The Discovery Kids Infrared Remote Centipede is sure to be a hit with your kids. When I was given the opportunity to review the centipede, I was expecting something that was around 3" long. It was definitely a surprise when I took it out of the box. This thing is a monster. He's around 16" long, 2.5" wide, and an inch tall. That's a big bug.
The large size is not the only thing your kids will love. His body has alternating red and black segments with 26 pairs of orange colored rubbery legs, 2 antennae plus 2 more tail appendages. He slithers and wiggles in a realistic motion and his eyes light up and flash red as he moves. The legs don't actually move independently but the way his body moves makes it seem as if the legs are moving too. He looks really fierce with the flashing red eyes and is pretty fast for a toy. Your kids will squeal with delight when he approaches their bare toes.
You will like that it comes complete with 3 LR44 batteries which takes the hassle out giving the centipede as a gift. The batteries are for use in the red, egg-shaped remote control. The remote is designed to control up to 3 centipedes by setting each to a different band. The printed instructions explain how to control multiple centipedes with a single controller.
The centipede itself actually charges with the included USB cable. Just connect the cable to the tiny port on the centipede's stomach and connect the other end of the cable to a USB port on your computer or a USB charging station. The USB end of the cable will light up when it's charging. When the light goes out, the charging is complete and you can disconnect the cable.
The controller has 3 buttons that control the centipede's movements. The center button sends him slithering forward while the left and right buttons make him turn in either direction. Holding down the left or right button will cause the centipede to continue to circle in that direction until the button is released.
- The Centipede is part of NKOK's Discovery Kids collection
- Fast Realistic movement and eyes that light up.
- Tri-Band play to control up to 3 centipedes with one controller using the A-B-C switch.
- Batteries and USB charger are included for easy setup and charging.
- 60 Day warranty with proof of purchase for manufacturer defects only.
The manufacturer recommends this for boys 4 years and up but I like to think that there are little girls out there that would enjoy a big squiggley bug too. The Discovery Kids Infrared Remote Centipede is available at Wayfair online for about $30.