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Sphero BB-8

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.

Expect to pay: £130 / $150 / AU$250

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Hasbro 'The Force Awakens' Millennium Falcon

A stone-cold classic gets a modern revamp. Ability to complete the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs sold separately.

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Hasbro 'The Force Awakens' Millennium Falcon

Hasbro's lovingly-rendered Millennium Falcon comes complete with a little plastic Chewie, a tiny BB8 and fires a Nerf dart from a hidden compartment.

Expect to pay: £120 / $112 / AU$230

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Hasbro Star Wars Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber

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.

Expect to pay: £50 / $55 / AU$80

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Hasbro 'The Force Awakens' Hero Figures

Gone to town on the merchandise, Disney has. Hasbro's helping to part Star Wars fans from their hard-won cash this Christmas with these 12-inch hero figures.

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Hasbro 'The Force Awakens' Hero Figures

Expect five points of articulation, and an accessory.

Expect to pay: £13 / $10 /AU$18

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Hasbro 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Interactive Hulk Buster

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.

Expect to pay: £35 / $32 / AU$70

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Hasbro 'Avengers' Iron Man ARC FX Armour

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.

Expect to pay: £23 / $20 / AU$30

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Nerf N-Strike Modulus ECS-10

Nerf's plastic projectile toys are increasingly elaborate, and the Modulus -- as the name suggests -- can be configured in more than 30 ways.

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Nerf N-Strike Modulus ECS-10

The Modulus has motorised blasting and comes with a bunch of accessories.

Expect to pay: £60 / $40 / AU$63

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Lego City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel

The ocean beckons with this scuba-centric Lego deep sea exploration set.

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Lego City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel

This aquatic themed set features a ship that floats, seven minifigures and even a Lego shark.

Expect to pay: £80 / $106 / AU$150

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Lego 'Jurassic World' Raptor Rampage

There's more geeky Lego where that came from! Feast your eyes on this Jurassic World "Raptor Rampage" set.

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Lego 'Jurassic World' Raptor Rampage

Here's a close-up look at a Lego raptor.

Expect to pay: £50 / $60 / AU$80

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Lego Star Wars Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle

A bit more Star Wars -- this festive season, why not construct the Command Shuttle of Kylo Ren? He'll be one of the major characters in Episode 7.

Expect to pay: £100 / $120 /AU$170

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'Turtles' Mutations Giant Leonardo Playset

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.

Expect to pay: £100 / $80 / AU$130

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That's all for now, but for many more shopping options, point your peepers at CNET's Holiday Gift Guide.

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