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Monday, 14 January 2013

Only 2 weeks left to shop in our Plymouth Shopping Centre Christmas pop-up shop

First of all, a massive thank you to all of you that supported us in our first ever Pop-up Christmas shop in the Drake Circus Shopping Centre. We had some tremendously positive feedback from very happy customers, and I think we sparked a lot of excitement and nostalgia from customers of several generations.

 Although we haven't yet finalised our accounts for that period, we would consider the temporary oulet a huge success, and hope that shoppers enjoyed our fabulous range of traditional and classic toys, and that it also made customers aware of our shops in Looe and Totnes, as well as our online business at www.toyday.co.uk.

January Sale Offers

We have some very special offers left especially for the January sales, such as our beautiful wooden tree house, along with all the woodland animal residents and furniture - we are offering these at half the RRP, a fantastic reduced price of just £49.95. We also have a few metal pedal cars for sale, such as this metal fire engine with wooden ladders and retractable hose at the special offer price of only £165.

Many Selected Lines Reduced

There are many other selected lines have been reduced until our last day in the Plymouth mall - Wednesday the 30th January, so please do pop in and take advantage of our super convenient location to stock up on some birthday presents or next years stocking fillers.

Thank you!

I also would like to say a huge thank you to Lauren, Pip, TJ and Aaron, who have shown commitment throughout, and worked hard to ensure that our first pop-up shop was a success, and to Emily for co-ordinating the whole venture.

See you next Christmas

With a location yet to be confirmed, we look forward to bringing our traditional and classic toys to you next Christmas. In the meantime, please do come and visit us in our all year round shops in Totnes, Devon and Looe, Cornwall.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Where's Wally? Can you find Wally?

Last year the popular red and white striped character, Wally, celebrated his 25th birthday.  Created by British illustrator Martin Handford as an afterthought, that he decided to pop in to one of his scenes thinking he might be fun to find, he has now become a timeless classic.

Wally has reached out to generations of children, thanks to his popular range of puzzle books that can keep you occupied for hours.

The earliest version of Where's Wally was first published in 1987.  The books were published in the UK by Walker Books and in the US under the title Where's Waldo? first by Little, Brown and Company before being taken on by Candlewick Press.  Since then over 58 million books have been sold worldwide.

In the first two books, Wally was the only character that could be found in every illustration.  Over time, more characters were added to be found in each scene.  These included Wilma, Wenda, Odlaw and Woof, Wally's dog.

He is known as Wali in Wales, Charlie in France, Valda in the Czech Republic, Vallu in Finland , Holger in Denmark, Valli in Iceland, Walter in Germany, Hugo in Sweden and Willy in Norway.

His most famous pictures include scenes in Ancient Rome, Egypt, the Stone Age and in Outer Space.  On his travels he has met Pirates, Knights, Dinosaurs and Robin Hood.

Now you can get all seven classic Where's Wally books in one handy travel-sized book.  This includes: Where's Wally?, Where's Wally Now?, The Fantastic Journey, In Hollywood, The Wonder Book, The Great Picture Hunt and The Incredible Paper Chases.

Check out the video below of the Where's Wally Guinness World Record attempt.

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