Calderdale Family Fun Day

Calderdale Family Fun Day and Mytholmroyd Christmas Market Tomorrow is Calderdale Family Fun Day, see the flier below. I met one of the Organisers at the Mytholmroyd Christmas Market today, which was a great event and Silly Billy’s Toy Shop  was very happy to be there. We all had a good day overall and the event was [ ] The post Calderdale Family Fun Day appeared first on www.sillybillystoyshop.com.
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Calderdale Family Fun Day

Calderdale Family Fun Day and Mytholmroyd Christmas Market

Tomorrow is Calderdale Family Fun Day, see the flier below. I met one of the Organisers at the Mytholmroyd Christmas Market today, which was a great event and Silly Billy’s Toy Shop  was very happy to be there. We all had a good day overall and the event was well organised. So well done to all those who made it happen.

A special thank-you goes out to Peter Metcalfe of Pennine Provisions who helped rescue us when the transport we had planned fell through.
(Thanks so much Peter, you are a star !!)

Next year Sillly Billy’s Toy Shop will also hope to have a presence at the Mytholmroyd Christmas Market. If you are interested in Silly Billy’s attending any other events then get in touch.

Calderdale Family Fun Day is being held in Todmorden tomorrow and below is the flyer:-
Calderdale Family Fun Day

From 1330 until 1600 at Todmorden Sports Centre Call 01422 242124 for more details, a Charity Event

Additionally Rebecca is doing a sprint triathlon to raise money for Home-Start Calderdale.
Please sponsor her if you can: mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/rebeccagodar

This is what the folks at Wikipedia say about Todmorden:

Todmorden (/ˈtɒdmədən/; locally /ˈtɒdmɔːdən/[1] /ˈtɒdmərdən/ or /tɔːmdɪn/)[2] is a market town and civil parish[3] in the Upper Calder Valley in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. It is 17 miles (27 km) from Manchester and in 2011 had a population of 15,481.[4]

Todmorden is at the confluence of three steep-sided Pennine valleys and is surrounded by moorlands with outcrops of sandblasted gritstone.

The historic boundary between Yorkshire and Lancashire is the River Calder and its tributary, the Walsden Water, which run through the town. The administrative border was altered by the Local Government Act 1888 placing the whole of the town within the West Riding.

The town is served by Todmorden and Walsden railway stations.
Short and sweet, full URL to the wiki page is here

Lastly don’t forget about Silly Billy’s ongoing Lego Competition, the Big One, anyone can take part and it’s completely free to enter.

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Lego Christmas Competition

Lego Christmas Competition- THE BIG ONE Forget #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, here at Silly Billy’s this 2016 you can obtain some amazing Lego prizes for only 180 seconds or less of your time, interested? Then read on… The Advent Calendar Competition had some good results for Silly Billy’s gaining a greater number of likes on Facebook. As most [ ] The post Lego Christmas Competition appeared first on www.sillybillystoyshop.com.
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Mytholmroyd Christmas Market

Mytholmroyd Christmas Market 2016 Mytholmroyd Christmas Market is tomorrow Saturday 26th November 2016 and Silly Billy s Toy Shop will have a presence there. We are still deciding what to take with us. You can be sure there will some great products. And Coming UP: Later today the lights are Turned on at the Christmas Tree [ ] The post Mytholmroyd Christmas Market appeared first on www.sillybillystoyshop.com.
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Lego Christmas Competition

Lego Christmas Competition- THE BIG ONE

This Competition has now ended.

Forget #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, here at Silly Billy’s this 2016 you can obtain some amazing Lego prizes for only 180 seconds or less of your time,
interested? Then read on…

The Advent Calendar Competition had some good results for Silly Billy’s gaining a greater number of likes on Facebook. As most folk who use Facebook know, Facebook is the largest Social Media Site on the planet and as Social Marketeers, and Internet Marketeers like Robert A Williams know, Facebook has the biggest impact on raising brand awareness and helping the general visibility of a business, in this case Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

So this Christmas Competition is basically after the same goal as the last competition:-
Please could you, if you haven’t already done so, like Silly Billy’s on Facebook and also fill out this very simple form.

This whole process should take you no longer than 180 seconds we think

So what if you have already liked Silly Billy’s on Facebook, can you still enter ?
YES – You can, all you need to do is one of the following:-

Our preference would be if you could like Silly Billys Facebook Page, though if you have already done that in the past then any one of the above actions, joining the mailing list; following Silly billy’s on Pinterest or Twitter; would gain you entry into this amazing competition.
At the time of writing our goal is to achieve 2000 page likes before the end of this year (2016) and this is how we are doing so far:
Facebook Page Likes

This, like the last Advent Calender Competition, is a very simple competition, follow/like/or join our mailing list, all entries will be included in the mailing list anyway as we often notify people of competitions and news like this when we are able. AND, very importantly, Please fill out this form to enable us to track who has entered the competition.

Now onto the good bit, what can you win.
Well this year we are not holding back, we have two Lego Set’s available to the potential Winner and the Winner can decide which one to have !
This is the choice, you can WIN either a Lego Friends 4119 Heartlake Cupcake Cafe or a Lego Ninjago 70592 Salvage M.E.C
Lego Christmas Competition 2016

This competition will close on the night of Monday 19th December 2016, you must provide a valid email address on this form so that we can contact you and tell you that you have won. If the winner does not reply within 48 hrs of the competition closing on 19/12/2016 then it is unlikely that they will receive their prize before Christmas because the last day of Christmas Posting in the UK  is on Wednesday 21st December 2016. We will post your prize FOC to UK standard rate postal zones.

It has been noted that despite Silly Billy’s moving almost nine months ago now, people still do not know where we are !! It is very easy to find us, we are on Old Gate in Hebden Bridge, in the new building next to the river and we are next door to the amazing Homely at Hebden who have a lot of exciting gifts for you this Christmas, and have created a fantastic Christmas Window Display, come in and see us today !

Homely Abode Christmas Window 2016

Homely at Hebden, Christmas Window 2016

If you need more details or even a map of how to get to us or Homely at Hebden then go here:
www.sillybillystoyshop.com/map-silly-billys/

The Small Print
If you want to enter this fantastic Lego Christmas Competition from outside the UK then that is fine, however, we would point out that we will ask you to contribute towards the postage of your prize, which could be up to £15 for anyone entering from New Zealand and also that you will not receive your prize until the new year in 2017. We will send you PayPal request for postage should you win from outside of the United Kingdom

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Snow & Festive Fandango 2016, plus more news

Snow & Festive Fandango 2016, plus more news

There is a lot going on in Hebden Bridge and surrounding areas in the run-up to Christmas 2016 and worthy of mention is the new Festive Fandango Competition From TotallyLocally and the Festive Fandango Team 

Silly Billy’s Toy Shop are happy to be taking part in Festive Fandango Christmas 2016 (note there was also a Festive Fandango this Summer to help with flood recovery which we were also a part of)
Festive Fandango

It is very easy to take part in Festive Fandango so all you need do is simply spend a minimum of £5 in any shop taking part and collect a card and sticker, that includes Silly Billy’s Toy Shop. When you have 5 stickers on your card from five different local shops, you can enter the prize draw to win a large Hebden Hamper full of goodies, additionally you can enter the prize draw as many times as you like!
Follow @FestiveFandango on Twitter for more details.

Coming up in one week’s time is the Mytholmroyd Christmas Market on Saturday 26th November and Silly Billy’s Toy Shop will have a stall there, hopefully we will have some offers for you and perhaps a surprise Lucky Dip or similar.

On Friday 2nd December 2016 there is late night opening in Hebden Bridge and Silly Billy’s along with most other retailers, including the fantastic new Homely at Hebden will be open until 8pm on Friday 2nd December 2016.

Then on Saturday 3rd December there is Small Business Saturday which is an event co-ordinated to bring focus to Small Businesses all over the UK. Silly Billy’s Toy Shop were featured in the Small Business 100 in December 2014 and we appear on the Map here together with other local businesses like Heart Gallery and The Down To Earth Heart Centre

Also on Saturday 3rd December 2016 the AMEX Shop Small UK campaign starts which we are also a part of, simply put Amex cardholders  get £5 back when they spend £10 in any one transaction, the Shop Small Campaign has been running since 2012 and again is a real boost to small independent shops like Silly Billy’s. The Amex Shop Small Campaign lasts from 3rd December until 18th December so if all you Amex caardholders could come and do your Toy Shopping at Silly Billy’s it would be fantastic! In fact Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is the foremost Independent Toy Shop in the North of England and is the best place for Toy Shopping.

More will be written about Shop Small and Small Business Saturday a bit closer to the time so please follow Silly Billy’s Toy Shop Blog to be sure to get the latest updated for Hebden Bridge and beyond

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New Teeny TY & Playmobil Santa

New Teeny TY and Playmobil Santa

We are always to happy to receive the latest cuddly offerings from our good friends at TY and this Christmas TY delivery has been exceptional, we have a snowman called Scoops and many others, not to mention the crazily popular Teeny TY which now have some great additions to the range, here is the definitive list:

  • Owelette White Owl Beanie Boo
  • Boom Boom Panda Beanie Boo
  • Scoops Snowman Beanie Boo
  • Dotty Beanie Boo
  • Tracey Beanie Boo
  • Lindi Cat Beanie Boo
  • Pippie Dog Beanie Boo
  • Gidget Dog Slop Teeny TY
  • Mel Dog Slop Teeny TY
  • Max Dog Slop Teeny TY
  • Snowball Bunny Slop Teeny TY
  • Chloe Cat Slop Teeny TY
  • Buddy Dachsund Slop Teeny TY
  • Duke Dog Slop Teeny TY
  • Jelly Multi Colour Leopard Teeny TY
  • Spangle Dalmation Teeny TY
  • Candy Pug Teeny TY
  • Trunks Elephant Teeny TY
  • Finley Fox Teeny TY
  • Olivia Pink Leopard Teeny TY
  • Tracey Black/White Boo Clip
  • Pippie Dog Boo Clip
  • Dotty Leopard Boo Clip
  • Owelette White Owl Boo Clip
  • Pegasus Unicorn Boo Clip
  • Waddles Boo Clip
  • Sammy Owl Boo Clip

Have you seen our latest Window Display with a fantastic working lights and Sound Playmobil Space Station, plus Freya, The Sylvanian Rabbit in her Christmas Outfit ?
Thanks to Playmobil and Sylvanians Windows Decorators who have helped us out with this year’s Special Christmas Window here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

The Playmobil Space Station and associated Space Shuttle are new here to Silly Billy’s and will make fantastic Christmas Gifts:
Playmobil Space Station

 

 

 

 

Old Bill the giant Playmobil Policeman has been replaced by his colleague Playmobil Santa for Christmas 2016

Playmobil Santa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus lots of Teeny Ty’s, Beanie Boo’s and Clips

New Teeny TY Teeny TY New Teeny TY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a great deal of information on the TY Brand here

Ty Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Oak Brook IL, a suburb of Chicago USA.

Founded by Ty Warner in 1986, Ty is now the largest manufacturer of plush in the world. It designs, develops and sells products exclusively to specialty markets worldwide.

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NSPCC warns YouTubers over fan relationships – BBC News

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“Blurred boundaries” between prominent YouTube stars and their viewers can put young people at risk, a leading children’s charity has warned.

Emily Cherry, of the NSPCC, said YouTubers had a “responsibility” to make sure relationships with young fans were appropriate.

Claims of inappropriate behaviour have been made against a small number of internet personalities.

Google-owned YouTube told the BBC that educating fans and creators was key.

Ms Cherry warned that online stars have huge power and influence on young people and the way they think about the real world.

“One child told me that checking their social media accounts and what their favourite YouTube stars are up to was as important to them as eating,” she told BBC Radio 5 live.

‘Sexual activity’

In 2014, Ania Magliano-Wright published a video in which she alleged a YouTube video-maker known as VeeOneEye – real name Jason – had sex with her when she was 15.

She said she had offered Jason a place to stay after a fan and creator meet-up in London.

“He bought a big bottle of alcohol,” she said.

“I wasn’t really aware of how much alcohol it would take for me to lose control over myself.

Media caption Ania Magliano-Wright alleges a YouTube video-maker had sex with her when she was 15.

“I didn’t want to seem uncool or boring and I wanted to seem normal it didn’t ring as many alarm bells as it should have.”

Ania says she did go to the police with her allegations but decided not to press charges.

Jason declined to be interviewed by the BBC but said: “I like the topic for your piece and it is something that does need to be talked about.”

He also published an online apology to Ania blaming his strict religious upbringing for his actions.

‘Video apology’

In the video, which was uploaded in 2014, Jason says: “I thought it’d be fun to get some drinks because we didn’t have much in common and it was awkward.

“At that moment, that was the only way I knew how to socialise – by drinking.

“She never approached me as a fan. To me we were just two YouTubers who wanted to hang out.

“It seems she thought my intentions were to become friends and then have sex. It wasn’t.

“Most people make mistakes when they’re growing up with sex and alcohol.”

“This was me making mistakes and growing up, but at the wrong age.

“I want to say sorry to Ania and anyone else that I’ve hurt and anybody that’s affected by this. I’m sorry.”


NSPCC advice for staying safe on YouTube

  • Never share your personal information online
  • Do not accept friend requests from people you don’t know in real life
  • Have conversations with your parents about where you are going and what you are doing online

‘Manipulative relationships’

Media captionAlex Day: “I never considered I had power”

In total, 14 separate allegations were made against vlogger Alex Day, but he was never charged. At the height of his fame, Alex had more than one million subscribers to his channel.

Alex told the BBC he had not realised that making videos in his bedroom could put him in a position of power.

“Something I never considered was that, in meeting someone offline, they’d got to know me a long time before I got to know them,” he said.

“It wasn’t an equal situation because they had an idea of me that I wasn’t considering – and that was totally my fault.

‘Manipulative relationships’

“These people didn’t feel like fans. I never felt like I was taking advantage of people at the time – but if people say I did then I did.”

Alex denied any sexual contact with underage girls but said he had “manipulative relationships with women”.

He also told the BBC he was surprised more allegations had not surfaced against other content creators.

“There are certain people in the YouTube community that are highly regarded and I’m like ‘how did he get away with it?’”

He went on to say those he had in mind may not have done “monstrous things”, but sometimes people would “hook up” at various conventions.

Awareness

Hannah Witton, who has made videos about sexual health and body positivity, said the YouTube community was “hyper aware” of allegations.

She admitted on some occasions people had known about allegations of inappropriate behaviour for a long time before they were made public.

“We strive to support people affected by it and educate ourselves as well,” she told the BBC.

“There has been a shift in the last few years, since these allegations started, to educate ourselves on appropriate boundaries. You have to judge where the line is between different people.”

She said YouTubers had responded to allegations by “cutting people off” from the community when they were implicated.

Education

YouTube said content creators were responsible for their own “content and conduct” on the platform.

“As a company we have very clear community guides which set out the rules of the road on YouTube,” said the website’s spokeswoman Thea O’Hear.

“It’s really important that creators are aware of the responsibilities that come with having a big audience and a global fan base.

Ms O’Hear said educating fans and creators was “best delivered” through a mixture of YouTube’s company values, support, and physical literature.

“We also try to provide practical support and guidance to creators to help them create the right kind of content and have the right kind of interaction with their fans.

“It’s also around parents being involved, and schools, and everybody having a really good understanding of what it is to be a young person in the 21st Century.

“We at YouTube are also growing with the community. Often we create tools in response to community feedback.

“YouTube would terminate the channel of someone who has broken our guidelines.”

If you have been affected by any issues in this article or need advice on staying safe online, on protecting your children, or as an Internet personality, the NSPCC has a helpline you can call on 0808 800 500 2.

Hear the full interviews featured in this report on the Stephen Nolan programme, Sunday 9 October, 22:00 BST on BBC Radio 5 live.

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Toy Advent Calendars 2016

Toy Advent Calendars 2016

For the first time here at Silly Billy’s we have FOUR types of Advent Calendar for you to enjoy.

There is the Lego Star Wars Rogue One Themed Advent Calendar 75146:

Advent Calendar 75146

£24.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a festive tour of the galaxy with the LEGO® Star Wars Advent Calendar. Open up a door each December day to reveal a Star Wars themed minifigure, starship, vehicle or other themed collectible. Once you’ve collected all 24 gifts, unfold the playmat and create your own epic Hoth, Tatooine, Naboo and space-based adventures. This is the perfect holiday gift for any life form. Includes 8 minifigures plus a Battle Droid.

  • Open a door every day to reveal 24 different LEGO® Star Wars themed gifts.
  • Features 8 minifigures and a Battle Droid, including an exclusive holiday-themed minifigure.
  • Vehicles include Slave I, a TIE Interceptor, AAT, T-16 Skyhopper, Sleigh, Republic Cruiser, Droid Gunship, Jedi Interceptor, Skiff and an Imperial Landing Craft.
  • Weapons include Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber, 2 blaster pistols, 3 blasters and a snowcaster.
  • Also includes a foldout playmat.
  • Collect all the gifts and play out your own Hoth, Tatooine, Naboo and space-based adventures.

As far as we can make out these Lego Advent Calendars are Out of Stock already at:

  • Lego Online Shop
  • Amazon Online
  • For an Opportunity to win a Star Wars Advent Calendar 75146 simply CLICK HERE

There is also Playmobil’s Advent Calendar 6624

Toy Advent Calendar

£19.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Playmobil Christmas on the Farm Advent Calendar is the ideal way to count down to Christmas. Santa Claus and his Angel are coming to Christmas on the Farm and bringing masses of presents with them. The boy with his tractor is helping to share out the animal feed to the cows, goats, sheep and all the other farm animals. Lots of extra animals are included in the calendar. Every day a suprise being each door.

The Amazing Schleich Bayala Advent Calendar (Only two left in Stock)

bayala advent calendars

£24.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safenja and Femaja, the two star elves, set out on an adventure in the enchanted forest. They quickly get separated and an exciting search begins. How long will it take Safenja to find her best friend again? Find out for yourself!
You can win a Bayala Advent Calendar easily just take a look at this post

The Playmobil 1.2.3 Advent Calendar 5497

Christmas Gifts

Playmobil 1.2.3 Advent £19.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy an outdoor Christmas with Santa and his forest friends. The 1.2.3 Advent Calendar “Christmas in the Forest” contains twenty-four surprise items for each day of Advent. With a bright and colorful design and large, rounded pieces, this PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 set is ideal for toddlers. Includes Santa, elf, angel, reindeer, sleigh, gifts, dog, bunnies, fox, forest animals, and other accessories to help complete this woodland Christmas scene.

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Advent Calendar Competition

This Competition Has now ended and the Winner Will Be Announced Soon

Advent Calendar Competition
There is a new Lego Competition Here

The Lucky Winner is:

And The Competition Winner is:
Katie Kimber
Congratulations to Katie, she wins a Lego Advent Calendar

So how Was this…

Posted by Silly Billy’s Toy Shop on Wednesday, 23 November 2016

In recent years we have held competitions in the run up to Christmas and this year we are holding two. The first competition is to win an Advent Calendar and entries will close Midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 22nd November, this gives plenty of time for the Advent Calendar to reach you by Post.

This competition is only open to UK Residents and we cannot post to overseas locations so please don’t enter if you want your Advent Calendar posted outside of the United Kingdom you won’t receive it

Entry is absolutely free and is subject to the entrant doing two things which should take no longer than a couple of minutes.

You can win either a Bayala Advent Calendar:

bayala advent calendars

Or a Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar
Advent Calendar 75146

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You must complete both of these tasks to be in with a chance of winning:

  1. Like Silly Billy’s Facebook Page: simply head over to Silly Billy’s Facebook and give us a like
  2. Enter the Facebook name that you liked us with and your email address on this form

NB By submitting your email above you may periodically receive a newsletter or marketing email from us, however this is easy enough to unsubscribe afterwards if you wish to.
Without a valid email address you will not be able to enter the competition so please don’t just like our Facebook page without filling in this form as well

Once you have completed the two tasks above your email address will be kept on file and we will email the WINNER on Wednesday 23rd November to ask for your physical mailing address, if you are local to Hebden Bridge you can obviously come and collect your Prize.

Consequently, make sure you can access your email on Wednesday 23rd November.

Please tell your friends and share this competition if you would be so kind.

There will be another competition announced shortly after this Competition has ended and all past entrants that have submitted email addresses will be notified of the second competition, as well as the Second competition being published on this blog.

If you wish you can also like or follow Silly Billy’s on other Social Media Channels:
Silly Billy’s on Twitter
Silly Billy’s on Pinterest
Silly Billy’s on Tumblr

Thanks for reading and taking part

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