Hexbug Strandbeast

from Innovation First


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  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

  • 6 cell batteries required
    TTPM Is Always On With


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

The Strandbeast is a radio-controlled eight-legged robotic creature. There really aren't any instructions for how to operate it, but it's highly intuitive, so that's no problem. Switch on the robot and the controller and go to town. One button controls two sets of legs, the other button the other two legs. When just one set is moving, it will turn the robot in one direction or the other. To go forward or backwards, push both buttons at once. Couldn't be simpler. And, of course, that's when the fun starts because you can make it run all over the place, and the gliding movement is really entertaining. Plus, the robot has two channels so kids can put two together for interaction-and battling, of course. There are five different colors available: dark blue, red, yellow, green, and teal.

Is It Fun?

Like all the Innovation First robots, this deceptively simple toy offers tons of satisfying and engaging play.

Who It’s For

The Hexbug Strandbeast is for ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The robot takes four button-cell batteries, and the remote takes two, all of which are included.