Christmas Gift Round Up - 5 Top Toys

Buying for the kids, or maybe just a big one? Check out our round up of five of the best below. Best for wizard wannabes: The Wand TV remoteRemotes. A

Buying for the kids, or maybe just a big one? Check out our round up of five of the best below.

Best for wizard wannabes: The Wand TV remote

Remotes. All that button pressing. It’s a pain right? Ok we’re just making excuses now, but there’s a certain charm about simply waving this wand in a certain motion to control your TV and other infra-red devices. With 13 programmable motions, you can change channel, alter the volume or pause a DVD with just the flick of your wizardly wrist. Silencio!

Buy it: I Want One Of Those, £49.99

Best for retro gamers: Blaze Megadrive

You're never going to beat a kid on his home ground: so avoid today's games and revel in former glories with this Megadrive, which comes preloaded with 15 games and has a cartridge slot to breathe new life into your stash of old classics.

Buy it: Firebox, £39.95

This giant foam-pellet-pelting gun is great for partygoers who want to try out some supervised target practice. Anyone for “shoot the tail off the donkey”? Its low-slung, automatic rapid-fire action is the thing of Schwarzenegger’s dreams. Buy a pair and you can make your own Terminator vs Rambo movie.

Buy it: Argos, £49.99

Best for geeks: Meccano Spykee

Buy it: Gadgetshop, £199.99

Use the force to make the training sphere rise up the cylinder. It's more difficult than you might think, with a headset interpreting your brainwaves to see just how much you want that little ball to move. By the time you've finished, you'll be far too exhausted for a lightsabre battle.

Buy it: Buy Me A Gift, £69.90