An Amazing Array of Best Craft Toys From Galt at Silly Billy’s
Silly Billy’s has now the largest array of best craft toys from Galt of any toy shop in the North of England, perhaps even the Northern Hemisphere! 2018 brings an increase in our range of Galt best craft toys with a list longer than the author’s arms so here is the list of the best craft toys with images below:
Make a Face
Fairies, Unicorns and Sensational Sequins
Best Friends Bracelets
All the above Galt best craft toys are priced at £5.99
Sorry about the images of the best craft toys, I had already uploaded them before realising they needed rotating!!
Whilst we were putting out our new range of Galt best craft toys, which are located at the rear of the toy shop, we noticed that Galt had been established since 1836 so doing a little more research on the company we discovered that James Galt & Co. Ltd. has been established for over 180 years. James Galt himself was born at Stewarton in Ayrshire and then set up as an educational stockist in Manchester in 1836.
In the 1850s the company expanded into printing and publishing and in 1957 the company moved from Manchester to Cheadle in Cheshire. In 1961 the Galt Toys division was formed and so there is a lot of history for Galt.
A while ago we wrote a post entitled what toys can you buy for one pound – This is a follow up post, Toys for Two Pounds, not due to any sort of price increase, but rather to give you an idea of what we have in the shop for £2 or less. I will also write a semi-definitive list for your perusal, see below:-
So there is more to this Toys for Two pounds (or less) list as we have said, if you want to see the full range of Toys for Two Pounds then please come and visit our amazing Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge, celebrating our 21st Birthday this year and we have created a little video for this post (Toys for Two Pounds) which we hope you will like:
In Other Silly Billy News
Following England’s massive Win against Sweden and entry in the Semi-Finals of the FIFA World cup for the First time in 28 years, we have reduced the price of our England Car Flags by half from £2 to only £1 each so get them at Silly Billy’s whilst they last, if you believe you have Car Window England Flags elsewhere cheaper then please let us know.
All our Balloon Bijoux Jewellery is half marked price until we sell out so come down and see what we have left in stock !
You may have noticed the extremely warm weather we are having here in Hebden Bridge and elsewhere in the country and that it is set to continue for some time. We aim to provide children with lots of awesome water fun.
People in the Valley say they have not seen Weather like this since 1996, Bill says that a very high Gulf Stream is the likely cause and hopefully the solar rays beaming down into the Calder Valley will continue for a good few months yet.
Silly Billy’s has stocked up on all sorts of water fun toys and here’s a list of what we have in stock for July 2018, heatwave time:
Large Paddling Pools £14.99
Small Paddling Pools £12.99
Splash Attack Water Guns £9.99
Fun Splash Mega Soaker Water Guns £9.99
Hydro Storm Space Water Gun £9.99
STR 40 Saturator Water Guns £9.99
Water Bombs only 40 pence for approximately 15
We hope that, like us, you are enjoying this unusually warm Weather in Hebden Bridge.
Other Toy News
In other toy news we have also taken delivery of some fine skipping ropes, in response to a customer’s request and also Stickle Bricks, in response to another customer request. We try our best to satisfy the needs of the majority of children from age Zero to around 16.
You may or may not have noticed that the LEGO folk have released an amazing replica of a Bugaati Chiron, this will not be available to us until Early November 2018, we can take pre-orders with a deposit of £100 and if you are interested please fill out Silly Billy’s Toy Shop contact form with a request within the next two weeks, that is by 20th July 2018 So just to be crystal clear if you want one of these, and they will have to be collected from Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge, then either contact us through our Contact Form here. OR send us £100 safely and securely via paypal here with a note explaining what the money is for.
You may have noticed Novel Baby Toys in the Title of this post and now we have at Silly Billy’s, to compliment our Sophie Range of Baby Toys, these include Tactile Play Toys from Lamaze and also some battery powered toys from Fisher-Price see pictures below:
The LEGO Movie Sequel, The LEGO Movie 2 has been announced for release in February 2019. That is 5 years after the release of the first LEGO Movie, this new film will be titled The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.
A trailer for the forthcoming LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part has been released on YouTube and you can view it below:
It looks like it will be a Space themed movie with the usual dualistic good vs bad, featuring an incredulous Batman and some music from The Beastie Boys, who are no doubt going to be grateful of their earnings from royalties after being absent from the music scene for so long
. Starring Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle, and Will Arnett as Batman
The film sees the characters attempt to save their city five years after Bricksburg was turned into a Mad Max-style wasteland following “the horrific events of Taco Tuesday” leaving them under threat from Lego Duplo invaders from outer space.
Aside from that, with the first trailer being released only a few days ago, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is anticpitated by young and old alike, the film’s official release date of February 2019 being 5 years after the first LEGO Movie was released, which was covered extensively in the media and resulted in a mammoth 7.8 Score for the LEGO Movie on IMDB
The Danish Toy Company released a whole series of Sets themed around the LEGO Movie in early 2014 and now 16 of the LEGO Movie Minifigures which were priced at £1.99 each in 2014 can now be had for anything up to £90 or more on EBay which is a good return on the initial purchase price. LEGO can therefore be a better investment than gold at times. We wait then in anticipation for the The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and it’s upcoming release in February 2019
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.
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. Leading 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. UPDATE Sunday 8th July 2018:
To celebrate England’s entry into the semi-finals (which was in Italia 90 – 28 years ago – when England beat Cameroon 3-2 in the quarter-finals to set up a showdown with West Germany). to face Croatia this Wednesday 11th July 2018, ALL ENGLAND CAR FLAGS ARE NOW £1 Each, yes only ONE POUND EACH
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.
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.
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:
V48 Lego Engine – Engine Made Of Lego Runs Like a Clock!
We have seen some great ideas of what it is possible to make using the bricks and more recently we have come across a handmade small working V48 engine made entirely out of Lego bricks. This isn’t just something to look at, it really is a V48 engine that works.
This guy decided to take a different approach and build a massive V48 engine – yeah, that’s 48 pistons worth of plastic engine spinning to life – and use it to test his various electric motors to see which one would spin the model engine the fastest and with the most torque.
Even though the LEGO engines themselves aren’t actually running, it looks amazingly cool too see that many tiny pistons working together like the real thing.He has nothing but his finger to tell how much torque the engine is producing, so we have to take his word for the strength of each engine, but you can clearly see how fast each one spins.
Not everyone is going to be able to replicate a working V48 engine in Lego bricks as the person behind it must have a lot of mechanical knowledge, plus lots of spare time and dedication to put this together.
A set of Lego fanatics have actually developed an 8ft-tall Victorian dolls’ house made of 450,000 bricks in their living room.Mike Addi, 59, and Catherine Weightman, 54, have been building giant Lego constructions in their Huntingdon home for the last 25 years.A five-storey dolls’ house is their most ambitious yet – it has 15 rooms with Christmas trees and includes duration furnishings.It is the most significant sculpture the couple have actually ever finished, costing around ₤ 600 on brand-new pieces -including professional pieces to attach wall paintings in their dollhouse.It comes total with servants’ quarters, library, scullery, paintings, wreathes, took them 2 months to develop. Inside the huge dolls’house made of 450,000 bricks View gallery For many years the couple have actually invested ₤ 45,000 structure Christmas-themed Daleks, a polar bear, Olympic 2012 mascots, angels and a cathedral.
FESTIVE: Michael Addis and Catherine Weightman midway through constructing a huge Lego Christmas model of a polar bear The hubby and spouse have stayed with their
annual Christmas tradition regardless of their three now developed children ending up being”too embarrassed”to join in. This year they raised ₤ 4,000 for environmental charities by running Lego competitors and making a huge 3D Lego map of the Great Fen nature reserve project.
Catherine, an ecologist for Natural England, said: “They have actually typically got larger and more time consuming now we have got more time now the children have grown up.
“We treat it like a Xmas decoration and we take it down like one too and we typically have a Lego-breakdown celebration.
iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or the Android variation can be downloaded from Google Play.
The Manager Infant, Despicable Me 3, and The LEGO Batman Film, along with Pixar’s Cars 3 and the studio’s yet-to-be-released Coco. There’s also some indie fare, consisting of the Afghanistan-set adult animated drama The Income producer, executive produced by Angelina Jolie, and the hand-painted Vincent van Gogh biopic, Caring Vincent.
While Disney and Pixar have actually previously won the award practically every year considering that 2007– their winning streak interrupted by Paramount’s Rango in 2012– things could alter for the coming awards season. THR notes that the Academy has actually opened their animated nominating procedure to the rest of Academy members for the very first time. The classification will be anywhere from 2 to 5 candidates, and in order to be qualified for election, the films should have a certifying run in Los Angeles.See the complete list of animated functions submitted listed below: The Huge Bad Fox & Other Tales Birdboy:
The Forgotten Children The Employer Infant The Income producer Captain Underpants The First Impressive Motion Picture Cars 3 Cinderella the Cat Coco Despicable Me 3 The Emoji Movie Ethel & Ernest Ferdinand The Woman without Hands In This Corner of the WorldThe Lego Batman Movie The Lego NinjagoMovie Loving Vincent Mary and the Witch’s Flower Moomins and the Winter Season Wonderland My Entire HighSchool & Sinking into the Sea Snoozing Princess A Silent Voice Smurfs: The Lost Town The Star Sword Art Online: The Movie– Ordinal Scale Window Horses The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming Gallery– One Of The Most Overlooked Movies and Performances of 2017:
After a 14 year wait, the fourth LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series re-release has arrived in the type of 75181 Y-Wing Starfighter. Daniel Konstanski takes a preliminary look at the latest major Star Wars offering
Now that 75181 Y-wing Starfighter has actually been I do not know if there has actually ever been a Star Wars UCS ship so closely imitated a regular system set based upon the exact same source material. Last year’s 75172 Y-wing Starfighter plainly test drove a lot of 75181’s features. The colour plan is practically identical. Brown bars dot the fuselage of both sets. The bar building and construction of the exhaust vents is strangely comparable. The cockpit and turret are essentially identical with 75181’s being just a bit longer. This is not a bad thing– as noted in the Brick Fanatics review, last year’s Y-wing was a genuinely impressive design. Simply scaling it up appears an excellent dish for success, and I fully prepare for much of exactly what made the smaller sized version great will be much more satisfying with this larger version.
The scale of 75181 has me extremely curious. Looking at the photos it appears to be slightly large for the included minifigure pilot. In 2015’s UCS Snowspeeder reboot, set 75144, consisted of minifigures however they were plainly indicated to be decorative– an included benefit to enliven the screen stand. Here, numerous pictures show the consisted of minifigure piloting the Y-wing, and the windshield is the same as has actually been included with every variation of the Y-wing launched to this day. While I won’t deny that the idea of swooshing a model this big around the space makes me giddy with delight, the ship appears a bit large for minifigure scale. I would like to put this set next to 75192 Millennium Falcon and see how they compare.
Overall, I am very satisfied with 75181 Y-wing Starfighter. It looks to be a gorgeous design, making full usage of the larger selection of colours and parts available now to make remarkable enhancements over its predecessor from 14 years back. That original Y-Wing is somewhat amazing to look back on, the designer managed something quite incredible considering what they needed to work with at the time. Much like the other re-releases that have actually shown up over the last numerous years, this new Y-wing is so considerably much better than the first version that there is a strong case to be made that even folks who have the old one need to think about upgrading– and for folks who don’t have the previous variation this purchase will be a no brainer. After a rough 2016 as far as Star Wars UCS models went, the LEGO Group was on-point in 2017 which pattern appears to be continuing in 2018.