Even if they're mostly a bit creepy among adults, it seems like bugs are intrinsically cool to most kids. How to work around that (when, let's say.. your 4 your old wants pet ants; they even made it to the Christmas wish list..)? Hex Bugs are super great + futuristic robotic creatures that behave like real bugs. One of these "test tubes" will make it into each boy's stocking this year and I may be really excited.
[I've spotted them at Target & Peek Aren't You Curious.]