March 2019 News from Silly Billys

March 2019 News From Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

In an attempt to create at least one post per month on Silly Billy’s Toy Shop we present to you some news from the best Independent Toy Shop in Yorkshire.
As is usual this time of year we have a buying frenzy in the run up to Easter which can be a busy time for us. We have ordered more Cutetitos as they are selling as fast as the real Burrito’s do at Rick’s Mexican Street Food in Hebden Bridge !!

Also we have received more goodies from TY and have both LEGO and Playmobil on the way to our toy shop.
We had a delivery from Schleich yesterday and you can read more about that below here.

 

Some new Schleich has come into Silly Billy’s including some Schleich Animals that we have not had before in our Shop and the ever popular Schleich Horse Range with new horses for 2019.
Here are some of the new arrivals

  • Shire Stallion
  • Friesian Mare
  • Trakehner Stallion
  • Trakehner Foal
  • Knabstrupper Mare
  • Goat (Billy Goat LOL)
  • Komodo Dragon
  • Ring-tailed Lemur
  • Assorted Saddles and Bridles (Part of the Schleich Horse Club Range)

Little Lucky Lunchboxes.

Little Lucky Lunchboxes (LLB) are a craze that are sweeping the United States now and we have brought them to you first here at Silly Billy’s. With over 50 characters to collect we feel they provide greater value and play satisfaction than the LOL dolls range. So come and try them out. 

Reviews and Online Activity

We have talked before about the importance of Online reviews to Small Businesses like  ours. If you would like to read more about the importance of reviews then please visit this post: Online Reviews

Something that has recently been added to Silly Billy’s online portfolio is a Pointy page. Pointy contains a database of our products in the toy shop, although sometimes it takes a while for Pointy to update the database and images their side. At the moment Silly Billy’s has around 400 products listed on pointy, whereas we have up to 1,000 products in our shop. Nevertheless, we think Pointy is a great tool for Small Business visibility online and if you have searched for Silly Billy’s Toy Shop through Google recently then you will have noticed that we feature on the Google See What’s In Store application which is as a result of the Pointy integration. If you would like to visit our Pointy page then please go here:
www.pointy.com/shops/uk/england/west-yorkshire/silly-billys-toy-shop

If you would like to follow Silly Billy’s Toy Shop on any of our Social Media Profiles then please check out our Silly Social Media Profiles from the links below.

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Special FTHM Advertising Offer March / April 2019 — From The Horse`s Mouth

via Special FTHM Advertising Offer March / April 2019 — From The Horse`s Mouth

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Silly Billy’s Toy Shop News February 2019

January 2019, like many January’s before it saw Bill’s annual Pilgrimage to Toy Fair in the great metropolis of London. Silly Billy’s Toy Shop News for February 2019 is an announcement of some exciting products which will be coming very soon to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop. In the USA Cutetitos have been received with great excitement and soon, at Silly Billy’s, we will be receiving our first batch of Cutetitos, this, coupled, with the best Mexican Street Food in the North of England from Rick’s Mexican Street Food, Rick makes his own Chilli Sauce as well, and it is truly amazing!

No idea what a Cutetito is? Watch this

LEGO

February 2019 sees the release of the LEGO Movie 2 on the 8th February 2019 in the UK and to celebrate the LEGO Movie 2 we have the all NEW LEGO Movie 2 Minifigures in stock plus some really exciting LEGO Movie 2 Sets. See more in the images below.
The LEGO Movie 2 Looks very exciting with a cross between the LEGO Movie One and LEGO Star Wars, all will be revealed in the release in a week’s time.

TY

The TY Flippables range is going down a storm and we have even more flippable products plus some NEW TY Beanies in store now. In case you did not realise we also stock TY Gear

Monday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Silly Billy’s Hebden Bridge Hours of Opening

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January 2019 News – TY Gear Flippables

January 2019 News and TY Gear Flippables

Silly Billy’s are one of the first places to stock the all new TY Flippables, the Series 1 Flippable TY Beanies and Beanie Boo’s sold out super quick and now we have, brand new in, TY Flippables gear. We have TY Flippables Wristlets, Bags and Backpacks. The NEW Bags can be worn in SIX different styles. Pictures of all these new and exciting TY Products can be seen below, new TY Flippables Beanies Series 2 and more TY Beanie Boos are also on their way and we will post pictures on Instagram and Facebook, pretty much as soon as they arrive at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.

Here is a list of TY Gear Sequined Flippable products at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

  • Kiki Cat Wristlet
  • Fantasia Unicorn Wristlet
  • Dotty Leopard Wristlet
  • Kiki Cat Backpack
  • Fantasia Unicorn Backpack
  • Dotty Leopard Backpack
  • Owen owl Backpack
  • Kiki Cat Shoulder Bag
  • Fantasia Unicorn Shoulder Bag
  • Dotty Leopard Shoulder Bag

In Other News

The LEGO Movie 2 is released in February 2019 and below is an official trailer. Looks quite good though a bit like Emmet meets Star Wars. Will be interested to see how well the latest Minifgures series to accompany the LEGO Movie 2 fair:

Coming up this year is the Annual Toy Fair in London and Bill will be attending again this year, he has even had a write-up in the Industry’s favourite Toys n Playthings Magazine TnP, click the image below to go the full magazine and the article in question is on Page 28
TnP-Bill_Deakin
Christmas 2018 came and went and Silly Billy’s is raring to go for another year, as previously mentioned if you have a couple of minutes to review us on Facebook or Google, that would be greatly appreciated. Reviews really help small businesses like ours and you can read more about that here

We have some exciting Playmobil and LEGO lines for sale in our EBAY Shop as well, which you can find here

There will be a LEGO delivery with the all new LEGO Movie 2 Minifgures and more exciting new LEGO products towards the end of the month or the beginning of February 2019. Please keep an eye on Our Facebook or Instagram feed as that is usually where we post pictures first now.

Monday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Silly Billy’s Opening Hours 2019

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Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year Everyone.

Thanks for shopping at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and your continued support.
If you have a spare few minutes please could you review us somewhere online as it really helps small businesses like ours
Read about reviews in this blog post blog.sillybillystoyshop.com/reviews-and-exciting-news

As a thanks to all our customers old and new we put a printed thank-you in the local papers. If you did not get a chance to see it then you can view it below

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Sunday Competition 1 December 2018

Competition Time is Here Again at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

Simply guess what’s in the bag opposite to WIN
The Competition is run exclusively on Silly Billy’s Toy Shop Facebook page.
The Competition Post Can be found here

Simply like the post, ideally share the post as well and comment
#SillyBillys with your guess of what is in the bag below the Post

It is simple

We will post the Winner’s Competition Prize if not local to anywhere in the UK !

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Sylvanians for Christmas 2018

Sylvanians for Christmas 2018 at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

The latest Sylvanians have arrived here at Silly Billy’s with lots of new Families and Accessories available to buy from us in Hebden Bridge.
Sylvanian Families are very popular and we have written about them before in our wonderful Toy Blog. Here is an excerpt taken from a Telegraph Article about the Sylvanians

It was decided that the setting would be woodland (‘sylvan’ meaning of woods or forests), Maeda says, because city-dwelling Japanese yearn for the countryside of their ancestors. It would all be set in the past because ‘the old days are always beautiful’. The houses and props would be Westernised because that made the toys seem more exotic – in the 1980s travelling abroad was only a dream for most Japanese. Maeda tells me that the actual setting, like the period in time (a little bit 1950s, possibly earlier), is deliberately non-specific. ‘It is indefinite – somewhere in this world, but no one knows where or when it is.’

Epoch, which still owns and controls the product, decreed that Sylvanian Families should have two unalterable features: every character and product would be rendered in great detail and would look expensive – ‘the quality had to be more than toys,’ Maeda says – and the Sylvanian world would be a utopia. So Sylvania has a policeman – but no crime. A hospital – but no one gets ill. A post office – but it is never in danger of being closed down.

It was a hit from the start in Japan. The Elysian atmosphere and attention to detail attracted an Englishman touring the Tokyo Toy Fair in 1986. Peter Brown was the managing director of the UK arm of the Japanese toy firm Tomy. ‘I happened to see the little faces of a grey rabbit and a brown bear in what looked like a dolls’ house with a huge amount of detail. I’d never seen anything like it. I just knew it would appeal to young girls,’ he says.

From the beginning the input of Brown and his English colleagues at Tomy went far beyond being the Sylvanian Families UK distributor. They began to come up with their own ideas for figures and accessories, a pattern that continues. Brown is fervent about the range and its emphasis on family: ‘With mothers and fathers and sons and daughters and grandparents, it shows the importance of relationships. It’s what everyone imagines families used to be like. Ought to be like.’

Launched in Britain in 1987 (the same year as a short-lived American television show based on the toys), Sylvanian Families won the Toy Retailers Association’s Toy of the Year Award in each of its first three years – still a record. By the late 1990s, however, the toys were losing ground, in part suffering the natural backlash that hits any successful toy, but also, industry insiders say, because Tomy lost its passion for the brand and cut down on product development and marketing.

By this time Brown had left Tomy, and in 1999 had started a new British company, Flair. Short of money to launch new brands, Flair rapidly built up a reputation for taking on established toys considered past their prime. Sylvanian Families was soon returned to Brown’s care. ‘We had to breathe new life into it,’ Brown says. Development and marketing was stepped up with fervour. Some of the original families and accessories that had been allowed to disappear from the shelves were brought back; new products were introduced. Retail turnover since 1999, when Flair took over as Epoch’s Sylvanian UK arm, has grown from £500,000 to £40 million.

Sylvanian Families has become a toy range loved not only by collectors but by retailers large and small. John Lewis in Oxford Street has a permanent display (it has a bespoke Sylvanian department store complete with miniature John Lewis carrier bags). ‘It’s one of our key lines, a real core brand,’ Rachael Larkman, one of the store’s toy buyers, says. At Langleys, a small independent toy shop in Norwich, the owner John Fielding is enthusiastic. ‘It is enormously important to us,’ he says. ‘We always have a large area in a prime location dedicated to it, and it is the only toy range for which we offer our own loyalty card.

Sylvanians for Christmas 2018

In this post we discover all the New Sylvanian Families and Sylvanian Family Accessories available to buy at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop, the best Independent Toy Shop in the North of England.

The Sylvanians

The Sylvanians History At the start of manufacturing, on March 20, 1985, Sylvanian Families were developed and also launched in Japan, which makes use of the idea of doll houses and also human like animal characters. The very first launches of the doll houses as well…

Building Up To Christmas 2016

Building Up To Christmas 2016 The period leading up to Christmas is always very busy for us here at Silly Billy’s and this year is our first Christmas in our new Retail Unit at Old Gate House, Old Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6EN. Logistically in our new space we have…

Buy Sylvanians in Yorkshire

Silly Billy’s is a major retailer of Sylvanians in Yorkshire As a major retailer of Sylvanians in Yorkshire and being the premier Independent Toy Shop to buy Sylvanians in Yorkshire we are pleased to announce a further extension to our Sylvanians Range. This includes:…

In our latest massive Sylvanian delivery here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop we have the following lines:

Hedgehog Family

Chocolate Rabbit Family

Maple Cat Family NEW 2018

Marshmallow Mouse Family NEW 2018

White Mouse Family

Hamster Family

Chiffon Dog Family

Maple Cat Baby NEW 2018

Marshmallow Mouse Baby NEW 2018

Maple Cat Twins NEW 2018

Chocolate Rabiit Twins

Walnut Squirrel Twins

Kangaroo Twins

Yellow Labrador Twins

Hamster Twins

Marshmallow Mouse Triplets NEW 2018

Classic Furniture Set (for Cosy Cottage Starter Home)

Children’s Bedroom Furniture

Triple Bunk Beds

Pushchair

Baby Crib

Deluxe TV

Double Pushchair

Baby Room Set

Cycling with Mother

The New Arrival

Babies Ride and Play

Baby Choo-Choo train NEW 2018

Cosy Cottage Starter Home

Adventure Treasure Ship

Seaside Friends

Ballerina Friends

Nursery Friends

Baby Castle Nursery NEW 2018

Sunshine Nursery Bus NEW 2018

Baby Tree House NEW 2018

Baby Castle Playground NEW 2018

Baby Choo-Choo Train NEW 2018

Baby Sleigh Ride Set

Baby Band Series- Blind Bag CDU NEW

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TY Flippables

All NEW TY Flippables have arrived here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop. We are one of the First UK Stockists of TY Flippables, which flipped into our Toy Shop on Friday 2nd November 2018.
The TY Flippables are best seen in this video below:

So our TY Flippables are in a brand new TY Flippable Spinner and this is the definitive list of TY Flippables that we have in Store at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

  • Malibu Cat Flippable Large
  • Pinky Flamingo Flippable Large
  • Tremor Dinosaur Flippable Large
  • Sparkle Pink Unicorn Flippable Large
  • Crunch Dinosaur Flippable Large
  • Moonlight Owl Flippable Large
  • Stompy Dinosaur Flippable Large
  • Jewel Fox Flippable Large
  • Payton Penguin Flippable
  • Yappy Chihuahua Flippable
  • Crunch Dinosaur Flippable
  • Stompy Dinosaur Flippable
  • Tremor Dinosaur Flippable
  • Pinky Flamingo Flippable
  • Diamond White Unicorn Flippable
  • Sparkle Pink Unicorn Flippable
  • Moonlight Owl Flippable
  • Jewel Fox Flippable
  • Malibu Cat Flippable

We created a small video of our Flippables in our new Display Stand

We have even more TY in our toy shop in Hebden Bridge and also really exciting for all the TY Mini Boos Collectors is that Series 3 of the TY Mini Boos Collectables is also available NOW at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge

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10+ Genius Ways To Use LEGO You Probably Never Thought About

Most of us consider LEGO as toys, however there are in fact a great deal of useful methods you can utilize these plastic bricks in your daily life.

LEGO produced their very first plastic brick in 1947, however their endless building abilities motivate individuals to come up with brand-new tasks to this day. One creative instructor even usages LEGO to teach mathematics . The folks at Bored Panda have actually picked a few of the most practical ones and assembled this list to provide you some concepts on ways to enhance your environments with LEGOs. From image frames to essential keepers, these jobs can be done by everybody, even those who do not have an engineering degree. Scroll down to see the styles and do not forget to choose your preferred ones.

# 23 Lego Computer Case

Which One is your favourite?
Let us know in the comments below

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Name The Lifesize Playmobil Figure Competition

Playmobil is one of the best sellers in our fantastic Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge and we are regularly changing the lifesize playmobil figure that is placed outside of our toy shop in Old Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6EN. Our friends at Playmobil supply us with these figures on Loan and they have been a regular feature at our illustrious new shop since the new toy shop’s grand opening in March 2016.

Recently we have had a Playmobil Pirate, and previously we had Hicup from How to Train Your Dragon.

 

Playmobil Name the Life Size Figure Competition

The Rules are simple and there are THREE Prizes to be won (the prizes are all the same).
Simply LIKE AND SHARE this post to be in with a chance of Winning and name the “Modern Woman” Playmobil Figure in the post comments.
E.g Comment “I think she should be called Laura”, for example.

Anyone can enter from anywhere in the World and we will post the prize out for Free.

The prize is Three regular Size Playmobil figures which are:

  • Playmobil Pirate
  • Playmobil Gladiator
  • Playmobil Veteranian

See Image Below

So simply like and share this post will be pinned to the top of Silly Billy’s exciting Facebook Page and also give the Playmobil Modern Woman a name in the Facebook comments below the post.
The Winners will be picked randomly on Friday 2nd November 2018

The WInners will be chosen at random from the people who have:
1) Liked the Facebook Post and
2) Given a name in the Facebook Post comments

The Facebook post is also displayed below here

If you are not on Facebook then please take part via this contact form and simply send us a name for the Life Size Playmobil figure which is displayed outside our toy shop, this will also add you to our email mailing list.

 

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