Lego City Jungle Theme Summer 2017

Lego City Jungle Theme

We have just had a large delivery from our Danish buddies at Lego and this includes a pre-release of the Lego City Jungle Theme which has not yet appeared in Lego Stores. The Lego City Jungle Theme is a very exciting play theme and were revealed at the New York City Toy Fair earlier this year. We feel that this will be a very exciting range for us and so we have:

  • 60156 Jungle Buggy
  • 60157 Jungle Starter Set
  • 60159 Jungle Half-Track Mission
  • 60160 – Jungle Mobile Lab

Lego Star Wars 2017
Lego Star Wars 75183
Lego 31067
Lego Friends 2017
Lego 60165
Lego 60166
Lego 60165
Lego 60160
Lego 31066
Lego 60167
Lego 60156
Lego 60159

As well as the Lego City Jungle Sets we also received some New Lego Friends, New Lego Creator including The Amazing Space Shuttle Explorer 31066.
The Lego Star Wars sets including 75183 Darth Vader Transformation are new out for this Summer 2017.
This is the definitive list of Lego that we received in this Summer Lego 2017 delivery:

  • 31067 Modular Poolside Holiday
  • 31066 Space Shuttle Explorer
  • 41315 Heartlake Surf Shop
  • 41316 Andrea’s Speedboat Transporter
  • 60163 Coast Guard Starter Set
  • 60165 4 x 4 Response Unit
  • 60166 Heavy-duty Rescue Helicopter
  • 60167 Coast Guard Headquarters
  • 60156 Jungle Buggy
  • 60157 Jungle Starter Set
  • 60159 Jungle Half-Track Mission
  • 60160 – Jungle Mobile Lab
  • 75880 McLaren 720S
  • 75166 First Order Transporter Speeder Battle Pack
  • 75167 Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack
  • 75182 Republic Fighter Tank
  • 75183 Darth Vader Transformation

Please don’t forget Silly Billy’s is open all this Bank Holiday Weekend in Hebden Bridge, until 1730 today Saturday 27th May 2017 and then 11am untl 1700 Sunday and 10:00 to 17:00 on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 2017
We have limited stocks of Fidget Spinners and they are selling fast, also Fidget Cubes at £5.99

Fidget Cube

Twiddle Cube

Silly Billy’s hopes to be the cheapest shop anywhere for Lego 60167 Coast Guard Headquarters which has just been release and is a fantastic set with boats that really float, unlike Lego’s historical boats that really sink ! Lego 60167 Coast Guard Headquarters is only £79.99 here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and is limited stock.

Lastly you may or may not be aware that we have had a small competition running all of May 2017 and you can WIN a Hexbug Track and Hexbug V2 for full details of that competition then please visit Silly Billy’s Facebook Page  and the post that is shown below:

Please don’t forget that Lego is not the only Product in our shop although it is one of the top selling products, we also have lots of other toys for girls and boys, young and old including the Latest Playmobil Ghostbusters Range. Did you know, for example, that we have Poker Sets and Chess Sets in stock as well as Playing Cards and Bananagrams. Why not pop in and see us in wonderful Hebden Bridge this Bank Holiday Weekend.

Above Silly Billy's Toy Shop

View From Above Silly Billy’s Toy Shop – Photo Courtesy of Paul Fairweather

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Ghostbusters Firehouse Playmobil 9219

Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is proud to announce that we have the FIRST Playmobil Ghostbusters Window Display in the
United Kingdom.

Playmbil Firehouse 9219

Playmbil Firehouse 9219 Window Display

Adam from Playmobil has been busy erecting this exciting new Window Display yesterday afternoon and you can come and see it any time of day in the Window of Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 6EN.

We have already written a detailed blog post on the exciting new Playmobil Ghostbusters range, so rather than continue along that same vein we thought it would be a good idea to mention some of the Exciting New products that we have in the World’s Foremost Independent Toy Shop, these include some new Lego Technic to mark Lego’s 40th Anniversary of the Lego Technic Range. We now have four Lego Technic Models in stock:

  • 42044 – Display Team Jet
  • 42045 – Hydroplane Racer
  • 42058 – Stunt Bike
  • 42057 – Ultralight Helicopter

We have a limited supply of Lego Classic Building Boards so if you are after any of them then please get down to Silly Billy’s quickly.

We also have some new Lego City in stock so please pop in and have a look.

We are auctioning of some of our end of line Lego Batman and Lego Star Wars sets so if you are interested in obtaining some cheap Lego please keep an eye on Silly Billy’s Independent EBay Shop

Fidget Spinners and Fidget Cubes

The ever popular Fidget Spinners are back in stock again and we have three varrieties, all at £4.99. Due to logistics and supply chain we have once again a rather short supply of Fidget Spinners so if you want one then we recommend you come down to Silly Billy’s in Hebden Bridge as soon as is humanly possible. We also ran out of Fidget Cubes and recently have been re-stocked on those as well, so we now have both black and white coloured Fidget Cubes at £5.99 each.
fidget spinner

Under Threes

Don’t forget we have a great range of Toys from the Playmobil 1.2.3 range for the under three year olds, including some very exciting new figures.
Playmobil 1.2.3 Figures

 

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Playmobil Ghostbusters

Playmobil Ghostbusters – New Playmobil

We have just received a pallet and more full of exciting New Playmobil, including the all singing, all dancing Playmobil Ghostbusters. The Playmobil Ghostbusters range has an entry price of £5.99 for Spengler and Ghost (9224), The ghost figures are luminous and light up when the lights are switched off. Plus other accessories include a Detachable proton pack and proton wand accessory, opening ghost trap, and a PKE meter for measuring psychokinetic energy. All pretty cool and for only £5.99.
9224 Playmobil GhostbustersThen at the other end of the price scale we have Playmobil Ghosbusters Firehouse at £59.99 (9219) which has a large roller gate that can be opened by pulling it up, additionally there is parking space in the underground car park for the Ecto-1 Ghostbusters car, which is available separately  (Playmobil item no. 9220). The ghosts caught during ghost-busting action can be held in the red “Ghost Containment Unit” in the basement. To place ghosts in the Ghost Containment Unit, open the red flap, slide the ghost trap into the slot provided and flip the switch.
– Incl. Ray Stantz in Ghostbusters outfit, Egon Spengler in a lab coat, Janine as the secretary to Keymaster Louis Tully, and the Library Ghost.
– Figures can be attached to the fireman’s pole and slide down, to leap into action as quickly as possible.
– The Ghostbusters lab with various accessories is on the first floor.
– The office with accessories is on the second floor.
– Other accessories: Detachable proton pack and proton wand, opening ghost trap, PKE meter for measuring psychokinetic energy, and a silicone slime blower which sticks to smooth surfaces.
All in all Playmobil Ghosbusters Firehouse is a very exciting set for the young Playmobil enthusiast and we are happy to be stocking it here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in our twentieth anniversary year, not as old as Ghostbusters with their first movie release being in 1984 and the latest movie release last year.
Playmobil Ghostbusters

We have also received a raft of Playmobil Carry Cases, starting at only £7.99, really exciting Playmobil that’s easily portable for holidays and getaways and to use whilst travelling in cars, trains and aeroplanes. The Playmobil Carry Case is a fast-moving line at Silly Billy’s so get them whilst they are available.

  • Police Carry Case (5648) £7.99
  • Princess Vanity Carry Case (5650) £7.99
  • Fire Rescue Carry Case (5651) £7.99
  • Backyard Barbecue Carry Case (5649) £7.99
  • Pirate Raft Carry Case (5655) £7.99
  • Vet Visit Carry Case (5653) £7.99
  • Fantasy Horse Carry Case (5656) £9.99
  • Fashion Boutique (5652) £9.99
  • Dragon Knights (5657) £9.99
    Playmobil May 2017

We also have some new and exciting Playmobil 1.2.3. for the younger Playmobil lovers, under threes as the name suggests.
Playmobil 1.2.3 May 2017

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Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and More

The yearly Hebden Bridge Arts Festival will soon be upon us. This year the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival is running from the 23rd June to 2nd July 2017 with the strap line of “All the Town’s a Stage”. Hebden Bridge is a haven for artists and poets and I am helping out one such poet with their website which will soon be unveiled.

More news is the disappearance of the old five pound note and today is the last day that you can use your old five pound notes in Silly Billy’s Toy shop. after today we cannot take the good old fiver and no other shops will.
Old Five Pound Note

What happens if you haven’t spent your old £5 note by Midnight Today the 5 th May 2017?

  1. You won’t be able to spend the old five pound notes in shops or restaurants.
  2. If you want to swap the old £5 bank notes over for new plastic you will have to make the trip into a bank, building society or Post Office.
  3. You will have to be a customer of the bank in question for them to exchange the old note.
  4. You can go to the local Post Office to deposit the old fivers into your bank account also, the Post Office will probably not change them for you although you could always ask the question.

Fidget Spinners, they have gone viral !

So we have sold out of Fidget Spinners at Silly Billy’s and people have literally gone nuts for them. TODAY we are getting more stock in though we are unsure when it will arrive. As soon as the new Fidget Toys arrive we will put a post on Silly Billy’s Facebook Page.
Today we are hoping to have more stock of the Whirlerz Fidget Spinners at £3.99 and also some Fidget Cubes.
Next week we will have some more varieties of Fidget Spinners assuming our supplier has stock including some metallic ones.

Things to do:

Here are some things that you can do:

  1. Like our Facebook page to make sure you are up to date with what is happening with us, Robert A Williams writes blog posts potentially once or twice a week, although the easiest way to keep up to speed is to Follow Silly Billy’s on Facebook
  2. Spend your old five pound notes TODAY at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop
  3. Make a note of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival dates in your diaries
  4. Read the recent post about Silly Billy’s reaching the grand old age of Twenty 

 

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Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is Twenty Years Old Today

Bill Deakin founded Silly Billy’s Toy Shop as an Independent Toy Shop Twenty Years ago in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
Despite a great deal of significant change in UK Toy Retail and several floods in Hebden Bridge, Silly Billy’s has managed to stay afloat.

This is no mean feat when you consider that twenty years ago there were far more Independent Toy Shops around and now sadly many have closed down or been amalgamated into the ToyMaster Group.  Silly Billy’s is still trading after 20 years because of both it’s location and also it’s tenacity. To find out more about what was popular in the Toy Trade twenty years ago then read this article.

Some of the Top Toys of 1997 were the TeleTubbies, Tamagotchi and Buzz Lightyear. Most of which Silly Billy’s Toy Shop have never stocked! We have seen trends and crazes come and go in the last twenty years and the latest Fidget Spinners craze is really turning the tables. Hebden Bridge is an anomaly in the general Toy industry in that popular Toys UK wide can often flop in Hebden Bridge and Bill has learnt many lessons over the past two decades as to what will, and will not, be successful.
Silly Billy’s has faced many challenges over the years and Bill has hung on through thick and thin, the Floods of Boxing Day 2015 almost seeing the business close and without the help of many local people and CFFC we may well have done just that. However, Silly Billy’s managed to continue trading and even relocate to brand new premises in Hebden Bridge.

Bill is not having a Twentieth Birthday party at the shop though he does say that he will have one for the Silver Anniversary of Silly Billy’s in 2022.
We would like to thank all our customers for their continued support, without which we would have closed down, like so many of the other Independent Toy Shops in the UK.

We are happy to be trading from our new location of Old Gate House next door to the Amazing Homely at Hebden, a great shop for Annie Sloan chalkpaint supplies or home furnishings and inspirational ideas. Did you know that they also run Courses on how best to use Chalk Paint?

If you would like to give us anything on our 20th Birthday then all we ask is that perhaps you take the time to review us on Facebook or follow one of our Social Media Profiles:
Silly Billy’s on Pinterest
Silly Billy’s on Twitter
Silly Billy’s Facebook

 

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