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Hexbug Larva toy bug robot looks terrifying

(CBS) - You know what the world needs? More bugs.

It's not enough that they already outnumber us 100 million to one. Toy company Hexbug has decided to make little robot larvae, which could hatch into the hottest stocking stuffer this holiday season.

Now, I know I'm not being completely irrational when I say I find these plastic larvae creepy. I can see how they could be the perfect gift for tech-savvy kids with an interest in robotics.

But come on, bugs? Who likes bugs (other than entomologists and those creepy people who buy dead bugs in frames)?

The larvae come in five colors - green, blue, red, orange, and black - and start at $10.99 (batteries included). Also, they don't just sit there looking like colorful plastic larvae, but can change direction in relation to obstacles in their path. And larvae aren't even the half of it. Hexbug has a bunch of robot creepy-crawlies scurrying around its web site - inchworms, ants, spiders.

I guess kids love bugs, which is why this will probably land on your 6-year-old's holiday list.

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