The HEXBUG Scarab is a high-speed, mechanical, beetle-like robotic bug that skitters around on six angled legs. The Scarab propels itself forwards and backwards, and is capable of popping from its back to its feet if placed upside down. It fits in your hand and has autonomous control.
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NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 8 years of age.
My 11 year old son has collected all kinds of Hexbugs. He hadn't purchased or received a Scarab yet, but he did get to see one at our homeschool co-op during a science class. One of the parents teaches the class and brought one in for a demonstration on robotics. My son couldn't wait to get one, and when our co-op went on a field trip there happened to be a Fat Brain Toy Store within walking distance of the museum. My son bought a red Scarab, and he loves how fast it is, and how it will redirect itself when it hits an obstacle. It is a great addition to his collection.
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Some alternate spelling variations of this product:
scarabs, hexbugs, robotic bugs, mechanical bugs,
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