It has been over a month since we have written a blog post here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop. Mainly because the Internet Focus has been on our Social Media Channels. We have been promoting Pirates on Social Media and perhaps you are not aware of our current FREEBIE here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop. All you need do is take a Picture with the life-size Playmobil Pirate that is outside our Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge and TAG Silly Billy’s in it. This is easy enough to do on Facebook or Instagram simply choose your location as Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and either share the image on Silly Billy’s Facebook Page or tag us with #SillyBillys or #SillyBillystoyshop. Silly Billy’s is not on SnapChat but we are happy for you to post there as well, and you can find Silly Billy’s Easily on Instagram
And this is what you can collect for FREE whilst stocks last:
Simply post a picture of a child, a teenager or even an Adult with our Playmobil Pirate on Social Media and tag it with our Toy Shop Location and/or #SillyBillys / #Sillybillystoyshop and you can pick-up a Free Playmobil Activity sheet and also ONE FREE Playmobil Figure if you want.
Part of the Purpose of this post was to list what exciting Pirate Items we have here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop, and this is the list as it stands in August 2018, for an even better list of toys at Silly Billy’s then why not check out our Alphabet of Toys Page
From Orchard Toys we have the fantastic Pirate Shapes Game suitable for ages 2.5 + and for 2-4 Players:
From Playmobil we have the Amazing 1.2.3 Pirate Set Suitable for 1.5 Years Plus at Only £19.99 And Again From Playmobil, for Older Children we have a Pirates Take-Along Playset 5655 in Other Toys we have Pirate Eye Patches at Only 50 pence each and Pirate Fools Gold Pouches at £1.99
So check out our Amazing Free Giveaways on Silly Billy’s Instagram Feed or Facebook Post:
LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Minifgures and More are in Stock Now
Bring wizarding world fun to any LEGO® set with the LEGO Minifigures 71022 Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ collection. This lineup of exclusive, Limited Edition collectible characters features an array of new-for-August 2018 accessories and enchanting costumes. Enjoy all-new Fantastic Beasts adventures with
Then take a journey to the world of Harry Potter with
Harry Potter in School Robes,
Ron Weasley™ in School Robes,
Hermione Granger™ in School Robes,
Draco Malfoy™, Harry Potter in Pajamas
Each minifigure comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag together with one or more accessory elements, plus a collector’s leaflet and a unique display baseplate.
Every collectible LEGO® minifigure in this series comes with one or more accessory elements, plus a collector’s leaflet and a unique display baseplate.
22 Limited Edition LEGO® Minifigures characters to build and play out your very own magical Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ movie scenes!
Includes new-for-August-2018 costumes and accessories, including Harry’s Invisibility Cloak, a Golden Snitch, Voldemort’s snake Nagini and Newt’s Niffler and case.
Combine the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ minifigures with LEGO® building sets for endless play possibilities.
Have fun trading minifigures with your friends to complete your collection.
PLEASE NOTE: Each ‘mystery’ bag contains one of the 22 characters available in this collection.
Very soon we will also be having Collectors Cards back for this LEGO minifgure series and as well as these Minifgures we also have two new sets of LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts in store now:
75951 Grindewald’s Escape Enter a fantasy realm with LEGO® Fantastic Beasts™ 75951 Grindelwald’s Escape magical showdown between Seraphina Picquery™ and Grindelwald, featuring an articulated carriage with opening doors and removable roof attached to the Thestral figure with hinged wings. Use the shooting spell accessories to make the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald magic come alive and role-play a mighty battle. Includes 2 minifigures.
Includes Gellert Grindelwald and Seraphina Picquery™ minifigures, plus a Thestral figure with posable wings.
Features a buildable articulated carriage with opening doors and a removable roof.
Flap the Thestral’s wings to make a flying escape!
Also includes shooting spell accessories on the hands of Seraphina and Grindelwald.
Recreate iconic scenes from the Fantastic Beasts™ movie.
Accessory elements include 2 wands.
Carriage with Thestral measures over 3” (8cm) high, 9” (25cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.
75950 Aragog’s Lair Get set for a spider showdown in the Forbidden Forest with this exciting LEGO® Harry Potter™ 75950 Aragog’s Lair play set, featuring Aragog and his colony of spiders, plus a buildable tree with web shooting function. This fantasy building set recreation from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets includes 2 minifigures and a buildable Aragog spider.
Includes Harry Potter™ and Ron Weasley™ minifigures.
Features a buildable Aragog spider and tree.
Aragog has 8 posable legs and 2 movable fangs.
Tree has a spiderweb shooting function, attached spiderweb and a buildable red and white mushroom.
Fire the tree’s spiderweb shooter to trap Ron and Harry!
Accessory elements include 2 wands, a lantern, candle, spiderweb and 5 spiders.
Tree measures over 3” (8cm) high, 2” (7cm) wide and 1” (5cm) deep.
Aragog measures over 1” (4cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide.
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.