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The Playmobil Movie - toys and competition

The Playmobil Movie, which is released on the 9th August, looks set to be one of the hit children's films during the 2019 summer holiday.  It's an animated film whose central character, Marla, embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when her younger brother Charlie suddenly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®. Marla sets off to bring him home, embarking on an incredible journey through new and exciting themed worlds in which she teams up with various strange and heroic companions, including Del, a crazed food truck driver; Rex Dasher, a suave and fearless secret agent; a loyal and...

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The Great Giddy Goat Pebble Hunt

Didsbury Manchester Pebble Hunt Toy Shop

This week we welcomed in Taylen from Sale Grammar School to do his work experience in the shop.  We asked Taylen to organise a fun activity that he could publicise on social media and together we came up with The Great Giddy Goat Pebble Hunt.                Taylen has painted six pebbles using colourful paint and written 'return to Giddy Goat Toys to claim a prize' on the back.  He has hidden them in Didsbury Park for children to find, having taken some photo's to use as clues. He has selected some pocket money toys...

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Rockets, Robots, Solar Systems and Space Toys

Competition Manchester toy shop Playmobil Space Toys Toy Shop

Commemorating the Moon Landing Half Centenary 2019 is a big year for space fans as it's a whopping 50 years - FIFTY YEARS!! - since the Apollo 11 mission put a crew of astronauts on the Moon and Neil Armstrong uttered the immortal words of "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." and did you know that it's 60 years since the Soviets first landed a space probe on the surface of the moon whilst this year has seen interest in moon exploration increase again as a Chinese probe explore's the 'dark side' of the moon...

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Tonies - the perfect children's story speaker system

Children's Audio Stories Children's Speakers Manchester toy shop Tonies Tonies Toniebox

Tonies - children's speaker system and story telling characters. Audio stories and songs - perfect for babies, toddlers and children of all ages. Safe and easy to use. Record your own stories, songs and messages on the Creative Tonies to create special memories and bonds between far flung family members.

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Elmer the Patchwork Elephant celebrates his 30th Birthday

Baby Toys Children's books Childrens Toys Elmer Manchester Manchester toy shop Toy Shop Traditional Toys

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is turning 30 this year and he's as popular as ever with both children and parents for being fun and colourful and for his message that it's good to be different.  The original Elmer book is a best seller in our Manchester toy shop and we also have cuddly Elmer soft toys which are perfect for Elmer fans of all ages.

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