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Elmer the Patchwork Elephant celebrates his 30th Birthday

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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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A Day at the Fair

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This February we visited the Toy and Gift Spring Fair at Birmingham's NEC. It's one of the highlights of our year and it gives us chance to see lots of our current suppliers and check out their range of toys and games 'in the flesh' and to talk to sales staff about their products in details.  It's fantastic fun as you would expect in such a lively and colourful environment which is literally jam packed with toys to look at and play with. It also gives us an opportunity to check out potential new suppliers.  There are literally hundreds of exhibitors...

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What kind of shopper are you?

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Whatever kind of shopping style you have - whether you're in a rush or like to take a long time making a decison and whether you need help or prefer to be left to mooch, we'll give you the time and help you want.

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New Lottie Dolls

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We've been big fans of Lottie dolls since we first came across them at the Toy Fair in February 2016 and they have proved to be popular in our Didsbury toy shop, so we were delighted when they announced they were launching a new range of Lottie dolls and accessories for summer 2017. In keeping with the Lottie ethos and existing dolls, the new products reflect the spirit of Lottie as an adventurous, independent and fun loving young girl and we're pleased to see that the new range also includes more dolls with different skin and hair colours so that...

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Ben's six favourite toys for six year old boys

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Hello, I’m Ben and I’m six years old. I live in Didsbury and my favourite shop is Giddy Goat Toys. I like swimming, playing football, Paw Patrol and Power Rangers. My Mum has asked what my most fun toys are at the moment, so together we have picked out six of my favourite toys which I like to play with at home. Spiders and Spouts Game – Orchard Toys Giddy Goat Toys have a selection of these mini games from Orchard Toys to choose from. They are great for taking on holiday or for days out. Ben particularly likes the...

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