Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Next Generation of Micro Robotic Creatures: HEXBUG Nano V2 {Review & Giveaway}

Hexbug Nano V2 logo
There are many, many aspects of my kids that often make me confused.

Why do you think that's funny? Doesn't it hurt when you do that? That game/toy is incredibly boring, why do you continue to play with it? What in the world are you even talking about? Do you REALLY think that's a good idea?

And so on. Etcetera.

At the same time, however, there are aspects of them that I get.

I agree, a second dessert sure would taste good right about now. You know what? I also wish this line to get off of the airplane would move a whole lot faster. You want to play with that toy again? Bring it on, I love that one, too!

When it comes to the latter, one toy that I have enjoyed nearly as much as my kids have since its arrival here has to be the uniquely innovative and addictive HEXBUG.

Hexbugs

We were first introduced to the HEXBUG Nano two years ago (and then the HEXBUG Warriors Battling Robots last year) and our adoration for these micro robotic creatures has only grown with each passing year — even from me, a professed sufferer of entomophobia.

After the debut of the original HEXBUG creatures, the brand has continued to grow to include more versions and additions that draw people in even further. Once you have seen the products' fascinating behavior, intelligent bug-like attributes and eye-catching movements, you'll find yourself riveted watching their life-like animation in awe!

So now that HEXBUG has fascinated children and adults alike for quite a few years and have added all colors, shapes and sizes to their collection, the question left is where could they go from there?

The answer is UP.

HEXBUG v2 megaset

The introduction of the all new breed of gravity defying HEXBUG Nanos is here, as the Nano V2 can now climb vertically, horizontally, around corners, through loops and tubes, and just about everywhere else in their V2 habitat sets.

By redesigning the exoskeleton of the Nano itself, the V2 now includes three rubber spikes on its back that, combined with the internal strong technology, allow for navigation in in any direction. Let me tell you, when I first set my eyes on this new generation of HEXBUG while at BlogHer, my jaw quite literally dropped.

So by the time the HEXBUG Nano V2 Black Hole arrived, I was more than ready to play (with or without my kids!) with these new and amazing minis.

HEXBUG Nano V2 Black Hole set

Including 58 assorted pieces that can be configured in any number of ways, there isn't a limit on the variety of customizable playgrounds that this set can create.

HEXBUG Nano V2 Black Hole pieces

Straight, curved, long, short... the kids and I dove right in to snapping these pieces together to see just how much fun our two new Nano V2 friends would have in their tri-level fun house.

HEXBUG Nano V2 Black Hole review

I'm not sure that the HEXBUG Nano V2 could get any more fun!

Since the first day that we opened the box, we have built and rebuilt and have loved watching the bugs climb up, down and around. They shoot through the clear tubes, spin in the Helix 180°, scurry around the Watch Tower, and free fall down into the Black Hole... only to pop out a random exit and continue on their way!

HEXBUG Nano V2 review

While we've loved the original HEXBUG Nanos, the V2 have been able to take things to a whole new level. Seeing them climb up and around in all directions has kept my kids' (and my) attention unlike the majority of toys and you just can't help but cheer for them when they land on their back, flip themselves upright, and keep on moving!

Whether you are new to the HEXBUG world or are previous fans, the Black Hole set is one purchase that is going to provide entertainment and fun for quite some time to come. Even if you happen to build the same configuration as a previous day, the mystery of which way the bugs will go, climb, twist and fall will never be repeated!

Often the girls will stop whatever other activity they are doing (in this instance, swimming) and rush over to grab a HEXBUG instead!

HEXBUG Nano V2 reactions
Some of their reactions have been priceless!

Retailing for $49.99 from HEXBUG (or on Amazon), the Nano V2 Black Hole is an incredible jump into the world of the new HEXBUG. This set allows for great heights, twirling barrel rolls, free falls, and all of the twists, turns and climbs that kids create and control. As you can also purchase more tracks and sets separately, each new addition would just take things a step further into your HEXBUG mega-world!

To find out more about the original collection of HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures, visit their website at Hexbug.com and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information. Not to be outdone, however, the new Nano V2 have their own website at NanoV2.com.

Thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be diving into the 3-dimensional world of the new Nano V2 as well, because...

One lucky person will win a HEXBUG Nano V2 Black Hole!

HEXBUG Nano V2 Black Hole


A big thank you to HEXBUG for providing a Black Hole set for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

194 comments:

Modern Mia said...

We don't have any of the Hexbugs so my kids would like all of the new components.

mecarolks said...

I like the clear tubes spinning.

heatherp626 said...

My kids have never seen the HexBugs so thins whole thing would be a new experience for them. It looks so fun!

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BrunoDogg2 said...

I love that it's three levels! I just love everything about it though :) My two sons would love this so much!

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like that you can buy add on's to add to this.

Todd Lovessweeps said...

Coolest feature is that they can climb up tubes ! we have the older ones and they can't do that

Leslie Galloway said...

I love that they can climb up now, and flip themselves over if they land on their backs!

Laura Miller said...

I love the climbing up the tubes!! My son loves these!

Charlene E said...

My son would love this especially now that they climb

michele376 said...

I like the climbing tubes. It makes the Hexbugs much more interesting.

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wigget said...

i like that they can climb

Mijal Photography said...

I like how they can flip themselves upright!

Robert said...

They've added the third dimension, wow.

Nicole said...

I like that you can add onto it and change it around

Tracy said...

I like that they pop out at a random exit instead of it being boring and always coming out one exit.

Dorothy Teel said...

This is so cool, I would love that you can reassemble in many different tracks and that you never know where the Hexbug is going to come out. I thin this would be a lot of fun to play with for children and adults of all ages.

jmajor4870 said...

i dont think my grandkids have seen these. i think they would love them for many reasons like the climbing up the tubes makes them so real

Sylvia said...

I like that the new ones can climb up

Sara Estep said...

I like that you can buy extra add-ons. If the kids get bored, you can jazz it up a bit ^_^

Joanne said...

I like that you can purchase parts separately. You can make this exclusively your own design and then redesign it by adding new stuff!

Sandy VanHoey said...

Includes a crow’s nest for a more expansive view from the tallest point of the set

Ken Ohl said...

love the clear tubes spinning. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Molli Vandehey said...

i love how cool an space agey tey look. my son will think its star wars esque :)

freddie said...

I love the Crow's Nest and that it includes the batteries.

Edna Williams said...

I like that they can climb, and that you can purchase add-ons.

Michelle Boor said...

I like that you can add on to it for more fun

Bethany C. said...

I like that they can climb and flip.

carol clark said...

i like the can go in any direction pretty neat

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

That they climb in all directions
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Debra said...

i like that they website for you to go to

Michelle said...

I like that the Hexbugs can climb vertically now! How cool is that? Thanks for the chance to win!
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gahome2mom said...

Flipping feature and it keeps on going... Thanks. gahome2mom/gmail/com

Carrie Phelps said...

Like you I love the life-like animation and would find myself just fascinated to sit & watch my grandchildren play with this.

Donna Pyszk said...

I love the different add ons you can get

Francine said...

they can climb up tubes !

Gina Brickell said...

I'm not really familiar with the old ones, but love the fact that these flip themselves back over and start again if they end up on their backs..

CarrieAnn13 said...

We have quite a few of the old ones and although my boys love them, these look like they would be even better. I love that they can climb up and over things

Cynthia Sizemore said...

I love that you can now do something with them,when we first bought them you just watched them crawl on the floor.

Kayla said...

I honestly just love how they look. They look like giant alien monsters who are going to take over the HExBug world. It's kinda awesome.

peg42 said...

I love that you can build in different configurations.
These look like so much fun.
Thanks so much.
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Stephanie said...

great heights, twirling barrel rolls, free falls, and all of the twists, turns and climbs that kids create and control -- OH MY! My little boy LOVES hexbugs and this looks amazing and awesome. Can you imagine if Santa brought this for Christmas? lol Love it!
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tweetyscute said...

I love that it can twist and climb

CSeppala said...

I love the whole tube climbing thing. Looks so fun for the kids!

Mysharona said...

Love they can go up now.

Linda Peavy said...

Love that they are multi level. The kids love the bugs!

Tammy Shelton said...

We have a Hamster and this reminds me of our Hamster's maze house.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I love that they move in any direction...very cool!

Hunter Dean said...

These things look pretty fun. Almost like an ant farm. I'd have to watch myself, I could easily just sit there and watch them climb around for hours. Hah.

kim burnett said...

I like that you can buy add on's

Melissa Storms said...

I think the best feature is that youca n watch the hexbbugs move through it, my son would love this!
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john said...

I like the maze like configuration

abfantom said...

I like the Hexbug Nano V2 can pass another bug in a single tube.

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Jaydene M said...

Pretty awesome that they can climb now.

Danielle Porter said...

That they can crawl up the tubes! That is pretty awesome!

Kimberly M. said...

That the bugs can crawl through the tubes.

teachinmomma123 said...

I love that it is clear and you can see. I hate things where you can't see it all.

anne marie Carter said...

I like that the pieces can be combined in many different ways and that they can also be placed upside down...

tina reynolds said...

My son is 7 and I think he would think it is cool how they can climb up stuff now

Sandra Davis said...

i love how they climb. would definately keep the kids entertained.

mogrill said...

I love that they can crawl into tubes.
Thanks for the chance.
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leanne_mac said...

I love all the tubes. My sons would be thrilled to have this!

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Dan Fry said...

My Sister samantha would love it!

Yoga Mommy said...

I like that it Includes 58 assorted pieces that can be configured in any number of ways, and that there isn't a limit on the variety of customizable playgrounds that this set can create.

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Megan Parsons said...

I like the free fall down into the Black Hole!! Seems like such a fun set and my son would love it!

Crystal McCord said...

the barrel rolls.

steve stone said...

the add ons are cool
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Amy Gettys said...

I love that they now have the ability to climb.

walk9 said...

That they can climb.

Freebie Seeking Momma said...

I love that they can climb

Melissa Zimmerman said...

you can add to it

AndreaH said...

I love that you can add more pieces to it. It gives you a chance to be creative with how it will be set up. This means less of a chance of getting bored with just one set track.

HydeKayla said...

I love the looks of this, its just different!

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noreen said...

My daughters love hexbugs and will love watching them climb up the tunnels.

Jennifer H. said...

I love that they climb. That really makes the toy interactive.

Jennifer T. said...

I'm most intrigued that it crawls on its back.

Tara Kramarsky said...

I love that you can make it into any configuration you want, you aren't limited :)

Yesenia said...

I love that they can climb up the tubes!
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Amelia Perkins said...

I love that they climb up tubes!

♥Heather♥ said...

These look really fun! I like that the black hole feature!

Kayla said...

I love how many directions they can go in! How fun!

katlynwomack said...

I like that it is expandable so you can make it even bigger than it already is!

cheryl lister said...

I like how big this is and easy to view. So innovative!! My science teacher husband would LOVE this!

Sky Kory said...

I love the flexibility! That's so great!

Tamar said...

I love robotic toys so so much. Hexbug toys are pretty awesome.

price21100 said...

Love the clear tubes so that the little ones can watch them the entire way through!

LaDonna Gay said...

i love that they can climb the tubes

Jessica said...

I love that you can make many different configurations for endless fun. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway!

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Pam Oleary said...

They can climb?!?!?!?

Carmen Van Deursen said...

I like the three levels and the clear tubes.

Kristen said...

I like that they can climb.

aperry said...

I like upright climbing tubes

Laurie Nykaza said...

The hexbbugs move through the tubes and the kids would love watching them go and they flip back up too.

Julie Goetz said...

Nano V2 can free fall from one of the tubes through the black funnel, emerging out of one of three exits.

Treesa said...

I think it's fun they can be placed upside down

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Ryan said...

I think the kids would like the tubes the best.

Stephanie Shipley said...

I like that they can climb up the tubes!

Terra H. said...

I like the assorted pieces that can be configured in any number of ways. Thanks.
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ape2016 said...

I like that you can make all different configurations with it. I also like the clear tubes so the kids can see their 'bugs.'

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Anissa said...

I love that it goes up, as floor space is at a premium in our house!

Jennifer Aldridge said...

I like that the experience can be different every time they play. The different configurations are nearly endless.

Christine Denton said...

I like that it is able to move in all directions and can flip itself back upright. I also like that it can be put together tons of different ways

woke9974 said...

I like that they can now climb.

Jess&James said...

I like the mystery of which way the bugs will go
Jessica Cox

Kimberly said...

I think my granddaughter would especially the climbing

Victoria Nyquist said...

I love that the way the bugs climb or twist will never be repeated!

Karolyn said...

My kids have never seen Hex Bugs. They will love all the components!

Rebecca W. said...

My kids would love to watch them climb!

Misha Estrada said...

I like that the bugs go in all sorts of directions.

Kristan Price said...

I love how intricate it is! It looks like it would be a lot of fun to play with.

elfqueen98 said...

I love the twists that you could create.

brandy davis said...

the twists you can make and the fact that its multi directional

Holly S. said...

I love that it builds vertical! My son loves Hexbugs and has some arenas, but the just kind of spread out.

Bo said...

It's so cool that they can climb up!

Renee Walters said...

I love that it is three levels! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I like how the tubes are clear and the way they designed the nanos to move in any direction while going through them.

carlaboo11 said...

I like that it can climb

Denise S. said...

My kids would love that they can climb and flip.

Erika Messer said...

These look awesome, bet my daughter would love to play with a set of them :)

garygreen said...

I would love to win this prize.

Couponing with Christy said...

I like that they climb.

Windy Bowles said...

That you can reconfigure , and that you never know how they will climb, fall or flip

The Crazy Gengler Boys said...

it is neat they can climb up tubes

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Bakersdozen said...

I like the twists, turns, and especially the freefall.

Melissa Shirley said...

I like that it reacts to the environment and it can climb.
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dfraley3 said...

My grandson would love this -- he wouldn't get bored with it since you can create new twists and turns each time you assemble it.

Deb said...

climb tubes!!!! Wow.. okay the kids I want to give this to, used to have hamsters.. I envision the kid using those tubes for his nano

Scarlett said...

My kids would love this! I like that it is another way to use their creativity and ingenuity. They love building things.

Paula Michele Hafner said...

We are already Hexbug fans! I love the Black Hole feature that they can drop down it and pop up in a random spot! The cleat tubes are cool, too.

Allison R said...

These look like so much fun! The fact that they can climb and navigate the tunnels is amazing. Looks like my little bug lover would enjoy this!

Gianna said...

All those connecting tubes.

Douglas Houston said...

I like that they can flip over on their own

taralieb said...

I love that they can climb up and if they fall on their back they can turn over.

Heather R said...

I like that they can climb up

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ky2here said...

I like how the rubber spikes allow for unlimited navigation.

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Brandi Mendieta said...

I like that you can add on to them.

Christine Jessamine said...

this looks like fun! I love that they can climb up to tubes!

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

I love that they have the added rubber spikes and can navigate in any direction, recover and begin navigating again.

My son would love these.

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tlcfromtn said...

I like that they can climb up

DC said...

I like that they can climb up the tubes.

Allan Harry said...

what isn't there to love. It is like a roller coaster!

Carolyn Barnett said...

I love the 3 D! Awesome!

Linda said...

I like that they can climb all directions.
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Lisa Garner said...

I love that children can't predict which way the bugs will go so it's different each time they play with the track.

Michelle S. said...

I like all the loops and tubes. Looks fun for the kiddos.

Darlene Ysaguirre said...

I love the height of this thing its huge! And all the fun twists and turns.

Jennifer Lleras said...

I love that they move in so many different directions

Becca Ann said...

I like that they climb!

Ashley H said...

My son would love this. I like that you can buy add ons.

Molly Arey said...

I love that they're customizable by being able to purchase separate parts.

Kelly Amos said...

I like that it has many different components and can climb. :)

Deb S. said...

I like that the tubes are clear and you can see what is happening in there.

KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

All the fun and exciting moves that you can see them do. My son would enjoy these.

Gina said...

The twist tube looks very cool.

spinningglowsticks said...

I love that they can climb up!

kathy pease said...

the crow’s nest looks pretty cool

Karen Drake said...

I think the best feature is that they can go vertically, horizontally, and around corners, I have never seen these in person yet but they look so neat I am thinking I should get my grandkids a set of these.

tavernie said...

I like that you can purchase add ons!
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itsrob said...

i like that you can add on to it. My son loves hexbugs.

Robby Rob

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Kellie Conklin said...

I love that they can now climb but I really like that the set can be constructed in many different ways! We love to build and rebuild! Thanks!

Dawn Cook said...

i like the fact they now climb! kinda creepy...lol

Colin_conversation_killer said...

The fact that they can climb is super cool. I have the hex crab and I love it.

rache81 said...

I love that they can climb! The hexbugs that my son has get kind of boring for him after a while, he would love the v2!

cpage2323 said...

i love that they are gravity defying
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Teresa Thompson said...

They can climb!

Jennifer Reed said...

The feature of these new Hexbug Nano v2 is that they are much more mobile allowing for things like twirling barrel rolls and free falls.

Heather said...

I love that they can climb!

Erica C. said...

The rolling is neat!
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Heather Deluna said...

I love the clear tubes - makes it better so the cats can watch them!

socratesjr said...

The old ones just ran around - but now that they pop out at a random exit it makes it more interesting.

dario moniz said...

I love that the bug can travel in any direction and the technology behind the toy is incredible

Ashley P said...

I like that they can flip themselves over if they land on their bakc

Laura Ellington said...

I like how interactive it is

thirtiesfarmer said...

The spinning tube looks neat.

Melissa B. said...

I think it's great that they can flip themselves over.

amy16323 said...

i love how they climb

brendaelsner said...

I like that they can climb up tubes now.

Candace Barrow said...

They keep on going even when they flip over :)

SandySue210 said...

That it can move in all different directions!

blew415 said...

Climbing tubes is cool

Susan Smoaks said...

i like that they flip over and you can also get add ons
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Deslin Napayonak said...

I like the customizable track for them to run on. Beats losing track of them on the floor lol

Vikki Billings said...

I like the spinning clear tubes, my grandson would love this so much!
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candy said...

My favorite feature is that they can climb up the tubes and go around the corners like real bugs wilcarvic
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buzzd said...

I like that they can climb

brich2222 said...

I like that the set can be configured in so many different ways.

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trixx said...

It's pretty neat that they can now climb vertically, horizontally, around corners, through loops and tubes!

Sue Hull said...

I don't have any boys but my nieces would probably love this.This thing is so cool! I like all the twists and turns.Thank you :)

michedt said...

I think it's cool that it can climb through loops and tubes. Pretty awesome.
Michelle Tucker

Amanda said...

I love all of the barrels, twists and levels. My kids would love this! What a cool track.

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway…we like the bug-like behavior, and the Nano creature's ability to flip over by itself.

Mihaela Day said...

I love it that they can climb up :)

ladyt64 said...

I like that you can purchase add-ons. (Roxann)

lilyk said...

The feature I like the most is the three rubber spikes on its back.