Best Toys For Dads This Christmas

With less than two weeks to go until Santa loads up the sleigh and starts his busiest (alright, only) shift of the year, we take a look at the best toys for dads – in other words, the toys you’ll want to play with once the kids are in bed – this Christmas.

LEGO First Order Heavy Assault Walker

Best Toys For Dads This Christmas
Best Toys For Dads This Christmas: Heavy Assault Walker

Let’s call it what it is – an At-At. This 1300+ piece Lego set will keep even the most experienced enthusiast busy after stuffing his face with Christmas lunch on the big day.

£129.99 at Lego.com

Paladone Smart Phone Telescope & Microscope

Bring out the inner Bill Oddie in you with these devices that magnify really small things or allow you to gawp at things way in the distance. The attachments from Pac-Man and Paladone attach to your smart phone turning it into a portable telescope and microscope and, at under £30 for the both of them, they’re perfect for  daddy’s stocking this Christmas.

Pac Man PP3391DIS Smart Telescope and Phone Stand £18.99, Amazon & Paladone PP2951DIS Discovery Channel Smart Phone Microscope £9.65, Amazon.

Get a Grip

Best Toys For Dads This Christmas
Best Toys For Dads This Christmas: Get a Grip

The game that challenges you to to complete tasks without using your thumbs, apparently. We’re definitely looking forward to this after a few egg-nogs on the big day.

£16.92 at Amazon.

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Monopoly Gamer

Best Toys For Dads This Christmas
Best Toys For Dads This Christmas

Another one from Hasbro, this time featuring everyone’s favourite Italian superhero plumbers, Mario and Luigi. A twist on the popular Monopoly game, this Nintendo-themed family game will definitely keep everyone happy once all the presents are all unwrapped on Christmas Day.

£17.50 on Amazon.

LEGO Ninjago Garmadon Shark Mech

Best Toys For Dads This Christmas
Best Toys For Dads This Christmas

More Lego, this time a set from that popular film from earlier in the year. Actual name: garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON! All the rage, apparently, but challenging enough to keep us older kids happy too.

£79.99 on Lego.com.

WWE Retro Action Figures

Modern-day versions of the old school 1990s toys , complete with the same spring-loaded action moves.

 

Dean Ambrose, AJ StylesGoldberg, Seth Rollins, £16.99 each on Amazon.

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Star Wars BladeBuilders Path of the Force Lightsaber

Best Toys For Dads This Christmas
Best Toys For Dads This Christmas

A 2-in-1 Star Wars lightsaber that allows you to be either a Sith or a Jedi. Say no more, right? Also combines with other BladeBuilders products so can design your own lightsaber, with literally hundreds of  combinations.

£26.99 on Amazon.

FurReal Roarin’ Tyler

Best Toys For Dads This Christmas
Best Toys For Dads This Christmas

This lifelike tiger responds to your voice and touch with 100+ sound-and-motion combinations. It’s a modern-day Teddy Ruxpin and well worth a hundred notes.

£99.99 on Amazon.

Playmobil Ghostbusters 

Apart from Lego, our favourite retro play things from days gone by is Playmobil, especially when combined with one of our favourite films. These two are the perfect combo to recreate scenes from everyone’s 1980s ghost-busting comedy. After all, bustin’ makes us feel good.

Ecto 1 is £64.99 on Amazon and Fire HQ is £43.58 on Amazon.

Anki Overdrive: Fast And Furious Edition

Best Toys For Dads This Christmas
Best Toys For Dads This Christmas: Anki Overdrive

This brilliant new set from Anki (think Scalectrix but with smart tech – and slot-less racing tracks) allows you to use your mobile device to become Vin Diesel and race high-spec robotic supercars like Dominic Toretto’s Ice Charger or Hobbs’ MXT from the popular films.

£127.48 on Amazon.

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