Your kid probably has enough toys to rival a daycare, but that doesn't mean they're going to act all rational and decide they don't need any more play things. With birthdays and holidays and overly generous grandparents, it's basically impossible to curb the toy mountain that continues to grow inside your house.
What you do have some control over is the type of toys that wind up in your kid's possession. Some of these toys and games will be for them, but we have a sneaking suspicion you'll wind up stealing some of these things the second you put them to bed.
Better yet, with Father's Day around the corner, you can probably coax your kid into buying you at least one of the gems on this list.
Candylab Toys - Woodie Redux
Candylab Toys makes aesthetically pleasing wooden toy cars and trucks from solid beech wood. They're minimal, colourful and look so sleek. Honestly, you'll probably rather this thing stays put on a shelf in your kid's room rather than have her or him smash it around on your hardwood floors…. You know what, you should probably just keep it safe in your grown-up bedroom or on your office desk instead.
LEGO - Bugatti Chiron
Yes, this Bugatti Chiron will require you to assemble a whopping 3,599 pieces, but that's really nothing when compared to LEGO's largest set, the 7500-piece Millenium Falcon. Perspective. When complete, the LEGO Bugatti Chiron is over five inches tall and 22 inches long with moving pistons, a cockpit you can access and even a working hearshift.
Razor Crazy Cart XL
The Crazy Cart XL by Razor is the brand's answer to parents complaining that their kid's Crazy Cart didn't properly fit them. Well, this Crazy Cart XL model can fit a rider up to 240lbs and 6'4' in height. The electric-powered go-kart-like toy has a gas pedal, steering wheel as well as a drift bar so you can do donuts for as long as your stomach will let you.
Modarri 3-Pack Car Kit
Modarri's car kits are like crafts for little (and big) people who love four-wheeled machines. The multi-piece kits are the best because your kids (and you) can mix and match various frames, hoods, wheels, seats and fenders and come up with thousands of unique car designs. They go together with four simple screws and have a patented finger-steering system, so kids of all ages (and, yes, you) can enjoy them.
Wall Climber RC Car
Yes, a car that can climb walls and cling to the ceiling sounds like something you'd have lusted after as an eight-year-old, and yes, it okay if it sounds like something you want today. The toy has an ultra-light body and powerful vacuum-like suction that helps it drive on most smooth surfaces. It even has LED lights to drive it in the dark.
Traxxas Stampede Car
If monster truck rallies amp you up, then chances are, so will this bad ass rig. The Traxxas monster truck has top speeds of nearly 40km/hr, comes with a waterproof body and can easily motor through grass, up dirt ramps and right over curbs. You should probably get two so you and your mini don't have to fight for a turn.
Team Sonic Racing
Depending on your era, Sonic the Hedgehog is perfectly nostalgic. An all-new multiplayer racing video game that features the speed-hungry mammal was released on May 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch, and some are even comparing it to the iconic Mario Kart.
Kid O Go Car
Babies and toddlers deserve to play with automotive toys that aren't from Paw Patrol. Kid O cars are ergonomically designed for little hands to master. The plastic is PVC-, BPA-, and phthalates-free, so they can lick/bite/gnaw away, but best of all, the design is so cool they could really pass for decor displayed in your living room.
LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5
If the LEGO Bugatti Chiron is too intimidating, maybe start with the James Bond Aston Martin DB5. It's just 1,295 pieces, but is still detailed with the trunk, hood and doors that open and close as well as a rotating license plates and 'bullet-proof' rear-windows.
Kid Galaxy Morphibians
This is more than a remote control car that you drive around on the sidewalk. The Morphibian is a 4×4 amphibian car that can drive through water, as well as mud, sand and grass. The special paddle wheels let it easily move through puddles and all-terrain tires help navigate through mucky conditions.