Silly Billy’s are one of the first places to stock the all new TY Flippables, the Series 1 Flippable TY Beanies and Beanie Boo’s sold out super quick and now we have, brand new in, TY Flippables gear. We have TY Flippables Wristlets, Bags and Backpacks. The NEW Bags can be worn in SIX different styles. Pictures of all these new and exciting TY Products can be seen below, new TY Flippables Beanies Series 2 and more TY Beanie Boos are also on their way and we will post pictures on Instagram and Facebook, pretty much as soon as they arrive at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.
Here is a list of TY Gear Sequined Flippable products at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop
Kiki Cat Wristlet
Fantasia Unicorn Wristlet
Dotty Leopard Wristlet
Kiki Cat Backpack
Fantasia Unicorn Backpack
Dotty Leopard Backpack
Owen owl Backpack
Kiki Cat Shoulder Bag
Fantasia Unicorn Shoulder Bag
Dotty Leopard Shoulder Bag
In Other News
The LEGO Movie 2 is released in February 2019 and below is an official trailer. Looks quite good though a bit like Emmet meets Star Wars. Will be interested to see how well the latest Minifgures series to accompany the LEGO Movie 2 fair:
Coming up this year is the Annual Toy Fair in London and Bill will be attending again this year, he has even had a write-up in the Industry’s favourite Toys n Playthings Magazine TnP, click the image below to go the full magazine and the article in question is on Page 28
Christmas 2018 came and went and Silly Billy’s is raring to go for another year, as previously mentioned if you have a couple of minutes to review us on Facebook or Google, that would be greatly appreciated. Reviews really help small businesses like ours and you can read more about that here
We have some exciting Playmobil and LEGO lines for sale in our EBAY Shop as well, which you can find here
There will be a LEGO delivery with the all new LEGO Movie 2 Minifgures and more exciting new LEGO products towards the end of the month or the beginning of February 2019. Please keep an eye on Our Facebook or Instagram feed as that is usually where we post pictures first now.
Thanks for shopping at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and your continued support. If you have a spare few minutes please could you review us somewhere online as it really helps small businesses like ours Read about reviews in this blog post blog.sillybillystoyshop.com/reviews-and-exciting-news
As a thanks to all our customers old and new we put a printed thank-you in the local papers. If you did not get a chance to see it then you can view it below
Sylvanians for Christmas 2018 at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop
The latest Sylvanians have arrived here at Silly Billy’s with lots of new Families and Accessories available to buy from us in Hebden Bridge. Sylvanian Families are very popular and we have written about them before in our wonderful Toy Blog. Here is an excerpt taken from a Telegraph Article about the Sylvanians
It was decided that the setting would be woodland (‘sylvan’ meaning of woods or forests), Maeda says, because city-dwelling Japanese yearn for the countryside of their ancestors. It would all be set in the past because ‘the old days are always beautiful’. The houses and props would be Westernised because that made the toys seem more exotic – in the 1980s travelling abroad was only a dream for most Japanese. Maeda tells me that the actual setting, like the period in time (a little bit 1950s, possibly earlier), is deliberately non-specific. ‘It is indefinite – somewhere in this world, but no one knows where or when it is.’
Epoch, which still owns and controls the product, decreed that Sylvanian Families should have two unalterable features: every character and product would be rendered in great detail and would look expensive – ‘the quality had to be more than toys,’ Maeda says – and the Sylvanian world would be a utopia. So Sylvania has a policeman – but no crime. A hospital – but no one gets ill. A post office – but it is never in danger of being closed down.
It was a hit from the start in Japan. The Elysian atmosphere and attention to detail attracted an Englishman touring the Tokyo Toy Fair in 1986. Peter Brown was the managing director of the UK arm of the Japanese toy firm Tomy. ‘I happened to see the little faces of a grey rabbit and a brown bear in what looked like a dolls’ house with a huge amount of detail. I’d never seen anything like it. I just knew it would appeal to young girls,’ he says.
From the beginning the input of Brown and his English colleagues at Tomy went far beyond being the Sylvanian Families UK distributor. They began to come up with their own ideas for figures and accessories, a pattern that continues. Brown is fervent about the range and its emphasis on family: ‘With mothers and fathers and sons and daughters and grandparents, it shows the importance of relationships. It’s what everyone imagines families used to be like. Ought to be like.’
Launched in Britain in 1987 (the same year as a short-lived American television show based on the toys), Sylvanian Families won the Toy Retailers Association’s Toy of the Year Award in each of its first three years – still a record. By the late 1990s, however, the toys were losing ground, in part suffering the natural backlash that hits any successful toy, but also, industry insiders say, because Tomy lost its passion for the brand and cut down on product development and marketing.
By this time Brown had left Tomy, and in 1999 had started a new British company, Flair. Short of money to launch new brands, Flair rapidly built up a reputation for taking on established toys considered past their prime. Sylvanian Families was soon returned to Brown’s care. ‘We had to breathe new life into it,’ Brown says. Development and marketing was stepped up with fervour. Some of the original families and accessories that had been allowed to disappear from the shelves were brought back; new products were introduced. Retail turnover since 1999, when Flair took over as Epoch’s Sylvanian UK arm, has grown from £500,000 to £40 million.
Sylvanian Families has become a toy range loved not only by collectors but by retailers large and small. John Lewis in Oxford Street has a permanent display (it has a bespoke Sylvanian department store complete with miniature John Lewis carrier bags). ‘It’s one of our key lines, a real core brand,’ Rachael Larkman, one of the store’s toy buyers, says. At Langleys, a small independent toy shop in Norwich, the owner John Fielding is enthusiastic. ‘It is enormously important to us,’ he says. ‘We always have a large area in a prime location dedicated to it, and it is the only toy range for which we offer our own loyalty card.
In our latest massive Sylvanian delivery here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop we have the following lines:
Chocolate Rabbit Family
Maple Cat Family NEW 2018
Marshmallow Mouse Family NEW 2018
White Mouse Family
Chiffon Dog Family
Maple Cat Baby NEW 2018
Marshmallow Mouse Baby NEW 2018
Maple Cat Twins NEW 2018
Chocolate Rabiit Twins
Walnut Squirrel Twins
Yellow Labrador Twins
Marshmallow Mouse Triplets NEW 2018
Classic Furniture Set (for Cosy Cottage Starter Home)
All NEW TY Flippables have arrived here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop. We are one of the First UK Stockists of TY Flippables, which flipped into our Toy Shop on Friday 2nd November 2018.
The TY Flippables are best seen in this video below:
So our TY Flippables are in a brand new TY Flippable Spinner and this is the definitive list of TY Flippables that we have in Store at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop
Malibu Cat Flippable Large
Pinky Flamingo Flippable Large
Tremor Dinosaur Flippable Large
Sparkle Pink Unicorn Flippable Large
Crunch Dinosaur Flippable Large
Moonlight Owl Flippable Large
Stompy Dinosaur Flippable Large
Jewel Fox Flippable Large
Payton Penguin Flippable
Yappy Chihuahua Flippable
Crunch Dinosaur Flippable
Stompy Dinosaur Flippable
Tremor Dinosaur Flippable
Pinky Flamingo Flippable
Diamond White Unicorn Flippable
Sparkle Pink Unicorn Flippable
Moonlight Owl Flippable
Jewel Fox Flippable
Malibu Cat Flippable
We created a small video of our Flippables in our new Display Stand
We have even more TY in our toy shop in Hebden Bridge and also really exciting for all the TY Mini Boos Collectors is that Series 3 of the TY Mini Boos Collectables is also available NOW at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge
Most of us consider LEGO as toys, however there are in fact a great deal of useful methods you can utilize these plastic bricks in your daily life.
LEGO produced their very first plastic brick in 1947, however their endless building abilities motivate individuals to come up with brand-new tasks to this day. One creative instructor even usages LEGO to teach mathematics . The folks at Bored Panda have actually picked a few of the most practical ones and assembled this list to provide you some concepts on ways to enhance your environments with LEGOs. From image frames to essential keepers, these jobs can be done by everybody, even those who do not have an engineering degree. Scroll down to see the styles and do not forget to choose your preferred ones.
Playmobil is one of the best sellers in our fantastic Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge and we are regularly changing the lifesize playmobil figure that is placed outside of our toy shop in Old Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6EN. Our friends at Playmobil supply us with these figures on Loan and they have been a regular feature at our illustrious new shop since the new toy shop’s grand opening in March 2016.
Recently we have had a Playmobil Pirate, and previously we had Hicup from How to Train Your Dragon.
Hicup_How to train a dragon
Playmobil Name the Life Size Figure Competition
The Rules are simple and there are THREE Prizes to be won (the prizes are all the same).
Simply LIKE AND SHARE this post to be in with a chance of Winning and name the “Modern Woman” Playmobil Figure in the post comments.
E.g Comment “I think she should be called Laura”, for example.
Anyone can enter from anywhere in the World and we will post the prize out for Free.
The prize is Three regular Size Playmobil figures which are:
See Image Below
So simply like and share this post will be pinned to the top of Silly Billy’s exciting Facebook Page and also give the Playmobil Modern Woman a name in the Facebook comments below the post. The Winners will be picked randomly on Friday 2nd November 2018
The WInners will be chosen at random from the people who have:
1) Liked the Facebook Post and
2) Given a name in the Facebook Post comments
The Facebook post is also displayed below here
If you are not on Facebook then please take part via this contact form and simply send us a name for the Life Size Playmobil figure which is displayed outside our toy shop, this will also add you to our email mailing list.
We have a special surprise lined up and very soon we will have the brand new TY FLIPPABLES Range in at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.
To get to be ahead of the game when the TY Flippables are released and available for sale in our Toy Shop then we strongly suggest that you follow Silly Billy’s on Facebook and Silly Billy’s on Instagram.
These are the TY lines that we currently have in store and we are still holding the price of our TY Beanies at £4.99, we have heard that many other retailers are selling TY Beanies now at £5.99 and TY Clips are still ONLY £2.99 only at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge.
LEGO® CIty Advent Calendar 60201
Ring in Christmas season with this fun kids toy advent calendar. There are 24 different buildable presents, one for each day, small toys include a space shuttle, race car, drone, robot, Christmas tree, monster truck and much more. This LEGO city building set includes five LEGO minifigures and a dog figure. It also Includes a chicken leg, two ice elements, two cupcakes and four cookies.
LEGO® Friends Advent Calendar 41353
Open the LEGO® Friends 41353 Advent Calendar each day in December to build a new decoration for your house or Christmas tree.
This calendar has 24 secret compartments, each containing a buildable surprise, including decorations to represent each of the 5 friends from Heartlake City.
Features 24 gifts, including a Christmas tree, candy cane, gingerbread man and a surprise to represent each of the 5 friends from Heartlake City.
Open a new compartment each day and count down to Christmas with buildable gifts!
This year we have extended our LEGO City range immensely and LEGO have re-introduced the LEGO Arctic range which was so popular last time and in the LEGO City Arctic Range we have:
60190 LEGO® City Arctic Ice Glider
Discover incredible things with the LEGO® City 60190 Arctic Ice Glider set, featuring an ice glider with opening cockpit and spinning fan rotor, plus 2 remote tracker beacons, a decorated computer pad, radio, saw and a pair of snowshoes. This cool Arctic Expedition set includes a LEGO minifigure
60191 LEGO® City Arctic Expedition Team This LEGO City Arctic Expedition set features a snowmobile with trailer hitch, trailer and storage box, plus an ice block element holding an insect encased in ice, saw, camera and a pair of snowshoes. Includes 3 LEGO minifigures and a LEGO husky dog figure.
60192 LEGO® City Arctic Ice Crawler Recover incredible things with the LEGO® City 60192 Arctic Ice Crawler, featuring an opening minifigure cockpit, posable legs and an articulated arm with opening claw gripper, plus an ice block with removable translucent-blue section and rodent figure, a mug and a saw. This Arctic Expedition set includes a LEGO explorer minifigure.
60193 LEGO® City Arctic Air Transport Carry precious items with the LEGO® City 60193 Arctic Air Transport, featuring a heavy-duty quadrocopter with 4 spinning rotors, ski landing gear, opening minifigure cockpit and a functioning winch with rope and hook. This fun Arctic Expedition set also includes an ATV with 2 pick axes, saw, translucent-blue ice block with hook latch, opening side and ‘frozen’ saber-toothed tiger figure, plus 2 LEGO explorer minifigures.
In other LEGO CITY sets we have the following:
60170 LEGO® City Off-road Chase
60176 LEGO® City Wild River Escape
60177 LEGO® City Airshow Jet
60178 LEGO® City Speed Record Car
60182 LEGO® City Pick-Up and Caravan
60183 LEGO® City Heavy Cargo Transport
Other LEGO Ranges that have been significantly extended or new lines added:
LEGO® Harry Potter
LEGO® Mythical Creatures
LEGO® DUPLO (for the very young LEGO Builders)
We always have LEGO® Baseplates in stock
A new Edition to our LEGO Range at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop are the LEGO® Brickheadz Range, we are testing these out as a new line to determine how popular they may be in our area so if you are a LEGO Brickheadz Fan then get down to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge to see what we have.
Lastly, we are having a big promotion whilst stocks last on the entire LEGO range in our Toy Shop, simply buy £20 or more of any LEGO and you will receive a FREE, yes completely gratis, LEGO Ninjago Spinner, whilst Stocks last. So come and see Silly Billy’s in Hebden Bridge Today.
We have recently received a whole new selection of creative and colourful Top Model design books and pens created by Depesche.
Top Model is a very popular line at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and in this delivery we have some new products that have not before been seen in our shop.
Dino World Comes with a Massive 166 Stickers
Top Model – Best Friends
Top Model – Hand Designer
Top Model – Create Your Unicorn
Top Model – Miss Melody
Top Model – Doggy
This represents a small sample of the Top Model product range which we have in store. Please come and visit us in Hebden Bridge to see what amazing toys and games we have for babies, young children and older children, we even have some jigsaws and LEGO sets which would be suitable for Adults. Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is THE INDEPENDENT TOY SHOP in the North of England established in 1997, come and visit us today
As well as our recent Top Model delivery we have also received some exciting new products today and to stay up to date with our new arrivals in the run up to Christmas 2018 please ensure that you Follow Silly Billy’s on Facebook and on Instagram.
Here’s some new products and returning products recently delivered to our shop:
BANANAGRAMS are back
And Scrabble are celebrating their 70th Birthday, Scrabble is the original word game brand. 2018 is the year that we are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Scrabble. Explore the world of words, and use your new-found vocabulary to outsmart your opponents.
In fact there was a Scrabble Challenge in August in Hong Kong, in fact the Division A Wall chart looks nuts: In other news we would like to give a shout out for the up and coming South Pennines Kite Festival which is happening on Saturday 29th September 2018 between 11am and 5pm for more details visit www.facebook.com/FLYKiteFestival/
Coming Soon To Silly Billy’s Toy Shop – TY FLIPPABLES
SImply stay up to date with Silly Billy’s on Social Media to be notified AS SOON as TY Flippables come to our shop. Follow Silly Billy’s Toy Shop
Also on our Facebook Page you will see a regular Sunday “Guess What’s in the Bag” Competition and we will have a large prize giveaway in the run up to Christmas 2018 as we have had in past Christmas competitions, so please get involved and if you are not a fan of Social Media then simply sign up to our mailing list for major announcements. We only send out infrequent emails, possibly one a month and never anything Spammy.