My boys don't generally play with "real" toys! You know all the stuff that lines the toy section at Wal-Mart. Not that they aren't intrigued with those things...they do have "real" toys (not a lot per my preference) to play with, but 99% of the time they can be caught playing with broken gadgets my husband gives them- parts from his bike, an old, broken keyboard, empty medicine containers, etc.
So if you're family, and you read this, think "What do I have that's broken? Maybe an old blender or microwave?" when you're thinking about Christmas and birthdays for the boys! :)