The Hexbug Ant scuttles around on its six rotating legs at top speed. Object sensors on its rear and its antennas mean that it will scuttle off in its ant-like way as soon as it detects an obstacle. Any detection results in the Ant shooting off in another direction.
It also has a sensor at the rear so if another obstacle is detected (i.e. another wall) then the Ant will avoid this too! These funky little critters make great little desktop friends.
- The Hexbug Ant has obstacle detectors on its antennas and rear causing them to change direction when they touch an object
- It has 6 rotating legs
- The Hexbug Ant is a speedy Hexbug - almost like a Hexbug after a session on the caffeine
- Colours may vary - Amber, Blue, Green, Pink or Purple
- Requires 2x AG13/LR44 batteries (included)
- Suitable for ages 14+
- Dimensions: 6.5 x 5 x 2.5cm
- The plastic tab at the rear of the product must be removed for it to function.
- Colours may vary.
Delivery & Returns
How long will it take to arrive?
How will I know it has been sent?
You will receive an email to confirm when your item has been sent.
Please allow 10 working days from dispatch of your order before notifying us of any late deliveries.
If I'm not completely happy with my item?
Please see our returns policy.
Children and insects
Bought the little fella for my 3 year olds birthday. Unwrapped the insect and set him off. He ran around the floor retreating from the kids excited and slightly fearful squeals and hid under the sofa. My 3 year old then went on to playing with a large cardboard box meaning he was forgotten about for a few days. Eventually Found him in a corner walking in circles with 3 of his legs pulled off. Great little toy but probably suited to someone a bit older.
My partner loved his hexbug - so much so that he has named him! It's a clever little thing and does respond to sound and touch. When it comes to an obstacle in its path, it uses its right legs to reverse and then moves forwards again. It doesn't respond to light as the description suggests - unless ours happens to be a fan of light.
Really Cool Bugs
I bought this for my 5 year old for Christmas and even the adults loved it. Its really great how it responds to sound as well as physical barriers - short loud hand claps are best. Works best on smooth surfaces. Guaranteed hours of entertainment. Can't tell you how long the batteries will last as ours are still going strong which is great.
It basically very slowly went round in a slow circle and unless a lot of high obstacles were constructed for it it was really not of much interest and would not move on carpet. It did stop when you clapped hard enough to hurt your hand. Rather typical of such gizmos more interesting in the anticipation than reality.
Sadly the hexbug did not respond as advertised. It reacted to neither light nor sound, but only to touch via its antennae. That was quite interesting, but NOT as interesting as I had hoped. My son is returning it. Service was excellent, but product less so. The Solar robot is yet to be constructed so I'm HOPING that will be fine.
The Hexbug was a stocking filler for my little girl - it arrived within 48hrs of ordering, was very well packed and it works! As someone else mentioned, it would be nice if it wasn't running constantly as the on/off switch is a little fiddly to find, but I knew this before ordering, so am very pleased with my (ok my daughters) Hexbug :-)
Although not too fond of the edges of tables, the Hexbug Crab is quite adept at lying in wait beside a mouse mat, then - on a change of light level - scuttling across the keyboard and off to the other side of the desk. Like me, it doesn't like the daylight. Unlike me, it is colourful and modern. The batteries last a long time and when not in motion, the crab goes to sleep. I have not tested the non-crab Hexbugs yet.
coolest nephew gift
I purchased this for my nephew for his Xmas present. He is a true boy's boy and even though he is only 6 he will love this (to play with with his dad). I am so sure I will have the most cool points for giving it to him. I haven't used it yet but it appears to be as adverstised and I am very happy with the purchase, I may have to get another for the other nephew in the USA.
Cracking crustacean fun!
I bought one of these as a joint small gift for my 9 yr old son and the cat, but when it arrived I couldn't wait until Christmas so the cat and I had a sneaky peak and try out! It's brillliant innocent fun- I couldn't stop laughing at the cat's face as the hexcrab scuttled around, changing direction and hiding. My son is going to love it and I suspect it will be one of the daft highlights of the festive season. I'm definitely going to buy a load more for all my son's friends' birthdays! I just hope the cat can still manage to look surprised on Christmas morning....