Why go outside to collect bugs when you can buy a HEXBUG Nano instead?

Did you collect bugs as a kid? I remember doing an exhibit for the 4H fair one year where I collected various local bugs. Catching them was fun, but I found the whole killjar thing a bit distasteful. Even as a kid, I was a tree hugger… or would that be bug hugger? HEXBUG Nanos are cute little battery operated robotic creatures that behave like bugs, but you don’t have to worry about them stinging you. You can buy your own nano for $9.99

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  • Sandee Cohen January 29, 2010, 1:57 pm

    Julie,

    I have a bad feeling about these. I think I saw them on a Stargate Atlantic episode where the Nano bugs came together to become replicators which went out to destroy everything in the universe.

    Seems to me that spreading these bugs all over the planet is just part of the evil scheme of the replicators (or maybe it was the Cylons) to take over all of humanity.

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  • Julie January 29, 2010, 2:25 pm

    @Sandee Me thinks you need a vacation from TV ;) Hey, who else remembers that movie with Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons of Kiss, where he had some mechanical spiders that did evil things?

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  • Sandee Cohen January 29, 2010, 2:36 pm

    Never saw that one.

    But I swear, they are the same things as the Hexbugs.

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  • John Kes January 29, 2010, 6:21 pm

    That Tom Selleck movie would be: Runaway

    I think Hexabugs move faster, but are not as intelligent as the ones in the movie. Amazing what they can do with a cell phone vibrator motor and a few button cell batteries.

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  • Julie January 29, 2010, 10:13 pm

    @John That’s the one!

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