Searching high and low for the perfect geeky gift to give a kid -- or big kid -- this yuletide? Come in from the cold and warm your cockles by CNET's hearth, because we've made a big list (and checked it twice) of the coolest geeky toys we've spied in the run up to the holidays. Click through to check 'em out.
First on the list is BB-8, the adorable droid from the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Built by Sphero, this rotund marvel combines wheels, weights and gyroscopic tech into one seriously endearing little 'bot.
We wouldn't exactly call this an elegant weapon for a more civilised age, but if your standard-shaped lightsabers aren't enough, Hasbro's Bladebuilders can be bolted together in a variety of shapes for a customised Jedi experience.
Pictured here standing behind some Avengers figures, Iron Man's Hulk Buster armour is ready to brawl. This 12-inch tall action figure features lights and battle sounds, plus jackhammer punching action.
If you'd rather imagine yourself in the shiny metal shoes of Tony Stark, these rubbery Iron Man gloves will make you feel like you're invincible. Or at least like you have invincible hands. The flashing repulsor lights are a highlight.
A good idea is a good idea forever, and a cartoon about mutant turtles is always a good idea. The turtles are back on screens, and this 60-centimetre high Leonardo folds out to reveal a sewer lair playset packed with different rooms. Cowabunga.