This remote-control tarantula scurries across flat surfaces like an actual arachnid, moving forwards, backwards, and rotates 360°. It has a hairy exterior, similar to the urticating hairs that cover a tarantula's abdomen and serve as defense mechanisms against predators, and the spider's eight legs move independently and the eyes light up, allowing you to frighten unsuspecting arachnophobes day or night. Remote requires two AA batteries and tarantula requires two AAA batteries. Ages 6 and up. The manufacturer has confirmed that this item meets U.S. Federal toy safety standards for lead. 1" H x 6" L. (12 oz.)
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Second Time A Charm
The spider didn't work correctly at first, so I returned it and I am very pleased that the exchanged spider is working perfectly. It was a very simple process to return an item.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Radio-control, not remote control
from Helena, Montana
I gave it to a kid as a Christmas gift.
Cute, but a problem
from Sugar Pine, CA
Bought it for use in a dog show as a distraction for the dogs, disappointed it didn't work. After purchase fonf out it was not to be used on grass.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Remote Controlled Tarantula
By Mel the Mouth
from W. Michigan
# of batteries described in catalog don't agree with that listed on package.Should not be sold until spider can negotiate more than glassy smooth surfaces.
"It looks SO real !!"
By Frog Lover
from Winston-Salem, NC
I bought it for my brother (age 71) and he loves it.He always wanted a live Tarantula and for obvious reasons, his wife wouldn't have it in the house. I figure this is the next best thing. Ha! He is going to fix a Tarantula tank to put him in. People will go crazy because they will think it is alive.Thanks for the fun and entertainment.
My impish 8 yo grdaughter loved this..
By Southwest dreamer
from Albuquerque NM
Have seen it cheaper. My granddaughter was engaged and giggling for quite some time, rolling it over bellies and bald heads and tables. Great fun!!
Delivery was prompt and everyone enjoyed
from Sandy, OR
fun and unique
By Scared of Spiders
from Denver, CO
My 2 year old niece absolutely loves her remote controlled "Rosie". The buttons are easy enough for her to use. However, I would have liked for it to have a few more buttons for maneuverability. It only goes straight or turns one direction in a 360. It's quite realistic and creepy the way it walks, but unfortunately the motor is a little too loud to actually sneak up on people. (Although if you get a good conversation going, the drone of the spider can be overpowered.)
Boys loved it!
from Chillicothe, OH
My 8 and 10 year old grandson love the spiders! They love to scare their 4 year old cousin with them!
Quit working after 3 days!
from Evergreen, Co
It worked well for 3 days, then the spider simply stopped responding to the remote. Sometimes the reverse feature works, sometimes the forward feature works, but only for 1 or 2 seconds, then it stops crawling.
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