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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.

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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The Oldies are Still Goldies!

OnBuy.com have surveyed 1,763 children aged 4 to 12 in order to see how 80s and 90s toys would fare when compared to today’s cavalcade of Hatchimals, slime and unicorns. The kids were asked to pick three toys out of a total 40, with an even split between current toys and …

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Once, Twice, Three Times a Force Friday!

Ladies and Gents, Boys and Girls, get ready for an out-of-this world event 30 years in the making. This Thursday a global livestream event on YouTube will  kick off a week long countdown to Triple Force Friday when new products inspired by this year’s highly anticipated Star Wars movie, live-action series and …

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Nurture trend transforms as a trio of changeable chums arrive for Xmas!

The nurture toy trend came back with a bang in 2016 when Spinmaster launched the incredibly successful Hatchimal. For the first time since Furby packed his bags a decade earlier, kids could care for a physical, electronic pal. Three years later and the need for furry friends hasn’t gone away, …

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Hasbro Aims For Monopoly – Irony Not Lost On Reporter

My my my, Hasbro has been a little busy recently. 3 articles in just as many days, people will start to think we have a crush on them. Even if that is true, it’s not our fault that the Behemoth,  Hasbro has gone and made headlines again! This time by …

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Hasbro captures another 80’s icon

Does bustin’ make you feel good? Because it certainly does for Hasbro. The toy giant has just announced that, from 2020, they will hold the master licence for the 80’s classic, Ghostbusters. Hasbro isn’t exactly new to owning retro properties what with Transformers, My Little Pony and Power Rangers already …

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LEGO’ll be there for you- Like they’ve been there before-

Could we be more excited?! You may have thought that you and LEGO were on a break but the behemoth of the toy industry begs to differ. To celebrate 25 years since of our F.R.I.E.N.D.S started filling our screens with reruns, LEGO has unveiled the iconic Central Perk realised in …

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