Despite conscientious work being undertaken by Robert A Williams and also Visit Hebden Bridge in promoting the independent shops in and around Hebden Bridge, we can do little more as independents to increase footfall and this time of year can be especially quiet for trade around here, so any spend, no matter how small, really helps us.
Bill is hunting for new and exciting products, plus being interviewed for the Toy Fair magazine, article below. At this time of year in Silly Billy’s we look at changing products around and one product we are interested to know your opinion on is Dolls. Dolls at SIlly Billy’s made a good start though their sales have not been what we expected so if you would fill out this form it would really help us to better gauge how popular Dolls may be
Time moves on and now Bill is at Spring Fair in Birmingham, this is an annual visit, although this time he has gone with our neighbours, Homely at Hebden, to source out some new and exciting suppliers for 2018.
As promised here are the articles from Bill Deakin that were written in the London Toy Fair News:
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This morning we received some of our exciting Christmas 2017 items here at Silly Billy’s. It seems that Christmas gets earlier every year and for us as the premier Toy Retailer in the North of England we have to put our Christmas orders in with the LEGO Group in the Spring !!
At the time of writing we have the very exciting LEGO Star Wars Episode 8 already on the shelf, ahead of the Competition. LEGO Star Wars is always a popular line here at Silly Billy’s so pop in and have a look at the all new LEGO Star Wars Episode 8.
LEGO Star Wars Episode 8 Facebook Post
We are approaching the last two weeks of the School Summer Holidays, the Summer hasn’t been very kind so far and as usual the weather in Hebden Bridge has been somewhat on the dire side.
We have been quite busy re-stocking and our Dolls Selection was hit quite hard though now we are back to the full compliment of Dolls including Mia at £9.99, and Isabella in her car seat. Yesterday Talking Tammy and Little Treasure from Doll’s World also made an appearance. We have some doll’s pushchairs in stock as well, we are probably the only supplier of Doll’s Pushchairs in the Calder Valley.
TY has been selling amazingly well this year and we are being assured that we will have a rare TY Teeny TY Chaser visiting the shop at some point, If you have no idea what a TY Chaser is then have a look around on the inter-web. We have both TY Beanies and Teeny TY in the shop. TY are also releasing some new lines later this year and we are hoping to be stocking those too so watch this space.
Did you know that here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop we are running the exciting Sylvanians Loyalty Promotion, simply spend over £15 on Sylvanian Families products with us at Silly Billy’s, the best place to buy Sylvanians in Yorkshire, and once you have acquired ten stamps you can receive a free white mouse family. (Closes December 31st 2017)
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