I had never even heard of Hex Bugs until about 2 years ago,but now we have tons of them in our home.My kids just love these things.The boys love to race them and try to make them do tricks,follow courses and whatever else they can come up with,while my daughter just likes chasing them around.Go figure,it's the only time that prissy girl even gets close to any kind of bugs.
Mom Select, we were given a chance to try the new HexBug Nano Elevation 3D Glow-in-the-Dark Habitat Set,the glow in the dark Halloween Hex Bug Nanos and more.My boys were excited to try the glowing track and constellation themed bugs as well as the super cool coffin-dwelling Halloween Hex Bugs.
The track in the new sets is very neat too.This version is black instead of grey and has a glowing strip down the center of each piece.I tried to get a video of the bugs racing on it,but for some reason I couldn't pick up the glow without flash.Since using flash kind of defeated the whole glow in the dark thing,I can't show you how neat they are to use in the dark,but trust me it is crazy trying to keep track of your bug with a bunch of them running around in the pitch black.
The kids had a blast building and re-building different racks.The used their old sets combined with the new ones and made a variety of play areas for their bugs.These were really a big hit with all the kids and I expect some of the kids to ask for them for Christmas.I know my boys have already asked for more and were really excited to see the larva bugs.We were only sent a few of these,so we used them for game prizes.They were a little dissapointed that they didn't get to keep them,but were sure to add them to their Holiday wish lists.
*A special thanks to Mom Select who provided all the items mentioned for our party.No other forms of compensation were received and all opinions are my own.