BattleBots at Home

hexbug-battlebots-tombstoneIt’s robot fighting time at home with the new Hexbug BattleBots. These are miniature, licensed, remote control replicas of the ABC television show’s fighting bots, Tombstone and Witch Doctor, and are available individually ($30), paired in a Rivals set ($50), or accompanied by a BattleBots Arena ($80) complete with manual pulverizers.

Made of plastic and powered by AAA batteries, the Hexbug BattleBots are not going to produce the same armor-shredding and bot-flipping power seen on TV. However, parts of each robot are held together with light magnets, so the satisfaction of seeing one’s opponent fall to pieces is still part of the game.


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Cryptozoic Also Irked by Hexbug

Hex Shards of FateWizards of the Coast isn’t the only company that has a problem with Cryptozoic’s Hex: Shards of Fate digital CCG. Cryptozoic’s trademark application for “Hex” is being held up by a potential opposition from Innovation First, makers of  Hexbug robotic toys.

Cryptozoic is seeking a trademark covering computer game software, as well as “comic books, strategy guides,… trading cards, coloring books, adhesive stickers, rub-on transfers, notebooks and stationery-type portfolios, posters, greeting cards, calendars, pictures,… photographs, and prints.”

Innovation First holds trademarks covering “Hex” for toys and playsets and “Hexbug” for “downloadable computer and mobile game software”.

Innovation First has been given until November 19th by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to file its formal opposition. The company may be using that time to work out an arrangement with Cryptozoic.

[via The Cardboard Connection]

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