Half Term 2018 at Silly Billys

Half Term 2018 at Silly Billys

New Products at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

We are looking for new products all the time at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and this year we have some really exciting products coming in at the start of the year, and all of them great value.
Don’t forget to check out our recent posts on LEGO and PLAYMOBIL, two of the most popular lines at Silly Billy’s Finest Independent Toy Shop, based in Yorkshire.
We have just received:

  • Modelling Clay, Air drying and Nylon reinforced Clay so exceptional for making models and only £4.99. This air drying clay is non-toxic, easy to use and great fun.
    Air drying modelling clay
  • Brand New, Pocket Size Magic Tricks featuring, Magic Exploding Dice; Magic Cups and Balls; Magic Pencil Slicer; Magic Numbers and a Magic Rope Trick. These are all small enough to be easily carried in a pocket and cost only £3.50 each
    Magic Tricks
  • To compliment the Adventurer’s Range from House of Marbles which has been amazingly popular over the years, we now have a super-bright head torch. This Head Torch has Hands-free illumination! This tough little headlight employs high power light-emitting diodes which provide extremely bright, stark and long-lasting, hands free illumination.
    Head torch
  • Piggy Banks. Yes, Piggy Banks, we have been looking for them for a number of years and at last have found some decent ceramic Piggy Banks which we are happy to sell. At only £9.99 we feel these Piggy Banks are a steal and these Penny Piggies come in four alluring colours. With a rubber bung to get the money out so you never need to break the bank !
    Piggy bank
  • We have seen a resurgence in Slime Products and we hope to be getting more Slime in soon, we do have in the shop, Unicorn Poo, which is a harder putty like slime at only £1.50. We also have Glow in the Dark Aliens in slime from the planet Scardox, at only £1.99 and new in tubs of Assorted coloured gloopy slime at only £1.99 each.
    Slime Products
  • In other Product Areas, TY and the new TEENY TY range have been selling fantastically well this year and it’s still early yet. Series TWO of the Teeny TY range will be release close to Easter so you have some time left to collect your Teeny TY’s from Series 1. Unfortunately we can only swap duplicates for the TY that is currently out on display, today this is Waddles, tomorrow the Teeny TY on display could be something else.
    Teeny TY Series 1

DOn’t forget we have an exciting Valentine’s competition which ends this Sunday 18th February in which you can win two fantastic Kaloo Plus Bears, RRP £19.99

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Valentines 2018 Competition

Valentines 2018 Competition

An Amazing Competition for Valentines 2018

Win a Pair of Kaloo Plus Teddy Bears, a Pink Teddy Bear and a Blue Teddy Bear.
You can enter from anywhere on the planet and we will post the Bears out to you should you win !

The Draw for the Winner will take place via Facebook WooBox App on Sunday 18th February 2018

Rules are easy, simply 1) LIke, 2) Share and 3) Tag a Friend in the Facebook Post below:

If you like Silly Billy’s Toy Shop on Facebook and have visited our amazing Independent Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire then why not take a few minutes to review Silly Billy’s?
Reviews really help small businesses like ours with our online presence. Thanks so much

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11 Of The World’s Coolest Offices

11 Of The World’s Coolest Offices

Not a strictly Toy related post though this focus on offices, where lots of mums and dad work, proves interesting viewing. For a long time offices are considered to be dull and boring . Cubicles, white walls, a water cooler where workers can collect to chatter — exactly what else does a business area require? As it ends up, a lot. A number of the world’s greatest business are avoiding old style stereotypes in favour of workplaces that are as enjoyable as they are practical. While their options of decor might appear unusual, costly, as well as disruptive, the thinking behind the shift is also thought-out as a Fortune 500 organisation type design.

You see, companies are affected by the method of how their workplace is developed . From staff member retention to imagination, job efficiency to mistake rates, area matters. It’s the exact same factor Don Draper offered his staff members long lunches and great deals of breaks — the human brain just isn’t really wired to carry out 9 to 5, Monday through Friday. A few of our finest concepts concern us while exercising, talking with a pal, and even dreaming. By offering staff members with a comfy, pleasant environment, in addition to flexibility over their workflow, business have actually seen success.

Have a look at this list of the world’s 11 coolest (and most efficient!) workplaces from worldwide. Google, Facebook, Airbnb … they’re business you’ll acknowledge fast-growing and as effective. After seeing exactly what their work area resembles , you may even discover yourself looking for a job at one of them !!

1. Dropbox — San Francisco, California


Dropbox

Dropbox is an online service for organisations and people to keep files, images, and more. With 500 million users around the world and over a million files conserved to their system every day, they are a powerhouse in their field.


Dropbox

And, they let their 900 staff members skate around the structure! There are no workplaces at Dropbox, simply open areas that permit workers to work where they please.


Dropbox

In addition to a complete health club, they likewise have a coffee shop with a world-renowned chef. Appears to me that they understand the best ways to live pleased and healthy!


Dropbox

2. Airbnb — San Francisco, California


Emily Hagopian/ Design Boom

Airbnb has actually been transforming the hospitality market because 2008, by linking people who wish to lease their own house or remain in another person’s. Travel is not restricted to hotel and hostels, and for those who have some additional area, it’s a fantastic method to make extra earnings.


Emily Hagopian/ Design Boom

The 1,600 staff members are permitted to work whenever they like — day, night, it does not matter.


Emily Hagopian

There are few workplaces, however long desks like this one prevail.


Emily Hagopian/ Design Boom

3. Facebook — Palo Alto, California


Jason Sanidad/ Office Snapshots

Facebook has lots of workplaces worldwide, however this one is head office. When you may run into Mark Zuckerberg or Sheryl Sandberg, you never ever understand!


Jason Sanidad/ Office Snapshots

It was created with great deals of outside and indoor area. The 12,000 staff members require space to spread out.


Jasper Sanidad

And obviously, there are lots of enjoyable locations for staff members to socialize.


Jasper Sanidad/ Office Snapshots

4. Nokia — Espoo, Finland


Nic Lehoux/ Office Snapshots

Nokia head office lies simply beyond Helsinki, the capital of Finland. While you most likely acknowledge the name Nokia from your pre-smart phone days, they’ve remained in the innovation organisation because 1865.


Nic Lehoux/ Office Snapshots

Their area has intense colors throughout, which is stated to promote imagination.


Nic Lehoux/ Office Snapshots

5. Urban Outfitters — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Lara Swimmer/ Office Snapshots

Urban Outfitters is best understood for its lines of hip, stylish clothes, however they make whatever from lipstick to bed sheets. Their workplace is genuinely a reflection of their widely known design.


Lara Swimmer/ Office Snapshots

The big spaces motivate team effort and imagination — and the views of Philly do not harmed, either!


Lara Swimmer/ Office Snapshots

What an enjoyable location to come together and develop.


Lara Swimmer/ Office Snapshots

Perhaps the very best part of the style is all the plant, which keeps the area vibrant and a bit whimsical.


Lara Swimmer/ Office Snapshots

6. LEGO — Billund, Denmark


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LEGO is everything about enjoyable, imagination, and accepting your creativity — so why not have a slide in the workplace? Simply picture being late for a conference and moving down this!


Anders Sune Berg/ Dezeen

The workers have great deals of video games to assist keep them stimulated throughout the day.


Anders Sune Berg/ Dezeen

And their work area?


Anders Sune Berg/ Dezeen

Everywhere you look is another enjoyable surprise! I do not know about you, however I’m feeling a major desire to construct something …


Anders Sune Berg/ Dezeen

7. Zynga — San Francisco, California


Jason Madera/ Office Snapshots

You might not acknowledge the name Zynga, however exactly what about Farmville or Words with Friends?


Jason Madera/ Office Snapshots

These are individuals who bring all of us our preferred Facebook video games. It’s no marvel …


Jason Madera/ Office Snapshots

…. they desire their staff members to have a good time! This game/ restaurant appears like a blast.


Jason Madera/ Office Snapshots

8. Google — Mountain View, California


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Google has more than 70 workplaces in 40 nations worldwide, however Mountain View is the home of head office. As they describe on their site: “ Though no 2 Google workplaces are the exact same, visitors to any workplace can anticipate to discover a couple of typical functions: designs and murals revealing regional character; Googlers sharing cubes, yurts and “gathers”; computer game, swimming pool tables and pianos; coffee shops and “micro-kitchens” equipped with healthy food; and excellent old made white boards for spur-of-the-moment brainstorming. ” Hats off to whoever created this “ huddle! ”

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Every space has a well-thought out style. Simply have a look at those soccer balls decreasing the corridor.

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Their health club has views like no other.

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Camenzind Evolution

 

And exactly what workplace is total without a slide? They have to keep up with LEGO.

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What a serene location to work. No surprise Fortune 500 called Google the top office!

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9. Selgas Cano Architecture– in the woods, 15 minutes beyond Madrid, Spain.

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If you’re an architecture company, why not have anamazing structure for your shop front? Constructed into the ground and surrounded by trees, this workplace brings male and nature together.

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Working in the woods should be rather the experience– although I wager it’s a bit creepy in a thunderstorm!

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10. White Mountain Office– Stockholm, Sweden

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Standing in direct opposition to the last workplace we saw isWhite Mountain. Initially a nuclear bunker, the area lies 100 feet listed below bedrock.

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However, plant keeps the information center from being too dull.

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11. Inventionland Design Factory– Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Inventionland

When you are the world’s biggest innovation factory, you have to motivate imagination as much as possible. Tree homes and pirate ships are simply a few of exactly what you’ll discover insidetheir unbelievable workplace.

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Inventionland

Research, style, marketing, and more– Inventionland does it all. They are the individuals who can assist bring it to life if you have a concept.

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Only a few of the 400 staff members in fact get to work on the pirate ship! Is that an empty seat for me on the bow?

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H/T: SlipTalk

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Playmobil 2018 – All NEW

Playmobil 2018 – All NEW

We have taken receipt of our first Playmobil Delivery of 2018 and following on from the amazing success of Playmobil Ghostbusters in 2017 we have the all new Ghostbuster sets:

  • 9346 Ghostbuster Egon Spengler
  • 9347 Ghostbuster Peter Venkman
  • 9348 Ghostbuster Raymond Stantz
  • 9349 Ghostbuster Winston Zeddemore

These All NEW PLAYMOBIL Ghostbusters also feature a neat app, find out more about that at playmogram.playmobil.com (smartphone compatible)
As well as these exciting new Ghostbusters we also have in our independent toy shop in Hebden Bridge the following Playmobil 2018 Sets:

  • 9219 Ghostbusters Firehouse
  • 9220 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Car
  • 9221 Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
    Playmobil 2018

Other Playmobil 2018 in this delivery, which includes a lot of new toys for this year are listed below:

  • 5376 Young Explorer with Otters
  • 5380 Dog Walker
  • 5381 Tooth Fairy
  • 5385 Wolf Warrior
  • 6140 Rabbit pen with Hutch
  • 6773 1.2.3 Airport Shuttle Bus
  • 6789 Fire Rescue Helicopter
  • 6888 Camp Site with LED Fire
  • 6967 Ladder Unit Fire Truck
  • 9100 Horse Grooming Carry Case
  • 9101 Space Exploration Carry Case
  • 9102 Pirate Raider Carry Case
  • 9104 Bunny Barn Carry Case
  • 9106 Knight’s Catapult Carry
  • 9218 Policeman and Burglar
  • 9235 Firefighter with Car
  • 9236 Policeman with Van
  • 9371 Police Money Transporter
  • 5637 Knights’ Armory Play Box
  • 5639 Flower Shop Play Box
  • 6867 Large Tractor
  • 9060 Aquarium
  • 9061 Aquarium Shop
  • 9062 Penguin Enclosure
  • 9063 Aquarium Enclosure
  • 9065 Hammerhead Shark with Baby
  • 9066 Octopus with Baby
  • 9068 Swordfish with Baby
  • 9069 Seal with Pups
  • 9070 Pelican Family
  • 9071 Sea Turtle with Babies
  • 9084 Beachgoer with Scooter
  • 9085 Children at the Beach
  • 9086 Sky Knight with Jet
  • 9087 Pirate with Treasure
  • 9088 Kebab Vendor

Playmobil was very popular in 2017 here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and we are hoping for even greater sales in 2018. As you can see we have targeted an aquatic theme as well. An amusing theme for Hebden Bridge as it is a long way from the seaside !
So come down to Hebden Bridge today and take a look at our amazing and varied range of Playmobil.
Please note we are waiting on Playmobil Catalogues and as soon as we have them there will be a notification on Silly Billy’s Toy Shop Facebook page

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London Toy Fair and Other News

London Toy Fair and Other News

The London Toy Fair was on at full swing when we started to write this post and Bill was down South hunting out new brands.
It seems deathly quiet in Hebden Bridge and this in part could be attributed to the outrageously long lasting roadworks on the main road at Mytholmroyd.

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:
London Toy Fair 2018 Bill Deakin

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