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Rob Taylor-Hastings

Rob Taylor-Hastings
This actor & presenter is a proud Midlands lad who fled to London over a decade ago. Having grown up on a healthy diet of Power Rangers, Transformers and Thundercats, Rob is a sucker for anything that goes 'pow!' And 'Zap!' A film producer and radio savvy man this Toyminator really knows his R/C's from his elbow.

The Savoy redefines (and rebuilds) The 12 Days of Christmas

If you go down to The Savoy today your in for a big surprise… 12 big surprises in fact! This year the world famous London Hotel has handed LEGO the reigns for their festive decor and the Billund-Based-Brick-Builders have pulled out all the stops. ‘The 12 Rebuilds of Christmas’ have …

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DreamToys’ Dazzling Dozen for Xmas 2019

2019 is nearing its end which means DreamToys have unveiled their annual ‘Top 12 Toys’ for the upcoming festive season. “This year’s DreamToys top 12 selection is an exciting mixture of the year’s biggest brands and kids favourites that will delight children up and down the country this Christmas,” said …

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*UPDATED* Hasbro dominates London Comic Con 2019!

It should come as no surprise that the Master Licencee of Star Wars, Transformers, Marvel, Power Rangers and Ghostbusters would make an impact at Comic Con. Their reach may be larger than you expect though as their presence can be felt in every corner of every hall in London’s ExCel …

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London becomes Nerdvarna for the weekend!

Start your turbo jets and stock up on lazer bolts as London becomes the epicentre of all things nerd! Yes, Comic Con 2019 is here and it will be staying until Sunday 27th so if you haven’t got your tickets yet, why not?! The halls opened at 10am sharp this …

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The Toyologist on The Apprentice!

With the the latest season of The Apprentice now rolling into week three it’s time for Lord Sugar to make way for the Lord of The Toys, our very own Peter Jenkinson! That’s right, while the next episode airs at 9pm tonight on BBC 1, you’ll want to stick around …

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Argos’ Ten weeks of Crazy Toy Codes!

Christmas is 10 weeks away and Argos is celebrating by launching secret codes! That’s right, the highstreet retailer is taking bargins into the world of the spy-thriller as these codes can only be used for 7 days and then they are gone! Each week a brand new code will be …

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This isn’t gonna fit under the tree! – Disney’s Xmas 2019 offerings

At a super secret location, deep in the heart of London, Disney showed the toy industry what it’s made of- it’s toys… lots and lots of toys! This year the Mouse House has a plethora of I.Ps to choose from, from Star Wars to Frozen 2, there is something for …

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Top toys for Xmas list – another one hits, should be the last – thanks Hamleys

83 days to go…… It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…especially since Hamleys have just unveiled their ‘Top 10 Toys’ for 2019’s festive period! This year the iconic toy store has taken it back to basics. 2018’s ‘Top 12’ focused on ‘Imperfection’ and ‘Slime’ whereas this year is all …

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Mandalorian Is The New Black

Activate boosters and engage turbines as Disney & Hasbro bring more cosmic majesty to their Black Series. October 4th is Force Friday and amoungst the POP Figures, LEGO playsets and roleplay helmets are a new wave of ultra detailed, mega articulated collectors toys. The focal point for us was the …

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Triple Force Friday, Christmas Comes Early!

If you were on Twitter last night and didn’t see #tripleforcefriday everywhere you looked, congrats you’re in some sort of cyber-cave! This star studded toy advert landed in Pinewood and we were some of the lucky few to be invited. The whole livestream can be found by clicking here: TRIPLE …

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