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Toy Fair is upon us once more, which means it's time to be hit with a deluge of cool new toys that will be tempting our wallets in the near future. Here's what's coming from Hasbro when it comes to Marvel, from Ant-Man & The Wasp to a Marvel movie anniversary celebration, to, yes... lots more Deadpool. So much Deadpool.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

This isn't Lego's first attempt at miniaturising Harry Potter's Hogwarts Castle (it's at least the sixth) and at 878-pieces it's not the largest version either. But somehow the new Hogwarts Great Hall set stands several Hagrids above all the previous versions by recreating, in wonderful detail, one of the franchise's best set-pieces.

The Transformers have been reborn again and again since the toys first hit America in 1984, including appearances in several animated series. But if you grew up with the original toys, and were left confused and disappointed when Optimus Prime was turned into a gorilla, the toys from the latest series, Transformers Cyberverse, will definitely appeal to your nostalgic side.

Jurassic Park didn't exactly tone down its violence and make its dino-stars seem like friendly petting zoo fodder, but that didn't stop a part of me from fantasizing about one day riding a velociraptor like a mighty stallion. A fantasy that, thanks to Fisher-Price, can now be a reality for kids with this Power Wheels Dino Racer.

There is a new Star Wars movie just months away, which means, it's time for new Star Wars merchandise. Oh, who am I kidding? It's very clearly always the time for new Star Wars merchandise. Here's the latest from The Last Jedi, Solo, and all the other Star Wars goodness Hasbro showed at Toy Fair this year.

Working in a similar fashion to 3D-printing pens, but without the futile exasperation of actually trying to make 3D objects, Crayola's new Crayon Melter turns colourful sticks of wax into a thick, goopy, ink that lets kids write on almost any surface imaginable. Can you hear the sound of parents crying in the distance?

It's all but impossible to reach the end of the Harry Potter books or movies without secretly pining for a wand of your own, but it's probably best for humanity that we aren't all flailing magical sticks around. The next best thing would be JAKKS Pacific's new interactive Wizard Training Wands that make it feel like you're learning to cast spells, without wreaking havoc on Muggles.