DNA Robot Wars would make an excellent gift - £49.95 at Iwantoneofthose. Use discount code: NECTAR to bring the price down to £43.90 delivered. There are also links in the voucher section to £5 gift vouchers which can be used in conjunction with this offer... bringing the price to just £38.90 delivered!
These R2D2 Robot look-a-likes are highly trained little battling sumo-bots. Using a sci-fi infra red controller you can go head to head (or diode to diode) and try to force your opponent from the battle pit. The robots are brighter than you'd think, and can learn special attack and evasion moves - so the more they win, the better and 'smarter' they become.
You get two infrared controlled DNA Robots and remote controls, a fighting arena and a barcode reader. After you've battled a bit you can go on-line and download codes to programme special moves into your robot. Simply print out these different programs and your DNA robot can read them - so next time you fight you'll have the upper hand (or articulated rod thing). A 21st Century robotic Sumo wrestling game you can play for far longer than is probably healthy - we love it!