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Chimpola Thu 18-Dec-14 11:12:14

Thinking of getting my nearly 6 yr old son some hexbug stuff - I know nothing about them and am finding it all a bit confusing - any recommendations as to what I should get? (Max I want to spend is £30)


Ps he has no hexbug toys at present

YoullLikeItNotaLot Thu 18-Dec-14 11:18:35

There's a new Hexbug nano range which goes up as well as round - I've got my 7 year old that.

With �30 you can't really go wrong - you'll get a decent sized set and it's a bit like lego in that you can keep adding to it - you don't have to buy a big set in one go.

The little bug things are the key thing to be honest - if you can get about 4 of them he'll enjoy with any set - some sets have more "bugs" than others or you can buy a set with less bugs and purchase the bugs separately.

YoullLikeItNotaLot Thu 18-Dec-14 11:20:13

In fact - argos have them on two for �30 atthe moment...

MrsMarigold Thu 18-Dec-14 11:21:28

I've seen them in TKMaxx a few times

YoullLikeItNotaLot Thu 18-Dec-14 11:25:00

Sorry to go on, but the Hexbug infinity set at �19.99 includes one hexbug, so I'd probably buy one more as well - it is funny to see them bouncing off each other or racing.

YoullLikeItNotaLot Thu 18-Dec-14 11:26:24

Or OP, get this one - half price and included two hexbugs - he'll love it:

CaisleanDraiochta Thu 18-Dec-14 11:32:19

Definitely get as many bugs as you can afford rather than get a bigger track. the bugs are the fun bit IMO where as the tracks are flimsy plastic that breaks easily (my DS aged 7 still loves it though!) So maybe a medium sized track to start with as you can add bits to it later and 3 or 4 bugs.

Oh and stock up on the little button cell batteries that go in the bugs (pound shop sell them) as you will need plenty along with a tiny screwdriver.

BornToFolk Thu 18-Dec-14 11:36:01

I agree with lots of bugs! You can get the V1 ones fairly cheaply now (like �4 each). DS has a few of these and enjoys making runs for them out of old cardboard boxes etc, even though he's also got the official playsets.

Chimpola Thu 18-Dec-14 11:41:00

Fantastic, thank you so much, think I'll get that 19.99 one from argos along with a couple of extra bugs

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