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Holiday gifts for boys

If your little boy is always looking for action, he’ll love these interactive toys, cool playsets and other holiday gift ideas.

Extreme InterAction Arnie

InterAction Arnie

If your son can’t get enough of Dinosaur Train, this interactive toy is a must. By wearing a wristband, kids signal Arnie Argentinosaurus’s movements as he walks, rears up on his legs and even stomps forward, all while interacting with more than 80 dino sounds and phrases. Not only does Extreme InterAction Arnie (Toys “R” Us, $50) from TOMY react and reply verbally to the other Dinosaur Train friends, these amazing toys actually launch into action.

Toystate James Bond Car

Toystate James Bond R/C Car

Toystate has created a line of remote control James Bond cars (Amazon, $15) that your child will love. The cars have hidden pop-up weapons, cool sound effects, dramatic motorized actions and even James Bond theme music. You can find a variety of models including the Aston Martin DB5 (Goldfinger), Aston Martin Vanquish (Die Another Day) and the featured car from the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, Skyfall.

TrackMaster Risky Rails Bridge Drop

Thomas & Friends Risky Rails Bridge Drop

The Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Risky Rails Bridge Drop (Walmart, $48) is the tallest TrackMaster set yet, bringing train-play to new heights with a two-foot mountain. Preschoolers love this playset with such features as a full loop of mountainous track, a boulder shoot, a cool working crane, the zip line and, of course, a spectacular bridge drop. This set comes with Thomas Engine and cargo car with boulder.

Batwing Battle Over Gotham City

Batwing Battle Over Gotham City

You’ve never seen Legos like this before. Kids can take the battle to the air as Batman and the Batwing try to defend Gotham City as they face off against The Joker in his helicopter. The Lego Superheroes Batwing Battle Over Gotham City playset (Lego, $35) includes three mini-figures (Batman, The Joker and the Henchman), along with both vehicles.

WWE Brawlin’ Buddies

Brawlin' Buddies

Now your little WWE fan can get right in the middle of the action with his favorite wrestling stars. WWE Brawlin’ Buddies (Mattel, $30) are oversized plush figures that say catch phrases and make impact sounds when struck. These soft-body toys are fun and safe for roughhousing.

Cliffhanger Fire Station

Matchbox Cliffhanger Fire Station

For the little fireman in your life, give him the Matchbox Cliffhanger Fire Station (Target, $18) this Christmas. This playset can be clamped onto a table or door for extra excitement. The fire station features a working elevator, shooting projectiles and a lot of fun. One Matchbox car comes with the set.

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