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The 10 Best remote-control toys

Here are the hi-tech playthings you’ll be filling stockings up with this Christmas. Just watch your ankles...

1. Combat Creatures Attacknids

£69.99 toysrus.co.uk

These six-legged robots stand 10in tall and are surprisingly agile.

2. Lego Technic 4x4 Crawler

£139.99 shop.lego.com

Operate the four-wheel steering remotely. You can also rebuild it into a tough 4x4 off-road truck.

3. Big City Quad Bike

£20 elc.co.uk

Pretend to race off-road, hunt for treasure or chase wild animals with this fun quad bike.

4. Dash II Boat

£39.99 nauticalia.com

Become the James Bond of the pond with this miniature, highly detailed remote-control speedboat.

5. Spy Cam 2 Gyro Helicopter

£70 sciencemuseumshop.co.uk

This chopper flies for up to 10 minutes on one charge.

6. Hexbug Spider

£19.95 red5.co.uk

A creepy-crawly walking robot with six robotic legs and a head that rotates 360 degrees.

7. Debenhams Tarantula

£21.60 debenhams.com

Frighten family and friends with this scarily realistic remote control tarantula spider.

8. Rastar Toys Black Porche GT3 RS

£15 alexandalexa.com

It features a full-function radio control, authentic car styling and reverse lights.

9. Sphero

£99, gosphero.com

These remote control balls are controlled by your smartphone or tablet. As played with by Obama.

10. Scalextric Skyfall

£119.99 scalextric.com

Re-enact scenes from the latest Bond film on track or make up your own exciting chase scenes.