Along with the spider, kids also receive a temporary tattoo that resembles a spider bite. This "bite" plays into the story behind the Web Runner: An alien arachnid queen escaped the planet of Arachnos and landed on Earth. She begins to attract and infect Earth's spiders with Aranium, a venom that takes control of spider's minds. What is the queen planning? Will the infection spread? The story plays out further in the A.G. Arachnids Comic, which is also included.
Kids will like the story behind Web Runner, but mostly they'll enjoy playing with the spider and watching it go where other R/C toys can't.
The spider body includes a Lithium rechargeable battery. The battery recharges by connecting the spider to the controller. The controller requires six AA batteries, which are not included. A full charge takes less than 20 minutes, and the spider runs for about 15 minutes before needing another charge. You can tell when it's time to recharge, as the spider doesn't climb quite as aggressively. The suction mechanism is fairly loud, but the amazing way it walks on the walls will more than make up for that.