We have recently had a new Poster Delivery from our friends at GB Eye which have included the amazingly Crash Bandicoot, do you remember the Video Game first released on PlayStation in 1996?
I remember playing it with my eldest on his First Play Station console ! Crash is back, well he’s never been away really, though it seems the Console Game is now growing in popularity.
Business Owner Bill Deakin took a picture of Crash which we put on Silly Billy’s Facebook Page about a week or so again. Here it is:
In other news we have another amazing Competition happening on our Facebook Page, simply click here to find out more
Despite Christmas being our busiest time of year we are still quite well stocked for after Christmas so if any boys or girls, mums or dads have any Christmas money left to spend we still have lots of LEGO and PLAYMOBIL in store plus many other Toys and Games so why not come and visit Hebden Bridge to see us?
For your delectation today here is a random Gallery of just some of the GB Eye posters that we have in our Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Calder High are releasing the Mock GCSE results to students tomorrow, so for many of us, me included, we will start to have an idea of what subjects may need more focus for our children in Year 11.
And even more News, the Teeny TY brand which was introduced before Christmas 2017 is going from strength to strength and the Teeny TY collections are growing all around.
We have seen a marked increase in calls and visits to our websites since listing on the amazing Visit Hebden Bridge website, so if you are a local Calder Valley Business and want to increase your visibility online you could do well by investing the small amount Dave asks for to create a listing on the Visit Hebden Bridge Site. Alternatively, if you are after some more bespoke media strategies or looking to increase web presence through Natural Organic Search ranking then contact Robert A Williams through his Facebook Page
This Year marks Silly Billy’s coming of age at 21 Years Old ! More about that later and we will be creating some free to enter Competitions for you over the coming year so if interested in staying in touch then please subscribe to this blog or like Silly Billy’s on Facebook
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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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Black Friday 2017 – BLACK FRIDAY
Whoooa, hold the phone and what’s all this Black Friday hype some may ask?
Black Friday is a US economic invention that has become firmly entrenched in the UK and is like the old (the author is old) January Sales used to be? Remember them? So now it’s like the January sales have arrived pre-Christmas with the advent of the Black Friday sales.
Initially it was a sale on Black Friday, the one day, though due to breakages and server outages from too much online traffic the likes of the corporate identities such as amazon.co.uk and Currys are now starting Black Friday a whole week before the actual Black Friday day which is, this year anyway, tomorrow, (Black) Friday 24th November 2017.
The other factor that is important to consider is that Black Friday was originally more of an online phenomenon it has now made it to the bricks and mortar high street.
So what are Silly Billy’s Toy Shop doing for Black Friday? Answer: absolutely nothing apart from writing this blog post and a little bit of graphic design.
We would be very Happy for you to visit our resplendent Toy Shop this Black Friday to take a look at all the stock we have for Christmas 2017, from Stocking Fillers to LEGO Ninjago, Playmobil How to Train Your Dragon, Sylvanian Families, Schleich and so much more besides. We still have a limited supply of Playmobil and LEGO Advent Calendars in stock as well.
This post is part of one of many, a blog post each day until Christmas Eve, to increase visibility of Silly Billy’s Toy Shop online and in turn also increase our Retail Shop visibility. It is interesting that we are still having people come into our shop realising for the first time that we have moved premises after the events of Boxing Day 2015 !
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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Star Wars Episode 8 – The Last Jedi
Star Wars Episode 8 is due for UK release on the Author of this blog’s birthday. Although the author also expects to be working on his birthday. So what does the next, the eighth Star Wars Movie in the series have in store for us. No doubt there will be some amazing special effects and a story line to follow on from Star Wars Episode 7. Lego are on board again with the Star Wars Franchise and Silly Billy’s received their delivery of Star Wars Episode 8 products from the Danish Toy Company earlier than most, August in fact, prompting one very keen Star Wars and LEGO fan to drive from London to purchase a Resistance Bomber 75188.
It is mentioned that Princes Harry and William have cameo roles in the latest Star Wars movie, the royal pair visited the set of The Last Jedi in April 2016 and were rumoured to have filmed a scene in disguise. Now lead actor John Boyega, who plays reformed stormtrooper Finn, has confirmed that he shared a scene with the royal duo “wrapped in stormtroopers costumes”
So another date for your diary will be December 15th 2017, not only to buy the author of this blog a birthday present, but also to get to the Cinema and watch the opening of Star Wars Episode 8 – The Last Jedi
Official Trailer Below
Star Wars The Force Awakens 2015, scored a pretty reasonable 8.1 on IMDB and personally I though the return of Star Wars was pretty impressive. Rogue One (2016), on the other hand slipped a couple of notches at only 7.9 on IMDB and again released on the author’s birthday, 15/12/2016.
As far as the new Star Wars Episode 8 – The Last Jedi goes it is anyone’s guess as to whether it will be a hit or get massively slated by the critics. A Customer today said of Star Wars Episode 8, “I’m not holding out much hope..”
Personally, as the Film is being released on one of the most auspicious days of the year (the author’s birthday) then we believe it will be a great hit, however only time will tell.
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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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