Reviews & hands-on

  • Gadgets

    Hands-on: Hexbug Strandbeast is a hypnotising robotic creature (video)

    By 22 January 2014

    There's nothing quite like a colourful micro robotic creature to grab our attention and the Hexbug stand at the Toy Fair 2014 in London was definitely one to visit for just that. The company unveiled a number of new products including the Strandbeast,...

  • Gadgets

    Hands-on: Hexbug Battling Spiders review (video)

    By 21 January 2014

    Hexbug had a number of exciting new toys on its stand at ToyFair 2014, one of which was the Battling Spiders offering the next generation of the Hexbug Spider. The company has had micro robotic spiders in its offering in the past but never ones that...

  • Gadgets

    Tagamoto mini robot cars pictures and hands-on

    By 22 January 2013

    At last year's Toy Fair, Innovation First - the creator of the hugely successful Hexbug creepy crawly robot range - branched out by introducing Bobble Bots, helped no end by a tie-in with Moshi Monsters. This year it has adapted its Hexbug nano technology...

  • Online

    Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters Moshlings pictures and hands-on

    By 24 January 2012

    Hexbug creator Innovation First is hoping to repeat the resounding success it has had with its robotic bug range with a new range of scuttling, vibrating collectables. And this time it has partnered with Mind Candy to bring its tech to Moshi Monsters....

  • Online

    Hexbug: Creepy crawly robot toys hands-on

    By 27 January 2011

    What do you get if you combine robotics with I'm a Celebrity Get me out of Here? Well, apart from livelier hosts than Ant and Dec, Innovation First makes a good stab at recreating the experience of glaring in the eyes of a cockroach, without the smell...