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Smyths Toys Superstores have unveiled their much anticipated brand ad for 2017.  Last year’s ‘If I Were A Toy’ campaign followed Oscar’s journey through the toy store and featured an array of toys we all know and love. This year, Smyths Toys Superstores have introduced the brand new character of Snot, a toy who begins as a factory line error but goes on to become this year’s most wanted toy. 



The story follows the cute and curious Snot as he wanders through the streets looking for a place to call home. Though he encounters a series of misfortunate events on his travels, including being chased by a 50ft monster, Snot ends up saving the day and finds a home in the aisles of Smyths Toys Superstores.    Check out the full 60” ad here at or watch this Saturday on the ad break of ITV X Factor at 8.15pm.

Sinead Byrne, Joint Head of Marketing at Smyths Toys, said of Snot; “We have fallen in love with this new character’s playfulness and sense of adventure, and we hope our little customers will love him too!”

Smyths Toys have brought Snot to life by creating a plush toy of Snot, as well as a book telling the tale of his adventure to the toy store.  The retailer has confirmed that they will be donating all the profits from sales of Snot and his book in the UK to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity in the UK.

Tim Johnson, Chief Executive, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity said; “We’re delighted to have Smyths Toys support this Christmas time. All the money raised will help to support seriously ill children from across the UK who are being treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital and their families.”

Martina Moran, Joint Head of Marketing at Smyths Toys added; “Great Ormond Street Hospital is an amazing place, and we hope that picking Snot in Smyths Toys shop this Christmas will make a difference to children at the hospital.”

Both Snot and his book are available from all Smyths Toys Superstores across the UK and Ireland, while stocks last, retailing at just £9.99. Give Snot a home to help make a difference—you can even stick him on your Christmas list! Snot available anywhere else.

Smyths Toys Superstores have revealed their top toys list for this Christmas. This list consists of some classics that children are familiar with including LEGO, NERF, Paw Patrol and PJ Masks in addition to some brand new toys from some of the biggest brands.



Sinead Byrne, Joint Head of Marketing at Smyths Toys shared her thoughts on Smyths Toys Superstores top toys selection this year; “We are excited about our unique selection of this year's hottest toys. In addition to some familiar classiscs including LEGO, NERF and Our Generation, it is great to see some new innovative products feature this year such as Cosmo from Anki and Tyler the Playful Tiger.”

All of these amazing toys feature in the new Smyths Toys catalogue and are available in all of their stores nationwide. Pick up your FREE copy of their catalogue in-store and browse their full range of products with over 300 pages of inspiration.

To coincide with their top toys selection, Smyths Toys and Canterbury Travel are offering one lucky family the chance to meet Santa Claus and all eight of his reindeer in his Arctic homeland in the North Pole. The winner and their family will get to meet Santa Claus in addition to experiencing a host of traditional Arctic activities such as a classic sleigh ride pulled by huskies and reindeer. Visit for more details on how to enter.

Smyths Toys Superstores now trade from over 110 stores across the UK and Ireland. Catering for all ages, the leading toy retailer’s stores are bursting with a huge range of toys, video games, bikes and baby products, including all the top brands.

Smyths Toys Superstores Top Toys List:

  1. FurReal Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger
  2. LEGO Ninjago Movie Destiny's Bounty
  3. PJ Masks Deluxe Talking Figure 4-Pack
  4. Laser X
  5. Paw Patrol Sea Patroller
  6. Sky Viper Stunt Drone
  7. Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme
  8. Nerf Modulus Regulator
  9. Luvabella Doll
  10. Toilet Trouble Game
  11. LOL Surprise Big Surprise 
  12. Bush Baby World Dream Tree and Bush Babies
  13. Cozmo by Anki
  14. Our Generation Healthy Paws Vet Clinic
  15. Thomas & Friends Super Station

Pick up your FREE copy of Smyths Toys Superstores brand new Christmas catalogue in-store today

The new Smyths Toys Superstore catalogue is out now and available for FREE in all of their stores across the UK.

Offering the best possible selection of toys, outdoor, video games and baby products the new 327 page catalogue offers plenty of inspiration for all your needs this Christmas! Catering for all ages you’re sure to find something for everyone with thousands of products to choose from including all the top brands at the most competitive prices.

To coincide with the launch of their new catalogue, Smyths Toys Superstores have also announced the exciting launch of their brand new Smyths Toys YouTube Stars campaign. Smyths Toys want to hear what kids across the country think of their favourite toys and thus have launched this initiative giving children of all ages the chance to become a Smyths Toys YouTube Star. Winners will feature on the Smyths Toys Superstores official YouTube channel as an unboxer in addition to receiving a £100 Smyths Toys voucher to spend in-store. Applications are open now so visit to see how you can get involved.

Smyths Toys Superstores now trade from over 110 stores across the UK and Ireland. Catering for all ages, the leading toy retailer’s stores are bursting with a huge range of toys, video games, bikes and baby products, including all the top brands.

New store details

The new state of the art store will be completed up to shell stage in November 2017. The building has been designed by Sica Architects and WML consulting structural engineers to achieve a BREEAM very good accreditation. The finished structure will be made up of 974m3 of concrete foundations sat on top of nearly 10000 linear meters of stone piles. There will be 260 tons of steel frame supporting a roof that is almost 3000m2 in area! The buildings front elevation will be dominated by over 700m2 of glass with individually cut Aerolite stone sourced from China. The car parking area will have capacity for over 180 cars and will include designated crossing points, bicycle racks, external lighting and fully designed landscape scheme. 



Since our last newsletter we have been involved in 3 community activities involving the local community and in particular Chorley New Road Primary School The 'name the roller' competition was launched with the help of the retail park mascot Max and featured in an educational article in the Bolton Evening News. Last Monday we did a school assembly based on construction site safety this was delivered alongside a sterling acting performance from Ivor Good site the considerate constructors scheme mascot! We are 100% committed to delivering safe working environments both on and around our site, as per our previous newsletters should you have any concerns or feel we could improve in any way please contact: Jonathan Parker on 07764502748 or Steve Barnett on 07764662376


Progress and upcoming activities

The main step forward since our last newsletter is the completion of the structural steel frame. Despite the mixed weather this activity went well and we are now preparing for the next phase of works which are the roof, wall cladding and glazing. This is an exciting part of the project as all of the high quality products and finishes specified by Next and Orbit  Developments start to become visible! Externally the south west corner of the car park is advancing nicely with base course tarmac due for installation in the next couple of weeks. We remain on programme for completion of the  shell stage of the works in November 2017.

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