New Products & Handmade Parade

New Products & Handmade Parade

The Handmade Parade in Hebden Bridge is coming up this weekend on Sunday 25th June 2017 and we have lots of new products and more in store. The handmade parade in Hebden Bridge is an annual event and always very exciting and creative.

As always we have increased our stocks of Snazaroo Face Paints for this event and they remain at the excellent price of £3.99 despite having an RRP of £4.29

Other new products include a new delivery of Schleich and we have increased our horse stock as Schleich horses are a very popular line in Hebden Bridge. The hand-painted and exquisitely crafted Schleich models change regularly and this is what we have received on our latest delivery:

  • Rattlesnake
  • Seal Club
  • Seal
  • Grizzly Bear, female
  • Tinker Stallion
  • Rabbit
  • Drake
  • Duck
  • Andalusian Foal
  • Andalusian Stallion
  • Andalusian Mare
  • Piglet, standing
  • Pig
  • Cat, sitting
  • Cat, standing
  • Knabstrupper mare
  • Sheep
  • Killer Whale
  • Squirrel, eating
  • Hanoverian Gelding
  • Lioness
  • Hedgehog
  • Tiger Cub
  • Crocodile
  • Kangaroo
  • Clydesdale Gelding
  • Pinto Foal
  • Holstein Bull
  • Fox
  • Border Collie
  • Arabian Mare
  • Knabstrupper Foal
  • Trakehner stallion
  • Shetland Pony Mare
  • Lamb

Fidget Spinners have been quite the craze here at Silly Billy’s and we have sold quite a few different varieties, we have some left and some new X-Spin double left for the weekend. A new fiddle stick called Mokuru has also been released recently and we have some of those Tumbling Toggles at £4.99

Please follow Silly Billy’s on Facebook so you can be kept up to date with new products and also local events like the Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade, which is happening this Sunday 25th June 2017 and also stay up to date with all our latest arrivals

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New Exciting GB Eye Posters

New Exciting GB Eye Posters

I have worked at Silly Billy’s retail shop for nearly 4 years now and (don’t tell Bill !) I have tried to avoid doing the poster orders as it seems quite a faff.

Yesterday, 9th June 2017 we received a late delivery of GB Eye Posters and Bill had to leave the shop so I ended up putting the posters in the poster display. It was not such a faff as I had imagined though it did take quite a considerable amount of time. So our Poster Stocks in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop have been fully replenished and we have some new and exciting posters in the shop. Here’s the list:

  • FP4521  Minecraft World Beyond
  • FP4506 Attack on Titan Season 2
  • FP4510 Yu Gi Oh Dark Side of Dimension K (do you know we have the latest Yu Gi Oh Cards as well?)
  • FP4374 Wonder Woman Sword (Has anyone seen the new WW movie yet, what do you think?)
  • FP4509 DC Universe Rebirth
  • GN0860 Emoji * Believe in Unicorns
  • FP4480 Doctor Who Compilation
  • LP2089 Little Mix Glory Days
  • PH0534 VW Camper Illustration
  • GN0751 European Map (Soft Brexit, Hard Brexit ?)
  • GN0147 UK Map Political (No comment)
  • PH0357 Dolphins Underwater
  • PH0427 Horses Mare and Foal

We have always stocked GB Eye Posters here at Silly Billy’s and GB Eye like many other companies helped us out enormously after the devastating flooding we experience on Boxing Day 2015 resulting in us relocating our toy shop to our great new premises in Old Gate, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 6EN

This weekend we are doing a very special promotion on Fidget Spinners here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and you can buy, until 5pm tomorrow, Sunday 11th June 2017, three fidget spinners for only £10 (stocks are limited in quantity)

Did you know that we recently quietly celebrated Silly Billy’s twentieth year of trading here in Hebden Bridge ?

It’s wet outside, normal state of affairs really for the weather here in Hebden Bridge, Silly Billy’s new Toy Shop with exciting new products like GB Eye Posters, Cap Guns, Fidget Spinners and so much more is DRY, do why not come to Hebden Bridge and visit us today ?

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Cap Guns and News

Cap Guns and News

In the midst of a strange and uneasy election result Silly Billy’s can report some new and exciting product lines, including Cap Guns

For a long long time, due to some odd legal requirements, we have not stocked Cap Gun’s here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop. Recently we have some new additions to our Toy Lines and these include some quality Cap Guns at a great price of only £2.99 and we also sell Caps for the Guns at only £1, see images below.

Cap guns

Cap Guns – £2.99         Caps – £1.00

Fidget Spinners are still a hit and to celebrate their ongoing success we are offering a Special Deal until Sunday 11th June 2017 at 17:00 where you can come in and buy three fidget spinners for only £10 when the retail price is £4.99 each, saving you a massive £4.97. What can you do with three Fidget Spinners? Simple, just create a Fidget Spinner Three Stack like we have in the video below.

The only small caveat (that’s been a pretty well-used adjective recently) to this is that to redeem the Special Offer of Three Fidgets for a Tenner (£10), then please like the Facebook post below:

Have you seen the other unusual toys that we have in stock at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

The election has been monopolising the News recently so as a change I would like to just give a short review of the latest Baywatch Movie which turned out to be much more amusing and entertaining than I expected.

Baywatch 2017 was a satirical take on the Baywatch series that was running from 1989 to 1999 in various guises staring the wonderful David Hasselhoff as Mitch and Pamela Stevenson as CJ. Both these actors made Guest Appearances and it should be said that Pamela has aged far better than David, or maybe she has had far more disposable income to spend on cosmetic surgery? So the new film had a semi-plausible plot line, some very funny one-liners and overall was pretty well acted overall, so when Baywatch comes to the Hebden Bridge Picture House then Robert A Williams, Author of this blog and many others, recommends that you go and see it.

Other News

The Bicycle in the image below was stolen in Hebden Bridge and belongs to a teacher (Mr Bracewell) at Calder High School, if you have any details then get in touch and we will pass them onto him
Stolen bike HX7

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This Spray Can Turn Any Surface Into A Touch Screen

This Spray Can Turn Any Surface Into A Touch Screen

 Electrick Spray and it’s application

Tired of pesky small touch pads? Well, this spray might be your savior, allowing a wide variety of surfaces to become touch sensitive.

The technology, called Electrick, was developed by scientists from Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania, with the findings published in an open access paper.

The spray consists of an electrically conductive carbon-based material. When applied to an object, it allows it to conduct electricity. By applying electrodes to the object, and then measuring the voltage at different points, the position of a persons finger can be tracked.

Electrick spray

Using Touch Control Electrick Spray on a Steering Wheel

“For the first time, we’ve been able to take a can of spray paint and put a touch screen on almost anything,” said Chris Harrison, assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and head of the Future Interfaces Group at CMU, in a statement.

The spray can be applied to a variety of objects, anything from plastic toys to smartphone cases, and even to Jell-O. In the video below, the team describe the various uses for this technology.

For example, applying the spray or paint to a table, you could have certain locations that are touch sensitive to open apps on your computer. A toy could be made to make noises when you touch its noseor belly. And a brain-shaped piece of Jell-O can be used to teach people about the various regions of the brain.

The effect is known as shunting, where electric current is shunted to the ground when a finger touches a particular location. The electrodes can localize where this shunting is occurring, using a process known as electric field tomography.

In their paper, the researchers note that modern touch screen technology is not suited to large applications, such as a table or desk. Using Electrick,however, things as large as a wall can be made touch sensitive, with a tap of a finger turning a light on or off for example.

The team also said their process is compatible with regular manufacturing methods, such as spray coating or casting, and even 3D printing. This means there is a huge range of objects that can be made touch sensitive, with little additional technology required.

The team also found no wear in any of the objects they made, with some used up to 896 times by participants. They note, however, that theyre not sure how the coating will hold up to elements like rain, and environmental electromagnetic noise from other appliances affected the accuracy. Nonetheless, its agood start for a cool idea.

Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/technology/this-spray-can-turn-any-surface-into-a-touch-screen/

Some interesting technology used here, this post is part of a Trending Traffic Application used by Robert A Williams to bring more focused traffic to this website.

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Orchard Toys, A Great British Toy Company

Orchard Toys, A Great British Toy Company

Orchard Toys

Orchard Toys are made in the UK and are one of the companies that we have stocked in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop since our very inception, over 20 years ago. Orchard Toys have received some great reviews on mumsnet and elsewhere on the internet.
They are a stunning educational and fund product for the younger child and also approved by teachers for learning.
Orchard Toys wallOur Orchard range was becoming rather low so we have replenished it with the following exciting Orchard Toys Products:

  • Magic Maths  **NEW**
  • Shopping List
  • Farmyard Heads and Tails **NEW**
  • Smelly Wellies
  • Where’s My Cup Cake
  • Monster Catcher
  • Scaredy Cat
  • Robot Run
  • Rocket Game
  • Crazy Chefs
  • Pigs in pants
  • Tell the Time Lotto
  • Catch and Count Game **NEW**
  • Jungle
  • Farmyard Dominoes **NEW**
  • Rescue Squad
  • What Do I do
  • Animals Four in a box
  • Who’s on the Farm
  • Alphabet Match **NEW**
  • Colour Match **NEW**
  • Gingerbread House
  • Bug Bus Jigsaw
  • Fire Engine
  • One Two Tree
  • Big Number Jigsaw
  • Big Dinosaurs
  • Woodland Party
  • Where in the Wood
  • Dinosaur Discovery
    Orchard Toys Magic Maths

There are also some new Orchard Toys Mini Games at only £4.99 and we have:

  • Jungle Dominoes **NEW**
  • Llamas in Pyjamas **NEW**
  • Little Bug Bingo **NEW**
  • Spiders and Spouts **NEW**
  • Animal Match **NEW**
  • Animal Families **NEW**

Plus we have an exciting Special Offer on Orchard Toys where if you spend £15 or over on any Orchard Toys Products you will receive a FREE Orchard Toys Animal Snap Mini-Game (whilst stocks last)
Free Orchard ToysOrchard Toys is a timeless brand which has been passed down through the generations, with many of our customers who were given Orchard Toys as children now passing them down to their children and grandchildren! We attribute this strong brand loyalty to our distinctive, colourful illustrations, educational benefits and high quality products, which help children learn and play around the world.

Orchard Toys are only one of the more unusual toys that we stock here at Silly Billy’s for a complete list click here

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Lego City Jungle Theme Summer 2017

Lego City Jungle Theme Summer 2017

Lego City Jungle Theme

We have just had a large delivery from our Danish buddies at Lego and this includes a pre-release of the Lego City Jungle Theme which has not yet appeared in Lego Stores. The Lego City Jungle Theme is a very exciting play theme and were revealed at the New York City Toy Fair earlier this year. We feel that this will be a very exciting range for us and so we have:

  • 60156 Jungle Buggy
  • 60157 Jungle Starter Set
  • 60159 Jungle Half-Track Mission
  • 60160 – Jungle Mobile Lab

As well as the Lego City Jungle Sets we also received some New Lego Friends, New Lego Creator including The Amazing Space Shuttle Explorer 31066.
The Lego Star Wars sets including 75183 Darth Vader Transformation are new out for this Summer 2017.
This is the definitive list of Lego that we received in this Summer Lego 2017 delivery:

  • 31067 Modular Poolside Holiday
  • 31066 Space Shuttle Explorer
  • 41315 Heartlake Surf Shop
  • 41316 Andrea’s Speedboat Transporter
  • 60163 Coast Guard Starter Set
  • 60165 4 x 4 Response Unit
  • 60166 Heavy-duty Rescue Helicopter
  • 60167 Coast Guard Headquarters
  • 60156 Jungle Buggy
  • 60157 Jungle Starter Set
  • 60159 Jungle Half-Track Mission
  • 60160 – Jungle Mobile Lab
  • 75880 McLaren 720S
  • 75166 First Order Transporter Speeder Battle Pack
  • 75167 Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack
  • 75182 Republic Fighter Tank
  • 75183 Darth Vader Transformation

Please don’t forget Silly Billy’s is open all this Bank Holiday Weekend in Hebden Bridge, until 1730 today Saturday 27th May 2017 and then 11am untl 1700 Sunday and 10:00 to 17:00 on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 2017
We have limited stocks of Fidget Spinners and they are selling fast, also Fidget Cubes at £5.99

Fidget Cube

Twiddle Cube

Silly Billy’s hopes to be the cheapest shop anywhere for Lego 60167 Coast Guard Headquarters which has just been release and is a fantastic set with boats that really float, unlike Lego’s historical boats that really sink ! Lego 60167 Coast Guard Headquarters is only £79.99 here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and is limited stock.

Lastly you may or may not be aware that we have had a small competition running all of May 2017 and you can WIN a Hexbug Track and Hexbug V2 for full details of that competition then please visit Silly Billy’s Facebook Page  and the post that is shown below:

Please don’t forget that Lego is not the only Product in our shop although it is one of the top selling products, we also have lots of other toys for girls and boys, young and old including the Latest Playmobil Ghostbusters Range. Did you know, for example, that we have Poker Sets and Chess Sets in stock as well as Playing Cards and Bananagrams. Why not pop in and see us in wonderful Hebden Bridge this Bank Holiday Weekend.

Above Silly Billy's Toy Shop

View From Above Silly Billy’s Toy Shop – Photo Courtesy of Paul Fairweather

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