12:46 pm

my nephew likes both

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118 Kendra September 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Oh yes the hex bugs for sure

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119 Saver Sara September 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Yes, my son likes both

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120 Carrie September 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm

My boys like both. They would LOVE this. Thanks for the chance

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121 Cynthia M September 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm

My son loves robotics.

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122 Jane H September 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm

My child has a strange fascination with bugs that I don’t quite share :-). Thank you for the opportunity to win this.

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123 Kris September 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm

My daughter loves any kind of robots, bugs, reptiles etc… you name it she likes it.

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124 Jennifer B. September 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

What child doesn’t like bugs and/or robotics? They are cool.

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125 Lee Ann Kaplan September 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm

My son loves hexbugs! my dog..not so much! lol

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126 jules mcnubbin September 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm

my kid loves robots

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127 Robert Pyszk September 26, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Yes my child loves robotics and hex bugs!!

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128 Sarah Harding September 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm

my daughyter likes the bugs

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129 Laurie Emerson September 26, 2012 at 7:23 pm

My son and daughter love both!

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130 Caitlin McClure September 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Yes, he likes both!

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131 RachelandJeramie Freer September 26, 2012 at 10:03 pm

My son isn’t a huge fan of bugs but he loves robotics.

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132 Emily September 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm

My nephews love bugs – anything creepy crawly or dirty is cool to them :)
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133 meme September 26, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I love hexbugs and robots not real bugs

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134 Susan Marina Brown Lane September 26, 2012 at 11:26 pm

All of my children live robotics! My 8 year old daughter impressed her uncle with her ability to pick up bugs that most of us won’t touch lol! =)

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