Fortunately for mankind this army of robots won’t be hell-bent on destroying the human race, just mischievously killing productivity and lifting spirits.
The Ant is the latest addition to the HEXBUG family. Equipped with 6 wheel-legs, he is significantly faster than his siblings while touch sensors front and back help him to react to obstacles. The Ant is fast enough that catching him can be a challenge in larger rooms. Like the other HEXBUGs, the Ants will come in 5 colors: red, blue, green, pink, and orange. All of the plastic shells are translucent, allowing full view of the circuit board.
The HEXBUG Ant should be available at RadioShack and at HEXBUG.com by the end of March. I’ll post more pictures to my Flickr account tomorrow.
If you happen to be at the NY Toy Fair this weekend, be sure to stop by the HEXBUG booth and tell them you saw the Ant on GeekDad (and look for GeekDad Matt who will be wandering the convention center on Sunday)!