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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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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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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!

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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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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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The Hexbug Larva is an autonomous micro robot that slithers forward on smooth surfaces. It has a built-in sensor to react to its environment, instinctively changing direction upon sensing an object in its path and wriggling off to explore a clear, undisturbed path ahead!

Each sold separately. Colours will be chosen randomly and are based on available stock at the time of shipment.

Measures approximately 4" long x 1.3" wide x 1" high.

Requires 3 button cell batteries (not included).

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Bring home the PURRfect friend when you adopt Zoomer Kitty! She’s a sweet interactive Kitty who loves to play, pounce and purr! She follows your movements Using True Vision Technology. Her eyes will change color letting you know exactly how she’s feeling as you play together. Zoomer Kitty has touch sensors in her head, ears, and cheeks and she loves when you pet her. She’ll nuzzle in, and even respond with affectionate purrs that you can actually feel! After you’ve discovered Kitty’s softer side in Cuddle Mode, get ready for some fun in Play Mode. Kitty sings, dances, and performs secret tricks! You can tease her with her interactive Kitty Toy and watch her go cap-nip crazy! But don’t forget to give her attention or Kitty will wander off and go on her own adventures. Zoomer Kitty is curious, cuddly and loves to perform tricks!

Includes 1 Zoomer Kitty, 1 kitty toy, 1 USB charging cable (wall charger sold separately), and instructions.

Requires 3 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Shape and paint six different plaster fridge magnets and badges! These adorable robots make great gifts for friends and family.

Includes mould with 6 designs, plaster powder, magnet, pins, 5-colour paint strip, paint brush, and instructions.

Average magnet size is approximately 2” tall.

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Introducing the Aquabot Jellyfish! Watch the Jellyfish use it's 18 tentacles and powerful ducted impeller motor to spin and swim gracefully as it explores its new home. Want your Jellyfish to dive deeper? No problem! For the first time ever, users can adjust the Hexbug Aquabot’s buoyancy (using adjustable weights in battery door) to give their pet customized swimming patterns.

Includes 1 Aquabot.

Aquabot measures approximately 2.5” tall.

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

Requires 3 AG13 (LR44) button cell batteries ("Try Me" batteries included).

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Introducing Hexbug Aquabot Seahorse! Packed with smart fish technology and powered by electro-magnetic propulsion, this water-born Seahorse uses its curly rubber tail and elegant back fin to gracefully swim and bounce around inside any fish tank. For the first time ever, users can even control how deep the Seahorse dives by using its buoyancy control (adjustable weights in battery door) to customize the Hexbug Aquabot’s swimming patterns.

Includes 1 Aquabot.

Aquabot measures approximately 3.25” tall.

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

Requires 2 AG13 (LR44) button cell batteries ("Try Me" batteries included).

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For the first time, kids can control their pet fish – steering it up and down and around any objects in its path! The new Angelfish has 3 different speeds and can travel 3 different directions to explore its environment. These colourful, robotic fish come in 4 colours and are styled with life-like markings.

Includes 1 Aquabot, and 1 remote control.

Aquabot measures approximately 3” long.

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

Requires 2 AG13 (LR44) button cell batteries ("Try Me" batteries included).

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Construct this easy-to-build Insectoid! Discover the mechanisms behind robotic movement. It crawls, wriggles and walks!

Contains Body cover, body, leg link connector, motor with gear, large gear with crank, small gear, 2 terminal caps, 3 connecting caps, 2 washer screws, 9 screws, battery cover, short leg link, long leg link, 2 antennas, front leg, back leg and detailed instructions.

Also needed but not provided: a cross-head screwdriver.

Measures approximately 6.75” long (not including antennae).

Requires 1 AAA battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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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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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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Build your very own Metal Detector Robot. Hunt for buried treasure by driving the robot back and forth with the remote control. When you hear it beep, you have found something metallic! You can also detach the metal detector unit and use it as a hand-held metal detector!

Contains: 1 chassis (with axle and gear installed), 1 motor with wires and worm gear, 1 motor cover, 1 metal detector, 1 base plate for eyes, 2 stick-on eyes, 1 switch lever, 1 gear, 1 axle,1 short axle, 1 remote-control with switch and wires, 1 battery cover, 4 terminal caps, screws, washered screw, 1 connecting cable, 4 wheels and detailed instructions.

Measure approximately 14cm long when assembled.

Requires 1 AA battery. (NOT INCLUDED)

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The future is now when you play with this awesome RC robot! With infrared technology you use the wireless remote control to choose which of the 5 functions you want the robot to perform. The controls are easy to understand and work with a simple push of a button.

This talking robot can introduce himself to you and he also dances while providing his own tunes! Besides talking and dancing this robot can walk forward and backward or rotate his head all while his red eyes light up and he makes cool robot noises. The fun doesn't end there! The best surprise is this talking, dancing, walking, musical robot also shoots foam discs! The included foam discs launch quickly and shoot a great distance while the robot makes cool sound effects.

The perfect gift for every child who has ever dreamt of having their own robot! Easy to use and a delightful way to play with an age appropriate RC toy!

Requires 6 AA batteries (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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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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You can turn an old pop can into this walking, wobbling, google-eyed robot! If you prefer, it can be transformed to become a robotic monster too. Find out that cans can be cool! Simply use one of the old pop cans you would normally send to the recycling bin for the body of your cool walking robot. Then add the different items included in this pack to make him look like a real tin robot! Included in this kit are 4 body rings, 1 short leg, 1 long leg, 2 gripper hands, 2 straw attachments, 1 toy motor with gear, screws, 4 bolts and nuts, 2 terminal caps, 1 battery casing with cover and wires, 2 moving eyes, 2 plastic feet, 1 motor/axle cover, 1 axle with gear, 1 body plate, 2 bendy straws, 2 metal wires, 2 eye base plates and detailed instructions. A cool kit that combines science with the important task of recycling!

Requires 1 AA battery (NOT INCLUDED).

Also requires a small crosshead screwdriver (NOT INCLUDED).

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This colourful little DigiBird will brighten up your day with its beautiful singing! It mimics a real bird by moving its head and beak while it sings and tweets. To start a serenade simply blow or whistle onto the bird. The DigiBird’s stand doubles as a working whistle.

Collect more DigiBirds and start your own choir by switching the setting to Chorus Mode. The new bird-friends will synchronize with each other to sing the same song!

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.

Includes 1 DigiBird.

Measures approximately 3.5" tall.

Requires 3 LR44 batteries (included).

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

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

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People of earth, transform your voice with this electronic voice transformer! This cool neon coloured voice transformer is transparent so that you can see all of electronic components inside. Press and hold down the button while you speak into the transformer and your voice becomes either a futuristic robot, spacey alien or out of this world spaceman!

A fun gift for little ones who love acting out plays, singing songs and surprising themselves and their pals with a different voice. Bring your voice transformer to the big game or your next Birthday party and be heard in a whole new way!

Requires one 9V battery. (INCLUDED)

Each sold separately, ships in assorted colours based on availability.
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Discover the evolution of fun! Jester is the all-new interactive species of Zoomer Dino (Jokeasaurus) who can’t wait to make you laugh! His nose is full of sensors that detect your movement and help him sniff out fun. But watch out! Just like a real Dino he can get angry, spin around, chomp and roar! Using True Balance Technology™, Jester perfectly balances on two wheels as he roams freely, exploring your home. Use your hands to tame his Dino nature or use the remote control to record and playback his moves. You can even show them off to friends and family to reveal your dino mastery! Jester’s a little silly, so if you hear him giggling, it’s probably because he finds everything funny, including when you make him dizzy! Guide him by hand, hypnotize him, watch him perform tricks and more! Jester’s the evolution of fun! Bring home the laughs with Jester the Jokesaurus! He’s the life of the party!

Includes 1 Zoomer Dino Jester, 1 USB Charging Cable (wall adapter sold separately), 1 Remote Control, and1 Instruction Guide.

Requires 3 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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