A drone that climbs walls. A gesture-controlled robot that can bring you a can of cola. A LEGO version of a video game and a foam dart gun with a built in camera.
And one old friend.
Toys are getting ever more complex and brilliant, and frankly we wish we were kids again.
Luckily the next best thing is playing with toys for a living - and since that's effectively our job, we've compiled our list of the best for 2014.
Take a look below - and read to the bottom for what is probably a surprising conclusion.