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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.

Power Charge Bumblebee | Revamping the revamp.

Another year, another Transformers movie. But, as with most things, 2018’s version is a tad different. The upcoming robo-madness is a prequel, charting Bumblebee’s antics 30 years prior to Optimus Prime’s romp with Shia LaBeouf. The movie looks to be a ‘back to basics’ affair and the toy line looks …

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Hamleys and the rise of ‘The Imperfects’

This week saw yet another toy retailer unveil their ‘Top Toys For Christmas’ list. Unlike most of the others, Hamleys simply couldn’t narrow their picks down to 10 and decided to buck the trend with a ‘Top 12’. The cynic within me wonders why they need two Monopoly sets (one …

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NECA’s 7″ Crash Bandicoot – An N’sanely Mixed Bag

Crash Bandicoot

My PS1 was Crash paradise. From the moment I discovered ‘Rolling Stones’ (level two) on the pre-packed demo disk that came with my first console I was in love with the bonkers bandicoot; and for years his games were all I played. It’d be an understatement to say that NECA’s …

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Fugglers – Sleep with one eye open and your mouth closed!

Fugglers on tour

Sadly, the days of blissful sleep and tearless trips to the shops are over. Fugglers from Spinmaster are here and they’re a little bit odd, to say the least! These funny-ugly bears (yes that’s what their name means, nothing else thank you!) are certainly eye catching. With ‘real human’ teeth, …

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Roboteers stand by no longer – Hexbug’s Robot Wars Arena is here

Hexbug Battlebot

Being co-host of Robots Live! I have heard the same question time and time again “Why arethere no Robot Wars toys” luckily for me, thanks to Hexbug, I won’t be getting that question ever again! Their brand new Robot Wars Arena is the current flag ship of the Hexbug Robot …

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Dog days are here to stay – It’s the Ultimate Pooch Paw Patroller

Ultimate Fire Rescue - Paw Patrol

You can’t help but marvel when lightning is caught in a bottle and that is exactly what the one of the international behemoths of the Toy Industry, Spinmaster, have done with Paw Patrol. This unstoppable property has dominated TV, books, merchandise and toys for the last few years and if …

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STAX – a bright new world of building

STAX - light and sound building bricks

Building toys. They’re the ultimate plaything for the imagination and now, thanks to STAX, your imagination has just been given a whole new dimension to play with: lights and sounds. If you’ve ever wanted your hand-crafted fire truck to be a tad more flashy or your personalised beasty to have …

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