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Wednesday 1 July 2015

The ten best transport toys

Chosen by Samuel Muston

Published 23/09/2011 | 10:54

<b>{1} WATER-POWERED SKY ROCKET</b><br/>
Launch your own mission into the depths of space, or at least quite high in the sky, with this water-pressure-powered sky rocket from Lazy Bones.<b>£24.99, lazyboneuk.com</b>
{1} WATER-POWERED SKY ROCKET
Launch your own mission into the depths of space, or at least quite high in the sky, with this water-pressure-powered sky rocket from Lazy Bones.£24.99, lazyboneuk.com
2} HORNBY FLYING SCOTSMAN SET
Recreate the golden era of train travel in the 1930s when the two great railway rivals, LNER and the LMS, vied for the lucrative passenger traffic between London and Scotland. For kids who love trains, it's the ultimate set. £140, hornby.com
{3} VIRTUALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE RC PLANE
The problem with most remote control planes is that they break so easily ? a couple of rough landings and they're kaput. Not this one, however, which is made from crash-resistant plastic. £39.99, argos.co.uk
{4} STEALTH SPEEDBOAT
Put all those sailing boats on the park pond to shame with this monster speedboat which skims across the water at 20 mph and has a 30-minute battery life. £49.99, play.com
{5} CLIMBATRON
Here's a walking toy with a difference ? instead of scuttling along the floor, the Climbatron uses suction pads on its mechanical legs to walk up windows or your bedroom mirror. Cheap enough to get two so they can race each other. £12.00, sciencemuseumshop.co.uk
£44.99, scalextric.com " data-title="{6} MICRO SCALEXTRIC MCLAREN
If your little one loves Formula One, this five-metre long Scalextric set is for them. It has a car "designed" by Lewis Hamilton and Jensen Button and comes with a lap counter and extra-bendy track. £44.99, scalextric.com " >
{6} MICRO SCALEXTRIC MCLAREN
If your little one loves Formula One, this five-metre long Scalextric set is for them. It has a car "designed" by Lewis Hamilton and Jensen Button and comes with a lap counter and extra-bendy track. £44.99, scalextric.com
{7} FIAT NUOVA 500 6V
The Fiat Nuova electronic ride-on car is a dream come true for little petrolheads. Made by Ferrari engineers, it has a top speed of 3mph, alloy-like wheels, a sports steering wheel, wing mirrors and forward and reverse gears. £299.99, elc.co.uk
{8} PARROT AR DRONE
Parrot's drone is just about the coolest thing that ever took flight. Built into its hull is a spy camera which streams live pictures to your iPhone via wi-fi as it buzzes around the room. £280, sciencemuseumshop.co.uk
{9} BLADEZ TOYZ I-BLADEZ
This good value, remote-control helicopter is so much fun you might find yourself using it. There's a surprising amount of control to be had with the joystick, so no excuse for crashing. £39.99, homegardenliving.co.uk
{10} IKON REMOTE CONTROL IBUGGY
No need to worry about losing the remote control for this car, the 10 mph iBuggy is controlled via an app on your iPad, iPhone or iPod. £79.99, argos.co.uk

From classic trains to hi-tech helicopters, there’s plenty to play with if you want to get a move on.

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