What more could any boy want than a fighting spider battle robot? The new Attacknids are just that, remote controlled spider robots that even blast disks or balls around 10 meters. With fully synchronised walking actions these things really do scutter around like their arachnid brothers.
They were originally designed by inventor Jamie Mantzel from Vermont, who had a dream of making fighting robots. After failing to gain any luck with American toy companies, it wasn’t long until the British toy company ‘Wow! Stuff’ hooked up with Jamie to produce these Combat Creatures.
They are the first of the Combat Creatures, being fully remote controlled with 360 degree rotation. Just 10 inches tall these Attacknids can be played with on their own, or played against each other and can even be played in battles by the hundreds.
They are currently (September 2016) listed on Amazon at $299.99 which is a significant price. They have been very popular and supply seems limited because of this. There is also one collectible at $70 a unit. That includes one Attacknid and its remote control. The Two Pack is about double that price. But there could be some bargains if you shop around online.
While aimed at young boys these Attacknids also seem to be gathering an older fan base as well. The have a minimum age of 3 years old due to the small parts that come off in the heat of battle.
Things we like about the Attacknid
These Attacknids have some really cool features, from their weaponry – a choice of dissector disks, snyper darts and destroyer spheres. The also have Bolt ‘N’ Battle armour, this means that when a robot is directly hit by another their armour explodes off. They also have a Battle Brain, if a robot gets three direct hits it automatically shuts down and “dies”.
The best thing is that they have been designed to fight against each other meaning kids can have Attacknid battles against each other. They also have two target sizes, so players can vary the difficulty of the battle.
There is a choking warning for children under 3 years
As great as these Attacknids are they do come with a sizable price tag. Some people have complained that the guns can jam easily if they’re not loaded properly.
Generally the normal purchase guarantee will apply. If you buy online through Amazon their standard conditions should apply.
Is the Attacknid worth the money?
$299.99 is a like a lot of money these Attacknids so you should carefully consider whether it is value for that sort of money.
Attacknids were first released in the UK and parts of Europe and have now been released in the US. They are available at all major toy stores and from Wow! Stuff’s website. They are also available on Amazon.
More customer reviews for the Attacknid
Attacknids are getting great reviews online. Not just from parents of children who love their Combat Creatures but also from adults who have fallen for these battling robots.
“This is one of the best toys I’ve seen in a long time. Bought it for my godson for Christmas and I got it out the box to put it all together and make sure it worked. It’s much heavier than I expected and really well put together! Just walking it around is cool but then when you start shooting people and other things its amazing, want to buy one myself, not sure how happy the wife will be though.”
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