Some Cravers never grow up. At least that's what our girlfriends have shouted at us while hurling our comic book and action figure* collections out of the window. Needless to say we were in our element at the annual London Toy Fair trade show, where we indulged our inner child to bring you the pick of the gadgets, games, and great stuff on show.
Hasbro was showing off some top secret bits and bobs from forthcoming films GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen--subtitles do have their ups and downs, don't they?--while we also loved the chunky AT-AT from Hasbro's cutesy Star Wars: Galactic Heroes range.
Other top secret offerings included Character's range based on Terminator: Salvation, starring Christian Bale. These included the T-600, T-700, and ominously named T-R.I.P., as well as an ace voice changer helmet.
Character is a big player in the action figure** market, also showing off its Doctor Who range--like the classic Cybermen pictured --and, er, Gladiators. Although Davison and both Bakers have now joined Eccleston and Tennant's Doctors in toy shops, there was no sign of the just-announced Hartnell and Troughton figures expected this summer, while Pertwee and McCoy fans are still waiting.
Click through the pictures for more of the gadgets, games and action figures*** you'll wish were around when you were a nipper, and some you'll wish you hadn't seen...
* They're not dolls. They're action figures, OK?
** If they can't stand on their own, they're dolls. If they can stand on their own, they're action figures.
*** OK fine, they're dolls. Now go and look at our photos!