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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.

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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Spinmaster’s smashing new collectable line hatches! – There be Dragons in the USA!

Blind-bag and collectable toys continue to go from strength to strength. The newest iteration comes from the company that brought us Hatchimals and Flush Force (I think we’re supposed to forget that one) and this there’s 72 brand new dragons to collect! Dragamonz is currently a US exclusive toy line …

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NERF Blasts Brum with bouncy behemoth

What’s that coming over the hill, is it a monster? Well- yes, The Monster actually! It’s big, it’s bouncy and it’s full of NERF blasters! Hasbro has created a touring, immersive, inflatable assault course and Birmingham is its first target. Once August 16th rolls around, guests at the NEC will have 4 …

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Beast Morphers action figures pack a punch!

Since Hasbro sent us a care package (see here) we’ve been having some hands on time with the three titular Beast Morphin’ rangers. Since the Lightning collection was announced, I had presumed that the range of action figures aimed at the younger crowd may lack in details and articulation. I’m …

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Pokémon Go(es) to London!

  Pocket Monster fans rejoice! The Pokémon Company has just announced that, like the Paris before it, London will be getting a pop-up Pokémon Centre. Details are thin on the ground but we do know that it’ll be based in Shepard Bush’s Westfield shopping centre and that it’ll run from …

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Amazon Predicts a Playful Xmas | 2019 Toy Trends

The global behemoth that is Amazon has been analysing this year’s toy trends and they’ve cobbled together a list of what they predict the top toys for 2019 will be, once the festive period rolls around yet again. Last year saw the rise of slime, unicorns and poop- can 2019 …

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Morphinominal Package from Hasbro!

Well, we at Toyology are a bunch of lucky boys and girls! Hasbro sent us an awesome box full of Power Ranger goodies! While we will take an in-depth look at all the Beast Morpher goodness in a later review, for now let’s just revel in the glory of this …

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