New Lego & More Exciting Products

New Lego & More Exciting Products

New Lego & More Exciting Products at Silly Billy’s this week

The Christmas stock is growing and the shop shelf space and storage space is becoming tighter than the proverbial Gnat’s bottom. So for your delectation and excitement we have new Lego products in the shop and some other exciting new products that are not Lego as well

TY Teeny’s or rather Teeny TYs are now replenished and our Teeny Ty stand is full, we have new Teeny TYs that you can add to your existing TY collection, stack em and rack em, Teeny TYs are proving to be amazingly popular this year.
Teeny TY








Back by Popular demand are the Hot Wheels play sets previously described in this post about Hot Wheels
Hot Wheels







And most notably we have some new and exciting Lego Products for you. We have extended our Lego Technic Range with the Mine Loader 42049 and the Hydroplane Racer 42045


Mine Loader 42049






We have for the younger audience some Lego Duplo, My First Tractor 10615 and Baby Animals 10801

Duplo 10801

Duplo 10801









Also for all you Minecraft fans out there we have the all new Wither 21126:



Lego 21126








Lego is one of the most popular toys here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and we are stocking one of the most diverse ranges of Lego outside of a Lego Shop itself, in fact we might even argue that Silly Billy’s Lego range is even more diverse than the ranges you may see in Lego Stores

If you are looking for Christmas Presents then please come and shop with us here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and keep  Independent Shopping alive.

Don’t forget that Hebden Bridge is a Finalist in the Great British High Street Small Market Town award and you can vote here:
Also please remember you can vote each and every day once with the same email address up until the close of voting which is happening soon.







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Great British High Street Awards

Great British High Street Awards

Great British High Street Awards








Unfortunately I did not realise that entries are closed to this as it was not well explained by the organisers. Nonetheless, rather than delete the post I would like to illustrate the shops you can vote for using the Method illustrated below:
The Artery, Banbury, Oxfordshire – @thearteryshop
Fleetwood Beach, Lancashire – @Fleetwoodbeach
Heart Gallery, Hebden Bridge, Calderdale, West Yorkshire – @HeartGallery

You can NOT vote for Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in the Great British High Street Shop Awards unfortunately and instead we suggest that you vote for the local contender around the corner:
it is very easy to do, although you do need a Twitter Account. The instructions on how to vote via Twitter are below

Hebden Bridge is also listed in the small market town category of the Great British High Street Awards and you can vote for Hebden Bridge via this link:

So we would really appreciate it if you could take the time to vote for Heart Gallery in the Great British High Street Awards, as we, like many other businesses in Hebden Bridge, are striving to make a great comeback after the devastating floods of 2015

Voting for the best shop category is available from now until 19th November 2016 and further details are here about the #BestGBTwitterShop

We would be very grateful if you could take the time to vote forThe Heart Gallery in the Great British High Street Awards Best Twitter Shop.
Hopefully next year Silly Billy’s Toy Shop will be a finalist !!
You can follow us on Facebook via:

On Twitter Via:

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If you follow any of the links above you can see how active we are on Social Media, all Social Media is Managed by Robert A Williams

It is very simple to enter The Heart Gallery into the awards. All you need to do is create a Tweet similar to this:
#BestGBTwitterShop has to be, without any question, @HeartGallery #BE_WELL
Please #share #retweet

Thanks for reading and please don’t forget to vote. 



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Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts

The corporate’s have been punching Christmas 2016 for some time now. We have placed many of our orders for Christmas already here at Silly Billy’s and we have Christmas Gifts from as low as 50 pence to as much as £79.99. Lego is one of ourprime lines for Christmas 2016 and we would appreciate it if you would shop for your Lego products from us here at Silly Billy’s rather than the likes of Amazon or another global corporation.
Shopping with Small Businesses helps to keep diversity in the High Street and also helps the small business to continue trading. Independent Toy Shop’s have been culled by corporates and internet shopping and Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is one of the last Independent’s standing so we would really appreciate it, if your Christmas Gift’s could be shopping with us:
What do we have in stock for Christmas you may ask?
Well here are some things that might entertain you,:

Stocking Filler’s from 50p, these might include the ever popular Lego Minifigures at only £2.49 a packet
Lego Minifigures Series 16





Our 50 pence range includes bouncy balls and much much more
Christmas Gifts







We have Four Types of Advent Calendars in Stock although they are running out fast


Lego Star Wars Advent £19.99


Playmobil Advent Calendar £19.99

Playmobil Advent Calendar £19.99








Christmas Gifts

Playmobil 1.2.3 Advent £19.99







bayala advent calendars

Bayala Advent Calendars POA









Other Christmas Gifts include our Fantastic Lego range with all new Lego Star Wars Rogue One
e have Hex Bugs in stock and plenty of wooden toys for our younger shoppers, including a Wooden Brio compatible train track at only £19.99 and we have the best range of Schleich collectible horses and animals of any Toy Shop in the North of England.

Did you know that we stock the all Original Metal Slinky’s as made in the USA

Christmas Gifts

Slinky £4.99







We also have lots of Toys and Gift’s for Babies here at Silly Billy’s including Sophie, La Girafe, one of our most popular baby ranges to date.

So come to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop today and shop for all your Christmas Gifts and other Toy Shopping needs.


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Building Up To Christmas 2016

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 less storage than we used to which means that we have to be quite prudent with Christmas orders and delivery schedules.

Since our last post we have increased the amount of Playmobil we have and we also have Playmobil 6624 Advent Calendars to compliment the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendars, and for the first time we have Playmobil 5497 Advent Calendars suitable for our very young shoppers.

Advent Calendar 5497

Christmas in the Forest







Other Playmobil new in are the Playmobil Summer Fun Campers

Summer Camper 6671

Summer Camper 6671







Here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop we believe we have the best range of Playmobil anywhere in the North of England, and this has been verified by customers in the past who have complimented us on our range. So if you are looking for any Playmobil then please give us a call as we can always look to get products in from Playmobil which we may not have in stock.

Hex Bugs are back

The Hex Bugs range is new to us here at Silly Billy’s and has been hugely popular, we were running low and have recently been re-stocked with Nano’s, Nano V2’s and track, everything you need for great Hex Bug Fun and Chaos, more on Hex Bugs here

Orchard Toys

We also were running low on Orchard Toys and now have been fully replenished, Orchard Toys are a great learning and play toy for the younger audience and we are really happy to stock this great British Manufactured product.


The little furry fellows are back to full force and to compliment the Sylvanian Characters we have the awesome Sylvanian Treehouse, Sylvanian Cosy Cottage Starter Home and the Sylvanian’s Toy Shop
Sylvanian's Toy Shop








We have some Schleich Bayala Advent Caldendars, if you are interested please ask about them as Stocks are limited and they are not on display in the shop.

bayala advent calendars

Bayala Advent Calendars









We also have Schleich Horsebox and Trailer 42346 in stock now

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LEGO Star Wars (Rogue One) NEW

LEGO Star Wars (Rogue One) NEW

LEGO Star Wars (Rogue One) NEW IN Today

Just arrived here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop ALL NEW LEGO STAR WARS

Get them whilst you can and all these products are limited supply from Lego so once they are gone from Silly Billy’s then they are gone from Hebden Bridge.

Well it’s nearly October when we really start to get on the C game, Crimbo C that is. We are starting to fill our new toy shop up with wonderful products like Sophie La Girafe for the very young and Lego Star Wars for the older children (and adults)

We believe this Lego Star Wars release for the upcoming Star Wars film Rogue One is the best Lego Star Wars production sets  that we have seen to date and there has been a lot of Lego Star Wars products  in stock here at Silly Billy’s in the past :

In this brand new Lego Star Wars order we have received the following Lego Star Wars Sets:-

  • 75152 Imperial Assault Hovertank
  • 75153 AT-ST Walker
  • 75154 TIE Striker
  • 75155 Rebel U-Wing Fighter
  • 75156 Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle

75152 Imperial Assault Hovertank
Help Chirrut battle the Imperial Assault Hovertank as it patrols the streets. This tough urban patrol vehicle has a two-minifigure cockpit and a rotating and elevating turret gun with spring-loaded shooters to target enemies of the Empire. And if the rebel forces hide out of sight, open the storage container, grab the blasters and play out your own mini urban battles!




75153 AT-ST Walker
Go on the hunt for Baze and the Rebel Trooper aboard the All Terrain Scout Transport. Open the top hatch, load up the AT-ST Driver and move the legs to speed into action. When you’ve tracked them down, turn the wheel to rotate the top and prepare to fire the spring-loaded shooters! Can Baze and the trooper escape the advancing AT-ST? That’s for you to decide.







75154 TIE Striker
Play out iconic sky battles with the amazing TIE Striker. With large adjustable wings, minifigure cockpit with top and front access, an opening rear storage hold and dual spring-loaded shooters at the front, this amazing model is the perfect opponent for any rebel starfighter. Includes 4 minifigures.

Includes 4 minifigures: TIE Pilot, Imperial ground crew, Imperial Shoretrooper and a Rebel Trooper in Endor outfit.
Features large adjustable wings, a minifigure cockpit with top and front access, opening rear storage hold and dual spring-loaded shooters.
Weapons include a blaster pistol, blaster rifle and a double-barreled blaster (E-22).
Accessory elements include electrobinoculars and a comlink.
Recreate fantastic scenes from the blockbuster movie, Star Wars: Rogue One.
The perfect addition to any LEGO® Star Wars collection.
This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 8-14.
Measures over 2” (6cm) high, 16” (41cm) long and 9” (24cm) wide.





75155 Rebel U-Wing Fighter
The amazing U-Wing Fighter has all the details you would expect from an authentic Star Wars model, including 4 big engines, an opening minifigure cockpit with transparent lower observation window, opening side doors with pull-out stud shooters, dual spring-loaded shooters at the front, rear storage hold and huge wings that sweep back to create an even bigger model. Includes 5 minifigures.

Includes 5 minifigures: a U-wing Pilot, Bistan, Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor and a Rebel Trooper.
Features 4 big engines, an opening minifigure cockpit with transparent lower observation window, opening side doors with pull-out stud shooters, front spring-loaded shooters, rear storage hold and huge sweep-back wings.
Weapons include 3 blasters and 2 blaster pistols.
Also includes extra ammo.
Recreate fantastic scenes from the blockbuster movie, Star Wars: Rogue One.
The perfect addition to any LEGO® Star Wars collection.
This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 8-14.
Measures over 3” (10cm) high, 17” (44cm) long and 7” (20cm) wide with wings closed, and over 14” (38cm) long and 25” (64cm) wide with wings open.





 75156 Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle
When a tough transport ship is needed, Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle is the perfect choice. Put him into the pilot seat, open out the thick-armor plating and seat the Death Troopers. Lower the ramp and check the blasters are secured, then arm the spring-loaded shooters and seal the hull for takeoff. Raise the landing skids, lower the wings for flight mode and set off on another dangerous mission!






We also have Star Wars Advent Calendars 2016 in Stock Now 


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How this Muppet is changing lives in war-torn Afghanistan

How this Muppet is changing lives in war-torn Afghanistan

How this Muppet is changing lives in war-torn Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)When the Afghan Muppet named Zari makes an appearance at an orphanage on the outskirts of Kabul, the faces of the children light up in wonder.

Three-year-old Tahira Sreen keeps interrupting the Muppet, getting up and kissing its fuzzy purple cheeks.
Meanwhile, a five-year-old Sadaf says she wants to let Zari play with her dolls.
“We will also make food for Zari,” Tahira chimes in.
The two young women who take turns bringing Zari to life say these children’s reaction is not unusual.
“When they see Zari they are looking so happy,” says 18-year-old Sima Sultani, the puppeteer who voices the character in the Pashto language, Dari.
“Most of the children they want to hug, they want to touch, mostly they want to kiss Zari,” adds 23-year-old Mansoora Shirzad.

Afghanistan’s first muppet


 After a US-led bombing campaign helped oust the Taliban in 2001, Western-backed governments took steps to improve women’s rights.
Despite some gains, according to the United Nations Development Program, only 12% of Afghan women can read and write. Meanwhile, the UN reports nearly 90% of women have suffered physical, sexual or psychological violence or forced marriage.
“In Afghanistan, girls suffer the most,” explains Massood Sanjer, director general of entertainment at Moby G roup, the parent company of the two privately-owned Afghan TV channels that broadcast “Bahgch-e-Simsim.”
“Creating a girl character to be a hero can get the parents to think that girls and boys can be equal, and that actually girls could be better sometimes in terms of their talents.”

Education through TV

On “Bahgch-e-Simsim,” Zari teaches numbers and letters from the alphabet. She also sings songs and introduces subjects such as art and cooking.
Her segments air alongside appearances by other internationally recognized “Sesame Street” characters.
For the past five years, 26-year old Zubair Ahmad Kakarr has provided the Afghan voices for many of these Muppets, including Cookie Monster, Grover and Bert [of the apartment-sharing duo Bert and Ernie].
In a darkened sound studio, Kakarr growls and yelps in Dari along with a televised recording of Grover, who is on screen introducing viewers to a globe of the world.
As Kakarr puts it, “Bahgch-e-Simsim” has two main goals: education and fun.
Education is important in a country like Afghanistan, which has among the world’s lowest rates of literacy.

Safe haven

One subject the program does not address is the war.
Producers say they are trying to provide a safe haven from the conflict that continues to tear Afghanistan apart.
“We want to give this idea for the children that it’s not just about war in our country,” explains Shirzad. “We want to make them happy and make them laugh.”
But the entire production team struggles with the difficult balance between creating the Sesame Garden fantasy in the television studio, and facing the reality of the dangerous world outside.
Those threats became all too real last January when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying employees home from work at the TV station.
At least seven broadcasters and journalists were killed, including 31-year old program editor Sayed Jawad Hussaini.
“It was like losing a family member,” says Jawed Taiman, executive producer of the program.
“It’s not easy to forget everything… your problems, your country’s problems,” explains Shirzad.
“You just have to focus on Zari, on laughing… on making her alive,” she says.

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Big Jigs Toys and More

Big Jigs Toys and More

Big Jigs Toys

Big Jigs Toys are a range of wooden toys created to a very high standard and suitable for all our younger shoppers. Silly Billy’s Toy Shop has had Big Jigs toys in stock for many years. As a result of some good work on the part of the Big Jigs company in extending their toy range Silly Billy’s have decided to stock a greater range than ever before of Big Jigs Toys.
big jigsWe have in stock:

  • Posting Boxes at £12.99
  • Building Blocks at £12.99
  • Hammer Benches at £12.99
  • Rainbow Stackers at £9.99
  • Safari Animal Toothbrush Timers at £2.99
  • Safari Tooth Holders to compliment the above also at £2.99
  • Wiggly Worms only £2.99
  • Pull-Back Racing Cars also at £2.99
  • Wooden Clock at £7.99
  • Picture Blocks £9.99
  • Shapes Sorters £9.99
  • Figure of Eight Train Set £24.99 (BRIO Compatible)

Also we have recently increased out Top Model range and it is too extensive to list here so we really suggest that you come into Silly Billy’s Toy Shop soon and check out our superb range of Top Model.
big jigs

Some other notable additions are HotWheels Playsets as illustrated below:
big jigsWe have some new products in from our West Country suppliers, British Fossils, who I unwittingly called British fuels today, harking back to a bygone age. (Sarcasm intended)
Big jigs

Back, by popular demand, are the recycled bath toys from Green Toys, a company based in the USA. Green Toys have a very Green, as the name implies, policy in their manufacturing and all their products are made from recycled Plastics and Paper.  Read more at
big jigsT
his is the time where we start to bring in more stock leading up to Christmas (We are aware it’s a bit early to mention Christmas). Christmas 2016 will be our FIRST CHRISTMAS in Silly Billy’s New Shop in Hebden Bridge and we are really looking forward to serving all our customers, old and new. Don’t forget here at Silly Billy’s we stock Toys for toddlers like Big Jigs; Toys for teenagers like Lego and Top Model; and many other toys for Children of all ages.

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