Toy Fair Favorites: HEXBUG Nano V2

February 14, 2013    |    By +
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Out of the tens of thousands of new toys at the 2013 American International Toy Fair, the newly announced Nano V2 from HEXBUG was one of my favorites and the kids are gonna love it…here’s why.

Toy Name: The HEXBUG Nano V2

The Scoop: HEXBUGS are a blast, but until now, they were mostly good at creeping and crawling their way around horizontally. With the gravity-defying Nano V2 lineup, HEXBUGS can now climb vertically, around corners, and through tubes. With the Nano V2 lineup, the building of HEXBUG environments will be much more dynamic and tons of fun. But words probably don’t do the Nano V2 lineup justice. Check out the video (below) of the Nano V2 prototype showcased by HEXBUG at Toy Fair. So cool!!

A Great Gift For: HEXBUG fans are going to have to have the Nano V2. Lovers of geeky tech toys will love these too. Lastly, I love HEXBUGS for kid’s birthday gifts too.

When & How Much? HEXBUG Nano V2 will range in price from around $8 and top out around $50 for the more elaborate sets. The Nano V2 lineup will hit stores in the Fall of 2013.


You don’t want to miss the scoop from the “110th annual American International Toy Fair® (February 10th – 13th )! It’s the largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together more than 1,000 exhibiting manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents from around the globe to showcase their toy and entertainment products from classic toys to interactive entertainment and everything in between.”

Each year, the Gift Gurus walk the over 350,000 square feet at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City in search of the most giftable toys and games. It truly is a labor of love (and comfy shoes!) to get an early look at what’s new and exciting for the kiddos. This industry only event is where the big sellers for the holidays are determined…yes, they are determined in February! And, as always, we’re taking you with us into the belly of the beast to see what’s hot before it hits the shelves.

Stay tuned to see all of our American International Toy Fair finds for the scoop on what our predictions are for this and previous years.


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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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