And the Winner is:
Rebecca Coyle, from nearby Todmorden.
So, VERY WELL DONE and Congratulations to Rebecca.
We are very happy to see a local Winner emerge from this Competition and it was a Credit to our Social Media Manager and blog author, Robert A Williams, that the post on Facebook achieved a massive 400 shares and a reach of over 20,000 people on Facebook. If you are looking for such reach on Social Media then contact Robert.
This massive Christmas Competition was the biggest value Competition that we have held at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and after it’s huge success and impact we will hold a similarly big Facebook Competition next year. We used an application called WooBox to pick the Winner and below is the screenshot from the pick.
Christmas appears to be happening quite late this year although in reality there are only 14 More Shopping Days until Christmas 2017. Schools are breaking up extraordinarily late for the Winter Break on Friday 22nd December 2017. Silly Billy’s will be open until 1730 Christmas Eve, and you can view Silly Billy’s opening hours over the Christmas 2017 period on the image below:
Silly Billy’s are on target to surpass the 3,000 Page Likes on Facebook as well which is a target Robert A Williams had set to reach prior to Christmas Day 2017, at the time of writing Silly Billy’s Facebook Page likes stand at 2,995 – so if you would like the Silly Billy’s Facebook Page and ask your friends to like it as well that would be great.
Coming up this week on Friday 15th December is Stubbings School Christmas Fayre
If you are a local school or organisation, and you wish us to mention any event that you have happening at any time of year then please message us through our Facebook Page and we will endeavour to list your event on our amazingly popular Facebook page and perhaps on this fantastic blog as well ! Simply contact Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.
We have sledges at Silly Billy’s and it is snowing today and expected to snow more overnight so please come and get your sledges from us. If you have children at Calder High School then don’t forget to check Calder High School’s website here for details of whether the school will be open in the snowy conditions that may be around tomorrow (Monday 11th December 2017)
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Kaloo Plush at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop
Silly Billy’s has been trading in Hebden Bridge for twenty years and for many of those years we have been a stockist of Plush Kaloo cuddly gifts suitable from birth upwards. These specially crafted and very plush teddies and rabbits are lovingly made in France to a super high standard and make for suitable gifts for new-borns, toddlers and even older children.
We would like it if you would come and visit Silly Billy’s to view our amazing range of Kaloo suitable for new borns as birth gifts or christening gifts, suitable for older children as well due to their very plush nature. Kaloo are not the only range we stock of toys or gifts suitable for new borns, we also are a stockist of the amazing Sophie la Girafe, as endorsed by many celebrities and also some members of the author’s own family.
We are very proud to say that we have in fact been stocking Kaloo at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop since Kaloo started their business in 1998, Silly Billy’s Toy Shop starting up in Hebden Bridge one year before.
Once upon a time…
A father’s dream to invent different soft toys for his little boy. A little bear, an emotional symbol for all toddlers, was then chosen as the brand’s emblematic animal. Because dreams can come true, Kaloo came to life one beautiful morning in late 1998.
2001 was the next milestone for Kaloo Plush
Kaloo around the world
After a successful launch in the European market with high quality products, Kaloo became a reference brand for upscale birth gifts. The rapid development of the brand was supported by the creation of Kaloo North America in 2001.
The range Kaloo 123 was launched in 2001 with the aim of making childhood a little more of a dream. Colorful and mischievous, it was created to awaken baby’s senses.
Kaloo perfumes (please note we do not stock perfumes at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop)
« Kaloo Parfums » was launched in spring 2001, composed of four alcohol free fragrances specially made to stimulate baby’s sense of smell.
Have you followed Silly Billy’s Toy Shop on Facebook yet, lots of products that are new are shown there first ??
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Christmas Competition 2017 – The Big One
This is the biggest competition we have run EVER at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.
Christmas Competition 2017 RULES
We are trying to make the rules as simple as possible, so all you need to do is Like, Share and Tag one friend preceded by the text #SillyBillys on this Facebook Post. So if you are not on Facebook we are afraid you cannot enter.
Names will be drawn at random via an app called Woobox through the Facebook entrants that have followed the correct procedure at approximately mid-day on Sunday 10th December 2017
You can enter from anywhere in the UK and we will post the items to you free of charge if necessary.
This is what you can win, 1 of each of the following:
- Playmobil Dragons 9247 Astrid & Stormfly
- LEGO Ninjago 70611 Water Strider
- LEGO DUPLO 10572 Creative Play All-in-One-Box-of-Fun
- Altogether with a Total Value at RRP £89.97
We have run Christmas Competitions in the past though none as big as this and we really hope you can take part and enjoy joining in, it really is so simple. In fact Robert A Williams (excluded from this competition as a direct employee of Silly Billy’s) have demonstrated how to take part by commenting on the Facebook Christmas 2017 Competition Post.
Please take part and please tell your friends and help spread the word.
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Kids Advent Calendar
Rather than buying chocolate Kids Advent Calendar, why not buy a toy Kids Advent Calendar that you can re-use year after year, or can simply play with after Christmas.
Silly Billy’s is pleased to announce that we have the greatest quantity of Kids Advent Calendar’s here at our magnificent Toy Shop.
Playmobil Kids Advent Calendar
From Playmobil we have the amazing Playmobil 6624 Kids Advent calendar which depicts “Christmas on the Farm”. The Playmobil Christmas on the Farm Advent Calendar is the perfect way to count down to Christmas. Santa Claus and his Angel are coming to Christmas on the Farm and bringing masses of presents with them. The boy with his tractor is helping to share out the animal feed to the cows, goats, sheep and all the other farm animals. Lots of extra animals are included in the calendar. Every day a surprise behind each door.
We also have Playmobil 9008 Advent Calendar ‘Royal Ice Skating Trip’ with a Child’s Bracelet. The Playmobil Royal Ice Skating Trip Advent Calendar is the perfect way to count down to Christmas. The magical scene is set for the King and queen to enjoy ice skating in the forest. Many of the forest animals have come out to see the royal couple glide across the pond, whilst the snowman keeps up his cheery smile. The Princess is getting ready for a thrilling sled ride. Includes three Playmobil figures, diorama, animals and lots of accessories including wearable bracelet. Each window has a surprise to build your Playmobil scene.
Neither 6624 or 9008 are suitable for children under three years of age.
For Children Under Three we have the Playmobil 1.2.3 Christmas on the Farm Advent Calendar, which is the perfect way to count down to Christmas. Santa Claus and his Reindeer are coming to Christmas on the Farm and bringing masses of presents with them. The children and their dog are helping to share out the animal feed to the pig, chickens, cows and all the other farm animals. Santa’s bag of presents can be stowed behind the seat. Every day a surprise behind each door. Suitable for children from 18 months of age
LEGO Kids Advent Calendars
So from LEGO we have the three amazing Advent calendars below
- LEGO City 60155
- LEGO Friends 41326
- LEGO Star Wars 75184
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Do you have a few minutes to spare?
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Hold the press, what’s all the hype ?
Toothless is here with All New Playmobil Dragons
Playmobil Dragons have arrived at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop, in the biggest FSDU (Floor Standing Display Unit) we have had in the history of our new toy shop opening. Measuring a staggering 10 feet tall we feel Playmobil Dragons will be massive for Christmas 2017. We are getting more Playmobil Dragon Point of Sale materials in next week, though in the meantime we have what is shown below.
This is the range of Playmobil Dragons that we have at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop:
- 9243 Berk
Comes with Hiccup and Stoick. The torch LED light required 1x AAA battery. The fire LED light in the viking statue required 2x AAA batteries. Dimensions: 51 x 44 x 50 cm (LxWxH)
- 9244 Drago’s Ship
Comes with Drago Bludvist and dragon cage. The ship floats. Dimensions: 42 x 28 x 39 cm (LxWxH)
- 9245 Gobber with Catapult
Used to defend Berk.
- 9246 Hiccup and Toothless
with LED light and shooting mechanism. The light requires 1x AAA battery. Dimensions of Toothless: 38 x 49.5 x 20 cm (LxWxH)
- 9247 Astrid and Stormfly
with removable saddle. Dimensions of Stormfly: 30 x 25 x 18 cm (LxWxH)
- 9248 Drago and Thunderclaw
comes with detachable dragon armour. Dimensions of armored dragon: 33.5 x 29 x 15 cm (LXWXH)
- 9249 Eret with four shot balista
with shooting mechanism. Dimensions: 20 x 24 x 12 cm (LXWXH)
We are hoping that the Playmobil Dragons range will be a roaring success here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop
“How To Train Your Dragon” is a massive film from Dreamworks which scores an amazing 8.1 on IMDB, both the author and his teenage children are fans and we are hoping that the Playmobil Dragons will appeal to an older fan base just as the Playmobil Ghostbusters range did.
“How to Train Your Dragon 2” was released in 2014 and “How to Train Your Dragon 3” expected to be released in 2019.
Storyline of How to Train Your Dragon 2
It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. Written by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
DreamWorks Dragons © 2017 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Merry Christmas 2016 to All Our Customers
Everyone at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop would like to wish ALL of YOU a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017
Merry Christmas 2016
It has been a very big year for us at Silly Billy’s as many of you will know. After the floods of last year we closed down for a time and then re-opened on 25th March 2016 this year in brand new premises. Our new shop has been getting nothing but great feedback from all of the people that have visited and we honestly love it. It is a complete transformation from our old shop in the Old Mill.
We have had some staff come and go, Alex is now working down South for the Ambulance Service as a Paramedic and we wish him all the best in his career.
Finn is still with us, part-time, and looking to get a new job in his apprenticed work of Electrical Engineering so if anyone is looking for a very talented and enthusiastic electrical engineer then please get in touch and we can put you in touch with Finn. Easiest way to get in touch with us is through Silly Billy’s Facebook page or email us at:-firstname.lastname@example.org
Obviously Christmas is one of the busiest times for us as a Toy Shop and this year is our First Christmas in our brand new toy shop. We have tried our utmost to cover all the bases for Christmas 2016 and we hope we have fulfilled the desires of our Customers young and old. If anyone has any feedback we are happy to receive it and you can write reviews for us on Google Plus or Facebook if you would like to. It really helps us to know what people think and if you wish for us to change anything or try and get any products in stock that you would like.
Silly Billy’s are very active on Social Media so if you like you can visit us here:
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Christmas Opening 2016
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