Saturday, May 24, 2014
Who's excited for the new Tranformers movie? The fourth film in the series -- "Transformers: Age of Extinction" -- comes out in theaters on June 27! My brothers were obsessed with Transformers when they were little, so I've followed the adventures of the Autobots and the Decepticons for years. The special effects of the past 3 movies have been amazing (and we all loved the Transformers ride at Universal Studios Orlando!), so we're all looking forward to this film. Given that the last Transformers film, 2011's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" made more than $1.1 billion worldwide, this one promises to be a blockbuster!
Naturally, there are all kinds of Transformers merchandise tie-ins like costumes, figurines, transforming robots, and other toys. I'm sure one of the most unique will be HEXBUG's special Transformers-themed robotic bugs. HEXBUG Nano Transformers are identical in shape and size to HEXBUG's popular Nano bugs -- in the photo below, the bug on the far right is a Transformer Nano, and the other three are regular Nanos. Like all Nanos, HEXBUG Nano Transformers scuttle in random directions, they bump into things, they switch directions, they flip over and back again... in short, they behave like real bugs!
But unlike the regular Nano bugs, these Nano Transformers come with clip-on armors designed to resemble Transformer robots. The armor clips securely to the top of the bug.
What's more, the armor flips open to look like winged creatures -- they transform, just like the Transformers!
How cool is that? You can also clip the Transformers armor onto regular HEXBUG Nanos. These are perfect collectibles for anyone who loves the Transformers, and anyone who loves HEXBUG!
About the toy:
HEXBUG Nano, a tiny, energetic micro robotic bug that uses the physics of vibration to skitter along and explore its environment is back and ready for battle! HEXBUG Nano TRANSFORMERS are the ultimaterobotic drones in the age-old conflict between AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON robots. Each HEXBUG Nano TRANSFORMERS comes with transformable clip-on armor backpacks inspired by popular TRANSFORMERS characters including OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE. Swap out the armor combinations for epic TRANSFORMERS action!
Powered by a tiny motor, and 12 fixed, angular legs, the HEXBUG Nano explores its environment, moving with life-like bug behavior. When coming into contact with an object in its path, the energetic insect will switch directions and scurry away on a new path due to its persistent random behavior.
There are 6 assorted HEXBUG Nano TRANSFORMERS ($7.99) for fans to collect, including:
BUMBLEBEE, CROSSHAIRS, DRIFT, GALVATRON, LOCKDOWN and OPTIMUS PRIME. One button cell batteries AG13 (LR44) is included with each Nano. This product is compliant with CPSIA standards. Ages: 3 years and up. Available Fall 2014 at major retailers nationwide or at http://www.hexbug.com.
Disclosure:I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information (in italics) is provided by HEXBUG The views and opinions expressed here are my own.