Colin compared them to Hexbugs -- because they move around randomly -- but they aren't as creepy as bugs. They're small, cute pegs with various colors and faces that wiggle around.
We opened up 3 of the stores and the kids thought it was neat that they could be all hooked together. A border around the edges ensured that the Bobble Bots stayed on the street, and they wiggled in and out of the Ice-Scream! Store Playset, Gross-ery Store Playset and the Bizarre Bazaar Store Playset. I liked that each of the playsets included a Bobble Bot.
The kids just thought they were funny, and had a good time watching them and rearranging the accessories that came in the playsets. I think they'd make cute Easter Basket toys. I know the moms that were over liked them better than the Hexbugs, but the older boys preferred Hexbugs (mainly because of the gross-out feature). The younger kids definitely had fun and did a lot of free play with the small bots.
There is also an online component that is included with each toy. My kids don't spend that much time online, so they haven't checked that out yet. The sets all have codes that unlock content at www.moshimonsters.com.
As you'll hear in the video made by Colin and Lydia - the only downside is that they are a bit noisy. Overall, all the kids that played gave these toys a "thumbs-up!"
You can find these toys at major retailers, as well as Amazon.com.
*Disclosure: I received a variety of toys from MomSelect and Innovations First Labs to share with other families through a toy party and provide a review. No additional compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own and my kids'. *