There is a school of thought that believes there is no such creature as a mature male. Banker, CEO, IT specialist, salesman or politician, it doesn’t matter. Peek under the surface and you’ll find a man with all the same enthusiasms he had as an eight year old boy. The Lamborghini or Ferrari poster and collection of Matchbox cars evolves into a love for classic cars or a mid-life motorbike. The James Bond obsession mellows into an appreciation of sharp-suited 1960s movies and expensive watches, while the childhood toys just get more elaborate, morphing into bewilderingly specialised hi-fi kit and pristine record collections, high end gaming set ups with more processing power than NASA, performance-boosting sporting equipment and a love of high tech gadgets. Here’s our pick of the best toys for the big boys…

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