Hexbug Battlebots Arena recreates television’s favourite metallic war-zone, BattleBox. This action packed arena is the perfect place to pit the world’s most notorious robots against one another! It is suitable for aged eight and above.
This awesome looking Battlebots Arena includes four side walls, two regular corners, and two corners equipped with push activated pulverizing hammers! Smash your opponent with that hammer!
Setting up the arena will likely require an adult to do it as assembly of the walls onto the fold-out game board and plastic panels is not very easy. It did take me some time to put it all together. It is straightforward but it does required some strength to slot in all the walls and panels. The board features authentic graphics just like the television programme. Fully assemble, it measures 51cm by 51cm by 11cm. This is a great size and it fits nicely onto our Ikea coffee table!
This set also comes with two infrared (IR) robots (Tombstone and Witch Doctor) and two mini IR remote controls. Batteries are included for both the robots and controllers. The robots are very well made and each comes with three detachable magnetic pieces that are easy to snap back on. Each robot has their own ultimate secret weapon! Tombstone has a rotating blade that will definitely thrash his opponent! If your child accidentally touches the blade while it rotates, it shouldn’t do much harm to their little fingers. Although it doesn’t have any motion detection/sensor on the blade, the blade is not sharp and is quite chunky. Meanwhile, Witch Doctor comes with a scoop front wedge and spinning vertical disc that will flip and destroy his opponent!
This can be played with up to four robots. Additional robots (Bronco and Bite Force – not remote controlled) and controllers are bought separately. The IR remote control has four different channels for you to pair with your robot. It pairs up very quickly and you are ready to battle. Both my children have a lot of fun battling one another. Do be careful as the detachable magnetic pieces can fly in all directions when they smash together!
This Hexbug Battlebots arena is very well made and it should last for a long time. The robots are awesome and very responsive to the controllers. As an adult, I do find the controllers are too small and not robust enough for my liking but it works fine for those little hands! Do make sure your child look after the controllers as they are quite small and very easy to drop when they get too excited.
This is not very complicated to play and both children love it. It is definitely a ‘main attraction’ whenever we have friends over! It is available to buy from good toy retailers and Amazon. For more information about this Hexbug Battlebots arena, do check out the HexBug website.
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Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however all thoughts and opinions remain our own. Contains Amazon affiliate link.