This remote-controlled tarantula creeps across flat, smooth surfaces like an actual arachnid, spinning 360º on command. It has a hairy exterior, similar to the urticating hairs that cover a tarantula’s abdomen and serve as defense mechanisms against predators. 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. Indoor use only. Ages 6 and up. 1" H x 6" L. (12 oz.)
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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Delivers, but somewhat disappointing
from Franklin, KY
Not a bad little toy, but I didn't realize that instead of the legs moving the spider, there are two small wheels on the bottom that do so. This is why you can't use it on carpet or uneven surfaces.I did expect the legs to move more. They don't really much imitate a real spider, and they just sort of "wave" a little bit, and not all of them move the same amount. The remote control doesn't have much more than about a 3 or 4 foot range. Basically, the product delivered what it promised, but not a bit more.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
from Fortson, GA
This isn't what we expected at all. Yes, it has a realistic hairy body, but it is as big as a dessert plate. Like "an actual moving arachnid", you would think the legs would move, but they don't. The remote contol has to be so close to it, that you could scare someone, even if you did find someone guillible enough to scare with this.
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: At Hammacher Schlemmer, our goal is for you to be delighted with our products and our service. However, it is clear that this item fell far short of your expectations and for this you have our sincere apologies. Please remember that we back our merchandise with a lifetime guarantee. Should you ever find that an item doesn’t perform to your satisfaction, our customer service team is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-321-1484 to assist you with returning it.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Spider does not work!
By Never again
from Greenville, IN
The spider is larger than expected. The "eyes" light up but otherwise nothing worked. The legs moved a little but in only moved about an inch then stopped. The motor was loud and way too noisey. I replaced the batteries twice, moved it to smoother surfaces, made sure there was not radio signal noise - nothing worked. The color is solid black an looks nothing like a tarantula. It is junk and I will be sending it back!
I wanted this to scare some people for a practical joke. Spider looks really fake and makes a loud noise when moving, which it does very slowly. You have to stand to close to it for the remote to work, therefor it won't scare anyone.
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: At Hammacher Schlemmer, our goal is your complete satisfaction. Our reputation for quality and service has been earned over generations of satisfied customers. Since 1848, we have held our product offerings and customer service to the highest standards - as should you. You should never expect to be any less than delighted with a purchase from Hammacher Schlemmer, because we stand behind our products with an unconditional lifetime guarantee of satisfaction. If you are ever disappointed with a product - for any reason - we request that you return it to us. Please call our 24-hour customer service hotline at 1-800-321-1484 and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great toy for cats!!
from Houston, Texas
This toy is a great exercise tool for our 3 lazy, old cats. Every time I get it out, they anxiously await the "attack spider". Its only problem is getting stuck in rug fringe. Can't use it on carpet, etc. But, hey, it's a toy. Not a serious tool. Use and enjoy it. Love the red glowing eyes!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Awesome litttle guy!
from Olympia, Washington
I love this! Wish it had a greater distance for the control, but works well if you don't get too far from it.
from Galena Ohio
Entertaining for children and adults.
Remote Controlled Tarantula-Good Choice
By Ladybug Granny
from San Antonio, TX
I purchased the remote controlled tarantula for my grandpets. Ramero, the Siamese cat, and Camden, the delightful dog were both fascinated with the gift. I was pleased at the life-like appearance of the toy. It made Christmas morning very entertaining for all in the home.
Not a very practical gift
from Portland, OR
Decent product and works well but after about 5 minutes, the appeal is gone. Not a good investment.
Scared my wife in shower, great.
from Lake Tahoe
Great scare product, fasinated how real it looks in our rock garden.
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