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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 construct the VEX Robotics Spider, young innovators start by building the drive column, and then work to attach the six orange legs. Once the base and the legs are in place, it’s time to bring the spider to life by attaching the motors, distance sensor, LED module and brain using snap connectors. Once the brain and motors are attached and wired up, the final steps include adding on the bright orange body pieces that give the robot its flair, making it look like a Hexbug Spider!

To program the robotic spider, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how the spider 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 350 snap together pieces.

Built product measures approximately 11.5” long x 11.5” wide x 11” 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!

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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Aqua Dragons are live aquatic creatures which you hatch and bring to life in an underwater tank! Aqua Dragons are three eyed, long tailed, fascinating little swimming animals from the crustacean family! Their eggs can be preserved in salt for long periods of time and hatched once introduced into water! While caring for your Aqua Dragons you will see them eat, play, and grow. There are so many interesting facts to learn and discover about Aqua Dragons! This complete Aqua Dragons Kit is the perfect gift for curious little ones!

Includes a full colour underwater world decorated tank with lid, Aqua Dragons eggs, Aqua Dragons food, feeding spoon, pipette, and instructions.

Aquarium measures approximately 6.25” long x 1.75” wide x 6” tall.

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By Hugh Danks

Kids are crazy about bugs! And kids and parents alike are crazy about the Bug Book and Bug Bottle. Packed with activities and packaged in its own collecting bottle, the full-colour book provides field notes to 47 bugs arranged by habitat, including pond, forest, ground, leaves, field, and flower. The ingeniously designed, safe plastic bottle is perfect for catching and viewing creepy crawlies, then letting them go unharmed(this is a bug kit with a conscience)!

Written by entomologist Hugh Danks, the Bug Book gives comprehensive information about these fascinating creatures - how they live, what they eat, unusual characteristics, and more. It offers simple, clear guidelines on how to collect and care for bugs, and equally helpful hints on which bugs not to catch. New to the kit are a fold-out bug chart for quick identification, a magnifier to see the critters up close, and a bug explorer's journal to record discoveries.

Discover how the whirligig beetle got its name, why fireflies light up, and how water striders walk on water. And then impress parents and friends - here are all the tools kids need to become bona fide bug experts!

Includes: The Bug Book, ventilated bug container with ruler lid, magnifiying glass, bug identification chart and bug journal.

Softcover containing 112 pages.

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Perfect for the bug lover on your list, this grasshopper is sure to bring a smile to every child’s face. Made of green velvet, with bendable antennae, this grasshopper features cute bulging eyes and a comfortable elastic band.

Features a Velcro size adjuster. Designed to fit heads up to approximately 21.75” in diameter.

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Ages 8 and up

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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Fantastical colours lead you to the garden where butterflies and flowers swirl. A magical place bursts into bloom with each beat of a butterfly’s gossamer wings. Your imagination lights up with colour, magic, dreams and fantasy. Each product complete with a butterfly charm!

Perfectly sized to carry everything your tyke needs, this backpack features a patented horizontal design with ergonomic attributes. The cover flap pocket opens to a main compartment with plenty of space for books, binders and notebooks. A padded sleeve pocket protects a laptop or tablet. Three interior organizer pockets hold small necessities like pencils, pens, crayons and an mp3 player. Even when it's packed to the brim, this backpack feels comfortable on kid shoulders, thanks to contoured shoulder straps with cushy padding. Five exterior pockets (including a lunch money pocket and water bottle holder) plus an ID holder helps you stay organized. Made of durable, water-resistant 600-denier polyester, this backpack is made to last and cool-looking, too.

Bixbee products are tested PVC free, phthalate free, lead free and BPA free.

Designed for kids between 43” – 49” tall.

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Measures approximately 13” wide, 5” long, and 11” tall.

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Fantastical colors lead you to the garden where butterflies and flowers swirl. A magical place bursts into bloom with each beat of a butterfly’s gossamer wings. Your imagination lights up with color, magic, dreams and fantasy.

The perfect compliment to the Bixbee backpack this lunch box offers a fashionable and fun way to tote your lunch or snacks. Heavy duty insulated main compartment keeps lunch fresh while outer pocket and front flap pocket offer easy access to snacks and utensils.

Bixbee products are tested PVC free, phthalate free, lead free and BPA free.

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Measures approximately 10” wide, 3.25” long, and 7” tall.

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Aqua Dragons are Live acuatic creatures which you will hatch and bring to life in the underwater world tank. Aqua Dragons are three eyed, long tailed gracious funny little swimming animals from the crustacea family, thats eggs can be preserved in salt for long periods of time and hatched again one introduced into water! Caring for your Aqua Dragons you will see them eat, play, grow and learn about the differences between males and females and even how they reproduce.

This kit includes all you ned to get started (except the 400ml tank. You can use any fishbowl or tank, with 400ml of water only in it to hatch and grow the Aqua Dragons)

Includes: Aqua Dragons eggs, Aqua Dragons food, feeding spoon, pipette, and instructions in Spanish, French and English.

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Fantastical colours lead you to the garden where butterflies and flowers swirl. A magical place bursts into bloom with each beat of a butterfly’s gossamer wings. Your imagination lights up with colour, magic, dreams and fantasy. Each bag is complete with a butterfly charm!

Perfectly sized to carry everything your tyke needs, this backpack features a patented horizontal design with ergonomic attributes. The cover flap pocket opens to a main compartment with plenty of space for books, binders and notebooks. A padded sleeve pocket protects a laptop or tablet. Three interior organizer pockets hold small necessities like pencils, pens, crayons and an mp3 player. Even when it's packed to the brim, this backpack feels comfortable on kid shoulders, thanks to contoured shoulder straps with cushy padding. Five exterior pockets (including a lunch money pocket and water bottle holder) plus an ID holder helps you stay organized. Made of durable, water-resistant 600-denier polyester, this backpack is made to last and cool-looking, too.

Bixbee products are tested PVC free, phthalate free, lead free and BPA free.

Designed for kids over 4 ft tall.

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Measures approximately 15” wide, 6” long, and 12” tall.

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Fantastical colors lead you to the garden where butterflies and flowers swirl. A magical place bursts into bloom with each beat of a butterfly’s gossamer wings. Your imagination lights up with color, magic, dreams and fantasy. Each product complete with a butterfly charm!

Bixbee products are tested PVC free, phthalate free, lead free and BPA free.

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Every child deserves to have the tools to learn and succeed. For every Bixbee backpack you purchase, Bixbee will generously donate a schoolbag, complete with school supplies, to a child in need around the world. Join Bixbee and support the international cause!

Measures approximately 17” wide, 9” long, and 9” tall.

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WOW! A butterfly with a wingspan of almost 7 feet! This big, beautiful, butterfly shaped kite features enormous wings with dramatic patterning that's sure to get it noticed! The Large Tropical Butterfly Kite from Didakites is a 1-string kite with a 3-5mm fiberglass frame, designed for winds between 0.5-5 bft (1.5-24 mph). A colourful way to stand out from the crowd! Handle and nylon kite line included.

Wingspan measures approximately 82" across.

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The robotic creature that glides at your control – now even bigger! The StrandBeast is an eight-legged, walking Hexbug with a cool translucent design so you can see inside and watch it work! A 2-channel infrared remote is included which allows you to control up to 2 Hexbugs on a single remote or a multitude of bugs on a single channel!

Each sold separately.

Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours according to availability.

Requires 3 AAA batteries and one 9V (not included).

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Learn about your favourite bug by watching it in your Triple Bug Viewer! With 3 optical instruments you have plenty of ways to observe - from the top, middle or below. Try with different bugs and compare their habits!

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

Includes Triple Bug Viewer and tweezers.

Large lens measures approximately 45mm in diameter.

Small lens measures approximately 32mm in diameter.

The magnification is from 2x - 4x.

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The robotic creature that glides at your control! The StrandBeast is an eight-legged, walking Hexbug with a cool translucent design so you can see inside and watch it work! A 2-channel infrared remote is included which allows you to control up to 2 Hexbugs on a single remote or a multitude of bugs on a single channel!

Ships in assorted colours and styles.

Requires 5 AG13 (LR44) button cell batteries (included).

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Make a cool "stained glass" sun catcher to hang in your window, and enjoy the beautiful colours brought out when the sun shines through it! This kit contains a transparent plastic plate, colourful transparent paint, a paint brush and a suction cup to hang up your creation in a window. Add some colour to any room you choose with this 4M Sunbeam Catcher!

Each sold separately and ships in assorted styles. Styles will be chosen randomly and are based on available stock at the time of shipment.

Measures approximately 5" long.

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As if these robotic creatures weren’t cool enough, Hexbugs has upped the ante and added an exciting element of a futuristic, laser tag game to their cool, robotic spiders. Using your remote control, players move their spider around and shoot a laser at their opponent. Each spider is equipped with a laser shooter and a “life” indicator on the top of their head. Each time your spider is hit, the “life” indicator on the spiders head will decrease! When the spider hits zero, it stops!

Requires 5 AG13 (LR44) button cell batteries (Included).

Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours according to availability.

Measures approximately 5.25" long x 4.5" wide x 4.25" tall.

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The Hexbug Nano V2 is just as cool as the original, but now these amazing mirco-robotic bugs have the ability to climb up and around tubes, tunnels, twist and turns thanks to the addition of 2 “spikes” on their backs! The included Straight Tube lets you play right away as you see the Hexbug Nano V2 crawl and climb, and featuring a connector, it's also compatible with all Hexbug Nano V2 habitat playsets!

Includes 1 x Straight Tube and 1 Hexbug Nano V2.

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

Straight Tube measures approximately 6.25" long.

Measure approximately 1.7” long.

Requires 1 AG13/LR44 battery (INCLUDED).

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The HEXBUG Nano V2 Black Hole enables Nano V2 super-fans to customize the design and layout of the three-story set, unleashing kids' creativity. The Black Hole features special accessories including a spiral tube which the Nano V2 will crawl through as it searches for a more expansive view atop the watch tower, the highest point of the set, at which point it will venture back down to free fall through the black hole, emerging out of one of 3 exits in order to explore new territory! Users can further control 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 Black Hole is compatible with other Hexbug habitat sets (SOLD SEPARATELY).

 

Contains 2 Nanos and 58 easy to build pieces!

Includes 2 x Nano V2 bugs, 1 x spiral tube, 1 x crow’s nest, 1 x funnel, 2 x straight tubes, 9 x curved tubes, 3 x curved Y tubes, 20 x connectors, 6 x stand-offs, 2 x HEX cell bases plus removable walls and gates, 4 x curved tracks, 8 fixed pegs, 4 x rotating flags.

Spiral Tube measures approximately 5" long. Crow's Nest measures approximately 6" wide. Each Hex Cell Base measures approximately 6" wide. Funnel measures approximately 6.5" wide.

Each Nano V2 Hexbug requires one button cell battery AG13 (LR44) (INCLUDED).

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