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R/C Black Widow Spider Definitely Not for Arachnophobes

by Paul Strauss
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Wanna scare the living crap out of your roommate? Just put this giant furry black widow spider on top of their blanket while they’re asleep, flip on the remote control, and watch the mayhem ensue.

r/c black widow spider

This massive R/C black widow spider is designed to be an “educational toy”, but if I had one of these in class when I was a kid, it would have ended me up in the principal’s office for sure.

r/c black widow spider

Created by London’s Natural History Museum, the larger-than-life (appx 12″ long by 10″ wide) mechanical arachnid can creep forward, backwards, left, right, or even spin itself around on a dime. The remote control works from up to 30 feet away, letting you stalk your unwitting victims from around a corner or hiding in their closet.

r/c black widow spider

Ready to unleash havoc? Head on over to UK gadget retailer Play.com and plunk down your £17.99 (appx. $28 USD). Venom not included.

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Comments (4):

  1. This makes my skin crawl just looking at it. But, hey, what fourth grade boy wouldn’t have a blast with this in class?

  2. Dave says:

    FYI- I just tried to buy this gadget and couldn’t. Play.com won’t ship to the U.S. I went to several retailers online and couldn’t find one that will ship here. If you find one that works please post where.

  3. technabob says:

    Did you try buying direct from the Natural History Museum?

    http://www.nhmshop.co.uk/kids-games-puzzles/radio-controlled-black-widow-spider/product.html

    …not sure if they ship internationally, but it might be worth a shot.

  4. Dave says:

    Yes they do ship to the U.S. but the museum wants 25 pounds for the spider and 17 pounds for shipping. That brings the grand total to $64. A little pricey I think.

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