Tuesday, August 21, 2012

8/21/12: HEXBUG Warriors Battling Robots Review

I have posted about HEXBUG in the past.  I really can't say enough about these innovative toys that are so fun to play with.  I must admit I have played with them too.  I want to now introduce you to HEXBUG Warriors Battling Robots.  We were lucky enough to have a HEXBUG Warriors party to let the kids try them out.
I talked about the Hive Habitat, Zip Line and Nanos in a previous post and what a great product it is.  The HEXBUG Nano Hive Habitat Set even won Specialty Toy of the Year at Toy Fair.  These battling warriors are built on the same Nano technology and can battle in an Arena or Stadium.  Plus they are really cool to watch.
They come in four colors – red, yellow, blue and green – representing four dueling science academies from the year 2087, Viridia Prep, Tronikon Tech, Bionika Cyborg & Caldera Prep.  I like that you can add combinations of weapons and armor to help them win the battle.  Each robot also has a Damage Indicator Light which blinks more rapidly as their health decreases.  Here is Evan's favorite since he is blue.
The Arena and Stadium are so easy to snap together and take apart.  Here are the boys helping me put together the arena and stadium.
The kids had so much fun playing with them.  They loved watching them battle and trying to determine which armor was best and which weapons worked best.  I like that you can have a different battle every time by changing out the accessories.  This was a big hit with the kids.
 The kids were really loving battling their guys.  Both boys and girls got in to it. 
 They loved changing out their armor and playing each other.  I can see these being a hot holiday item so be on the look out for them.
Here is some video to check them out in action:
Here they are a bit more up close.
“We’re introducing some exciting new high-tech features and competitive elements with the launch of HEXBUG Warriors Battling Robots, including customizable armor, damage indicator lights, and shock sensors, that give kids new, interactive ways to engage in open-ended play with our toys,” said Chris Troyak, president of Innovation First Labs, Inc. “This is the first major extension of the HEXBUG brand that uses our successfully patented HEXBUG Nano technology, and it is just the beginning of what we have planned to roll-out for the holiday season.”
They are available in Walmart, Target, Toys“R”Us and RadioShack, among others.  There are 12 assorted HEXBUG Warrior Battling Robots Single packs available for fans to collect. Each Single pack includes 1 fully-armored Warrior. MSRP is $7.99. 
The battle arena comes with two HEXBUG Warriors with weapons and armor, two expandable battle arena pieces (compatible with Battle Stadium), three standoffs and extra bonus armor. MSRP is $19.99.
The HEXBUG Warriors Battle Statidum is the ultimate large scale battleground for all HEXBUG Warriors students comes with two fully-armored collectible HEXBUG Warriors, eight Battle Stadium Pieces (compatible with Battle Arena) and 12 standoffs. MSRP is $29.99.
For more information on their fierce futuristic rivalry, visit www.hexbug.com/warriors.
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Disclosure:  I received these HEXBUGs sets to review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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