5 of the best supercharged toys
Hot Wheels Video Racer £40 hotwheels.com
Be honest: when you used to play with cars, you always imagined yourself at the wheel of your favourite motor. Well now you can be (kind of). Thanks to its built-in VGA camera and teeny LCD display screen, the Video Racer lets you review your carefully constructed trick-track stunts in real-time on its screen. Or, if your eyesight's not that good, you might prefer to view it on your computer via USB. The set also includes a mounting adaptor, so you can secure the camera to your bike, and there's recording capacity for about 12 minutes of video. Which, let's face it, is enough for anyone.
The original – Hot Wheels Sizzlers, 1970
With their miniature built-in motors and rechargeable batteries, Sizzlers were enough to make '70s kids giddy with excitement.