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Article Archive: Tween
Toys to Talk About: Tween
These tween toys will help keep older kids interested in your store...

12/1/2015



Top-10 Most-Wanted Tween Toys
As kids get older, it's harder to keep them interested in your store...

11/1/2015



Hello Kitty – a cat on life support?
Hello Kitty has been a doll icon for the past forty years but her reign may slowly come to an end unless some fearless knight comes riding to her rescue...

11/1/2015



Top-10 Most-Wanted Tween Toys
It can be hard to keep kids coming to your store as they get older, but the tween toys inside just might do the trick...

11/1/2014



Tween Toys to Talk About
The average toy store customer is getting younger and younger, especially with the continuing explosion of personal electronic devices, Apps, and electronic games. But! You can still entice older kids and tweens into your store by stocking high quality, engaging toys...

8/1/2014



Top-10 Most-Wanted Jewelry and Accessories
The Rainbow Loom continued to dominate the specialty toy market this fall, as more than half of retailers surveyed by TDmonthly in October 2013 named it their best-selling jewelry toy...

11/1/2013



Top-10 Most-Wanted Tween Toys
Tweens love jumping onto trends, and it looks like the Rainbow Loom is poised to be the next Silly Bands...

11/1/2013



Toys to Talk About: Rainbow Loom
The Rainbow Loom is a fun way for kids to create rubber band bracelets using BPA free, Phthlates free, Lead free, and Chromium free materials...

8/1/2013



Top-10 Most-Wanted Jewelry and Accessories
In a Fall 2012 survey, retailers told TDmonthly about the jewelry and accessories that were hot at their stores...

11/1/2012



Top-10 Most-Wanted Tween Products
When TDmonthly interviewed retailers in a Fall 2012 survey about best selling tween products, their answers varied widely...

11/1/2012



Toys for Tween Girls
Check out these mass market and specialty toys for tween girls...

11/1/2012



Q&A With Bonnie Morantz, President and Co-founder of Number Effect Inc
Bonnie Morantz, co-founder of Number Effect Inc, talks about launching the online/collectible tween brand BunkiMunki, overcoming the odds as a woman in business, and the market research that went into creating the new product...

12/1/2011



Top-10 Most-Wanted Jewelry and Accessories
When TDmonthly asked retailers about their best selling jewelry and accessories in an October 2011 survey, four out of 12 said that classic Mood Rings were their top item...

11/1/2011



Top-10 Most-Wanted Tween Products
For tween-aged kids, it's all about making a statement, with accessories, kits and décor...

11/1/2011



Trademarks and Viral Marketing
Just as viral marketing can make a brand—it can just as easily damage or destroy one...

12/1/2010



TDmonthly’s 2010 Award Winners: Top-Selling Toys & Games
When it comes down to the bottom line in the toy industry, we have to ask: Which products do kids LOVE? and Which items help retailers’ businesses THRIVE? The answers are one and the same...

8/1/2010



WATCH VIDEOS: TDmonthly Goes Inside ... Aunt Jean's Toys & Treats
When Jeanette Lature opened Aunt Jean's Toys and Treats in 2007, she looked for toys that she'd want to play with herself and those that allowed kids to bring their imaginations to the game...

7/1/2010



Toys in the News: 5-28-10
Toys "R" Us Inc., which went private in a 2005 purchase by a private-equity consortium, plans to return to the public markets, aiming to raise $800 million in an initial stock offering...

5/1/2010



Novelties Stretch and Splat on Film
Stressed out? TDmonthly Magazine's toy videos from 2010 trade shows have some easy, low-cost solutions for easing the tension...

5/1/2010



Retailer Spotlight: Club Tabby
Club Tabby lets little girls’ dreams come true for a day. Whether they want to be a movie star, rock star or princess, they can feel pampered and be the center of attention with parties and makeovers, or while shopping in a boutique that offers everything...

4/1/2010



TDmonthly's Top-10 Toys: Western States Show
Manufacturers and reps at the 2010 Western States Toy & Hobby Show showed off plenty of playthings for indoor activity, outdoor fascination and environmentally minded kids. Can You Imagine's Big Bang Rocket turns heads...

4/1/2010



February's Toy Videos Are All Heart
While kids are scribbling their Valentine's cards, they can take a look at these new toys, which are sure to set off a spark of love...

2/1/2010



Did You Order the Right Toys for Christmas?
Twelve of 32 specialty toy retailers told TDmonthly Magazine their 2009 Christmas sales were up over last year’s, seeing anywhere from 4- to 40-percent increases, with the majority in the 10- to 20-percent range. ... What products did the trick?...

1/1/2010



Tween Toys Get Taped: Watch Bakugan and MORE
Tweens may be too cool for princess gowns and police uniforms, but they won't be able to resist fake mustaches...

12/1/2009



Top-10 Most-Wanted Items for Tween Girls
These days, if it’s not a craft to be made, an accessory to be worn or a cute animal to be admired, it’s probably not at the top of tween girls’ want lists...

11/1/2009



Top-10 Most-Wanted Jewelry and Accessories
A fun piece of jewelry or a cute accessory is a great way for a kid to make a statement, especially if they’ve made it themselves...

11/1/2009



How the iPod is Changing Kids' Lives
Will Apple's iPod come to rule the world — even for kids? With an increasing number of books, music and games for children created as iPhone apps, and parents who aren't afraid to hand over their "toy"...

11/1/2009



TDmonthly's September Staff Picks
Little kids can don a high-quality cape to become a big hero, toss a golden coin to solve sibling conflict, or paint their nails with polish that's as "natural as mud."...

9/1/2009



Tween Crafts Show Off on Video
Are your tween customers into arts, crafts and fun accessories? There's plenty for them to explore in the following kits by Fashion Angels, Artterro, Creativity for Kids and Corps of Re-Discovery...

9/1/2009



Kids’ Music Gets “Ziggy”
It’s no surprise that the powerful tween market is ruling choices in kids’ music, too. As of Aug. 31, the top-10 best-selling children’s albums on Amazon.com included the tween-targeted “Kidz Bop 16,” featuring pop tunes such as Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow”...

9/1/2009



13-Year-Old Shares Secrets of Snap Caps Success
M3 Girl Designs hit New York City for its first Toy Fair ever in February 2009, showing off Snap Caps, the interchangeable, magnetic bottlecap necklaces that have taken off in well over 400 stores nationwide since their introduction...

5/1/2009



TDmonthly's March Staff Picks
Tired of sifting through catalogs and order forms? Take a break to glance at some of the latest toys that have impressed TDmonthly Magazine's editorial crew...

3/1/2009



TDmonthly’s Top-10 Most-Wanted Books
In November 2008, TDmonthly surveyed retailers across the country about their sales of books for kids, young adults and teens...

1/1/2009



TDmonthly’s Top-10 Most-Wanted Toys for Tweens
When asked about sales of items for tweens, between ages 8 and 12, 51 specialty retailers lauded craft kits as tops, particularly from Creativity for Kids, Alex and Klutz...

11/1/2008



TDmonthly’s Top-10 Most-Wanted Jewelry and Accessories
A TDmonthly Magazine survey of more than 50 specialty retailers revealed that jewelry sales are headed by kits from companies such as Fashion Angels, Klutz and Alex that encourage kids to make bold, new fashion statements by designing their own accessories...

11/1/2008



TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Gifts for Girls
While some of the 66 specialty toy retailers recently polled by TDmonthly Magazine reported a dip in arts and crafts sales, that category, along with dolls, dominates when it comes to girly gifts...

9/1/2008



TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Gifts
The season for giving is just around the corner, and 66 specialty toy retailers have shared with TDmonthly Magazine which gifts customers most prefer for boys, girls and even babies...

9/1/2008



Be-Tweens Find Common Ground
The question of what tweens want has baffled retailers and manufacturers since the term’s introduction in the early 1980s...

11/1/2007



Sugar and Spice No More!
Arts and crafts sell well to tween girls. Jewelry, too...

11/1/2006



Homeschoolers: Tween Girls Will Be Girls
You can take the girl out of the schoolroom, but you can’t take the girl out of the girl...

11/1/2006



Homeschoolers Rate Toys
Five homeschooling families evaluated 5 new toys, rating them on a scale of 1 to 5, with "5" being the highest score and "1" being the lowest...

11/1/2006



TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Boy Toys Ages 9 to 12
TDmonthly Magazine editors and regional correspondents talked with over 30 retailers across the country to divine what the “young lions” were playing with and why...

6/1/2006



TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Tween Girl Toys
Tween girls are still heavily into crafts, agreed retailers...

6/1/2006



TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Fantasy Games
Fantasy games may be the perfect toys to recapture the elusive boy customer age 12 and up...

5/1/2006



TDmonthly's Top 10 Most Wanted Last Minute Gifts for Boys
TDmonthly Magazine contacted over 35 stores and asked: What are surefire hits for boys between the ages of 4 to 7 and 8 to 11?...

12/1/2005



New and Notable Toys: Tween
Check out these noteworthy toys...

12/1/2005



Top 10 Most Wanted Mystic Tween/Teen Products
This month, we take the metaphysical and occult realm to the toy store...

11/1/2005



TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Tween Sharing Toys
Manufacturers and retailers know a secret: Tween girls like to share...

11/1/2005



High-End Is a Girl's Best Friend
TDmonthly Magazine asked tween expert Juliette Brindak, 16-year-old co-founder of the Miss O and Friends company and website, to report on what tween girls want for Christmas...

11/1/2005



TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Practical Joke Toys Under $10
Almost 100 years after the first practical joke product hit the market, gag toys remain steady sellers in toy and novelty shops across the country...

7/1/2005



TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Books for Children Ages 9 to 12 That You May Not Have Heard Of
Fantasy novels hold sway on a number of bestseller lists right now. Beyond the proven magic of the Harry Potter and A Series of Unfortunate Events adventures, other worlds wait to be explored...

2/1/2005



TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted - Exergaming Video Games for the Holiday Season
Let your gym membership expire and work-out without turning off the television. It may seem like an oxymoron, but video games and exercise actually go together. There is a new interactive trend emerging in the gaming industry and even a sub-culture called “exergaming.”...

9/1/2004



TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted - Dolls for Tweens for the Holiday Season
Straight from the runway…manufacturers have stepped it up a notch this retail season making tween girls more fashion conscious, technology savvy, and realistic then in years past. This age group is big business...

9/1/2004




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