A ballerina; an astronaut; a soccer player; and a movie star.

As a kid, those were just a few of my contenders when it came time for the ever-popular game of, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” As far-fetched as some of those career paths may seem—spoken from the mouth of a full-time, professional toy tester—when you’re young, nothing is impossible and the sky is the limit.

Toys that encourage kids to dream big during playtime are true diamonds in the rough. A little role play and some extraterrestrial toys may be all it takes for the next Neil Armstrong to emerge, and grab a few dress-up accessories and a trophy, and the future Viola Davis will already be practicing his or her Oscars acceptance speech.