We have received one of our largest Playmobil deliveries outside of Christmas and more can be seen of our Playmobil Posts below.
We are in the midst of gearing up for Easter 2018 at the Toy Shop, Easter sees the annual event of the Hebden Bridge Duck Race, so far we have covered the Hebden Bridge Duck Race in blog posts going back to 2015 and the 2018 Hebden Bridge Duck Race Event is sure to be a big one. The Duck Race will take place on Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 and is organised by the local rotary club, more details on prizes and how to find tickets can be found here.
Silly Billy’s Toy Shop have started a YouTube Channel
It is a work in progress and the author of this blog (Robert A Williams) does not claim to be very versed in Video and is, in fact, just starting learning. However, the incredible power of modern technology means that the ability to shoot relatively good quality video is pretty much accessible to all. You can view the Youtube Channel via the button below and we would really love it if you would subscribe.
The Festive Fandango 2017 sees a wider geographical area coming into play with Mytholmroyd
retail shops and restaurants taking part in the glory that is the Festive Fandango.
So what’s it all about?
Well, The Festive Fandango is an Annual event in Hebden Bridge and now Mytholmroyd, encouraging folk to shop local via a superb incentive of exciting vouchers and entry into a competition to Win a Massive hamper of goodies. So all you have to do is collect a sticker at Participating Outlets including both Homely At Hebden and Silly Billy’s Toy Shop on Old Gate, this can be done all through December 2017 from this Friday December 1st. You need to collect Five different stickers from five different outlets and then you can submit your completed card for entry into the Prize Draw and also collect a voucher book from the Visitor Centre in Hebden Bridge.
Come to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop from Friday to Collect your Festive Fandango Stickers and get a Festive Fandango 2017 card should you need one.
Also we would like to give a shout out for Blazing Saddles Bicycle Shop just round the corner from us on West End who have bicycles for children of all ages, please see their flyer below for more information.
On Sunday 3rd December there is a Fund-Raising Event in Heywood being organised by one of our LEGO officanados, see the flyer below.
Lastly we were told of some upsetting news about a break in at Fairybricks HQ so this event is now more important then ever !!!!
LEGO masters Nate and Ste are there all day as well as AFOL from around the UK!!
With some fantastic displays. Hopefully this will be the 1st of many !
Next time more schools involved and we can make something truly special happen !
What’s on Christmas 2017 – Coming up in Hebden Bridge
So there are a few events and other activities happening all around Hebden Bridge in the run-up to to Christmas. We have endeavoured to list as many in and around Hebden Bridge as we can, though if we have missed you out then please get in touch with Silly Billy’s either through our Facebook Page or on this contact form.
Please give us your event details and we will add them to this post.
Friday 17th November Christmas Lights switch On in Hebden Bridge
Friday 17th November Christmas Late Night Opening
To coincide with the Christmas lights switch on this Friday 17th (tomorrow) November both Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and Homely at Hebden will be staying open later so pop along and see us in Old Gate House, across the river, we may even do some Mince Pies !!
Saturday 18th November Mytholmroyd Christmas Market & Lights 12-5.30pm
At St Michael’s Square in Mytholmroyd from 12 noon on Saturday 18th November for the Christmas Market and Lights Switch On
Full day of festive treats includes a local traders and craft market with over 40 stalls, why not pick up a few stocking fillers. There will be entertainment from Hebden Bridge Brass Band, the Peace Artistes, Bazzmatazz and local schools. With free mulled wine and mince pies (courtesy of your Local Coop) activities for children and of course a visit from that very special gent, Father Christmas.
Saturday 18th November Mytholmroyd Fire Station Open Day Between 12:00 and 18:00
Saturday 18th November Christmas Art Fair at The Waterfront Hall,
The Town Hall, St George’s St, Hebden Bridge
11am – 4pm
Saturday 25 November 2017 Todmorden’s Lamplighter Festival
Further Details here
Saturday 2 December 2017 Christmas Fayre Hope Baptist Chapel. 10 until 4pm. Festive stalls, cake, mince pies, tea & coffee.
Come and join us in the popular Chatty Cafe, and maybe get a Christmas present from our selection of handmade gifts.
Monday 11 December 2017 Carol Singing at the Railway Station
5:15 pm (for about an hour or so).
This is to raise money for The Railway Children Charity
Come along and sing or bring an instrument.
Friday 15 December 2017 Christmas Carol Service 6-30pm
St. James’ Church, Church lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6DS
A family friendly service with Hebden Royd Primary School choir; carols and readings.
Refreshments afterwards including Mulled wine, coffee, mince pies.
Masaya Nakamura, the founder of an innovative Japanese entertainment company that invented the video game Pac-Man, has died. He was 91.
The Associated Press reported Monday that game maker Bandai Namco, which includes the company Nakamura founded in 1955, confirmed his death, which occurred Jan. 22 2017. Company officials did not reveal a cause, The New York Times reported.
Nakamuras company, Namco, introduced Pac-Man in 1980, as the video game industry was in its infancy.The game became an instant hit with arcade players, who enjoyed racking up points by moving a chomping, circular Pac-Man around a board with an insatiable appetite to eat gold balls and elude ghosts.
Versions of Pac-Man were later made for home-gaming systems like Nintendo. Its popularity led to Pac-Man-themed merchandise and apparel, a short-lived animated television series, and spinoff games like Ms. Pac Man.
Nintendo, which worked with Namco for years, tweeted a tribute to Nakamura on Monday.
Nakamura Manufacturing originally operated mechanical rides at a Tokyo department store. The company, later renamed Namco, partnered with the retail chain that wanted childrens rides in all of its locations. In the 1970s, Namco delved into video games with Galaxian, a shooter game, and acquired Atari Japan.
Namco engineer Toru Iwatani invented Pac-Man, but it was reportedly Nakamura who came up with the name. Pac is short for pakku, which in Japanese denotes a munching sound.
The A.V. Club reported an alternate history of the games creation. It said Nakamura renamed the creation Pac-Man after recognizing that the original title, Puck Man, would inevitably lead vandals to deface the arcade game by replacing the P with an F.
‘ Blade Runner 2049’ takes goal at ticket office’s leading area.
Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford’s futuristic follow-up to the sci-fi classic leads today’s list of brand-new films and Blade Runner 2049 is out now at The Hebden Bridge Picture House, well until this coming Thursday 2nd November 2017, please take a look at the Program here for a full list of what is on there.
The box office may be struggling this year.
This weekend the” Groundhog Day”- like scary pic” Happy Death Day” scored a first-place surface, going beyond expectations and blowing the much more expensive and star-driven “Blade Runner 2049 “from the water.
Studio approximates Sunday reveal” Happy Death Day” took in$ 26.5 million from 3,149 North American theaters. With a$ 5million production price, “Happy Death Day” is currently a hit.
With a PG-13 ranking, the movie scored huge with more youthful audiences– 63 percent were under 25.
It’s the current success story from Blumhouse Productions, which previously — this year launched “Split “and” Get Out,” with the aid of Universal Pictures, which dispersed.
Jim Orr, executive vice president of domestic circulation for Universal, stated” Happy Death Day” is an initial movie that’s reimaging the category.
“It’s as much thriller as it is a scary movie. It’s frightening, its amusing, and it has an extremely smart script that is extremely well performed,” Orr stated.” Blumhouse owns this area no doubt about it, and they do this much better than anyone regularly.”
The movie likewise had the advantage of beginning the heels of the huge success of” It, “which has actually made$ 314.9 million locally to this day. The” Happy Death Day” trailer played in front of “It” at theaters, which” significantly increased “audience awareness, stated comScore senior media expert Paul Dergarabedian.
Horror continues to be among the intense areas throughout a roller-coaster year at package workplace.
” This is a scary gold rush at the theaters,” Dergarabedian stated.” It’s been maybe the most regularly favorable story this year.”
One movie that does not look predestined for a delighted ending is “Blade Runner 2049,” which fell 54 percent in its 2nd weekend in theaters, including$15.1 million to bring its domestic overall to$ 60.6 million.
The movie was a pricey undertaking with a production cost north of $150 million and was well-reviewed by critics. It could not handle to draw in considerable audiences beyond the fans of the 1982 initial, which was likewise a flop upon release.
Jackie Chan’s “The Foreigner” debuted in 3rd location with $12.8 million from 2,515 screens, while” It” landed in 4th location in its 6th weekend in theaters.
The Kate Winslet and Idris Elba catastrophe pic “The Mountain Between United States” completed the leading 5 with $5.7 million.
Other brand-new releases landed outside the leading ten. The Thurgood Marshall biopic “Marshall “took in an appealing$ 3 million from 821 theaters.
” Marshall is off to a strong start,” stated Open Road Films CEO Tom Ortenberg in a declaration.” We anticipate Marshall to hold effectively and run well into the fall.”
But the Wonder Woman developer biopic” Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman “cannot capitalize from the huge success of” Wonder Woman” previously this year. The movie made just$ 737,000 from over 1,200 areas.
” Goodbye Christopher Robin,” about author A.A. Milne and the development of the precious kids’s characters and books, likewise left to a bad start with$ 56,000 from 9 theaters.
” October is off to a sluggish start,” Dergarabedian stated.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, inning accordance with comScore. Where readily available, the current worldwide numbers for Friday through Sunday are likewise consisted of. Last domestic figures will be launched Monday.
1. “Happy Death Day, “$ 26.5 million($ 5 million worldwide ).
2.” Blade Runner 2049,”$ 15.1 million($ 29.3 million global).
3.” The Foreigner,” $12.8 million ($ 5.2 million global).
4.” It,” $6.1 million ($ 10.4 million worldwide).
5.” The Mountain Between United States,”$ 5.7 million ($ 4.1 million worldwide).
6.” American Made,”$ 5.4 million($ 3.2million worldwide).
7.” Kingsman: The Golden Circle,”$ 5.3 million( $15.6 million global).
8.” The Lego Ninjago Movie,”$ 4.3 million ($ 9.5 million global).
9.” My Little Pony: The Movie,”$ 4 million($ 4.9 million worldwide ).
10.” Victoria and Abdul,”$ 3.1 million($ 1.9 million worldwide).
Yesterday morning The Sand in Your Eye folk were busy preparing and carving Pumpkins in the square in Hebden Bridge, ready for Sunday’s (tomorrow’s) mammoth day of Pumpkin related events, and throughout the day you can walk around Hebden Bridge on the pumpkin trail. Spotting displays from Sand in Your Eye and fab window displays in shops, cafes, bars, and community groups!
This is what will be happening throughout Sunday 29th October 2017
At 2pm there will be a Live Carve Display in St Georges Square, Hebden Bridge.
There will be free Family Workshops in the Town Hall – Please bring your own pumpkin.
You can also brring your own carved pumpkins to the Town Hall to enter the pumkin carving competiton.
At 5pm Everyone to meet to enjoy the evening entertainment and join the pumpkin trail. at Bridgegate Car Park.
Live performances from Mr Wilsons Second Liners and Bazzmatazz.
At 6pm the Pumpkin Parade begins.
Bring you own carved pumpkins and join the parade! Fancy dress is optional, but hey it is Halloween (nearly!), we still have fake blood, fangs, and lots of fantastic Halloween Face paint at Silly Billy’s, why not have a look at our Halloween Pinterest Board
Competiton winners for the best window display, best carved pumpkins will be announced after the parade.
Please remember to only light pumpkins with LEDs no real candles. Bring your own or you can purchase them on the day from us, with donations to the Mayors Charity.
Make sure you join in with us in Hebden Bridge for a perfectly horrible Hebden Halloween !!