Innovation First (HEXBUG!) is currently doing a really fun St. Patty’s Day HEXBUG giveaway. Entry is super easy and three lucky winners will receive an entire collection of green HEXBUGS
The kids and Daddy enjoyed setting up the Hexbug Nano Habitat. We’ve played with other electronic toys before and have found this one even though the pieces are small is much more suited to children than the other. The Zoe and Miles both loved playing with the bugs and Miles took his bug everywhere with him for three days. Yes, in that time we had to replace the battery a few times because he would forget to turn it off. As we were playing the Hexbug Nano bugs my husband noticed that some of them said that they were special or rare. So he went looking on line and found the Hexbug Nano Field Guide.
The habitat was easy enough for Zoe, age 3, to put together and take apart. She actually did most of the construction on the habitat you see pictured above. Everyone that came over for the party was allowed to take home some bugs and extra batteries. We had quite a fun party last week with the little Hexbug Nano bugs. Everyone had a great time. I’ve received comments from all of the moms thanking me for sending home the little creatures!
One Mom Said,
Thank you, thank you, thank you for letting the boys spend some time at your house this morning! They had a great time and love the bugs you sent home with them. They’ve been playing with them all day; it’s been a while since they were all this quiet at one time. 🙂
Louise, thanks so much for the bugs. My kids had SO MUCH FUN playing with them all night!!
And one other mom said,
I’m very impressed with the Hexbugs because they kept my son’s attention for at least 30 minutes. He just sat there and played with the bug watching it go in and out of the habitat.
Every time I try to edit this video my computer crashes so it is a little bit longer than I’m sure any of you other than grandparents like to watch. This video is of the family enjoying the Hexbug Nano for the first time.
If you are like me you have not purchased your Easter Baskets for your kids yet and you probably won’t do anything about it until Friday or Saturday. So where are the sales and what are you getting?
HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures would make a great addition to an Easter Basket!
We received one of these little creatures to use as a donation. We gave it to the Eastside Domestic Violence Shelter. I hope that they are able to find a child to give it to or use it in their upcoming auction. The HEXBUG creatures come in 5 different colors and 5 different creatures. We have also tried out the nano. The nano is 9.99 and the HEXBUG’s are 11.99.
Toy Story 1 & 2 Blu-ray Combo Packs, if you can wait until Easter. We couldn’t wait, we purchased them the week they were released. Best of all, they come with movie tickets to see Toy Story Three!
My daughter requested these (Hide ‘Em & Find ‘Em Eggs) and I had an offer to review them, but I just didn’t think I would have the time to play with them before Easter arrived and give them their own post. But according to friends that are reviewing them, they are worth mentioning in an Easter Basket Roundup.
Last spring, parents hunted for Techno Source’s Hide ‘Em & Find ‘Em Eggs™, which sold out by Easter. These popular electronic eggs that talk, giggle, and make silly noises are back and available at even more retailers nationwide.
Hide ‘Em & Find ‘Em Eggs put a super fun twist on the standard egg hunt game. Simply press the on/off button on the eggs and hide them in creative places to start the egg hunt fun. For up to 30 minutes, or until the eggs are found, they will shout phrases such as, “Yoo-hoo, I’m hiding!” and “I’m Over Here.” Once they are found, open them up to see the cute bunny or baby chick inside and hear them say, “Surprise, You Found Me!” Eggs come in six different colors: pink, blue, purple, yellow, green and orange. They have enough room inside to hide candy or small prizes and can be hidden indoor or outdoor for year-round fun. Batteries included.
Hide ‘Em & Find ‘Em Eggs will be available for purchase at Kmart, Rite Aid, ShopKo, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walgreens, Wal-mart, and Wegmans stores nationwide, as well as online at Amazon.com. Eggs are sold individually ($4.99) and as a 4-pack ($14.99). Appropriate for children ages 2 and up.
Zhu Zhu Pets are lots of fun as long as you don’t let your children put them on their head. My daughter got her hair stuck in one and we had to take it apart to get her hair out.
Last Year Zhu Zhu pets sent us the entire set so that we could through a Zhu Zhu Pets party. It was a lot of fun and everyone went home with a pet and one lucky mom went home with the entire playground.
Now For a Sale Round-Up
At ToysRUs, Zhu Zhu Pets are decked out for the spring season and kids can collect them all, choosing from Chunk with Bunny Ears, Jilly in a Ballerina Dress, as well as the rest of the hamsters, sought-after accessories and exciting play environments!
Following are examples of deals valid Sunday, March 28 through Saturday, April 3 in Toys“R”Us stores nationwide:
· 30% OFF ALL Pre-Filled Easter Baskets priced at $19.99 – Now $13.99*
· $1.99 for ALL 7 oz – 13 oz Easter Bagged Easter Candy – Was $3.49*
· FREE $5 Gift Card with ANY Hasbro Board Game Purchase of $20 or more*
· Select Preschool Games ONLY $2.99 – Was $8.99 – $12.99; Now $4.99; Final price of $2.99 after with $2 rebate.
· ALL Star Wars 3 ¾ Basic Action Figures – Was $6.99 each; Now 2 for $10.99
· Toy Story Buddy Pack Action Figure 2-Pack – Was $9.99 each; Now 2 for $12.99
· BUY ONE GET ONE HALF OFF ALL Thomas Wooden Railway Engines – Was up to $29.99 each; Now
· FREE Barbie Beach Tote ($19.99 value) with ANY Barbie Doll, playset and accessory purchase of $40 or more
Following are examples of deals valid on Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3 in Toys“R”Us stores nationwide:
- 30% OFF ALL Easter candy, fillers, dye kits and pre-filled baskets – Prices Vary *
- FREE $25 Gift Card and Bonus $15 iTunes Gift Card with the purchase of any iPod Touch*
- 50% OFF Select Crayola arts and crafts sets – Was $19.99; Now $9.99
- 50% OFF Riptunes 2GB Digital MP3 Player – Was $29.99; Now $14.99
- 50% OFF Webkinz Lil’ Kinz Combo Pack – Was $17.99; Now $8.99
- Buy One, Get One Free on ALL Club Penguin Plush Toys – $9.99 each
- Buy One, Get One Half Off ALL video games – Prices Vary
- Buy One, Get One Half Off ALL Disney Princess dolls and accessories – Prices Vary
- Buy One, Get One Half Off ALL Might Beanz – Prices Vary
- Buy Two, Get the Third FREE on all books – Prices Vary
Saving Money at Walmart
Walmart’s unbeatable savings on family favorite Easter candies and holiday meal solutions include:
· Spiral-sliced ham – $1.48 per pound
· Fresh asparagus – $2 per pound
· 12-count Great Value Brown ‘n Serve rolls – $0.88
· Fresh strawberries – $1.50 per pound
· Angel food cake (10 ounces) – $2.50 each
· 12-count Easter cupcakes – $5
· Carrot cake with crushed pineapple, golden raisins and cream cheese icing with pecans (33 to 40 ounces) – $9 each
· Egg lollipops (2.99 ounces), cotton candy (1 ounce), mini gumball machines (2.47 ounces) or Easter gummy candies (2.1 ounces) – $1 each
Meet the next generation in toys. These electronic robots are quite a variety in bugs.
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, and Echo are all part of the original HEX BUG. Each one is a different color and they react to sounds and obstacles.
The inchworm can be controlled by a control with a long range. Two inchworms can be controlled at a time. They come in five different colors.
The crab will hide it doesn’t like light. You can make it appear with a loud noise. Then light makes it continue to run and it will change direction with noise or light directly on it. Comes in 5 different colors
The ant is the newest addition to the HEXBUGS also comes in five different colors. It races in one direction until it makes contact then it goes into reverse until it hits something.
Each HEXBUG can be purchased on-line at HEXBUG or at a RadioShack near you. All of these are toys for children ages 8 and up to husbands that never grow up.
About IFI Innovation First, Inc.
Innovation First, Inc. incorporated in 1996 and is a privately held S corporation. The company is founded on the belief that innovation very early in the design process is necessary to produce simple and elegant designs. Innovation First began producing electronics for unmanned mobile ground robots, and is now the industry leader. Innovation First operates www.IFIrobotics.com, a leading website for the supply of competition and hobby robotics products. Innovation First also developed the VEX Robotics Design System, the leading classroom robotics platform, which won the prestigious Best of Innovation Award at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show. More information is available at www.VEXRobotics.com.
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