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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Ridley's magical retro range

We have a couple of Ridley's products in store that I thought deserved some recognition. If you, or someone you know enjoys a good magic trick then these are absolutely perfect! Even the design on the packaging is lovely. They are good fun and make a great gift. Maybe even a great stocking filler? It is that time of year!

Ridley's magic linking rings

Join the rings together and separate them in an instant. Magic!


Ridley's magic trick cards


  
Follow the instructions and watch the amazement on your friends face as you correctly guess their card!

Oh Help! Oh No! It’s The Gruffalo! And he’s Come to Toyday

Everyone loves the Gruffalo! The wonderful storybook by Julia Donaldson has sold millions of copies the world over and has been adapted into film and even onto the stage. No Christmas is complete for me now without snuggling down to watch The Gruffalo or The Gruffalo's child on television with my young nephews.

Here are some of the Gruffalo products we stock at Toyday which would make lovely gifts for any Gruffalo fans out there:

Gruffalo Melamine Dinner Set

£14.99 




This 3 piece dinner set decorated with The Gruffalo characters is perfect for eating your Gruffalo crumble off!

Gruffalo's Child Ceramic Money Box

£10.00 
Nobody would dare steal from you with this terrifying Gruffalo protecting your money.

The Gruffalo Activity Book

 

£3.99
A fun activity book jam-packed with games, puzzles, colouring-in and re-usable stickers.

Tin Gruffalo Lunch Box

£9.99 
'But now my tummy's beginning to rumble!'
A metal carry case perfect for lunches and picnics.

The Gruffalo's Child Board Book

£5.99
A W.H.Smiths Children's Book of the Year. This is a very good quality hard board book telling the story of The Gruffalo's Child.

Gruffalo Giant Snap Cards

£7.99
A fun version of the game of snap with 52 beautifully illustrated Gruffalo playing cards.

 

Thursday, 13 December 2012

NEW Santa Sundays in Totnes!

This Sunday a special visitor is coming to Totnes, yes the one and only Santa Claus! For the first time ever Totnes is hosting 'Santa Sundays' but there are only two Sundays where you can catch a glimpse of Santa himself so don't miss this unique event! To add to the excitement of the VIP guest, Toyday will be open from 10am until 4pm for this special occasion, so be sure to pop in for those last minute stocking fillers!
 
There will be a festive market, free Santa hats for children, a roundabout and African drumming; as well as a performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at 2.30pm and a Children's Tea Party from 3-6pm at The Royal Seven Stars! Not only will there be an opportunity to meet Santa, the famous Sunday Good Food Market will be here and only makes an appearance once a month so be sure not to miss it! This market is the biggest monthly producers and farmers' market in the Westcountry with over 50 fine food traders offering sustainable and local sumptuous produce to satisfy every palette. So make a date with Santa on Sunday 16th or 23rd December, savour a mince pie or two and grab those last few Christmas gifts from Toyday! 



Saturday, 8 December 2012

Toyday, Looe, at Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and with lights and music, it’s everywhere. Here at Toyday, Looe, it’s no exception! From our window display to our stock, we are getting in the spirit.

We’ve decorated our window display with a tree and snow to give our toy’s that festive feeling. Even our teddies have their Santa hats on!


We also have a new range of Christmas items in stock to make the holidays a little more fun.
Here is a list of a few festive things we have this season –

These are only some items, so come on down to Toyday, Looe, and check out our range!
Our winter opening hours are Friday and Saturday 10:30 – 5:30 or Sunday 11 – 4:30.

Impressive chalk 3D pavement drawings by Julian Beever

Julian Beever is an English artist whose work has been appearing on pavements throughout the world since the 1990's. All his designs are drawn with street chalk and can sometimes take up to 4 days to complete!

What makes his drawings so unique is his ability to create the illusion of 3 dimensions. This effect can only be seen when looking at the drawing from the correct angle. A photo then preserves the life of the illusion long after the chalk drawing has been washed away from the road.


Take a look at some of his most impressive creations:





Feeling Inspired?? Why not get creative and have a go yourself with our coloured street chalks!

£2.99








Thursday, 6 December 2012

Totnes Late Night Shopping and New Santa Sundays

It's that time of year again folks, yes the Totnes Christmas Festival season has arrived! Every Tuesday in December we will be open until 9.30pm for Late Night Shopping and back by popular demand is our fantastic bubble machine! This is the biggest event of the year in Totnes with Christmas shoppers flocking to the town for wonderful Christmas gifts in the unique shops, such as Toyday, and amongst the craft stalls which are only here at this time of year.
 
For the first time ever Totnes will be hosting a very special guest, Mr Claus himself! On Sundays 16th and 23rd December Santa Sundays will be arriving in Totnes! The Santa Sunday events will include: a Festive Market, Children's Roundabout, African Drumming in Dartmouth Inn Square, Children's Craft Activities in Rotherfold Square (just minutes from Toyday!) and much much more! And to put the cherry on the cake, Toyday will be open from 10.00 to 4.00 so before you visit Santa, be sure to pop in to make sure your Christmas List is complete! Don't miss out on the festive fun in Totnes every Tuesday and Sunday throughout December and come to Toyday for that extra-special stocking filler to make this Christmas magical.



Saturday, 1 December 2012

Practical Jokes and Magical Mysteries

For all the jokers and aspiring magicians out there here is a selection of products from our latest range of magic tricks and practical jokes. Amuse and amaze your friends and family!

1. Magic Wand 

     You cannot be a convincing magician without your very own magic wand.

£1.00
  

                                                   

2. Ridley's Magic Trick Cards

Amaze your spectators with this easy to perform card trick. Not only will you  locate their chosen card but you will magically turn all the other cards into the same card!


£3.99

                    

3. Magic Arm Chopper

For something more extreme, daring magicians can perform this death defying trick. Insert an arm and watch the blade come down! Will the arm remain intact?


£9.99

       

4. Squirting Joke Camera

It looks just like a disposable camera, but instead of taking a photo, it will squirt water in your friend's face.

£1.99


     

 5. Practical Joke Box Set

If one practical joke just isn't enough this joker's gift box comes with 8 classic pranks including fake vomit and hand buzzer.
£14.99   

6. Telepathy Magic Trick

Spectators will believe you can read their minds!

£3.50 

7. Close Up Magic Trick

A selection of easy to learn tricks. There are 8 to choose from so which would you pick? Cockroach surprise? Tough as nails?

£1.99 

 

8. Leaping Spider

A big, hairy spider to terrify your unsuspecting victims with. Squeeze the air-filled plastic bulb to make the leaping spider jump along.

£1.95 

9. Magic Dice

This contains 2 identical dice. However, one of them is loaded. Perform a trick with the loaded dice and then hand over the normal dice to be inspected so that no one will suspect a thing.

£1.00

10. Magic Hat Box of Tricks

Perform your own magic show with this kit which contains 125 tricks. It also comes with a magician's hat so that you can really look the part.

£16.99














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