Merry Christmas 2016 to All Our Customers

Merry Christmas 2016 to All Our Customers

Everyone at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop would like to wish ALL of YOU a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017

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Merry Christmas 2016

It has been a very big year for us at Silly Billy’s as many of you will know. After the floods of last year we closed down for a time and then re-opened on 25th March 2016 this year in brand new premises. Our new shop has been getting nothing but great feedback from all of the people that have visited and we honestly love it. It is a complete transformation from our old shop in the Old Mill.

We have had some staff come and go, Alex is now working down South for the Ambulance Service as a Paramedic and we wish him all the best in his career.
Finn is still with us, part-time, and looking to get a new job in his apprenticed work of Electrical Engineering so if anyone is looking for a very talented and enthusiastic electrical engineer then please get in touch and we can put you in touch with Finn. Easiest way to get in touch with us is through Silly Billy’s Facebook page or email us at:-info@sillybillystoyshop.com

Obviously Christmas is one of the busiest times for  us as a Toy Shop and this year is our First Christmas in our brand new toy shop. We have tried our utmost to cover all the bases for Christmas 2016 and we hope we have fulfilled the desires of our Customers young and old. If anyone has any feedback we are happy to receive it and you can write reviews for us on Google Plus or Facebook if you would like to. It really helps us to know what people think and if you wish for us to change anything or try and get any products in stock that you would like.

Silly Billy’s are very active on Social Media so if you like you can visit us here:

Silly Billy’s on Twitter

Silly Billy’s on Facebook

Silly Billy’s on Pinterest

Christmas Opening 2016
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Eight Shopping Days til Christmas – Silly Billy’s News

Eight Shopping Days til Christmas – Silly Billy’s Toy Shop News

“Time waits for no man” and sales are apace here at Silly Billy’s, Lego Rogue One Themed Sets are flying out of the doors and we are getting very busy for our first ever Christmas in our New Toy Shop Shop. There are only EIGHT shopping days left now until Christmas 2016

Hebden Bridge Wins Great British High Street Awards

You may have heard the news that Hebden Bridge won TWO prestigious awards in the Great British High Street Awards that were recently announced.

Peoples Choice Winner

Winner – People’s Choice

A well deserved award with over 40,000 votes for Hebden Bridge, we received the most votes in the Competition’s History, as Winner of The People’s Choice Awards.

Small Market town Winner

Winner Small Market Town

Overall Small Market Town winner we beat the Southern Towns to come out on top. This means that Hebden Bridge has once again hit the news headlines and this time for a better cause than the Hebden Bridge Floods of 2015

Many many thanks to everyone who

The My Life of Pets TY range is again proving very popular as a sub-section of the Teeny TY range that we have in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.
These are the Characters that we still have in stock:

  • Mel
  • Chloe
  • Snowball
  • Gidget
  • Max
  • Duke
  • Buddy

Our Very Special Lego Christmas Competition ends in Just over 48 Hours so you still have a little time to enter and the easiest and quickest way to do so is to like Silly Billy’s Facebook page and then fill out this google form which really won’t take you very long. Silly Billy’s are trying to reach 2000 Facebook Likes Before Christmas Day 2016 and hopefully we will make that goal. If you haven’t seen our other Social Media Profiles then we are also very active on Pinterest, Twitter and Google Plus. Any search for Silly Billy’s Toy Shop should bring us up within those sites.

As Previously Mentioned our Very Special Lego Competition will end in:-

-326Days
-9Hours
-28Minutes
-48Seconds

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So ENTER NOW and Don’t Miss Out on Winning some superb Lego

 

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December 2016 News – 13 Shopping Days to Christmas

December 2016 News – 13 Shopping Days to Christmas !!

Lego Christmas Competition 2016

Lego Christmas Competition 2016

There are less than two weeks until Christmas and Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is buzzing.
We have lots of exciting toys for girls and boys so visit Hebden Bridge and Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and help keep Independent shopping alive.
Silly Billy’s have a really exciting Lego Competition running at the moment and there is still time to enter, entry is very quick and part of the reason we are running this competition is to increase Silly Billy’s Toy Shop visibility online.

2000 Facebook Likes by Christmas ?

Silly Billy’s are aiming for 2000 Facebook likes by Christmas 2016 so if you have been to our Shop or even bought from Silly Billy’s Ebay Shop, then why not head over to Facebook and give us a like, it would really help us out this year and you will also be kept up to date with all Silly Billy’s latest news as well.

This fantastic #LEGO Competition is going to end and it is very easy to enter, just go here, won’t take long http://bit.ly/2fKUden

Posted by Silly Billy’s Toy Shop on Sunday, 4 December 2016

Next door to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is the fantastic Homely At Hebden, a new shop in Hebden Bridge with lots of unusual gift’s for Christmas so pop in and see their shop whilst visiting us.

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Homely at Hebden Christmas Window

Also both Homely At Hebden and Silly Billy’s are part of the Festive Fandango 2016 here and you can collect Festive Fandango stickers from both shops for any purchases over £5.

A little further afield and also with competitions in mind Cut Price Barry’s who have a retail shop in Halifax, are doing a fantastic Christmas Competition, giving away a box full of fantastic Christmas Food goodies EVERY DAY, and to find out more about their competition simply go to the facebook post below:

######### FREE 24 HOUR GIVEAWAY #########

### EVERYDAY UNTIL CHRISTMAS EVE ####

For a chance to win a box full of…

Posted by Cut Price Barry’s on Sunday, 4 December 2016

Top Toys For Christmas

Around this time of year there are often lists published by various association and retail groups about their Top Christmas  Toys, I wrote one for Silly Billy’s for Christmas 2015

Sylvanian Treehouse

(figures not included)

This year we are fast running out of certain lines, Sylvanian’s are very popular and we have some Tree House’s left plus a selection of Sylvanian families and Sylvanian Babies.
With the forthcoming release of Star Wars Rogue One, the Lego Star Wars Rogue one models are also incredibly popular this season. We still have a good selection of Lego left here on Silly Billy’s Toy Shop Lego Wall.
lego wall

Playmobil is proving to be hugely popular again this year and we have had to make numerous top-up orders with our Playmobil Rep so if you are after any Playmobil then please d0n’t forget that Silly Billy’s Toy Shop has one of the finest ranges of Playmobil of any Toy Shop outside of London and we are very pleased with our Playmobil selection this year and the Amazing Playmobil Window Display that we have depicting the Playmobil Space range.

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Playmobil Window Display

 

 

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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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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
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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

Written and created by Robert A Williams

 

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Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts

The corporate’s have been punching Christmas 2016 for some time now. We have placed many of our orders for Christmas already here at Silly Billy’s and we have Christmas Gifts from as low as 50 pence to as much as £79.99. Lego is one of ourprime lines for Christmas 2016 and we would appreciate it if you would shop for your Lego products from us here at Silly Billy’s rather than the likes of Amazon or another global corporation.
Shopping with Small Businesses helps to keep diversity in the High Street and also helps the small business to continue trading. Independent Toy Shop’s have been culled by corporates and internet shopping and Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is one of the last Independent’s standing so we would really appreciate it, if your Christmas Gift’s could be shopping with us:
What do we have in stock for Christmas you may ask?
Well here are some things that might entertain you,:

Stocking Filler’s from 50p, these might include the ever popular Lego Minifigures at only £2.49 a packet
Lego Minifigures Series 16

 

 

 

 

Our 50 pence range includes bouncy balls and much much more
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We have Four Types of Advent Calendars in Stock although they are running out fast

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Lego Star Wars Advent £24.99

 

 

 

 

 

Playmobil Advent Calendar £19.99

Playmobil Advent Calendar £19.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Gifts

Playmobil 1.2.3 Advent £19.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bayala advent calendars

Bayala Advent Calendars £24.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Christmas Gifts include our Fantastic Lego range with all new Lego Star Wars Rogue One
W
e have Hex Bugs in stock and plenty of wooden toys for our younger shoppers, including a Wooden Brio compatible train track at only £19.99 and we have the best range of Schleich collectible horses and animals of any Toy Shop in the North of England.

Did you know that we stock the all Original Metal Slinky’s as made in the USA

Christmas Gifts

Slinky £4.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also have lots of Toys and Gift’s for Babies here at Silly Billy’s including Sophie, La Girafe, one of our most popular baby ranges to date.

So come to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop today and shop for all your Christmas Gifts and other Toy Shopping needs.

 

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