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Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and More

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and More

The yearly Hebden Bridge Arts Festival will soon be upon us. This year the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival is running from the 23rd June to 2nd July 2017 with the strap line of “All the Town’s a Stage”. Hebden Bridge is a haven for artists and poets and I am helping out one such poet with their website which will soon be unveiled.

More news is the disappearance of the old five pound note and today is the last day that you can use your old five pound notes in Silly Billy’s Toy shop. after today we cannot take the good old fiver and no other shops will.
Old Five Pound Note

What happens if you haven’t spent your old £5 note by Midnight Today the 5 th May 2017?

  1. You won’t be able to spend the old five pound notes in shops or restaurants.
  2. If you want to swap the old £5 bank notes over for new plastic you will have to make the trip into a bank, building society or Post Office.
  3. You will have to be a customer of the bank in question for them to exchange the old note.
  4. You can go to the local Post Office to deposit the old fivers into your bank account also, the Post Office will probably not change them for you although you could always ask the question.

Fidget Spinners, they have gone viral !

So we have sold out of Fidget Spinners at Silly Billy’s and people have literally gone nuts for them. TODAY we are getting more stock in though we are unsure when it will arrive. As soon as the new Fidget Toys arrive we will put a post on Silly Billy’s Facebook Page.
Today we are hoping to have more stock of the Whirlerz Fidget Spinners at £3.99 and also some Fidget Cubes.
Next week we will have some more varieties of Fidget Spinners assuming our supplier has stock including some metallic ones.

Things to do:

Here are some things that you can do:

  1. Like our Facebook page to make sure you are up to date with what is happening with us, Robert A Williams writes blog posts potentially once or twice a week, although the easiest way to keep up to speed is to Follow Silly Billy’s on Facebook
  2. Spend your old five pound notes TODAY at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop
  3. Make a note of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival dates in your diaries
  4. Read the recent post about Silly Billy’s reaching the grand old age of Twenty 

 

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Hebden Bridge Duck Race 2017 – New Products

Hebden Bridge Duck Race 2017 – New Products

Hebden Bridge Duck Race 2017

New Products in the Shop for Easter Holidays

Soon Hebden Bridge Duck Race 2017 will be upon us. Last year’s Hebden Bridge Duck Race was well attended although not as well as the Hebden Bridge Duck race of 2015. This was due to the disaster that befell Hebden Bridge on Boxing Day 2o16.

This year we are hoping the Hebden Bridge Duck Race will be a huge event with hopefully even more people attending than there were in 2015. Again because of Bill’s love of Chelsea FC we are supporting the Blue Team in the business Duck Race challenge, the author’s (Robert A Williams) feeling though is that the Red Team, supported by Cafe Solo, Homely at Hebden, and others will triumph.
homely Abode

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Saw Lego Batman Movie Opening Night – And I Was Not Disappointed!

Saw Lego Batman Movie Opening Night – And I Was Not Disappointed!

Lego Batman Movie Coming to Hebden Bridge Picture House Next Weekend

Lego Batman Movie

Images Originating from: https://imgflip.com/i/1jo9me

With the Lego Batman Movie coming to the Hebden Bridge Picture House in 12 days time, we can see the excitement that has already been generated from the general release on 10th February. We have written about Lego Batman before on this blog and have held out seeing the new movie until it’s release in our local Independent Cinema, The Hebden Bridge Picture House.

What have the critics said ?
Owen Gleiberman in Variety says:
The first thing to say about “The Lego Batman Movie” is that it’s kicky, bedazzling, and super-fun. The second thing to say about it is that, like “The Lego Movie” (2014), it’s a kiddie flick that’s been made in a sophisticated spirit of lightning-fast, brain-bursting paradox. The movie uses digital animation to create the illusion that it’s set in a herky-jerky universe of plastic Lego bricks — but it has such a kaleidoscopic, anything-goes flow that it trumps the imagination of just about any animated feature you could name. The characters are Lego minifigures with pegs for heads and crudely etched faces that barely move, yet they have more personality than the majority of human actors. Most delicious of all: “The Lego Batman Movie” comes on like a kid-friendly sendup of the adult world, yet there’s a dizzying depth to its satirical observations that grows right out of the spectacularly fake settings, which are hypnotic to look at but have the effect of putting postmodern quotation marks around…everything.
Originally published here

We have plenty of Lego Batman Minifgures left for all of you trying to complete the Lego Batman Movie Minifgure collection of twenty minifigures. As this is a limited edition release of minifgures you can expect them to increase in value just as the Lego Movie (2014) Minifgures have done. See image below:
Lego Movie MinifguresOriginal Price £2.49 RRP per minifigure so one set would cost 16 x £2.49 = £39.84 if you can determine each minifgure individually

Sale price £79.99 which is pretty much double the cost price.

 

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Eight Shopping Days til Christmas – Silly Billy’s News

Eight Shopping Days til Christmas – Silly Billy’s News

Eight Shopping Days til Christmas – Silly Billy’s Toy Shop News

“Time waits for no man” and sales are apace here at Silly Billy’s, Lego Rogue One Themed Sets are flying out of the doors and we are getting very busy for our first ever Christmas in our New Toy Shop Shop. There are only EIGHT shopping days left now until Christmas 2016

Hebden Bridge Wins Great British High Street Awards

You may have heard the news that Hebden Bridge won TWO prestigious awards in the Great British High Street Awards that were recently announced.

Peoples Choice Winner

Winner – People’s Choice

A well deserved award with over 40,000 votes for Hebden Bridge, we received the most votes in the Competition’s History, as Winner of The People’s Choice Awards.

Small Market town Winner

Winner Small Market Town

Overall Small Market Town winner we beat the Southern Towns to come out on top. This means that Hebden Bridge has once again hit the news headlines and this time for a better cause than the Hebden Bridge Floods of 2015

Many many thanks to everyone who

The My Life of Pets TY range is again proving very popular as a sub-section of the Teeny TY range that we have in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.
These are the Characters that we still have in stock:

  • Mel
  • Chloe
  • Snowball
  • Gidget
  • Max
  • Duke
  • Buddy

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December 2016 News – 13 Shopping Days to Christmas

December 2016 News – 13 Shopping Days to Christmas

December 2016 News – 13 Shopping Days to Christmas !!

Lego Christmas Competition 2016

Lego Christmas Competition 2016

There are less than two weeks until Christmas and Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is buzzing.
We have lots of exciting toys for girls and boys so visit Hebden Bridge and Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and help keep Independent shopping alive.
Silly Billy’s have a really exciting Lego Competition running at the moment and there is still time to enter, entry is very quick and part of the reason we are running this competition is to increase Silly Billy’s Toy Shop visibility online.

2000 Facebook Likes by Christmas ?

Silly Billy’s are aiming for 2000 Facebook likes by Christmas 2016 so if you have been to our Shop or even bought from Silly Billy’s Ebay Shop, then why not head over to Facebook and give us a like, it would really help us out this year and you will also be kept up to date with all Silly Billy’s latest news as well.

This fantastic #LEGO Competition is going to end and it is very easy to enter, just go here, won’t take long http://bit.ly/2fKUden

Posted by Silly Billy’s Toy Shop on Sunday, 4 December 2016

Next door to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is the fantastic Homely At Hebden, a new shop in Hebden Bridge with lots of unusual gift’s for Christmas so pop in and see their shop whilst visiting us.

homely at hebden

Homely at Hebden Christmas Window

Also both Homely At Hebden and Silly Billy’s are part of the Festive Fandango 2016 here and you can collect Festive Fandango stickers from both shops for any purchases over £5.

A little further afield and also with competitions in mind Cut Price Barry’s who have a retail shop in Halifax, are doing a fantastic Christmas Competition, giving away a box full of fantastic Christmas Food goodies EVERY DAY, and to find out more about their competition simply go to the facebook post below:

######### FREE 24 HOUR GIVEAWAY #########

### EVERYDAY UNTIL CHRISTMAS EVE ####

For a chance to win a box full of…

Posted by Cut Price Barry’s on Sunday, 4 December 2016

Top Toys For Christmas

Around this time of year there are often lists published by various association and retail groups about their Top Christmas  Toys, I wrote one for Silly Billy’s for Christmas 2015

Sylvanian Treehouse

(figures not included)

This year we are fast running out of certain lines, Sylvanian’s are very popular and we have some Tree House’s left plus a selection of Sylvanian families and Sylvanian Babies.
With the forthcoming release of Star Wars Rogue One, the Lego Star Wars Rogue one models are also incredibly popular this season. We still have a good selection of Lego left here on Silly Billy’s Toy Shop Lego Wall.
lego wall

Playmobil is proving to be hugely popular again this year and we have had to make numerous top-up orders with our Playmobil Rep so if you are after any Playmobil then please d0n’t forget that Silly Billy’s Toy Shop has one of the finest ranges of Playmobil of any Toy Shop outside of London and we are very pleased with our Playmobil selection this year and the Amazing Playmobil Window Display that we have depicting the Playmobil Space range.

playmobil_window_display

Playmobil Window Display

 

 

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Snow & Festive Fandango 2016, plus more news

Snow & Festive Fandango 2016, plus more news

Snow & Festive Fandango 2016, plus more news

There is a lot going on in Hebden Bridge and surrounding areas in the run-up to Christmas 2016 and worthy of mention is the new Festive Fandango Competition From TotallyLocally and the Festive Fandango Team 

Silly Billy’s Toy Shop are happy to be taking part in Festive Fandango Christmas 2016 (note there was also a Festive Fandango this Summer to help with flood recovery which we were also a part of)
Festive Fandango

It is very easy to take part in Festive Fandango so all you need do is simply spend a minimum of £5 in any shop taking part and collect a card and sticker, that includes Silly Billy’s Toy Shop. When you have 5 stickers on your card from five different local shops, you can enter the prize draw to win a large Hebden Hamper full of goodies, additionally you can enter the prize draw as many times as you like!
Follow @FestiveFandango on Twitter for more details.

Coming up in one week’s time is the Mytholmroyd Christmas Market on Saturday 26th November and Silly Billy’s Toy Shop will have a stall there, hopefully we will have some offers for you and perhaps a surprise Lucky Dip or similar.

On Friday 2nd December 2016 there is late night opening in Hebden Bridge and Silly Billy’s along with most other retailers, including the fantastic new Homely at Hebden will be open until 8pm on Friday 2nd December 2016.

Then on Saturday 3rd December there is Small Business Saturday which is an event co-ordinated to bring focus to Small Businesses all over the UK. Silly Billy’s Toy Shop were featured in the Small Business 100 in December 2014 and we appear on the Map here together with other local businesses like Heart Gallery and The Down To Earth Heart Centre

Also on Saturday 3rd December 2016 the AMEX Shop Small UK campaign starts which we are also a part of, simply put Amex cardholders  get £5 back when they spend £10 in any one transaction, the Shop Small Campaign has been running since 2012 and again is a real boost to small independent shops like Silly Billy’s. The Amex Shop Small Campaign lasts from 3rd December until 18th December so if all you Amex caardholders could come and do your Toy Shopping at Silly Billy’s it would be fantastic! In fact Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is the foremost Independent Toy Shop in the North of England and is the best place for Toy Shopping.

More will be written about Shop Small and Small Business Saturday a bit closer to the time so please follow Silly Billy’s Toy Shop Blog to be sure to get the latest updated for Hebden Bridge and beyond

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