NEW HEXBUG Battle Spider and Strandbeast Micro Robotic Creatures

This post may contain affiliate links, view our disclosure policy for details.

HEXBUG Battle Spiders

In case you missed the announcement on Facebook the other week I have partnered up with HEXBUG as one of their ambassadors for the year and am so excited to bring you guys a little sneak peek for 2 of their new products coming up in 2014! You can also just skip down to the end of the post to see our video of these new HEXBUGs in action!

Meet the HEXBUG Battle Spider!

The great thing about these new HEXBUG Battle Spiders is that you can of course play with them by yourself, AND just as it sounds – you can battle other spiders! You can see it in action in my video but these awesome new Battle Spiders LOOK like they are ready for battle! My son with Asperger’s usually gets pretty intense with any type of “battle” play so we don’t do a lot of hands-on rough play but these HEXBUGs are perfect since you use a remote control to make the creatures battle each other! It’s less intense and a load of fun! You “shoot” the other spider you are battling, and if you get hit 10 times it disarms your spider until you reset it. It’s flashes a light when you get hit and you can set each spider onto 2 different channels so your remotes don’t interfere with each other. Plus they aren’t too noisy so you don’t have to worry about running for cover while you’re trying to get things done and the kids are playing.

hexbug battle spiders

OK – my favorite picture here! Although these HEXBUG Battle Spiders are geared for ages 8+ my 6 & 4 year old boys LOVE them. If one of them loses too many times and starts getting frustrated they just stop playing “battle” mode and play with their spiders themselves! You can see above that even my 4 year old has no problems manipulating the remote or even setting his channel properly for play mode.

I think every time we get the chance to try out a new HEXBUG toy I say “this one is my favorite!” = but in reality I say that because we really love all of them! I love that it engages kids not only as a fun toy but for my boys it gets them excited about robotics and they are interested in HOW it works. Robots hold such a high fascination for kids and I love that HEXBUGs are an affordable way to get micro robotic creatures into their hands!

Meet the HEXBUG Strandbeast!

AH yet again I am saying “this one is my favorite”! Hah! This is one of the largest HEXBUG toys I’ve come across and also the most intricately designed in my opinion. This beast of a robot is opaque so that you can see through it better and is really beyond awesome.

He also works via remote control and has 4 legs on each side, spaced out so it’s a pretty good-sized little thing. Every leg works and moves as this Strandbeast walks around on your floor or other hard flat surface. He certainly seems the most complicated of them all and we love the way it moves! It’s certainly mesmerizing for the kids to watch as all 8 legs work while they are navigating it around on the floor!

Here’s a side view so that you can see it better! Definitely an awesome product and I recommend both the Strandbeast and the Battle Spider! Keep an eye out for them as they are coming out this year!!

Check out my YouTube video where you can see each of these creatures in action!

Share with your friends!

Similar Posts


  1. I’ve never seen HEXBUGS before. My grandkids would love the HEXBUG Battle Spiders even though they are only 3 & 5 years old.

  2. Very interesting! I’ve never seen anything like these before.

  3. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says:

    I don’t know what it is about Hexbugs that makes them so much fun but they are! I love the way they skitter and scuttle!

  4. Those look creepy and cool! Definitely an awesome toy for kiddos!

  5. Those are pretty cool toys. I’ve never seen anything like that before!

  6. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Oh boy, my two boys are each going to want these. Now I know what to put in their Easter baskets this year!

  7. Candy @ Candypolooza says:

    WHAT?! Those look AMAZING!! Congrats on your ambassadorship doll!! We need those Hexbugs!!

  8. Susanna Barbee (Zealous Mom) says:

    These look way, way cool! My boys love bugs and anything mechanical, so I will definitely have to check these out.

  9. My son would love this (if he was a little bit bigger. I’d be afraid he’d tear it apart right now.) They’re super cool!

  10. These look so cool! My son would have so much fun with them…and yes, I bet my husband would too. 🙂

  11. I keep hearing about these. I need to pick some up for my boys.

  12. Mandy@ says:

    My son would attack those and crush them now (he’s 2). But my husband would think they are amazing!!!

  13. I have such a lame fascination with these little Hex bug things. I already have like 10 of them, and this one looks like I need to add it to the collection too!

  14. Lindsey G. says:

    We at HEXBUG Headquarters especially loved your photos and YouTube video! Just wanted to take a second to thank you for taking us through your experience with these new HEXBUGs!

  15. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama says:

    Honest to goodness, my 28 year old tech colleague got one of these for Christmas, and he loves it. He’s very into robotics and RC items.

  16. Shop with Me Mama says:

    These are totally cool. My son has one and it seriously is creepy cool! We love it!

  17. Katy Rawson says:

    These look so awesome. The hexbug craze has not caught on in my house… yet. I’m sure it’s coming soon and honestly, I’m kind of excited! :X

  18. Oh, how fun! My boys have the ones that climb walls. They would like these, too.

  19. Very unique toys! My son will want these when he gets older!

  20. those look straight out of sci fi!! congrats on your ambassadorship

  21. Those look like the next big hit toy! I can see boys thinking they were pretty cool. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Ourfamilyworld says:

    My son has always loved Hex Bugs. And he is a teen now, he still plays with them

  23. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? says:

    These look creepy and totally cool at the same time. I bet my girls would love them.

  24. katherine says:

    I’ve seen these before and they are cool. Of course I fear spiders!

  25. What a cool toy gadget to play with. The boys look happy. … I love the design and the colors too.

  26. That looks like so much fun. I’m jealous of kids toys these days.

  27. I used to work at Radioshack. We loved playing with the display hexbugs! They are so much fun!

  28. these look cool! my stepson will LOVE these. i am going purchase this for him.

  29. these are crazy to me! My son would probably love them now though.

  30. Jennifer Bullock {MommyBKnowsBest} says:

    I’ve seen these in the stores, they look so cool. My girls haven’t gotten into them though. Love the pics!

  31. No way, I’ve never heard of Hexbugs…my son would love these!

  32. These look SO cool! Hayden would love these.

  33. Those are completely funky. They’re probably just a little on the old side for Bubbles, but I’m sure she’d love them in a few months!

Comments are closed.