Thompson isn't exactly the most playful cat when it comes to the box of cat toys that is available to him. He isn't capable (without quite a bit of effort) of batting a ball around.
Actually his favorite toy is his own tail. It's quite entertaining to watch him lie on his side and swirl around in an attempt to catch his tail.
He has recently however, found a toy that he loves to play with- a mouse that squeaks when it moves. The mouse has a tail that Thompson can hold in his mouth and he then shakes his head and balances himself on his back legs freeing his front paw up to try and swat the mouse. It's great fun to see him do this.