Texas Company Files Lawsuit Over Toy Bugs

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    Innovation First Inc. (pictured left) has filed a lawsuit alleging toy maker MGA Entertainment (pictured right) stole its idea for a tiny robotic bug.

    A Texas toy company has filed a lawsuit alleging toy maker MGA Entertainment stole its idea for a tiny robotic bug.

    Innovation First Inc. filed the suit in Hunt County, Texas, last week over its Hexbug Nano toy.

    The lawsuit alleges MGA copied Innovation First and marketed a copycat called "Legend of Nara Battling Bugs."

    The Greenville, Texas, company is seeking damages and MGA's profits from selling its version of the thumb-sized insect robots, plus interest.

    An MGA spokeswoman did not immediately return a call or e-mail.

    MGA is also in a legal battle with toy giant Mattel over who owns the popular Bratz doll line.

    A California appeals court overturned a $100 million reward for Mattel in that case.

    It will be retried in January.