Monthly Archives: December 2015

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Review of The Force Awakens by Lachlann

Review of #TheForceAwakens

Lachlann’s review of the Force Awakens, which he watched in 3D at the Vue Cinema.
Lachlann says:
It was very good, the 3D effects on the other hand were not that great, it’s not necessary to watch the film in 3D he says.

It is helpful to have watched some of the previous Star Wars episodes to get an idea of who the characters are. In places the film was quite funny and made me laugh, Kylo Ren’s character is well presented and leaves a lot to the imagination. There are lots of new characters which are good and overall I would recommend the film. Should it be a 12A?
Lachlann says it’s a bit violent in places and so the Certification is accurate.

Silly Billy’s has some Star Wars GB EYE Posters in stock and plenty of Star Wars Lego including Build-able Figures more details are available on yesterdays The Force Awakens Post
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Sylvanian Accessories

The Sylvanians at Silly Billy’s

Sylvanians have proven to be very popular since their re-introduction into Silly billy’s Toy Shop. As well as a ride range of Sylvanian Familes we also have the following Amazing Accessories for Sylvanian Families.
2015 sees in the thirtieth year of Sylvanian’s and although absent from Silly Billy’s in preceding years the little furry fellows have made s surprising come-back in 2015 since their distribution and rights have been taken over by Epoch Making Toys Group.
Here are some of the Sylvanian Accessories we have at Silly Billy’s:

  • Cosy Cottage Starter Set £24.99
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  • Forest Nursery £19.99
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  • Nursery Double Decker Bus £19.99
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  • Campervan £29.99
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  • Master Bedroom Set £19.99
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  • Country Kitchen Set £19.99
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  • Deluxe living Room Set £19.99
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  • Sister’s Bedroom Set £19.99
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  • Children’s Bedroom Set £12.99
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  • Triple Bunk Beds Set £9.99
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  • Deluxe TV Set £9.99
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  • Washing machine Set £9.99
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  • Bath and Shower Set £6.99
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Thunderbirds Vehicle Set Competition Winner

Competition Winner

We are happy to announce that our Competition Winner as drawn by Ellie in Silly Billy’s Toy shop today is Elaine. So well done Elaine and thanks to everyone else who subscribed.

To be in with a chance of winning one of our great Competitions here at Silly Billy’s all we ask is that you Subscribe to our Mailing List (very easy to do on the Left of this page) and Like Silly Billy’s Toy Shop Facebook Page or Follow Silly Billy’s on Twitter

Please not WITHOUT a mailing list subscription we will not enter you for the next competition. All previous entries, that is all Mailing list subscribers will be automatically added into our next competition

We do still have Thunderbirds Vehicle Sets and Thunderbirds Figures in stock at Silly Billy’s

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The Force Awakens

Star Wars #TheForceAwakens

We have written about Star Wars before here on our blog and as you probably know Silly Billy’s has already been blogging about our Lego Star Wars additions for some time now. As #TheForceAwakens was released yesterday in Australia and is coming to the UK today. My son luckily managed to get a FREE ticket courtesy of a friend. Only Lachlann and myself are really into Star Wars in our Family and the other people are not so I am quite envious of Lachlann’s free ticket this evening.

ABC network in Australia have been making some good noises about the new Star Wars Film:

Not everyone will love the new Star Wars. Maybe some fans and critics won’t find the fresh characters nearly as memorable as the classics. No doubt some will be flat-out ticked off at certain developments. Better to take such risks than to give us a Star Wars sequel that plays it safe or ventures into weirdness and goofiness and Jar Jar Binks.
Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

The long wait is over, and the news is good: The Force Awakens heralds the new dawn you hoped for … The Force is strong with this one. Best of all, it will only get stronger from here.
Leigh Paatsch, News Corp Australia

This what we have in our Lego Star Wars Stocks here at Silly Billy’s 

  • Star Wars Buildable Figures Luke Skywalker @£19.99
  • Star Wars Buildable Figures Jengo Fett @£19.99
  • Star Wars Buildable Figures Clone Commander Cody Figure @£19.99
  • Star Wars Buildable Figures Obi Wan Kenobi Figure @£19.99
  • Star Wars Buildable Figures General Grievous @£29.99
  • Star Wars Buildable Figures Darth Vader Buildable Figure @£24.99
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Star Wars Vehicles:

  • Reys Speeder at £19.99
  • First Order Snow Speeder at £39.99
  • First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter at £59.99
  • Poe’s X-Wing Fighter at £69.99
  • Star Wars Microfighters at £9.99
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Stocking Fillers for Christmas 2015

Stocking Fillers

There is no longer a need to put coal or satsumas in your children’s stockings, instead pop into Silly Billy’s and buy some stocking fillers from only 50p. Some examples of our 50 pence items include:

  • Stretchy Men
  • Dice
  • Marbles (from 15p)
  • Bouncy Balls
  • Sticker Books
  • Modelling Clay

We have a lot of other toys and play-things for just under a pound or £1 and these include:-

  • Stretchy Monkeys
  • Wind Up Teeth
  • Zomlings Series 4
  • Jokes
  • Various Balls
  • Bouncy Eggs

Come into Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and fill your boots, sorry stockings !

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Marbles from 15p

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NEWS Christmas 2015

Christmas 2015 News from Silly Billy’s

It has been a while since we have written a post so here’s an update on the shop and activities. All our deliveries of Christmas Stock are in and we are expecting to be VERY busy in the next two weeks and the run-up to Christmas. Our Tracy Island promotion for Shop Small and Small Business Saturday went very well.

We have ONLY TWO Interactive Tracy Island’s left, we also have Thunderbirds Vehicle packs at the super low price of only £24.99 and these are low in stock. We also have the new Thunderbirds

TY Beanies have flown out and stocks of the furry beanie boos are lower than we had hoped (slight issue with the buying department’s stock reconciliation !!)

Lego is selling fantastically well as is Playmobil and stocks are becoming low in some of these areas as well.
Yesterday we received some Lego Star Wars Microfighters Series 3. Due to a Lego Logistics error we only received the First Order Snowspeeder and we will be having more microfighters in store in January 2016

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Other Lego Star Wars Items are selling quickly and proving to be very popular.

Please don’t forget Amex holders can get £5 back on every transaction over £10 at selected retail outlets, this is part of the Amex Shop Small Campaign which Silly Billy’s is very pleased to be a part of. For more details on Shop Small check out this post
We have received a re-stock on Posters from GB Eye and have a lot of new posters in stock including:

  • Star Wars
  • Assassins Creed
  • Minions
  • Call of Duty
  • Barcelona FC
  • Super Heroes
  • Horses
  • and many more

As we are always happy about our loyal customer base we are giving away delicious Fruit Flavoured Lollies to Children mainly, although some parent’s are allowed them too. These Lollies are great tasting and with all natural flavourings and colours.
Lollies were supplied to us courtesy of Pennine Provisions.

Christmas Lollies
Christmas Lollies price=free

 

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Shop Small UK

#ShopSmallUK

American Express’s #shopsmalluk starts today and is running until 20th December 2015, you can receive £5 back on any transaction over £10 once in each retail shopsmall oulet that takes American Express Cards. Silly Billy’s Toy Shop takes every card, just about, including American Express.

The shop small initiative proved very popular the last time it took place and American Express help to promote small businesses in the Shop Small network within their website.

Shop Small UK and Small Business Saturday are starting at the same time, today !! To celebrate small business Saturday Silly Billy’s are selling Thunderbirds Interactive Tracy Island at ONLY £49.99 whilst stocks last.

Thunderbirds Interactive Tracy Island
Interactive Tracy Island – Jump into the world of Thunderbirds Are Go with this cool Interactive Tracy Island Playset! Recreate your own International Rescue adventures with this amazing Tracy Island Playset. Based on the top secret headquarters’ Tracy Island uses the latest in smart technology allowing the island to interact with the vehicles.
Brand: ViViD imaginations
Manufacturer: Vivid
£49.99 New

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Crafty Ponies

New Crafty Ponies at Silly Billy’s

Crafty Ponies are committed to helping children learn about ponies through Crafty Ponies soft toy ponies and their miniature realistic working tack and equipment, on-line videos and cartoon horses and pony lessons.


Crafty Ponies

There are two types of Crafty Ponies for you!  There is a ready made soft toy pony ready for you to play with which is the one we are stocking at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and there is a craft kit for you to make your own soft toy pony.

You can learn more about Crafty Ponies on their website or on the Crafty Ponies YouTube Channel

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Small Business Saturday

We are pleased to be involved in Small business Saturday this Saturday 5th December 2015.

Small-Business-Saturday-UK-2015As well as small business Saturday this Saturday, AMEX are also promoting their Shop Small Campaign in which you can Shop Small from 5 December right up to 20 December 2015, and every time you spend £10 or more on your Card in a single transaction at participating small businesses you’ll get a £5 statement credit.
You’ll receive one statement credit at each participating small business, so the more you Shop Small the more you benefit. What’s more, there’s no limit to the number of times you can receive your £5 statement credit – although you can only claim it once at any one location.

To take part, simply register your Card.
http://www.amexshopsmall.co.uk/shop-small-for-shoppers/
It only takes a few moments and then you’re ready to Shop Small and save money on Christmas Shopping with American Express at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.

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Cheapest Interactive Tracy Island

Thunderbirds Interactive Tracy Cheapest in the UK !!!

We have had the Tracy island’s in for a while now and being the keen retailers that we are here at Silly Billy’s we have noticed that our corporate competitors, Argos, Tesco’s and so on have reduced their Tracy Islands quite substantially from the RRP of £79.99

Tracy Island at Silly Billys
Interactive Tracy Island |ONLY £49.99

As a Christmas Gift to our loyal Customers and our new customers from further afield than the Calder Valley we are offering Thunderbirds Interactive Tracy island at ONLY £49.99 whilst stocks last and the Thunderbirds Four Vehicle Superset that can be purchased alongside Tracy Island or separately from it at ONLY £24.99, again whilst stocks last.

Thunderbird Vehicle Superset
Thunderbird Vehicle Superset | Only £24.99

Please come to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop for all your Christmas 2015 Toy Needs, help keep the high street varied and Independent Shops alive by shopping with us. Thank-you

Silly billy’s also has a wide range of Lego, including new Lego Star Wars, and Playmobil in for this Christmas.
Other TOP Selling Products include:

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