June 2018 News & New Flying Products

We have recently received some new and exciting Kites, flying products, for the Summer. We are one of a very few shops in the Calder Valley to stock flying products like kites and we have sourced two really exciting kites for you to compliment our, always in Stock, single string pocket kite from the House of Marbles

The Brookite Shadow

The Shadow Kite is full of vibrant rainbow colours – single line and easy to fly in any wind, this kite will give hours of flying fun. For over 100 years Brookite have been designing and manufacturing high quality kites and outdoor toys. Materials and technology have changed considerably over the years and the company has continued to produce state of the art toys whilst retaining the underlying value for money ethos. The range has expanded gradually from single line kites to dual line sport kites and power kites that are strictly for the extreme market. Single line kites are the number one choice for youngsters and beginners – they are easy to fly and simple to assemble. Get out into the fresh air and enjoy the ultimate in outdoor fun that won’t break the bank.
Brookite Shadow

The Brookite Harrier Sport Kite

The Brookite Harrier kite really knows how to throw some shapes! It’s size make it suitable for a variety of wind speeds generating quite some pulling power in higher winds, so watch out. From simple loops and dives to the more complex stunts the Brookite Harrrier Kite can do them well if you know how! Watch some videos on tricks and have a go with this great entry kite to the fun world on stunt kiting. Enjoy.
brookite harrierLeading along to other items that flap in the Wind, we have some fantastic England Car Flags for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018, which are only £2 each. The flags measure 47cm by 30cm and are re-usable. They fit easily to any car door window.
england car flag

To compliment the England Car Flags for the 2018 FIFA World Cup we also have some GB EYE Russia Maxi Posters listing all the teams as a fillable Wall Chart in which you can track the progress of teams in this exciting football tournament.
SP1509-RUSSIA-WALL-CHART-2018

Here is a Full List of all The GB Eye Posters that we recently received at our Toy Shop:

  • PH0464 Zebras
  • GN0214 World Map 2017
  • GN0874 Unicorn Magical
  • SP1509 Russia Wall Chart
  • PH0548 Owl Face
  • FP4300 MINECRAFT Ocelot Chase
  • FP4521 Minecraft World Beyond
  • PH0346 Lion and cub
  • FP4514 Harry Potter Spells And Charms
  • FP2594 Harry Potter 7 Part 2 Teaser
  • GN0860 Emoji Believe in Unicorns (Bravado)
  • GN0843 Emoji Collage (Bravado)
  • GN0581 Educational Alphabet
  • FP4636 Doctor Who 13th Doctor
  • GN0862 UNICORN Amazing
  • FP4506 Attack on Titan Season 2 Key Art
  • FP3952 Harry Potter Crests Poster
  • FP4616 Ready Player One Sheet
  • LP2094 Little Mix Quad
  • FP4360 Pokemon Kanto 151
  • LP2089 Little Mix Glory Days
  • GN08454 Emoji * Know your Emoji
  • FP4316 Rick and Morty group
  • FP4317 Rick and Morty Mr Meeseeks
  • FP4338 Overwatch Characters
  • GN08692 Unicorn Amazing
  • FP4534 Overwatch Battle
  • FP4503 Rick and Morty Action Movie
  • FP4482 The Flash Solo
  • GN0147 UK Map Political
  • FP3829 Pokemon Partner Pokemon

SLIME

As you may or may not know, the popularity of Slime has risen in 2018 and for a limited time we are offering our slime pots at only £1 a pot. This is a remarkable price and probably unobtainable elsewhere so if you would like to buy some Slime or know anyone that would then come and visit our Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge.

SLIME ONLY £1 per POT For a LIMITED TIME

Playmobil Pirates

Have you seen our New Life size Playmobil Figure outside our Toy Shop? Recently delivered, this Playmobil life-size Pirate Captain is a fantastic representation of the Playmobil Pirates Theme
Playmobil Pirate

Take your picture with our Full Size Playmobil Pirate Figure and Tag Silly Billy’s Toy Shop Facebook Page in it ideally with this hashtag of #SillyBillys and then come into the shop and show us the image on Facebook and you can have a FREE Playmobil Figure, this offer is for a limited time or until we run out of Figures.
Examples of Figures you could collect are below:
Playmobil_Figres

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THE COOLEST LEGO RETRO SETS

THE COOLEST RETRO SETS

This is a guest post that has been exclusively written for Silly Billy’s Toy Shop by James Hirlehey, Writer, LEGO fanatic, and owner of Ninja Brick

I would like to reminisce about RETRO LEGO Sets that have withstood the test of time are still being played by Millions of Fans and Supporters worldwide. These sets are the classics, and if you happen to own one, you could be the envy of every child (and fan) who loves to play with LEGO.

These are the 5 retro LEGO sets that have captured the imagination of all who love LEGO. These retro sets are:

THE MILLENNIUM FALCON

LEGO Millenium Falcon

This set is one of the largest, and probably the most detailed retro set on the market today with 7500 pieces. Who can forget Han Solo’s freighter?,The ship that fought of Darth Vader and his Death Star. Or the other scene in Episode VII when Han and Chewbacca were being attacked and Rey took over the controls as the Co-pilot. Han Solo was also amazed how she was able to familiarize herself with the ship.

This set has exterior details, quad laser cannons, boarding ramps, landing posts, and a cockpit with a detachable canopy. It also features hull plates that when removed, reveals the main hold, gunnery, and rear compartment. It is also equipped with sensor dishes and crew. This set is complete with Han, Chewbacca, C3PO, and Leia if you want to play the classics, or Finn, Rey, BB-8, and if you decide to master the world of Episode VII and VIII. The whole set is measured around 21 cm high, 84 cm long, and 56cm wide.

CAFE CORNER

LEGO CAFE CORNER

Another vintage LEGO set that has caught the attention of all LEGO fans who have a flare for past projects is the Cafe Corner. This building is a tribute to the buildings of the 1950’s which were famous for their slightly gothic designs. The colors of this building highlight activity, perception and architecture. Its versatile and modular concept allows the corner to be expanded, in order to add space for other similar structures, perfect for town expansion. The building can be divided into three (3) sections and can be dismantled for easy access and transport. It consists of 2,056 pieces, and 3 mini-figures. The player can imagine citizens buying, or even playing with their bikes at the cafe front. The idea of creativity and imagination is highlighted since the set recognizes people with real-life job problems. The janitor sweeping garbage at the front of the cafe only signifies this notion. This piece would be a welcome addition in any room that recognizes classical sets. This is why this set is highly sought after by all LEGO fans and enthusiasts who have seen movies depicting the era.

TAJ MAHAL

LEGO taj mahal

Although the history of the Taj Mahal is not really as popular as it once was, it is still a coveted project for all romantics who know the tragic story of Taj Mahal and want to re-create a happy ending. Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the building on 1631 in memory of his wife, Empress Mumtaz Mahal. It is a building signifying unending love steadfast devotion. Consisting of an ivory white marble mausoleum, it has become famous as one of the wonders of the world in terms of architecture. This LEGO project features 4 facades with sweeping arches, windows, and balconies. The dome, domed corridors, and surrounding chambers are topped with decorative bricks, and the raised platform is filled with recessed arches. Additional features include 6 blue 16×32 baseplates, Erling bricks and Jumper plates. The model tops of with an ornate and intricate tilework around the base. The set consists of 5,900 pieces and was designed to reward the builder with an insight on what it took to create the real thing. It measures around 43cm high, 51cm wide, and 51cm deep. This LEGO set would be a great ornament for the office or study.

THE DEATH STAR

LEGO THE DEATH STAR

Another classical retro set is the Death Star. The main base of Darth Vader in Star Wars. It could recount how Darth Vader and the death star troopers were defeated by the Alliance of Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, and many more. The replica consists of:

  • Trash Compactor
  • Tractor beam generator room
  • Detention Block
  • Conference Chamber
  • Superweapon firing room.
  • The  quarters of C-3PO and R2-D2 at the movie
  • Droid maintenance room
  • Emperor’s throne room
  • Room with crane
  • The beam where Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia cross while hanging on to a rope
  • Turret Room ( 2 Turrets )
  • A Guns an ammunitions room located under the destructive super-weapon

The Death Star also features 24 mini-figures and Droids plus a trash compactor monster, It comes with movie inspired equipment and props that include target monitors, TIE Advanced hangar with a rotating or moving launch rack, and authentic replica components include the control room and target monitor, Imperial conference chamber, TIE Advanced hangar bay with moving launch rack. This LEGO has proven to be demanding and if you plan on building this set, be patient! Always consider the options.

IMPERIAL STAR DESTROYER

LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer

The last item on my list is the Imperial Star Destroyer, the main destroyer of the Imperial Fleet. This goes to show just how popular LEGO Star Wars sets have been. This set includes 6 mini-figures with different weapons. It is equipped with a lifting handle, removable top and fold-down sides, 8 turning cannons, 2 spring-loaded shooters, storage compartments for 2 missiles, 7 powerful blue engines, and detailed interior. The Weapons are 2 blaster rifles and 2 blasters. It also features a hologram of Emperor Palpatine that hasn’t been done before. It measures over 19 cm high, 50 cm long, and 33 cm wide.

These retro sets are one of the coolest LEGO sets ever created. They were immortalized by all who love these toys and will always remain as prized collections. They are classics and would never be outdated or taken for granted. Although they represent certain eras and movies that were once famous, it is the replica itself that salutes the producers and makers of those movies or buildings. Through these replicas, they will never be forgotten.

 

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Happy 21st Birthday to Silly Billy’s

Silly Billy’s Toy Shop have been serving Hebden Bridge since 1st May 1997, a massive 21 Years.
First we were in Innovation Mill, or in the shop just next door to the Mill, and recently in 2016 we relocated to Old Gate House following the devastating flooding of 2015
You can easily find Silly Billy’s Toy Shop using the map below:

Now onto our 21st Birthday Week Competitions and more

We will be running a Raffle and Colouring Competitions through our Birthday week from Silly Billy’s Toy Shop opening at 09:30 on Tuesday 1st May 2018 until Silly Billy’s Toy Shop closes on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018 at 17:00

LEGO
Firstly we have a massive LEGO giveaway, all you need to do is make a purchase in the shop of any amount and we will give you a raffle ticket free to enter the LEGO Prize Draw which will take place on Tuesday 8th May, 1st prize is a LEGO Creator Modular Skate House 31081 (RRP £34.99), 2nd Prize is a LEGO Creator Outback Adventures 31075 (RRP £17.99) and lastly for Third Prize we have a LEGO City Mining Power Splitter 60165 (RRP £12.99)
LEGO Raffle

PLAYMOBIL
The Playmobil Competition consists of guessing how many Playmobil Plus Figures there are inside the large Playmobil Pirate inside the entrance to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop. You can submit entries all though our Birthday Week and a Prize Winner will be announced week commencing 14th May and we are leaving the forms in the shop until we close at 17:00 on Sunday 13th May ! Please follow Silly Billy’s on Facebook for Winner announcements,  The prizes in the Playmobil Competition are slit in Gender though if a boy wants the girl’s prize or vice versa then we are fine with that.
Boys prize is a Playmobil Knights’ Armory Play Box 5637 (RRP £17.99)
Girl’s Prize is Playmobil Flower Shop Play Box 5639 (RRP £17.99)
Playmobil Guessing Game

Here is a form for the Playmobil Guessing Game should you wish to download it, print it out and pop it into the shop yourself:
Playmobil-guessing-game

TY
The TY prize is a create your own Beanie Prize and will be drawn week commencing Monday May 14th and there will be a First, Second and Third Prize Winners
First Prize wins a Large Beanie Boo
Second Prize a Medium Beanie Boo
Third Prize a Small Beanie Boo
You can download an image for that here (right click that link and save as) to print yourself; or pick up a paper copy in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop
Please get your beanie colouring entries in to us by Sunday 13th May 2018 at 5pm

The Prize for the TY Beanie Colouring Competition is now revealed simply click the TY LOGO Below to be taken to a picture of the TY Beanie Colouring Competition Prize
TY Competition

Lottie Dolls and Arklu
The Lottie Dolls competition is to design Lottie’s pony flag race outfit. and there will be one Winner of a Lottie Doll, Spring Celebration Ballet (RRP £19.99)
This prize will be drawn week commencing Monday May 14th
Please get your Lottie Doll colouring entries in to us by Sunday 13th May 2018 at 5pm
There is an A4 PDF of the design template here which you can print yourself or you can pick one up in our toy shop.
Lottie Doll

Download a PDF of the design template below if you want:
A4_PonyFlagRace_Template_Retail

Other News during Silly Billy’s Birthday Week

There is a lot going on as the now famous Tour De Yorkshire Men’s Cycle Race will be passing through Hebden Bridge in it’s 4th stage on Sunday 6th May 2018, for the full route and more info check out this link

The Local Elections 2018 are on Thursday 3rd May and there is a good article about why it is important for mum’s and dad’s to vote written by Michael Thrasher, Associate Member, Nuffield College, Oxford here,

Please come and visit Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge during our 21st Birthday Week and get involved with our exciting Free to enter competitions.
21st Birthday

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Silly Billy’s Toy Shop 21st Birthday Teaser

On 1st May 2018 Silly Billy’s Toy Shop will be 21 Years of Age

Here are some tasters of events and competitions that will be happening during our 21st Birthday Week Celebrations starting on 1st May 2018

  1. There is a big Surprise under wraps in the shop which will be revealed on 1st May 2018 when Silly Billy’s opens in Hebden Bridge at 09:30
    Playmobil Competition
  2. There will be a raffle ticket given out to every customer who spends any amount with Silly Billy’s over the Birthday week, so ONE Raffle ticket per purchase though multiple tickets can be received if you shop multiple times in the week at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop. The Raffle Prizes will consist of LEGO and other items to be announce in a blog post on 1st May itself
    raffle
  3. There will be a Design a Beanie Competition run all week and an opportunity for TY Beanie prizes for the best designs
    TY-Beanies
  4. There will be an outfit-design competition involving Lottie Dolls and the opportunity to WIN a Lottie Doll, Spring Celebration Ballet from our shop and also be entered into a Worldwide competition from Arklu.
    Lottie Doll

So from 1st May 2018 please mark in your calendars for Silly Billy’s Toy Shop 21st Birthday and it is only

-17701”Days” -1”Hours” -16”Minutes” -30”Seconds”

Until Silly Billy’s Big Birthday week

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Clock Games – Tell The Time

Here at Silly Billy’s we have a number of great resources to help your children to learn to tell the time from Clock Games, created by Orchard Toys, to the Amazing Time Teacher Watches and Clocks.
“Tell the Time” Game from Orchard Toys is suitable for two to four players aged 5 years to nine years and can develop both analogue and digital time telling skills in this fun Lotto game. Simply turn over a card, read the time aloud and fill your board first to Win, it is fun and exciting and we have this and many other Orchard Toys in stock at Silly Billy’s.
clock games

A recent article from Sky News has shown that teenagers and those taking higher level qualifications are having inordinate trouble being able to use and decipher Analogue Clock Faces

Secondary schools are reportedly having to ditch traditional clocks for digital ones because pupils cannot tell the time.
A teacher told a conference that GCSE students have complained that they are unable to read clock faces during exams, The Sun reported.The disclosure at last month’s Partners in Excellence conference is said to have been backed-up by other teachers, with Tory MP Rob Halfon saying the revelation should serve as an “alarm call”.
The Maths National Curriculum states that children aged between five and six should be taught to tell the time to the hour, half past the hour, and be able to draw the hands on a clock.
The unnamed teacher had told delegates: “It’s amazing the number of students I come across in Year 10, 11 and sixth form who do not know how to tell the time.
“They do not necessarily have watches any more and they have mobile phones with the time on.”

Source Teachers Claim A’ Level and GCSE Students cannot tell the time !

Silly Billy’s are a stockist of Easy Read Time Teacher Watches and Clocks

As a stockist of Easy Read Time Teacher Watches and clocks for over a year now we have found that they have been welcomed enormously by our shoppers and they are approved by educators as you can see in the video below:-

So if you are looking to get a head-start for your child in school to tell the time with either clock games or the amazing Easy Read Time Teacher Clocks and Watches then get down to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge today.

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Silly Billy is soon to be Twenty One Years Old

Silly Billy’s 21st Birthday is coming up on the 1st May 2018

Bill Deakin will be celebrating the coming of age of Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge, one of the last remaining Independent Toy Shops. On the 1st May 2018 Silly Billy’s Toy Shop will have been established for twenty-one years in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

From small beginnings and with great growth until the onset of Internet Shopping, Silly Billy’s has done enormously well to keep going in what are difficult times. With the corporates selling Toys as large competition, Silly Billy’s has eclipsed Toys r Us UK which went into administration in February of this year (2018)

From Tuesday 1st May until Monday midnight 7th May we will have some exciting Competitions and Raffles for everyone to take part in.

 

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Lottie Dolls at Silly Billy’s

Silly Billy’s is very Happy to be the
new go-to Stockist for Lottie Dolls

It has taken us a while to get Lottie Dolls in and they have been in our toy shop in Hebden Bridge for a good few weeks now. We feel that the reception customers have given to Lottie has exceeded our initial expectations and we hope that our Lottie Dolls range really sparks the interest of our local community.

Lottie Dolls – What The Creators Say

To date, many of our dolls, outfits, accessories and play-sets have come straight from the amazing and awe-inspiring imaginations of children. Maybe that’s what makes our range of dolls so relatable. Kids have helped to create a range of toys that they actually want to play with.

We recognise how precious childhood is. And in the face of growing pressure – from a variety of sources – how short it can be. We dream of a safe and uncomplicated place where kids can be kids, where the great outdoors is there for the exploring, where curiosity-led discoveries are a daily occurrence, where the imagination can run wild and where the only limit is bedtime.Our vision, when we first created Lottie, was to develop a range of dolls that would empower children to be them-selves, to be imaginative and adventurous and – most of all – to have fun. We believe that childhood should be an inclusive place where every child belongs regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability. And we’ve made it our mission to do our bit – no matter how small – to protect childhood.

Lottie Dolls Compliment our spectacular talking Tammy Doll and our other Doll’s World dolls, you can read more about Dolls World in this post
Lottie Dolls are Award Winning and below is a list of all the many Awards that Lottie has won since they came into being in 2012

(USA) Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2015 – Platinum Best Toy Award
Stargazer Lottie Doll
(USA) Tillywig Gold Top Fun Toy Awards 2015
Rockabilly Lottie Doll
(UK) ToyShop UK Independent Toy Awards Silver Medal (in Dolls) 2015
Fossil Hunter Lottie Dolls
(UK) Loved By Parents Award 2015 – Best Stimulative Toy (age 3-6)
Muddy Puddles Lottie Doll.
(USA) The Toy Insider Top Summer Toy 2015
Muddy Puddles Lottie Doll
(USA) Family Choice Awards 2014
Snow Queen Lottie Doll and Autumn Leaves Lottie Doll
(USA) Scholastic Parent and Child Gold Star Toy 2014
(USA) Scholastic Gold Star Toy 2013
(Canada) Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada Gold Star Award 2013
(USA) Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2013 – Platinum Best Toy Award
Kawaii Karate Lottie Doll and Robot Girl Lottie Doll
(USA) Mom’s Choice Award 2012 Gold Medal
(UK) Creative Play Awards 2012 – Winner’s Award in the Imaginative Role Play 4 – 7 years category
Autumn Leaves Lottie Doll
(USA) PAL Awards 2012 (Play Advances Learning)
Autumn Leaves Lottie Doll and Pony Flag Race Lottie doll
(USA) National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval
Autumn Leaves Lottie Doll
(USA) Tillywig Best Creative Fun Award
Branksea Festival Lottie Doll
(USA) Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2012 – Platinum Best Toy Award
Pony Flag Race Lottie Doll, Spring Celebration Ballet Lottie Doll and Snow Queen Lottie Doll
(UK) ToyTalk Awards 2012 – Highly Commended
Snow Queen Lottie doll
(UK) ToyShop UK Independent Toy awards 2012
Silver Medal (Dolls)
(USA) Creative Child Magazine awards 2012 – Preferred Choice Award
Autumn Leaves Lottie Doll
(USA) Creative Child Magazine awards 2012 – Seal of Excellence
Biscuit the Beagle Accessory Pack
(UK) Rainbow Awards for Toy Excellence 2012 – Highly Commended
LOTTIE Dolls

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Reviews and Exciting News

Trip Advisor Reviews

As it says all over the Trip Advisor blurb and elsewhere on the internet, Trip Advisor is the Number One Reviews site. The reasons for this are simple:-

  • Site layout and mobile application both have great UX (User eXperience)
  • Internal search is friendly
  • Incentives to write reviews for reviewers is excellent

Back in 2015 the web manager of Silly Billy’s (Robert A Williams) tried to list Silly Billy’s Toy Shop on Tripadvisor and at the time this was not possible, this was Trip Advisor’s response:

Hello,
Thank you for submitting this property to TripAdvisor.
We’re sorry, but we were unable to verify that the property meets our listing guidelines from the information provided.
You can review our listings guidelines here:

If you have additional information, please resubmit your listing request here:

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Name:
Address: Bridge Mill, St. George’s Square
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Telephone number: +(44)1422 843304
Website: http://www.sillybillystoyshop.com
Listing Request ID: XXXXX

However, since 2015 there have been some changes in Trip Advisor listing Criteria and following on from discovering that our lovely neighbours, Homely at Hebden, had managed to create their own Trip Advisor profile, see here, we again submitted a request to Trip Advisor to list our own Toy Shop. This time we were successful ! Here, you can find Silly Billy’s on Trip Advisor

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In Other News we have received a large delivery of Orchard Toys in the run-up to Easter and here is a list of the exciting and educational toys that came in or that delivery

  • Dinosaur Lotto
  • Look and Find…. Alphabet
  • Look and Find…. Number
  • Look and Find…. Shape
  • Look and Find…. Colour
  • Lots of New Mini Games at only £4.99
  • Shopping List
  • Smelly Wellies
  • Farmyard Heads and Tails
  • The Game of Ladybirds
  • Crazy Chefs
  • Spotty Dogs
  • Scaredy Cat
  • Pigs in Pants
  • Slug in a Jug
  • Catch and Count
  • Match and Spell
  • Dotty Dinosaurs
  • Cheeky Monkeys
  • Bus Stop Game
  • Pirate Snakes and Ladders
  • Alphabet Match
  • Farm Opposite
  • Pets
  • Farmyard
  • Rescue Squad
  • Who’s on the Farm
  • Fairy Cottage
  • Fire Engine
  • BIG Tractor Jigsaw
  • BIG Police Car
  • One, Two, Tree
  • BIG Alphabet Jigsaw
  • Pirate Shape
  • World Map Puzzle and Poster
  •  Great Britain and Ireland Puzzle and Poster

Reviews and Exciting News

Trip Advisor Reviews As it says all over the Trip Advisor blurb and elsewhere on the internet, Trip Advisor is the Number One Reviews site. The reasons for this are simple:- Site layout and mobile application both have great UX (User eXperience) Internal search is…

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Orchard Toys, A Great British Toy Company

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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…

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What’s New – Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend

What’s New – What’s On – Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend We have had a few deliveries this week at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop including more Orchard Toys. Orchard Toys are consistently popular here at Silly Billy’s and suitable for younger children. They are Toys that aid…

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Orchard Toys 2015 Christmas

Orchard Toys are Popular at Silly Billy’s Today we had our large order of Orchard Toys delivered and it was quite a struggle to fit it all onto the shelves. Orchard Toys are very popular at Silly Billy’s and we have an Offer on that if you buy Two Orchard Toys then…

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Must Have Toys 2015

Must Have Toys 2015 Here at Silly Billy’s we do not tend to go with the flow of what is happening in other parts of the Country but here are some of our Top Five products for this year, in no particular order: TY Beanie Boos, always a great seller, and still only…

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Vehicles at Silly Billy’s – Lots of Them

Lots of New and Exciting Vehicles at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

We always have lots of exciting Vehicles and always have new vehicles coming in to our toy shop.
Right now we have vehicles from Playmobil in both the 1.2.3 range for younger children and also the standard Playmobil Range.
Also we have LEGO vehicles, die-cast vehicles, Matchbox vehicles and many more, why not check out the Vehicles range at Silly Billy’s this Easter Weekend, we are open all weekend and don’t forget that on Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 we have the amazing Duck Race in Hebden Bridge, organised by the stalwart Hebden Bridge Rotary Club, this year they have gone the extra mile and had a very stable commentating platform built above Duck Island by the guys from Omega Scaffolding.

 

Half Term 2018 at Silly Billys

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Playmobil 2018 – All NEW

We have taken receipt of our first Playmobil Delivery of 2018 and following on from the amazing success of Playmobil Ghostbusters in 2017 we have the all new Ghostbuster sets: 9346 Ghostbuster Egon Spengler 9347 Ghostbuster Peter Venkman 9348 Ghostbuster Raymond…

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The Festive Fandango 2017 sees a wider geographical area coming into play with Mytholmroyd retail shops and restaurants taking part in the glory that is the Festive Fandango. So what’s it all about? Well, The Festive Fandango is an Annual event in Hebden Bridge and…

Instead of Sitting on Santas Lap

Instead of Sitting on Santa’s Lap, This 4-Yr-Old Dropped to His Knees at What Santa Did Next Millions of children go through the Santa line, but how many have you seen do this? Most 4-year-old’s hop on the big man’s lap to ask for LEGO and race cars and other cool…

Playmobil – A Potted History

Playmobil at Silly Billy’s and the History of Playmobil History  Playmobil was invented by German inventor Hans Beck (1929–2009), who is often called “The Father of Playmobil”. Beck received training as a cabinet-maker and was an avid creator of model aeroplanes, a…

Gift Box to Girl in Philippines changes lives

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Easter 2018 and Hebden Bridge Duck Race

The Hebden Bridge Duck Race 2018 and Easter 2018

Easter is always a busy time of year for us at Silly Billy’s and the Easter Holidays start a week earlier in Lancashire than they do in Yorkshire so with Lancashire schools breaking up for Easter at the end of this week.

We have had some large deliveries from our major suppliers including LEGO, TY, Playmobil and Schleich. Not to mention the brand new range of Lottie Dolls that we have now in our fantastic toy shop.

From LEGO we have mainly topped our existing stock, though we also have some new products in the shop which include the amazing LEGO Technic Mack Anthem Truck 42078 with 2595 pieces of LEGO in the box !

                   

LEGO Delivery Easter 2018

  • 10818 Duplo My First Truck
  • 10749 LEGO Friends’ Mia’s Organic Food Market
  • 10754 LEGO Super Heroes Spiderman Vs Scorpion Street Showdown
  • 10401 Rainbow Fun
  • 10402 Fun Future
  • 10713 LEGO Creator Creative Suitcase
  • 10700 Green Baseplate
  • 31073 LEGO Creator Mythical Creatures
  • 31075 LEGO City Outback Adventures
  • 42084 LEGO Technic Hook Loader
  • 42071 LEGO Technic Dozer Compactor
  • 42072 LEGO Technic WHACK !
  • 42073 LEGO Technic BASH !
  • 42078 LEGO Technic Mack Anthem
  • 60170 LEGO City Off-Road chase
  • 60171 LEGO City Mountain Fugitives
  • 60180 LEGO City Monster Truck
  • 75193 Millenium Falcon MicroFighter
  • 75194 First Order TIE Fighter MicroFighter
  • 75195 LEGO Star Wars Ski Speeder

Lottie Dolls

Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is VERY excited to now be the soul distributor of Lottie Dolls in the area. So if your little ones would like one of these marvellous Award Winning Dolls then where better to buy them than Silly Billy’s finest Independent Toy Shop, In Hebden Bridge. This comprises our selection of Lottie Dolls and associated Lottie Doll Products

  • Lottie Dolls Autumn Leaves – £19.99
  • Lottie Dolls Forest Friend – £19.99
  • Lottie Dolls Muddy Puddles – £19.99
  • Lottie Dolls Pandora’s Box – £19.99
  • Lottie Dolls Birthday Girl – £19.99
  • Lottie Dolls Sweet Dreams – £9.99
  • Lottie Dolls Pandora The Persian Cat – £9.99
  • Lottie Dolls Raspberry Ripple – £9.99
  • Lottie Dolls Sirius The Welsh Mountain Pony £19.99

So come to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge this 2018 to see our Wide selection of Lottie Dolls and also to see the amazing Hebden Bridge Duck Race, tickets are available from the Roundtable vendors who have a stall in St George’s Square.

The Hebden Bridge Duck Race 2018

The Annual Hebden Bridge Duck Race will take place this Bank Holiday Monday on 2nd April 2018 Tickets are for sale now and all weekend in St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge, HX7 and in the run up to the Duck Race 2018 Don’t forget Silly Billy’s big raffle to win Kaloo Plush Toys is still running and you can read more about the raffle here

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