Friday, 31 October 2014

The Zombie Aquabot Review and Giveaway


Leo is a big fan of HEBUG and he can often be found tormenting each of his HEXBUG bugs, letting them scuttle around the enclosure until he opens up the gate so that they can escape to greener pastures. Over the last couple of months Leo has been enjoying a completely different kind of Hexbug experience, with the Zombie Aquabot.

The HEXBUG Aquabot is a robotic fish that swims around in water, I first saw these rather clever HEXBUG additions at a Christmas in July event last year. When it arrived I knew that Leo would be rather impressed, so I quickly put together a big bowl of water and released the fish from the packaging. Of course you try telling a 3 year old to wait a moment so that I can work out how to get it working… Patience and 3 year old really do not go hand in hand.

The Zombie Aquabot is Grey in colouring and looks like a shark. Along the sides of the fish there is a glow in the dark skeleton. The idea behind the Aquabot is to give kids the experience of owning a fish without all of the responsibility, there is no need to clean the Aquabot out or even feed him. The kid’s are just left to enjoy the fun elements of owning a fish, and you the parent don't have to worry when they inevitably get the fish out of the water... 

The Aquabot comes ready to play with straight out of the box, all you have to do is prepare a bowl of water (if you don’t have the Hexbug Aquarium) and place the fish in the water. The Aquabot is equipped with a sensor that activates when the fish has been submerged in water, this in turn makes the robotic fish swim. If you get the Aquabot back out again the sensor lets the robot know and it turns back off again.



When the Aquabot is active he will swim around for a little while and then he will turn off to preserve battery. So if your little one’s are anything like Leo in terms of playing one minute and getting distracted the next, the battery will preserve it’s self unless they take the fish out of the water and re-submerge him to wake him back up.

In terms of the Aquabot’s swimming ability he tends to go around in a circle, I didn’t notice any change of direction or diving as I was expecting. He seemed to swim around at the same level bumping into the sides, which for me was a little disappointing, but Leo still absolutely loved it.

There are a selection of different Aquabot designs available, depending upon what you are after. You can purchase a set that comes with a Aquabot and a fish bowl which I think is a nice touch. Since we were sent the Zombie fish for review, we have actually purchased a second Aquabot and a bowl for Leo to play with them both. They are especially popular at bath time.

Over all the Aquabot has been thoroughly enjoyed by Leo, and it’s not hard to work out why! What’s not to love about a zombie robotic fish?


Giveaway Time!

I am pleased to be able to give one lucky reader the chance to win their very own Zombie Aquabot! All you have to do, to be in which a chance of winning one is follow the Rafflecopter widget below.
Good Luck!

Disclaimer: We were sent the Zombie Aquabot for the purpose of this review. All views and opinions expressed are completely honest and my own.


54 comments:

  1. It combines zombies and robots - could it get any better??!!

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  2. It looks just like a zombie fish. My kiddies would love this. x

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  3. Me and my nephew are huge zombie fans :) would love this

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  4. my boys 6&7 would love this!! they're really into gadgets

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    1. Pressed enter too soon. I love the simplicity of the fish, but the hours of entertainment it would bring x

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    2. The mix of movement and water means my daughter would love it

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  5. Boys and their toys...my kids would love this!

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  6. I love that it is a toy that can be used in the bath.

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  7. My children are mesmerised by the Hexbugs. I am sure they will be just as interested in the Zombie Fish :) thank you for the giveaway x

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  8. My two zombi loving boys would love this!

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  9. robot fish i love this so much and the zombie ones are fab

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  10. they are fab saves feeding them

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  11. We all love zombies here, count me in xx

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  12. Its a zombie! What's not to love :D

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  13. Catherine McAlinden1 November 2014 at 16:03

    I wouldn't have to flush it down the toilet!

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  14. that it looks like a zombie!

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  15. It just looks like so much fun

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  16. I like the fact that it turn off to preserve battery

    Ashleigh

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  17. fun - my 2 would love watching a zombie fish

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  18. I like it becausey son would love it zombie fish what could be better!

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  19. I love all things zombie, and this is way cool

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  20. its a fish my eldest loves fish so much we had to by her 2 gold fish but i think id rather of gotten her these x

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  21. My twin boys would love one of these especially as I bought them two goldfish but unfortunatly they didnt last long, no problems with this though x

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  22. that all little boys will love it :)

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  23. love the glow in the dark feature

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  24. A lot easier to care for than real ones :-) (mark sorrell)

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  25. It looks a lot of fun

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  26. Looks fantastic, my boy would love this....Thanks

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  27. The boys would like the design, I like that its ready to use straight away

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  28. I wont have to remember to fed it and it will amaze my son & daughter

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  29. I love that it is a toy that can be used in the bath. - leanne w

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  30. I love it, my little boy does too, I love the fact that it's a pet we don't have to feed lol

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  31. I more "grown up" bath toy. My kids would love it. x

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  32. MY son would love !!!

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  33. Love that it glows in the dark so my son could watch it swimminh at night from bed this is so cool

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  34. kids will love it and doesnt need feeding!!

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  35. my grandson love loves zombies and as this look slike a zombie fish then i know he would love it

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  36. i like that it would keep my kids occupied!!

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  37. I love that I wouldn't be able to kill it

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