Welcome to the Toy Fair 2015. Held in London every year, it's where toy manufacturers from around the world gather to show off the toys and gadgets that, the makers hope, kids will spend the rest of the year pestering their parents to buy.
Among the usual arrays of dolls, animal playsets, and too many colourful plastic objects to count were a slew of gadgets and gizmos for the tech-minded child (or childish adult) in your life.
Drones and quadcopters in all shapes and sizes dominated many of the stands, with paraphernalia from hit TV shows such as "Game of Thrones" and "Breaking Bad", as well as video games like Minecraft also featuring heavily around the show floor.
First up is the Meccanoid from Meccano. It looks rather reminiscent of Johnny 5 from "Short Circuit" and it actually isn't too different.
After building him from scratch, kids are encouraged to teach him all kinds of moves -- either by physically moving the limbs to be remembered and repeated, or by using the accompanying app.
The app also allows numerous dance moves, Judo moves and words and phrases to be recalled. Or Meccanoid can use your phone's camera to see your own moves and mimic them.
Meccano explained that there are any number of possibilities for how to program the Meccanoid or even how to build it -- a T-Rex and weird insect-like thing had also been made using the same kit, and, as it uses standard Meccano pieces, you can add on bits using any of your existing Meccano sets.
Although $399 (that's around £260 or AU$490) may be a lot of money for a toy, it's an amount well worth considering if you want your children to grow up with a robot pal and live the dream you were sadly denied.
Editor's note: All prices announced at the Toy Fair were in UK pounds, so US and Australian prices quoted are all approximate currency conversions. Expect final prices to vary considerably, along with availability.
Say hello to the Zoomer Dino Boomer. It balances itself on its two wheels and can either be remote controlled or roam around autonomously as a dinosaur. You can even pull its tail to make its eyes flash red with rage, if you want to torment your other toys.
It's available now for £100 in the UK, which converts to about $150 or AU$185.
I've already spent quite a lot of time with the drifting, electric Crazy Cart from Razor and deemed it an immense success. So I'm super excited to give its big brother, the Crazy Cart XL, a proper whirl.
This adult-sized version is faster and has longer-lasting, replaceable batteries. It's available already in the US for the not inconsiderable price of $800 and will be coming to the UK this summer, for £800 -- although that's yet to be finalised.
Razor also has a new electric scooter, fitted with a high-torque motor and sturdy wheels for off-road use. The RX200 can go up to 12 miles per hour and will be on sale this summer for £240, which equates to about $365 or AU$445.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Corgi winning toy of the year with the replica Aston Martin DB5, a real-life DB5 was on display. The DB5 was James Bond's motor of choice in "Goldfinger", and the toy came complete with ejector seat.
If you like your Bond memorabilia a little more interactive, then this Aston Martin DB5 Scalextric model may be more up your street -- you can pop it on your existing Scalextric track and race it. Prices and availability are yet to be confirmed.
TV fanatics are well catered for at the Toy Fair. Maybe you could use this Sheldon Cooper action figure from "The Big Bang Theory" to help teach your young children particle physics. Or just play it with yourself.
"Breaking Bad" fans will be familiar with the half-burned pink teddy, hurled into Walter White's swimming pool after the plane crash. Whether those same fans will want the bear in their own home is another question entirely.
If you do, it'll only set you back around £30 (that's about $45, AU$55).
Nope, these aren't laundry baskets, but actually contain live butterflies. Insect Lore will sell you this starter kit for £15 (roughly $20 or AU$30). When the temperature is correct -- between spring and summer -- it will send you baby caterpillars to raise into real butterflies.
If you'd rather teach your kids about engineering than butterfly rearing, this wind turbine kit can be built from scratch and really generates power. It's available from Thames and Kosmos and costs around £35 ($50 or AU$65).
This tall tree-man is apparently from a film I haven't seen called "Guardians of the Galaxy". If that means something to you, perhaps you'd like to pop him (her?) on your shelf. It'll set you back £75 (around $115, AU$140) to do that.
Given that we're now in the year that Marty McFly originally travelled to in "Back to the Future 2", it seems only appropriate to have this figurine on your desk. Even if we still don't have proper hoverboards yet.
The warning on this Chucky doll suggests it's unsuitable for children under 3 years old because of small parts, but I can actually think of far more pressing reasons why this doll is unsuitable for babies.
This brightly coloured robot is called I-QUE. It recognises your voice, allowing you to ask it questions about the weather, to define words or any number of facts. It's connected to the Internet, so will be able to find the answers and read them back to you.
It's easiest to think of it like Siri, but in a colourful robot instead of in an iPhone. Which is what we all want, if we're honest.