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We love eight-year-olds! They’re just the right age for all kinds of fun. They still love the pretend play they’ve been enjoying for years, yet they’re also ready to move ahead into more advanced toys and learning. All of these toys and activities will appeal to their natural sense of fun and wonder.

 

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VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to foster STEM learning for kids by allowing them to build custom and programmable robots. With VEX IQ, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap together these colorful robots using the intuitive, tool-less components.

Enthusiasts can follow simple step by step instructions to build their first robot as they learn the basics, and then take advantage of the unmatched versatility of the VEX IQ system to build anything they can imagine!

The VEX IQ Robotics Construction Kit is compliant with CPSIA standards.

The VEX IQ Robotics Construction Kit is loaded with advanced, yet accessible robotics technology, including:

  • Robot Brain with 12 self-configuring input/output ports
  • 750+ pieces
  • Four Smart Motors
  • One Color Sensor, one Bumper Switch sensor, one touch LED sensor, and built in rotational sensors on the motors
  • Video game style remote control with a rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Two programming software options–Modkit for VEX (free online version) or ROBOTC
  • VEX IQ Curriculum–Free for all users!

Requires 6 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized HEXBUG and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colorful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

To create the VEX Robotics Strandbeast, young innovators start by constructing each half of the base and attaching a motor to both sides. Once the base system and the eight legs are in place, it’s time to bring the strandbeast to life by wiring the brain to the LED module, distance sensors, and motors using snap connectors, and then attaching the brain to the body. Once the brain and motors are attached and wired up, the final steps include adding on the bright blue leg pieces that illustrate this complex robot’s graceful, smooth-walking stride.

To program the robotic strandbeast, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how it reacts when the sensors are activated. There are 64 different programming options from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous mode that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Built product measures approximately 12.5” long, 14” wide, and 10” tall.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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Control him if you can! Boomer is the incredible Zoomer Dino that only you can tame! With real dinosaur movements, sounds and incredible dino-sense abilities, Boomer can detect when you’re nearby and interacting with him. But watch out! Just like a real Dino he can get angry, spin around, chomp and roar! Using True Balance Technology, Boomer perfectly balances on 2 wheels as he roams freely, exploring your home. Use your hands or the included controller to tame his Dino nature and build your friendship. But, don’t make him mad by pulling his tail! He doesn’t like it! He might even let out dino-sized burps and farts! Become a true dino master and control him if you can with Zoomer Dino!

Features:

  • Can sense where you are and what you’re doing
  • Uses True Balance Technology to stay perfectly balanced while moving
  • Get him angry by pulling on his tail
  • Train him to dance, chase, chomp, and roar!
  • Lets out dino-sized burps and farts
  • Mood indicating eyes
  • Charges through USB cable

Includes: Boomer the Zoomer Dino, control pod, USB charging cable, and instruction booklet.

Requires 3 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Introducing the Hexbug Aquabot 2.0 Harbour, the most expansive interactive environment for kids to play with their Aquabot collection, providing the fun experience of having a pet fish, without all the messy clean-up! Each Harbour comes with 2 Aquabot 2.0s, engineered with smart fish technology, added sensors and an inner LED glow that makes them appear more alive than ever before!

Kids can let their creativity run wild as they play with the Harbour, customizing the underwater landscape using five brightly coloured coral pieces. New features also include a launcher that propels an Aquabot across the tank, and a crane that can be dispensed to reel in an Aquabot at any given moment.

Includes: 1 Hexbug Aquabot 2.0 Angel Fish, 1 Hexbug Aquabot 2.0 Hammerhead Shark, 1 crane, 1 launcher, 1 tank, and 5 coral piece.

Measures approximately 15.60” wide x 5.60” long x 12.5” tall.

Requires 4 AG13 (LR44) button cell batteries (INCLUDED).

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Introducing the new singing sensations, DigiBirds! DigiBirds are colourful little interactive birds that sing to you! The DigiBirds mimic real birds through their head and beak movement while singing and tweeting. Blow on the DigiBird to start it tweeting or whistle for your bird to start singing! Can’t whistle? No problem, simply blow into the whistle included in the bird stand.

You can even collect more than 1 DigiBird and start a choir through the chorus mode! Simply change the setting on the bottom of your birds to chorus and they will magically synchronize to sing together.

The DigiBirds can sing 20 different songs to you. If 20 songs aren’t enough, you can access 14 additional songs through the free App for IOS Smartphone or Tablet. Play DigiBirds App mini-games to unlock the new songs.

Each sold separately. Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours and styles according to availability.

Includes 1 DigiBird.

Measures approximately 3.5" tall.

Requires 3 LR44 batteries (included).

Winner of the Girls Toy of the Year 2014 Award by the Australian Toy Association.

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Learn how to make a real moving robot using solar panels and a motor! Watch it walk outside on a sunny day, or try powering it with your desk lamp. No batteries necessary! By recycling everyday materials as its body parts, this eco-friendly robot can be transformed into a walking dinosaur or a robotic monster!

Includes: solar panel with wires, solar panel holder plate, support arm, gear case body with motor and cams installed, 2 arms, 2 leg links, 2 legs, 2 feet, 2 terminal caps, 2 body template support clips, washer screws, screws, double-sided adhesive foam and detailed instructions.

Requires small crosshead screwdiver, paper cup and 2 forks (NOT INCLUDED).

Measures approximately 5.5" high when assembled.

Winner of the 2011 Parents' Choice Award and the Toy Fair Best New Creative Toys for 2011 Award.

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The SmartLab ReCon 6.0 is an awesome toy, programmable robot, and learning tool - all in one! Program your Rover to navigate specified courses and send it on all types of missions, like: delivering a treat to a pet, surprising a family member with a personalized message, guarding a bedroom, or just doing a dance!

The spiral-bound Owner's Manual contains everything from guided projects to advanced operating techniques to get your Rover rolling! This cleverly crafted guide concludes with room for taking notes and charting your own adventures. Best of all, the ReCon 6.0 is independently programmable, so no computer access is required!

Includes: Programmable Rover robot and 48-page, full-colour Owner's Manual.

Requires 3 C batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

Winner of the 2011 Parents Magazine Best Toy Award, 2011 Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products Award, 2011 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award, 2011 Great Schools Golden Apple Award and 2011 Best Electronic Toy Award from Bestcovery.

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The HEXBUG Nano V2 Neon Barrel Roll fosters open ended creative playtime. Kids can customize the design and layout of this multi-story set. Neon Barrel Roll features special accessories including a spiral tube which the Nano V2 will climb through as it travels around exploring its environment, and special Glow Effect pieces! Users can further customize the flow of traffic by filling the attachment points on the two HEX cell bases with accessories such as fixed pegs and rotating flags that help direct where the explorative micro robot roams. Construct different configurations you design yourself and watch as the action takes place in a new way! The V2 Neon Barrel Roll is compatible with other Hexbug habitat sets (SOLD SEPARATELY)

Package contains 1 Nano V2 and 33 easy to build pieces!

Includes 1 x Nano V2 bug , 1 spiral tube, 1 x glow straight tube, 6 x glow curved tubes, 12 x connectors, 2 x HEX cell bases plus removable walls and gates, 6 x stand-offs, 4 x fixed pegs, 2 x rotating flags.

Spiral Tube measures approximately 5" long. Each Hex Cell Base measures approximately 6" wide.

Requires 1 button cell battery AG13 (LR44) (INCLUDED).

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Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized Hexbug and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colorful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

To create the VEX Robotics Scarab, young Hexbug engineers start by constructing the base chassis and assembling the six green legs. Once the chassis is in place, the brain and motors are connected to the bottom of the base, and the legs are attached. Next steps include building the outer body shell and then wiring the brain to the sensors and motors using snap connectors.

To program the robotic scarab, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how it reacts when the sensors are activated. There are 64 different programming options from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Set includes more than 250 snap together pieces.

Build product measures approximately 16” long, 15 wide and 7” tall.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system, being used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized HEXBUG and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colorful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

 

This VEX Robotics 4 In 1 Kit includes more than 650 pieces - everything a young HEXBUG engineer needs to build a giant Ant, Scarab, Spider, Strandbeast, or one of their very own creations! With this kit, kids will learn about how the motors, sensors, gears and the robot’s brain work together to communicate with the controller and bring the robot to life.

 

To program the robots, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine which behaviors make most sense for each robot. There are a total of 64 possible programming variations from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Set includes more than 650 pieces.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized Hexbug and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colourful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

To create the VEX Robotics Ant, young Hexbug engineers start by assembling the six red wheels and attaching the motors and the wheels to the ant’s core. Once the base is in place, the brain and sensors are connected and the bright red body pieces are attached to give the robot its flair, making it look like a Hexbug Ant! Final steps include wiring the brain to the dual bump sensors and the two motors using snap connectors.

To program the robotic ant, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how it reacts when the sensors are activated. There are 64 different programming variations from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Set includes more than 250

Assembled Hexbug VEX Ant measures approximately 18" long x 6.75" wide x 4" tall.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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Building off the wildly popular Hexbug Aquabot Shark and Clownfish, comes Hexbug Aquabot 2.0. The new water-born Angelfish are packed with smart fish technology, added sensors and an inner glow that makes them appear more alive than ever before! These Aquabot 2.0 swimmers are equipped with hi-tech sensors that can wake a sleeping fish in three different ways! This patent-pending technology enables users to wake a sleeping fish by simply running their fingers through the water, touching the fish or even tapping on the outside of the fish bowl , which will cause the once-dormant sea creature to come to life and takes off swimming! The underwater dwellers also exhibit an inner pulsing LED glow that illuminates the Angelfish and brings them to life in a fresh-new way.

Includes: 1 Aquabot Angelfish with a trendy design on the side.

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Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours and styles, according to availability.

Requires 2 AG13/LR44 batteries (INCLUDED).

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Building off the wildly popular Hexbug Aquabot Shark and Clownfish, comes Hexbug Aquabot 2.0. The new water-born Angelfish and Hammerhead Shark are packed with smart fish technology, added sensors and an inner glow that makes them appear more alive than ever before! These Aquabot 2.0 swimmers are equipped with hi-tech sensors that can wake a sleeping fish in three different ways! This patent-pending technology enables users to wake a sleeping fish by simply running their fingers through the water, touching the fish or even tapping on the outside of the fish bowl , which will cause the once-dormant sea creature to come to life and takes off swimming! The underwater dwellers also exhibit an inner pulsing LED glow that illuminates the Angelfish and Hammerhead Shark and brings them to life in a fresh-new way.

Includes: 1 fish or 1 shark.

Each sold separately.

Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours and styles, according to availability.

Requires 2 AG13/LR44 batteries (INCLUDED).

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Hexbug Warriors Transformers are the ultimate battling bots in the age old conflict between Autobot and Decepticon. Each Hexbug Warriors Transformers has a hidden pop-up door, revealing whether the character is Autobot or Decepticon. Each Warrior’s Indicator Light is shaped to represent the Transformers character’s Allspark.

The Hexbug Warriors Transformers Battle Stadium is the ultimate battleground for the Hexbug Warriors and comes with two Hexbug Warriors Transformers, six characters of armor, and an interactive air-locked battle platform.

Kids can operate their Hexbug Warriors Transformers in Training Mode, with unlimited health, for scrimmages and testing purposes. Once the Warriors are ready for battle, they can be powered into Match Mode and are set to enter into competition, where they crash, jab and jostle with their opponents until they win or lose by running out of health, at which point they deactivate. In Match Mode, each robot’s Shock Sensor activates its Damage Indicator Light which changes colors from green to red and blinks more rapidly as its health decreases.

Requires 4 AG13 batteries (Included).

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Hexbug Warriors are tiny, collectible, micro robots that use the physics of vibration to propel forward and battle with competitors with interchangeable weapons and armor. Now the series brings you more action than ever with the Hexbug Warriors Transformers! Hexbug Warriors Transformers are the ultimate battling bots in the age old conflict between Autobot and Decepticon.

The Hexbug Warriors Transformers collection includes 6 individual models with customizable armor and weapons that emerge from their backs and transform for engaging battle action. Outfit your Hexbug Warriors Transformers with a strategic combination of mechanical weapons and armor to outmaneuver rivals, and battle to control the fate of your fleet! These battery powered robots have intelligent battle sensors inside that register damage as the fight rages on. Swap out the armor combinations for epic Transformers action!

Requires 2 AG13 batteries (Included).

Each sold separately. Available in randomly selected, assorted colours according to availability.

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The geek squad, who brought to you the beloved T3 Transforming Solar Robot, has dusted off their labs coats and goggles to concoct their latest triumph…T4 Transforming Solar Robot. “T4” not only has more transformations but also comes equipped with larger parts, meaning that your younger child does not have to be excluded from partaking in some high quality robot fun.

“T4” is completely solar-powered so you never need to buy batteries. Not only will “T4” provide your child with a new understanding of solar power as a source of renewable energy, but will also get your kids outdoors for some wholesome fun in the sun. This kit gives your child the option to easily transform between one of four different modes: Robot – walking legs as well as moving wheels, Insecta – 6 walking legs as well as moving jaws, T-Rex - 2 walking legs and moving jaws, and Drill Vehicle – similar to a miner’s driller/drilling bit and moving wheels. If your children are glued to smart-phones, give them an opportunity to acquire solar power knowledge, learn about mechanical transmissions, and get them outside to play. Amazingly, you might find yourself engaged in conversation with your child, thanks to their newly acquired “expertise”!

Requires diagonal cutter for assembly (not included).

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Think twice before discarding that 1985 CD-ROM, don’t throw away that aluminum can, and pick up that plastic bottle left under the couch. We can use them with our state-of-the-art, eco-friendly educational toy kit that will stretch your child’s imagination while allowing them to take part in the joy of recycling. The Super Solar Recycler Kit is powered completely by natural light so you never have to worry about batteries!

In addition to your newly discovered treasures, all you need to get started is included in this kit (solar panel, motor and instruction). Your children can recycle a can of their favorite soft drink to create Street Roller and Walking Robot, create Bottle Yacht, Drummer Robot and Flying Bird using a plastic water bottle, and even turn your old scratched CD’s into the super cool CD Racer.

Let’s have our children play in an eco-friendly way, and learn to harness a new green solar energy source as well as implement the use of recycled materials. Participate in the creation of a sustainable future!

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Assemble a smart robotic crab which can detect the edges of any platform and make swift turns to avoid falling off. Turn it on, put it on the table, and watch it perform stunning acrobatics!

Includes: 8 legs, 1 transparent cover, 1 chassis with motor installed, 1 washer screw, 2 screws, 1 battery case, 2 claws, 2 axles, 2 gears, 1 metal wire antenna, and 2 terminal caps.

Requires 1 x 1.5V “AA” battery.

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Introducing an all new breed of gravity defying Hexbug Nanos! These Nano V2 bugs can now climb up vertically, horizontally, around corners, through loops and tubes, to the tip top of any Nano V2 habitat set. The Hexbug Nano V2 Bridge Battle features an evolved Nano, sporting a new look, with three rubber spikes on its back, as well as a new system of tubular tracks that highlight the Nano V2’s unique multi-level climbing abilities.

The Hexbug Nano V2 is a tiny, micro robotic creature that uses the physics of vibration to scurry around and explore its environment. The quick little critter possesses an uncanny sense of balance, capable of crawling through tubes on its feet or on its back, and can pass another bug in a single tube to avoid a traffic jam! The Nano V2 will even flip to its feet when landing on its back on a flat, open surface.

The Nano V2 Bridge Battle set allows kids to create the ultimate battleground for the Nano V2 bugs. Nano V2 bugs will pirouette up through the black tubes to either side of the elevated arena, scurrying over the orange bridge, through one-way gates, to meet in the center battle platform. Once there, Nano V2 bugs knock their competitor around until only one bug is left standing. Builders have even more control over how to construct the set, and can customize the flow of traffic by filling the attachment points on the HEX cell base with accessories such as fixed pegs and rotating flags that help direct where the explorative micro robot roams.

Includes: 2 Nano V2 bug, 2 curved tubes, 1 bridge battle platform, 6 connectors, 2 HEX cell bases plus removable walls and gates 2 curved tracks 8 fixed pegs, and 4 rotating flags.

Requires 2 AG13 batteries (Included).

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The Spider XL features 360 degree steering, an LED forward eye, and two-channel RC remote. Its internal mechanisms and six-legged crawling motion is fascinating to operate! The 360 degree turret style steering and LED forward eye allow you to maneuver it around objects and control where it scurries, based on the direction of the eye. The two-channel remote operates in three speeds (slow, medium and fast) when moving forward, and one speed when in reverse.

Spider XL requires 3 AA batteries, remote requires one 9V battery .

Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours according to availability (red or blue).

Measures approximately 7” long x 7" wide x 5.5" tall.

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