Every season there's a list of "latest and greatest" toys to tempt children of all ages -- including sophisticated teens. Just because he thinks he's all grown up doesn't mean your teen doesn't have a soft spot in his heart for a special toy that'll remind him of the good old days when he was 12. We like remote controlled cars and helicopters -- for boys, especially. Smaller indoor models are good fun and don't have to cost a fortune. Take a look at the Syma 3-channel S107 remote controlled mini indoor helicopter. It's small at 7.5 inches, smooth in flight and easy to control. We also like the H-Racer 2.0, a hydrogen fuel cell car. For outdoor fun, try the Banzai Titan Blast Rocket, a water-powered rocket that can reach elevations of 100 feet or more.
These are just a few examples, though. Whatever your teen's pastimes were a couple of years ago, chances are that those interests are still knocking around in his head somewhere. If there's a popular toy out there that reflects his erstwhile passions, he may end up liking it a lot more than he's willing to admit, particularly if he's under the age of 16 or so.