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:
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:
This is a guest post that has been exclusively written for Silly Billy’s Toy Shop by James Hirlehey, Writer, LEGO fanatic, and owner of Ninja Brick
I would like to reminisce about RETRO LEGO Sets that have withstood the test of time are still being played by Millions of Fans and Supporters worldwide. These sets are the classics, and if you happen to own one, you could be the envy of every child (and fan) who loves to play with LEGO.
These are the 5 retro LEGO sets that have captured the imagination of all who love LEGO. These retro sets are:
THE MILLENNIUM FALCON
This set is one of the largest, and probably the most detailed retro set on the market today with 7500 pieces. Who can forget Han Solo’s freighter?,The ship that fought of Darth Vader and his Death Star. Or the other scene in Episode VII when Han and Chewbacca were being attacked and Rey took over the controls as the Co-pilot. Han Solo was also amazed how she was able to familiarize herself with the ship.
This set has exterior details, quad laser cannons, boarding ramps, landing posts, and a cockpit with a detachable canopy. It also features hull plates that when removed, reveals the main hold, gunnery, and rear compartment. It is also equipped with sensor dishes and crew. This set is complete with Han, Chewbacca, C3PO, and Leia if you want to play the classics, or Finn, Rey, BB-8, and if you decide to master the world of Episode VII and VIII. The whole set is measured around 21 cm high, 84 cm long, and 56cm wide.
Another vintage LEGO set that has caught the attention of all LEGO fans who have a flare for past projects is the Cafe Corner. This building is a tribute to the buildings of the 1950’s which were famous for their slightly gothic designs. The colors of this building highlight activity, perception and architecture. Its versatile and modular concept allows the corner to be expanded, in order to add space for other similar structures, perfect for town expansion. The building can be divided into three (3) sections and can be dismantled for easy access and transport. It consists of 2,056 pieces, and 3 mini-figures. The player can imagine citizens buying, or even playing with their bikes at the cafe front. The idea of creativity and imagination is highlighted since the set recognizes people with real-life job problems. The janitor sweeping garbage at the front of the cafe only signifies this notion. This piece would be a welcome addition in any room that recognizes classical sets. This is why this set is highly sought after by all LEGO fans and enthusiasts who have seen movies depicting the era.
Although the history of the Taj Mahal is not really as popular as it once was, it is still a coveted project for all romantics who know the tragic story of Taj Mahal and want to re-create a happy ending. Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the building on 1631 in memory of his wife, Empress Mumtaz Mahal. It is a building signifying unending love steadfast devotion. Consisting of an ivory white marble mausoleum, it has become famous as one of the wonders of the world in terms of architecture. This LEGO project features 4 facades with sweeping arches, windows, and balconies. The dome, domed corridors, and surrounding chambers are topped with decorative bricks, and the raised platform is filled with recessed arches. Additional features include 6 blue 16×32 baseplates, Erling bricks and Jumper plates. The model tops of with an ornate and intricate tilework around the base. The set consists of 5,900 pieces and was designed to reward the builder with an insight on what it took to create the real thing. It measures around 43cm high, 51cm wide, and 51cm deep. This LEGO set would be a great ornament for the office or study.
THE DEATH STAR
Another classical retro set is the Death Star. The main base of Darth Vader in Star Wars. It could recount how Darth Vader and the death star troopers were defeated by the Alliance of Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, and many more. The replica consists of:
Tractor beam generator room
Superweapon firing room.
The quarters of C-3PO and R2-D2 at the movie
Droid maintenance room
Emperor’s throne room
Room with crane
The beam where Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia cross while hanging on to a rope
Turret Room ( 2 Turrets )
A Guns an ammunitions room located under the destructive super-weapon
The Death Star also features 24 mini-figures and Droids plus a trash compactor monster, It comes with movie inspired equipment and props that include target monitors, TIE Advanced hangar with a rotating or moving launch rack, and authentic replica components include the control room and target monitor, Imperial conference chamber, TIE Advanced hangar bay with moving launch rack. This LEGO has proven to be demanding and if you plan on building this set, be patient! Always consider the options.
IMPERIAL STAR DESTROYER
The last item on my list is the Imperial Star Destroyer, the main destroyer of the Imperial Fleet. This goes to show just how popular LEGO Star Wars sets have been. This set includes 6 mini-figures with different weapons. It is equipped with a lifting handle, removable top and fold-down sides, 8 turning cannons, 2 spring-loaded shooters, storage compartments for 2 missiles, 7 powerful blue engines, and detailed interior. The Weapons are 2 blaster rifles and 2 blasters. It also features a hologram of Emperor Palpatine that hasn’t been done before. It measures over 19 cm high, 50 cm long, and 33 cm wide.
These retro sets are one of the coolest LEGO sets ever created. They were immortalized by all who love these toys and will always remain as prized collections. They are classics and would never be outdated or taken for granted. Although they represent certain eras and movies that were once famous, it is the replica itself that salutes the producers and makers of those movies or buildings. Through these replicas, they will never be forgotten.