This is the remote-controlled oversized tarantula that creeps across flat, smooth surfaces like an actual arachnid with creepy, crawly leg movement only available from Hammacher Schlemmer. Spinning 360° on command from the radio remote that also provides left/right and forward/backward movement, the tarantula’s legs appear to synchronize as it quickly scuttles its way over hardwood floors. With a hairy exterior suggestive of the urticating hairs that cover a tarantula’s abdomen, the spider ejects an 11"-long red cord randomly for added surprise. Requires four AAA and one 9-volt battery. Ages 6 and up. 8" L x 12" W x 3" H. (1 1/4 lb.)
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Denver, CO
WE have a large Halloween at work and these spiders were a big hit. Everyone loved them. Only negative, they are on the same frequency, but that did not stop us from having a great time sending the spider out to unsuspecting visitors to our office. The little kids, under 4, were a little frightened of them. The dogs did not know what to do with them. They just barked and tried to attack. Could not stop laughing.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
A Great Halloween Addition
from Warrenton, Va
I spent a long time trying to find a remote control spider online. Most of the units had poor ratings for quality and durability. This one is very well made and quite durable. Only drawback I could see is the somewhat limited radio control range (maybe twenty feet or so). However, that really wasn't an issue. I brought it to work for a Halloween party and had a great time scaring the guest who attended. Works very well on indoor/outdoor carpet (a little noisy on vinyl). Great product at a reasonable price!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Worth a few laughs at least
from Anaheim, California
My primary motivation for this purchase was to see how my puppy reacted to it—and his combination of bafflement and curiosity made it a worthwhile exercise, despite the drawbacks of the product. If my intention was to scare people with its mobility and creepiness I would have been disappointed. It is too noisy to sneak up on anyone., The simulation of the spider's web spinner was more than lame. It was also very cumbersome to operate on carpet.
Best way to "bug" your friends1
This giant spider is fun to play with, but it's the favorite new source of excitement for our 4 cats! It spins and chases them and intermittently "spits out" its web - and they love it! We bought it for Halloween fun but may keep it out all year long!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
WELL WORTH THE MONEY
By BEST GIFT GIVER IN FAMILY
from Santa Maria, Ca
Nephew loves it. He's made a list of all the people he wants to scare with it. I'm having a lot of fun watching him have fun. Great gift.
Would buy this item again...
By Husband performs Gabby Hayes.
from Oro Grande, CA
Wanted for Church AWANA program...teaching on Noah's ark in an entertaining manner. Have several animals and a Noah character.
The best tarantula we ever bought!
By spider girl
from Portland, OR
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children
Great tarantula. Seems well-made. A little hard to steer forward but spins in circles well. The "web" is red???, but it's a cute effect. Our 3-year-old asked for this from Santa and she's thrilled with it.
Great gag gift. Operates well as described.
from Ashton, MD
About Me retired
Had the impact on the Christmas guests that I had hoped. The women all left immediately once it was unleashed.
Giant Tarantula attacks cat!
from Charleston SC
About Me Grandparent
My 6 year old granddaughter loved it! Her cat, Willy, got a little too curious and the tarantula "attacked" him. (Not really - but the "big furry thing" got a little too close for his comfort. Lots of fun! The tarantula really is very life-like, so if people are afraid of spiders it wouldn't be a good gift.
Great adult toy!
Good comments about terrorizing the dogs and children with it.
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