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Toys to Talk About: Sports
Get kids active with these sporting goods and outdoor toys...


5 Backyard Toys That Are Totally Worth The Money
Many parents wish that their kids would spend more time outdoors and less time in front of a screen of some sort...


TDmonthly 2014 Top Toy Debut Award Winners: Outdoor Toys
The following outstanding toys have been nominated for Top Toy Debut Awards based on editorial review and retailer feedback...


Fremont Die Consumer Products Partners with NFL For New Game Play Experience
Fremont Die Consumer Products, the leading manufacturer of sports novelty items, takes its long-standing partnership with the NFL to a new category in 2013 with the introduction of NFL Game Day, the Ultimate Football Board Game...


14 Summer Toys for Sunny Days
The sun is shining, children are home from school, and your frazzled customers are looking for things to do outside with kids — anything to keep them entertained and occupied...


ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Active Play
Take a closer look at ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees in the Active Play category...


Top-10 Most-Wanted Outdoor Toys
When TDmonthly Magazine quizzed 15 specialty retailers about their best-selling outdoor toys, the results were clear...


Top-10 Most-Wanted Ride-on Toys
On your marks, get set, ride on! Here's what's propelling kids forward in Spring 2011...


TDmonthly’s Psychologist Mom
Psychologist Mom enjoyed card games with her two tween-aged sons and got to kick around a soccer ball that supports eco-friendly practices and respect for all...


Nintendo Wii Moves on Heart-Health Initiatives
On May 17, a marriage occurred that few in the video game or medical communities saw coming, as the forces of heart health joined with the forces of Mario to combat the country’s obesity epidemic...


Top-10 Most-Wanted Gifts for Boys
In June 2010, TDmonthly Magazine asked 40 retailers to name their top-selling gifts for boys ages 4 to 12...


Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/1/2010 - 8/6/2010)
Week 1's Videos of the Day feature a variety of outdoor sports toys for two-player fun, including the Uberdart from A&J Suppliers, Zing Air Zartz from Zing, and the OgoSport Super Sports disc set...


Holiday Preview: Sporting Goods & Outdoor Toys
Saturnian 1 Sport and Monkey Business Sports will give kids workouts large and small with soccer this holiday season, while Can You Imagine makes a big boom with its new rocket. See more of TDmonthly’s Holiday Preview of Sporting Goods and Outdoor Toys in the list below.For products that interest...


May Staff Picks
This spring, kids can sew felt owls from Kit and Caboodle Designs, assemble action figures with Knucklestrutz or OLLO kits from Robotis, and take construction toys outdoors...


Summary of Online Toy Reviews
TDmonthly Magazine’s Review Scout scours the Web weekly for reviews of new and hot products so you don’t have to spend your time searching...


Videos: Outdoor Toys Fire, Fly, Scoot and Bounce
Beware of shooting marshmallows, streams of water and freshly filled water balloons! TDmonthly Magazine's videos of outdoor toys from early 2010 exhibitions show creatively engineered flying toys...


Top-10 Most-Wanted Sports & Outdoor Toys
With spring around the corner all over the country, TDmonthly Magazine set out to find what specialty retailers are selling most as families prepare to go outside and play...


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...


Summary of Online Toy Reviews
TDmonthly Magazine’s Review Scout scours the Web weekly for reviews of new and hot products so you don’t have to spend your time searching...


Toy Videos of the Day: 2-25-10
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store! Check this space every weekday to see brief video clips of new specialty products...


Toy Fair Preview 2010: Active Play & Outdoor Toys
Preview Toy Fair 2010 exhibitors in the active play and outdoor toys category:Back to main article...


January Staff Picks
Whether it be poodle, pug or pomeranian, find your favorite pooch in Manhattan Toy's line of Fuzzy Nation dog-fashioned purses and wristlets...


Ride-ons, Sporting Goods & Outdoor Fun
Go back to main article: "Award-Winning Toys for a Hassle-Free Holiday"...


Top-10 Most-Wanted Gifts for Boys
In June 2009, TDmonthly Magazine surveyed 47 specialty toy retailers about what's selling best for boys in their stores...


Holiday Preview - Sporting Goods


Just Jump It Offers Perfect Twist of Fun and Safety
In 1992, 17 years after the founding of Cressline Rope Works, a sales rep for the bulk-rope purveyor suggested to Owner Darrel Cresswell that the company create a jump rope. Darrel and his partner at the time, Don Meeker, jumped at the opportunity to give it a try...


Mashoonga! Creates New Sport for Teens and Tweens
Advertising executive Jim Bogner was at a crossroads in his career in the fall of 2006 when he noticed his 13-year-old son, Luke, and friends playing the same “sword game” daily...


TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Sports and Outdoor Toys
Stomp Rockets by D&L Company continue to be favorites in the category of sports and outdoor toys, a recent TDmonthly Magazine survey of 60 specialty retailers revealed...


Recession Gives Way to Retro Resurgence
Quality. Simpler times. Hands-on play. According to retailers, buyers and industry experts who spoke with TDmonthly Magazine, these are some of the key reasons retro toys continue to enjoy a resurgence among consumers...


The Shred Sled Carves a New Niche
From the moment he saw the product at the Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Show in April 2008, Eric King knew he’d found something special. Six months later, just in time for Christmas, he introduced the Shred Sled in the United States — and watched it sell out...


In This Issue
First, let me tell you what’s new at! We’ve redesigned the homepage to serve as a comprehensive research center — based on our communication with retailers and manufacturers every month...


My Best Sellers: Aunt Jean’s Toys & Treats
At Aunt Jean’s Toys & Treats in Montclair, N.J., customer service and fulfillment of “drive-bys” — a service in which staff select and pick party gifts for customers in a hurry — are a specialty...


Call in the Elves for These Holiday Toys
There’s always something new in the world of toys, and that playset you didn’t see just might end up a top seller this holiday season. So while you’re sizzling with summer sales, beat the fall rush, too...


Sport Technology Goes with the Flow
Want to snowboard in the summer? Ten years ago the answer would have been, “Yes, but…” Now, the answer is the Flowboard...


Blongo Family Fun Brings Families Together
Linda Long never dreamed she'd be a toy maker. In fact, the long-time sales and customer service professional had made her career in cosmetics...


Million-Dollar Contracts
Future Derek Jeters and Maria Sharapovas will appreciate the chance to flex their muscles...


Toobee Fad Zooms On
What looks like a piece of scrap metal but sails through the air like a deranged Frisbee? It's called Toobee, The Amazing Flying Can...


Sporting Goods: Toys Talk Back
These days, even flying discs need to be high-tech to lure in kids...


Xtra Fielder Teaches Kids to Play for Real
Mark Gibson is a baseball person. He enjoys the game, and played it in college...


TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Fitness Toys
Classic Hop Ball sales are still hopping, as are stomping toys and textured balls, 67 retailers told TDmonthly Magazine...


A Great Ride for All Ages
When John Simpson headed out for sushi in 2000, he had no idea that a chance meeting would change the course of his life .....


TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Water Toys
Traditional water toys, such as sprinklers, diving toys and water guns, have been given a boost by new technologies, transforming the mundane into mondo cool...


Extreme Sports Tackle New Terrain
As summer approaches, adrenalin junkies now have even more sports to look forward to in the expanding extreme sports market...


A Slice of Manufacturing Life: Geospace International
Recently, Geospace International president Dennis Binkley shared with TDmonthly Magazine a few of his company’s sales techniques to which he owes much of Geospace’s success...


Geospace Jumps Onto the Map With AIR KICKS
Roughly three years ago, a Taiwanese inventor stepped into Geospace International’s New York showroom with a kind of anti-gravity boot that propelled its wearer high into the air. He’d come to the right place...


New & Notable Toys: Sporting Goods
Check out these new and noteworthy toys...


Top 10 Most Wanted Traditional Sporting Toys
Who can forget playing Frisbee or tossing a Nerf football when they were a kid?...


TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Extreme Sports Toys
Extreme sports have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years and have become a growing element of youth culture...


Go Long: Balls Go Hi-Tech
Old sports products get a makeover this season to attract new buyers. Manufacturers push the envelope by crafting balls that take on a slightly new form or texture, or that provide a unique 2-in-1 component...


TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Sand Toys
Sand play helps to develop physical, social, and mental skills. While any beachgoer will admit that the sand itself can attract a child’s attention for many hours, adding accessories will only increase the “fun-factor” and learning opportunities...


TDmonthly's Top 10 Most Wanted Sports Action Figures
Every sports fan has fantasized about running towards the end zone to score the winning touchdown, delivering a bone-crushing blow in a WWE title bout, or hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to win the World Series...


Extex The Razor Airgo pogo stick is for fun-loving active kids and adults! It will support 60 to 220 pounds without springs, but adjustable air compression. It features aircraft-grade aluminum construction and TIG welding for extreme durability. It is lightweight and folds to 8” x 22” for easy storage...


Toys in Motion: Sporting Goods & Accessories
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Toys To Bark For
If Andy Warhol would have designed a line of dog toys...


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