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.
Other top secret kit 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, okay?
** If they can't stand on their own, they're dolls. If they can stand on their own, they're action figures.
*** Okay fine, they're dolls. Now go and look at our photos!
We wonder if Alan Moore appreciates the irony of Watchmen merchandise, just as one of the characters in the story gets rich from merchandise based on the images of his superhero friends. It's so meta our head nearly exploded.
We thought today's kids were all out knife-fighting, drinking lighter fluid and getting teachers pregnant by looking at them, but it turns out all they want to do is build a Great Gizmos Brush Robot to clean up their pencil shavings.
This is a bit more in Crave's gadget wheelhouse. It's a 1GB MP4 player pre-loaded with content from the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus. The Cannibal Corpse edition is forthcoming.
We don't know what a Miley Cyrus is.