We are one of the few independent Toy Shops left that are stockists of Lego and have a huge range. We are based in Hebden Bridge, one of the most diverse towns for Independent Shops and looking at Lego Store Locations across the UK, Silly Billy’s are one of the best.
Today we received part of an order that we have created for Easter 2017 from Lego Distribution. This includes some exciting new products from Lego and some old favourites.
Our Lego City Range has increased dramatically in our Lego Store Location to include:
We have some new for 2017 Lego Classic Sets including Lego 10706, 10708 and 10709 Blue, Green and Orange Creativity Boxes
For even more details on the classic range please visit www.lego.com/en-gb/classic
Lego are continually inventing and re-inventing products and one of the latest, that unfortunately we cannot get hold of, is The Silent Mary. This Amazing Galleon from Pirates of the Caribbean looks to be a top build and one that would provide hours of entertainment. You can only buy the Silent Mary which is available now to Lego VIP Customers (the author of the blog is one of those) and available for general release on 1st April 2017 see shop.lego.com/en-GB/Silent-Mary-71042
To compliment our exisiting Lego batman range we have also just received 70905, The Batmobile
Dolls are Reborn with Dolls World new at Silly Billy’s
There is a resurgence in Dolls and Silly Billy’s Toy Shop used to stock a lot of dolls at one time in their old toy shop in Hebden Bridge.
Now Dolls are back and we have a selection of Dolls from Dolls World here at Silly Billy’s :-
Talking Tammy even creates a realistic baby sound:
Dolls World Talking Tammy:
38cm (15″) baby doll with bean filled bum, sleeping eyes, deluxe romper, jacket, hat and dummy. Press her limbs and tummy for 21 real baby sounds. Age 18m+.
We have Mia back by popular demand and also some Little Loves Dolls at only £9.99
What more can we say about Dolls ? Well, Dolls have been absent for a time at Silly Billy’s and we are now happy they have come back to us in our all new toy shop. We have also recently increased our bath toys range for young folk and we have some exciting pr0ducts for bath play.
Some exciting new products that have also made a resurgence here are Sea Monkeys which we have back in stock also after an absence of some time:
Knights are a popular theme and always have been for children, young and old. To compliment our always popular Knights Swords, we now have exciting Knights Battle Armour.
We are increasing our product range as is usual at this time of year and in the run-up to Easter. One of the biggest events in Hebden Bridge at Easter is the Hebden Bridge Duck Race and this Easter it falls on Ban Holiday Monday 17th April 2017, to learn more about the Duck Race 2017 and buy a ticket please visit the Rotary Club’s Official Duck Race website at: www.hebdenbridgerotary.org.uk/duckrace
With the Lego Batman Movie coming to the Hebden Bridge Picture House in 12 days time, we can see the excitement that has already been generated from the general release on 10th February. We have written about Lego Batman before on this blog and have held out seeing the new movie until it’s release in our local Independent Cinema, The Hebden Bridge Picture House.
What have the critics said ?
Owen Gleiberman in Variety says: The first thing to say about “The Lego Batman Movie” is that it’s kicky, bedazzling, and super-fun. The second thing to say about it is that, like “The Lego Movie” (2014), it’s a kiddie flick that’s been made in a sophisticated spirit of lightning-fast, brain-bursting paradox. The movie uses digital animation to create the illusion that it’s set in a herky-jerky universe of plastic Lego bricks — but it has such a kaleidoscopic, anything-goes flow that it trumps the imagination of just about any animated feature you could name. The characters are Lego minifigures with pegs for heads and crudely etched faces that barely move, yet they have more personality than the majority of human actors. Most delicious of all: “The Lego Batman Movie” comes on like a kid-friendly sendup of the adult world, yet there’s a dizzying depth to its satirical observations that grows right out of the spectacularly fake settings, which are hypnotic to look at but have the effect of putting postmodern quotation marks around…everything. Originally published here
We have plenty of Lego Batman Minifgures left for all of you trying to complete the Lego Batman Movie Minifgure collection of twenty minifigures. As this is a limited edition release of minifgures you can expect them to increase in value just as the Lego Movie (2014) Minifgures have done. See image below: Original Price £2.49 RRP per minifigure so one set would cost 16 x £2.49 = £39.84 if you can determine each minifgure individually
Sale price £79.99 which is pretty much double the cost price.
Something we are quite often asked in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is do you have something for very young children like Toys for 1 Year Old or Toys for Babies. Today we are glad to say we have received some more Green Toys in our Toy shop and we are so glad to have them back. Made in the USA Green Toys have a low carbon impact and are 100% recycled, we have Submarines And Tug-Boats to complement our existing bath toys range. The Submarines and Tug-Boats are number one sellers in Toys for 1 year old and below, they are suitable for children from 6 months.
To add to this we also have two Green Toys vehicles, the Dump Truck, popular with anyone who might be a Gold Rush Fan ! And the every popular Fire-Truck. These vehicles are suitable as Toys for 1 year old and are certified safe for children from 12 months. They are exceedingly robust and remind us of the old fashioned Tonka Toys, though made of recycled plastic and not metal.
Complimenting our range of Wooden Toys from Big Jigs we have the Rolling Shape Sorter suitable, suitable for a 1 year old
Also back by popular demand are BigJigs British Isles Wooden Puzzle maps, great for learning the Counties and areas of the United Kingdom (we used to do a Europe one as well, although it has ceased post Brexit !)
As our popularity grows on Social Media so does the visibility of our Retail Shop and after the devastation of Boxing Day 2016 we would really appreciate if you could take a few seconds out of your busy schedule and like our Facebook Page and share it with your friends
We have just had a huge delivery of New Playmobil new in for 2017 here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.
Playmobil is one of our top-selling product lines and we are very excited to have some of the latest Playmobil products here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.
This is the definitive list of what we now have new at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop:
5374 Ice Sculptor
5375 Garden Princess
5376 Young Explorer with Otters
5378 Pirate with Cannon
5379 Window Cleaner
5368 Children’s Playground
5573 Mother with Twin Stroller
6140 Rabbit Pen with Hutch
6815 Woodland Grove
6817 Stag with Deer Family
6818 Bee Keeper with Honey
6823 Space Warrior
6829 Love Fairy with Ring
6869 Go-Kart Garage Starter Set
6927 Pony Farm
6947 Country Horseback Ride
6948 Picnic with Pony Wagon
6949 Vet with Pony and Foal
6950 Pony Walk
6964 Tractor with Trailer
6965 Farmer’s Wife with Hens
6966 Parents with Baby Cradle
6967 Laddef Unit Fire Truck
6968 Groomer with Bloom Pony
6969 Groomer with Heart Pony
6970 Groomer with Star Pony
6971 Groomer with Butterfly Pony
6972 Farmer with Cow
6973 Equestrian with Horse
6974 Shepherd with Sheep
6975 Woman with Cat
6976 Gamekeeper with Dog
6977 Woman with Dog
9072 Royal Lady
9074 Zookeeper with Baby Gorilla
9075 Pirate with Shield
9076 Dragon Knight
56487 Police Carry Case
56507 Princess Vanity Carry Case
56527 Princess Vanity Carry Case
56537 Vet Visit Carry Case
56557 Pirate Raft Carry Case
Playmobil and Playmobil 123 have all been renewed, replenished and refreshed as you can see in the pictures below.
We are also very excited to now have PlaymoFriends and coming soon, please keep an eye on Silly Billy’s Facebook Page, for more details is an exciting Playmobil gift offer and we will have a Loyalty System for Playmobil which is similar to the one we have for Lego Batman Minifigures. We will announce when we have the Loyalty Cards in on our Facebook Page so please follow us on Facebook to keep up with the latest news from Silly Billy’s, plus competitions and announcements of new lines like the recent Bath Toys and Time Teacher Watches.
This Is What The Internet Looked Like In 1973, funny that…
The Internet is an ever-expanding sea of billions of people, connected through a web of smartphones, laptops, watches, and cars. Forty years ago, it was a very different picture indeed. David Newbury tweeted a map of the Internet that his father saved in 1973 when he worked as a business manager of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, one of the early pioneers of computer technology.Back then, it was known as the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET). This government-funded project was officially disbanded in 1990, but it effectively became the foundations of the current day Internet we all know. You can read more about the map in this a report from theNASA Ames Research Center.
Instead of the sometimes bewildering Internet of things we have today, it consisted of just 45 computers connected to 40 nodes. The squares represent the nodes, which are equivalent to a router, and the ovals represent a host, which essentially denotes a computer.
There was also some sleuthing on Redditaround the maps that managed to work out some of the university labs and military bases that the diagram was referring to, some of which are still about today.
Now we have a dedicated range of Bath Toys from Alex Toys for our younger customers and these include:
Colour Changing Ducks
Stack and Pour Cups
Hoops for the Tub
Farm Bath Squirters
Shapes for the Tub (1.2.3 and A.B.C), great for learning numbers and alphabet
Draw in The Tub crayons, pack of 6
Fizzy Tints, colours the bath water
Many years ago, before my time with Silly Billy’s Toy Shop, my children had similar bath toys from Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and I remember the letters being a rip-roaring success. All these bath toys are safe and high quality to ensure safe play whilst in the tub. We hope you will like our new range of bath Toys here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop
As it is half-term in Hebden Bridge and will be our second Easter at our new Toy Shop location we are very busy here in Silly Billy’s either receiving orders or selling toys and games to our fantastic customers.
As well as the new Bath Toys collection we have also received the recently released Lego Minecraft Mushroom Island, 21129 which is only £19.99:
Our Lego stocks will be building up in the run-up to Easter and we look forward to receiving more new and exciting Lego Products, we hope to have some Lego Batmobiles, 70905 to compliment our current Lego Batman stocks.
Back by popular demand are Yu-Gi-Oh.
Pokemon cards have been extremely popular forever here and now we have Yu-Gi-Oh cards back in stock.
We have not carried any Yu-Gi-Oh cards for some time, in fact not since we opened here at our New Toy Shop location in Hebden Bridge
We have a selection of new posters in the shop, please come and visit us to see what we have. GB EYE Posters are still an absolute steal at only £3.99
We have some new and exciting products in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop for both young folk and older folk this half-term in Hebden Bridge. We have some exciting new products and old favourites from The House of Marbles. Monkey Drums and Spy Pen’s are back in stock. Plus we have introduced Dartboards, professional Dartboards which come with Two Set’s of Darts for only £24.99. For the youngsters, as an addition to our Camping Range, we have some neat LED self-winding lights, no batteries required. We also have a nice Wooden Chess Set from the House of Marbles as well
For the Older Folk and we know that some of the staff at Marco’s Cafe in Hebden Bridge would be interested in this, we have just received some very exciting Poker Sets.
We have had our TY and Teeny TY stocks replenished and we now have all these exciting TY beanies, Key Clips and Teeny TY in stock plus lots more TY in our shop:
Tala Dog – Beanie Boo
Rainbow Poodle – Beanie Boo
George Gorilla – Beanie Boo
Marcel Dog – Beanie Boo
Baboo Panda – Beanie Boo
Stripes Zebra – Beanie Boo
Puck Panda – Teeny TY
Regal Lion – Teeny TY
Prince Husky – Teeny TY
Maggie Poodle – Teeny TY
Barks Dog – Teeny TY
Tala Dog – Teeny TY
Gilbert Giraffe – Teeny TY
George Gorilla – Teeny TY
Leeann – Boo Key Clip
Owen Owl – Boo Key Clip
Peaches Giraffe – Boo Key Clip
An exciting new and unusual Product Range to Compliment our amazing Lego Range here at Silly Billy’s, we believe we have the best range of Lego of any independent toy shop in the North of England, is some exciting Lego Stationery, these Pens, Pencils, rules and Marker Pens can be attached to other Lego Products and building parts making each piece of stationery unique to you. These Lego Stationery items are suitable for young and old alike.
Last weekend we received a lovely card from Young Gabriel which we also published on Facebook and we would like to thank Gabriel and his Mum and Dad for thinking of us.
Rather Toys You May Find Unusual for us to have here
Some easy build, clip together model kits that come with paint and a brush and require no glue. Easy and fund to build, these kits have proved popular and at only £4.99 are a steal. They are great fun to build and the parts simply snap together, a sharp knife to get them off of the sprue. They clip together with ease and look great painted up, there are some images below for you to enjoy:
Camping gear, we have some fun kids Camping gear from the House of Marbles and the lantern is especially bright. These are fun for younger children to have and as camping season looms closer you might want to take some with you.
Board games, various sorts though we always have Chess, Draughts, Ludo and both Junior and Normal Scrabble variations in stock.
Rubik’s cube. Not the original and pretty expensive Hungarian version, rather a good quality cheaper version and at only £3.99 works very well.
Marbles, marbles have always been stocked at Silly Billy’s ever since we opened 20 years ago, we now have a great selection which look resplendent in Acrylic cases and with backdrop LED Lighting.
Dice. Do you ever lose dice for games, do you need dice for a game or are just after some great dice. We have fantastic quality replacement dice here at Silly Billy’s for only 50 pence per die. A throwing bargain.
Dominoes, we have professional quality double-nine competition dominoes here in our Toy Shop as well as the standard cheaper version dominoes.
Baby Toys, we have Toys Suitable for New Borns and babies under 1 year. Sophie La Giraffe Toother is new to us and was made a media sensation by David Beckham some time ago.
You may have seen our recent Facebook post on Orchard Toys, we have received a massive delivery of Orchard Toys and have all their new lines in the shop including
Lots of news here at Silly Billy’s, Pokemon Sun and Moon have just arrived in the shop and we have both the Theme Decks at £11.99 and also Pokemon Sun & Moon Additional game cards at £3.99
A sorrowful soul attempted to kick our door in on Tuesday night, we are waiting for the door to be repaired. Currently it is being held together with some chipboard so we would like to apologise for the un-sightlyness of the shop door. For any would-be thieves reading this, we know that the alarm is still working!
Lego Batman sales are on the increase and the Lego Batman Movie is coming out soon, tomorrow, in fact:
If you would like to see how our own Minifgure Collection is going then please have a look here
We have also had an enquiry from Brick Clicker to ask if we can show his video on Batman Movie Minifigures and so to help his profile and also because he pulled exactly the same Minifigure of Vacation Batman as his first minifigure, the same Batman Minifigure as we did, you can view Brick Clicker’s video below:
Messy Mini Movers are having a parent and child (any Age) creative dance event on Wednesday 22nd February, more details below:
Since I am on a bit of a roll with Video’s in this post, here is another one for all the folk who may be coming into the shop and asking for me to search out particular batman collectible minifigures, now you can do it all yourself with tuition from Brick Adjuster
Next week Bill be going to the Spring Fair in Birmingham on another research and buying mission for Silly Billy’s Toy Shop
We have just received some brand new TY Beanies, TY Clips and Teeny Ty’s and you can read about them on Silly Billy’s Facebook page, if you are on Facebook and haven’t liked us yet then please do, it really helps.