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CTR Weekly 5/29/2019
Furreal Cubby The Curious Bear; Hexbug BattleBots; Hexbug Nano Box Sumo

In this week's CTR Weekly, three new summer toy releases. One of these -- Hexbug Nano Box Sumo captures three trends -- the "surprise inside" marketing method, collecting, and the repurposing and expansion of an existing toy -- the Hexbug.


Furreal Cubby The Curious Bear
Hasbro, Inc., http://www.hasbro.com, ($100), for ages 4-up.

Designed to be a bedtime toy, this plush bear reacts to touch, motion and light. Nightime mode uses a timer to play soothing music. He reacts when you blow on his nose and can dance to music. Includes a plastic bottle for feeding. Features include moving eyes, a moving nose and an expressive face. Powered by four C batteries.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/9vZALMuj0-8

CTREX Link: https://reviews.childrenstech.com/ctr/fullreview.php?id=20087


Hexbug BattleBots
Innovation First, Inc., http://www.hexbug.com, ($30), for ages 8-16.

Based on the TV series, these small RC controlled robots are powered by 4 AG13/LR44s (2 in each remote) and 6 AAAs (3 in each bot). Each $30 robot has a different features designed to inflict "damage" on another robot. Each robot has magnetized and snap-together pieces that fly off on impact. Tombstone has spinning blades, and the Witch Doctor has battering ram armor. Button cell batteries are included. Includes a small I/R remote controls that can be used to activate the weaponry.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/cGZd8KiOIeE

CTREX Link: https://reviews.childrenstech.com/ctr/fullreview.php?id=20088


Hexbug Nano Box Sumo
Innovation First, Inc., http://www.hexbug.com, ($7), for ages 3-up.

Designed to be affordable and collectible, these are plastic wraps that convert standard Hexbugs into upright, moving characters. As the bug vibrates, the character moves around in random directions. There are 60 characters. One $7 kit includes one hexbug (powered by one button cell battery (included), three costumes and a plastic "stage" for Sumo contests.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/MmGNqZx01LU

CTREX Link: https://reviews.childrenstech.com/ctr/fullreview.php?id=20089


A QUOTE TO NOTE:
“Paid product endorsements, especially by real or purported experts, constitute a steady rainfall of deception. They betray contempt for the intelligence of their customers. They introduce an insidious corruption of popular attitudes about scientific objectivity.” ― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Note: We'll send out your June CTR on Wednesday, June 5. Have a great summer!

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