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Mattel’s Barbie Sales Rebound -- Disney Related Sales Drop (9/1/2016)


ToyFest West is looking forward to celebrating its fifth anniversary in Las Vegas (9/1/2016)


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Beetlejuice by Mezco (4/1/2016)


RECORD NUMBER OF MANUFACTURERS TO EXHIBIT AT ASTRA’s MARKETPLACE (4/1/2016)


Hobbico’s KeepItRC - Starts Its Engines! RC Video Community Channel (4/1/2016)


American Girl Construction Playsets (4/1/2016)


Toy Fair Exhibitor Guidelines Broadened (4/1/2016)
The Toy Fair booth space renewal requirements have been broadened for 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES AT ASTRA MARKETPLACE & ACADEMY (4/1/2016)
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES IN THE SPOTLIGHT. AT ASTRA’s MARKETPLACE & ACADEMY. EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS TO HELP RETAILERS DEEPEN CONNECTION WITH CUSTOMERS AND STAFF

AHREN A. HOFFMAN JOINS ASTRA AS DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (4/1/2016)


March Staff Picks (3/1/2016)
From building kits to new STEM-skill building games, these are the toys that caught our eyes this month.

Top Toy Trends of 2016 Announced by TIA (3/1/2016)
Top Toy Trends of 2016 Announced by Toy Industry Association (TIA), the Official Voice of Toy Fair

Toys to Talk About: Wheeled Toys (3/1/2016)
Get kids outdoors with these fun wheeled toys, just in time for Spring.

Toys to Talk About: Plush (3/1/2016)
These cozy, cuddly plush items are sure to be a winner in your store.

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (3/1/2016)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (3/1/2016)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys to Talk About: Construction (2/1/2016)
These construction toys will keep kids busy - and happy.

Toys to Talk About: Dolls (2/1/2016)
Dolls are a classic for a reason. Check out some of the latest additions to the category.

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (2/1/2016)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (2/1/2016)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

February Staff Picks (2/1/2016)
From arts and crafts to construction kits, these are our February staff picks.

2016 Toy Fair Booths to Visit (1/1/2016)
It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, but it's time to start preparing for the toy industry's yearly pilgrimage to the Javits Center in New York for the American International Toy Fair.

Toys to Talk About: Cuddly Plush (1/1/2016)
These cuddly plush toys might deserve a place in your store.

Toys to Talk About: Sports (1/1/2016)
Get kids active with these sporting goods and outdoor toys.

January Staff Picks (1/1/2016)
Looking for new toys to fill your shelves after a busy holiday season?

Toys in the News: 12-31-2015 (1/1/2016)
Mattel to offer diabetes kits for American Girl dolls

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (1/1/2016)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (1/1/2016)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Preparing For Toy Fair - Tips and Tricks for Retailers! (1/1/2016)
TDmonthly Magazine has been covering New York Toy Fair for almost two decades. Over the years, retailers and experts have shared their top tips for making the most out of trade shows with TDmonthly

Toys to Talk About: Developmental Toys (12/1/2015)
Take a closer look at these engaging developmental toys.

Toys to Talk About: Preschool Toys (12/1/2015)
Take a closer look and see if any of these preschool toys are right for your store.

Toys to Talk About: Infant & Toddler (12/1/2015)
These unique infant and toddler toys could be just what your customers are looking for.

Toys to Talk About: Tween (12/1/2015)
These tween toys will help keep older kids interested in your store.

Toys in the News: 12-10-2015 (12/1/2015)
Amazon wants to use its new drones

How to Bring a STEM Toy to Market: Q & A with iQube's Joshua de la Llana (12/1/2015)
How hard is it really to bring a STEM toy to market?

December Staff Picks (12/1/2015)
Looking for some top-notch specialty toys? Then check out these products, our favorites from the past month.

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (12/1/2015)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (12/1/2015)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

November Staff Picks (11/1/2015)
The holidays are coming, and TDmonthly's Staff Picks for November are all about great gifts

Toys to Talk About: Arts & Crafts (11/1/2015)
These inspiring arts & crafts toys will get kids to be creative.

Toys to Talk About: Board Games (11/1/2015)
Board games are always a safe bet, for kids to play with their friends and siblings - or for the whole family to enjoy!

Toys to Talk About: Dolls (11/1/2015)
These cute dolls are worth a second look.

Toys to Talk About: General toys (11/1/2015)
These cool new toys may deserve a spot in your store - take a look.

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (11/1/2015)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (11/1/2015)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 11-24-2015 (11/1/2015)
The Future Businesses Set To Impact Retail Deliveries

Toys in the News: 10-29-2015 (10/1/2015)
Genius Brands International Announces $4.3 Million Private Placement

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (10/1/2015)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (10/1/2015)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys to Talk About: Science & Nature Toys (10/1/2015)
These Science & Nature toys are worth a second look.

Toys to Talk About: Games (10/1/2015)
These Games are worth a second look.

Toys to Talk About: Science & Nature Toys (10/1/2015)
These Science & Nature toys are worth a second look

Toys to Talk About: Science & Nature Toys (10/1/2015)
These Science & Nature toys are worth a second look

Toys to Talk About: STEM (10/1/2015)
These STEM toys are worth a second look

Toys to Talk About: Costumes & Accessories (10/1/2015)
Take an extra look at these quality costumes and accessories.

Toys to Talk About: Creative Activities (10/1/2015)
Inspire creativity in your customers with these creative activity toys.

Toys to Talk About: Educational (10/1/2015)
These educational toys are worth a second look.

August Staff Picks (8/1/2015)
This month, TDmonthly's favorite toys included science kits, arts & crafts, and a bouncy ride-on toy.

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (8/1/2015)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (8/1/2015)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 8-31-2015 (8/1/2015)
Why Hasbro wants to crowdfund a gaming hit

Toys in the News: 8-5-2015 (7/1/2015)
Few Women Make The List of Retail's 25 Top Execs

TDmonthly Magazine Presents: Award Winners (7/1/2015)
TDmonthly Magazine is pleased to announce our latest award winners

July Staff Picks (7/1/2015)
From board games to arts & crafts, this month's staff picks will keep kids occupied when it's just too hot to get outside.

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (7/1/2015)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (7/1/2015)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

RedwoodVentures Sues to Protect its IDO3D Brand of 3D Drawing Products (7/1/2015)


TDmonthly Magazine Presents: Award Winners (6/1/2015)
TDmonthly Magazine is pleased to announce our latest award winners

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (6/1/2015)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (6/1/2015)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 6-30-2015 (6/1/2015)
Disney Merges Consumer Product and Interactive Units

May Staff Picks (5/1/2015)


Toys in the News: 6-11-2015 (5/1/2015)
Hasbro CEO hints Bumblebee could get Transformers spin-off film

TDmonthly Magazine Presents: Award Winning Toys (5/1/2015)
TDmonthly Magazine is pleased to announce our latest award winners

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (5/1/2015)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (5/1/2015)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

TDmonthly Magazine Presents: Award Winner (5/1/2015)
TDmonthly Magazine is pleased to announce our latest award winner

April Staff Picks (4/1/2015)
Every month we research hundreds of products

Toys in the News: 4-29-2015 (4/1/2015)
Video Game Hall of Fame

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (4/1/2015)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (4/1/2015)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

March Staff Picks (3/1/2015)
Toy Fair has come and gone, and there are a ton of great new toys headed your way in 2015

Mr. Fubs Reports on Hot Toys at Toy Fair 2015 (3/1/2015)
Priscilla Moore of Mr. Fubs Party/Toys and More in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Toys in the News: 3-31-2015 (3/1/2015)
Amazon Launches A Dedicated STEM Toy Shop

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (3/1/2015)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (3/1/2015)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Hot New Toys from Toy Fest West 2015 (3/1/2015)
TDmonthly Magazine was at the 2015 Toy Fest West show in Las Vegas, NV, scouting the floor for the hottest new specialty toys.

February Staff Picks (2/1/2015)
2015 is underway, Toy Fair is almost here - it's an exciting time for specialty toys!

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (2/1/2015)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 2-26-2015 (2/1/2015)
Retailers feeling heat to increase wages

TDmonthly Magazine Presents: Award Winning Toys (2/1/2015)
TDmonthly Magazine is pleased to announce our latest award winners

January Staff Picks (1/1/2015)
With a new year comes a new batch of TDmonthly Staff Picks

Toys in the News: 1-29-2015 (1/1/2015)
LEGO Announces Video Games Based on Avengers, Jurassic World

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (1/1/2015)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (1/1/2015)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Prohibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates (1/1/2015)
The proposed rule would establish a new regulation on the use of specified phthalates in children’s toys and child care articles.

December Staff Picks (12/1/2014)
Holiday cheer is in the air and TDmonthly Staff is excited to present our December Staff Picks

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (12/1/2014)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (12/1/2014)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 12-31-2014 (12/1/2014)
Play-Doh will exchange phallic-shaped toy

Sexting Among Teens Linked with Porn Use, Study says (12/1/2014)
Following the recent influx of research exposing the harms of pornography consumption, another new study, published in Belgium, found that sexting among teens is "significantly associated with pornography use."

Toy Fair 2015 Booths to Visit (11/1/2014)
Winter is coming...and so is the American International Toy Fair in NYC!

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (11/1/2014)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (11/1/2014)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 12-5-2014 (11/1/2014)
Meet the pint-sized toy reviewers making king-sized money

October Staff Picks (10/1/2014)
Every month, we share with you our favorite new toys

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (10/1/2014)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (10/1/2014)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 10-30-2014 (10/1/2014)
Former Toys 'R' Us exec named to lead Fairfield toy company

Specialty Toy Reviews from Toys for Thought and Children's World (10/1/2014)
Harold Herskowitz is the owner of Toys for Thought, one of the largest independent toy stores in the USA and the recent winner of TDmonthly Magazine's Retailer Reviewer Contest

September Staff Picks (9/1/2014)
This month, TDmonthly's staff picks are chock-full-o-fun!

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (9/1/2014)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (9/1/2014)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 9-29-2014 (9/1/2014)
Amazon's Grand Plan to Avoid Holiday Delivery Snafus Again

TDmonthly Magazine Awards


Toys in the News: 8-28-2014 (8/1/2014)
Mattel intros new American Girls line

August Staff Picks (8/1/2014)
In this month's staff picks we cover all manner of specialty toys, from puppets to puzzles to play tents and more

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (8/1/2014)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (8/1/2014)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 8-1-2014 (7/1/2014)
Film world's cast of toys teleport into digital playground

July Staff Picks (7/1/2014)
Summer is here and kids are clamoring to spend time outdoors. But what happens when it rains?

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (7/1/2014)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (7/1/2014)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

June Staff Picks (6/1/2014)
Want to liven up your store shelves? Then check out these nine toys

In This Issue (6/1/2014)
See brief article summaries from the June issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (6/1/2014)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (6/1/2014)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 6-27-2014 (6/1/2014)
Mattel to make 'Beautiful and Bald Barbie' dolls for patients

TDmonthly 2014 Top Toy Debut Award WINNERS - Just Fun: 45 Retailers Have Made Their Picks! (5/1/2014)
The following outstanding toys have been nominated for Top Toy Debut Awards based on editorial review and retailer feedback

TDmonthly 2014 Top Toy Debut Award Winners (5/1/2014)
The following outstanding toys have been nominated for Top Toy Debut Awards based on editorial review and retailer feedback.

TDmonthly 2014 Top Toy Debut Award Winners: Arts & Crafts (5/1/2014)
The following outstanding toys have been nominated for Top Toy Debut Awards based on editorial review and retailer feedback.

TDmonthly 2014 Top Toy Debut Award Winners: Dolls, Plush and Collectibles (5/1/2014)
The following outstanding toys have been nominated for Top Toy Debut Awards based on editorial review and retailer feedback.

TDmonthly 2014 Top Toy Debut Award Winners: Construction (5/1/2014)
The following outstanding toys have been nominated for Top Toy Debut Awards based on editorial review and retailer feedback.

TDmonthly 2014 Top Toy Debut Award Winners: Science & Nature (5/1/2014)
The following outstanding toys have been nominated for Top Toy Debut Awards based on editorial review and retailer feedback.

TDmonthly 2014 Top Toy Debut Award Winners: Outdoor Toys (5/1/2014)
The following outstanding toys have been nominated for Top Toy Debut Awards based on editorial review and retailer feedback

TDmonthly 2014 Top Toy Debut Award Winners: Electronics (5/1/2014)
The following outstanding toys have been nominated for Top Toy Debut Awards based on editorial review and retailer feedback.

TDmonthly 2014 Top Toy Debut Award Winners: Infant & Toddler (5/1/2014)
The following outstanding toys have been nominated for Top Toy Debut Awards based on editorial review and retailer feedback.

TDmonthly 2014 Top Toy Debut Award Winners: Musical Toys (5/1/2014)
The following outstanding toys have been nominated for Top Toy Debut Awards based on editorial review and retailer feedback.

TDmonthly 2014 Top Toy Debut Award Winners: Classic Toys (5/1/2014)
The following outstanding toys have been nominated for Top Toy Debut Awards based on editorial review and retailer feedback.

May Staff Picks (5/1/2014)
Looking for new specialty toys for your store? You're in luck

Toys in the News: 5-29-2014 (5/1/2014)
Reeves International offers shopping spree to one lucky ASTRA attendee

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (5/1/2014)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (5/1/2014)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (5/1/2014)
See brief article summaries from the May issue of TDmonthly Magazine

April Staff Picks (4/1/2014)
This month's Staff Picks features new toys that we think would do well in specialty toy stores. From games to arts & crafts, these unique toys are worth a second look

Toys in the News: 4-29-2014 (4/1/2014)
China Exclusive: Time to say farewell to Barbie

In This Issue (4/1/2014)
See brief article summaries from the April issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (4/1/2014)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (4/1/2014)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 3-28-2014 (3/1/2014)
GE Capital Provides $75 Million Credit Facility to JAKKS Pacific

New Trends Are the Talk of Toy Fair 2014! (3/1/2014)
This year, more than 10,000 buyers from 5,000 retail stores walked the floor of the 2014 American International Toy Fair to see 1,153 exhibitors demonstrating more than 150,000 toys. While it's hard to see every toy on display at the show, by tracking the overall trends one can get a better idea of what products will be hot in 2014

March Staff Picks (3/1/2014)
In this month's Staff Picks, we are featuring some of our favorite science and educational products we recently saw at the 2014 American International Toy Fair

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (3/1/2014)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (3/1/2014)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (3/1/2014)
See brief article summaries from the March issue of TDmonthly Magazine

2014 Toy Fest West Toy Videos (3/1/2014)
If you didn't make it to the 2014 Toy Fest West show in Las Vegas, you're in luck! TDmonthly Magazine is happy to share with you our Toy Fest West videos

THE NPD GROUP REPORTS ON U.S. TOY INDUSTRY RETAIL SALES FOR 2013 (2/1/2014)
According to retail sales data from global information company, The NPD Group, 2013 US retail dollar sales of toys experienced a decline of 1 percent when compared to 2012

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (2/1/2014)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (2/1/2014)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

February Staff Picks (2/1/2014)
The new year is here and TDmonthly is excited to share with you some new, eye-catching toys for 2014

In This Issue (2/1/2014)
See brief article summaries from the February issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Toys in the News: 2-28-2014 (2/1/2014)
Mattel to buy Mega Brands to build up against Lego

TDmonthly's Comprehensive Coverage of the American International Toy Fair 2014 (2/1/2014)
The 2014 American International Toy Fair kicks started today Sunday, February 16. TDmonthly Magazine's reporters are at the fair, bringing our readers updates of new products, toy videos, and industry news each day

Day 1 - TDmonthly's Live Retailer Reporter Coverage of American International Toy Fair 2014 (2/1/2014)
2014 American International Toy Fair opened this morning at the Javits Center in New York City, and our retailer reporters are already chiming in with some of their favorite moments at the show

111th American International Toy Fair Opens Today in New York City (2/1/2014)
New York City was transformed into a magical playground this morning when hundreds of thousands of innovative playthings were unveiled at the opening of the 111th American International Toy Fair – the largest toy marketplace ever held in the Western Hemisphere – taking place February 16-19, 2014

Mattel(R) Unveils 2014 Toy Portfolio for Pre-School, Boys and Girls Brands at New York International (2/1/2014)
This week, at the New York International Toy Fair, leading toymaker Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) will showcase its new toy lineup for power-house brands Fisher-Price®, Thomas & Friends®, Hot Wheels®, Barbie®, Monster High® and newcomer, Ever After High®

January Staff Picks (1/1/2014)
The new year is here, and while you're restocking your shelves after the busy holiday season, TDmonthly is scouting out out the latest and greatest specialty toys

In This Issue (1/1/2014)
See brief article summaries from the December issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (1/1/2014)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (1/1/2014)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 12-26-2013 (12/1/2013)
How Consumers Contributed to the Shipping Nightmare on Christmas

Toys to Talk About (12/1/2013)
These toys didn't make this month's Top-10 Most-Wanted lists, but were mentioned by at least one retailer as being a best-seller

December Staff Picks (12/1/2013)
This month's staff picks include arts and crafts projects, musical toys, and other fun products that will spark kids' imaginations

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (12/1/2013)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (12/1/2013)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (12/1/2013)
See brief article summaries from the December issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Toys in the News: 11-27-2013 (11/1/2013)
Is Black Friday a little less frenetic this year?

November Staff Picks (11/1/2013)
This month's Staff Picks features a mix of old and new toys that make great holiday gifts

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (11/1/2013)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (11/1/2013)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (11/1/2013)
See brief article summaries from the November issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Card Games and More (10/1/2013)
These Toys to Talk About were all named as best-sellers by at least one store TDmonthly interviewed

October Staff Picks (10/1/2013)
The holidays are approaching, and colder weather is here. That's why this month's staff picks focuses on gift-worthy toys and products that make staying inside a joy, not a pain

Toys in the News: 10-30-2013 (10/1/2013)
Target Recalls Children’s Sitting Stools Due to Fall Hazard

In This Issue (10/1/2013)
See brief article summaries from the October issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (10/1/2013)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (10/1/2013)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Happy Birds: May the Force be With You! (10/1/2013)
Latest data from The NPD Group, a global information company, reveals Angry Birds Star Wars as the best new toy license in the big five* European toy markets in 2013 so far (year to date July 2013).

September Staff Picks (9/1/2013)
This month's Staff Picks focuses on high play-value specialty toys across several key categories

Toys in the News: 9-27-13 (9/1/2013)
Negative Award "Plagiarius" sheds public light on unscrupulous counterfeits

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (9/1/2013)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (9/1/2013)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (9/1/2013)
See brief article summaries from the September issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Diamond Comic Distributors' Top-10 Toys (9/1/2013)
As we recently reported, action figure sales are up. But what products are top-sellers

Over Half of Children Now Using Smart Devices (9/1/2013)
According to Kids and Apps: A New Era of Play, the latest report from global information company, The NPD Group, 79 percent of parents with children ages 2 - 14 report that they or their children own some type of mobile device, such as a traditional cell phone, smartphone, or tablet; up from 63 percent last year

Top-Selling Specialty Toys by Category (9/1/2013)
This compilation of TDmonthly Magazine's Top-10 Most-Wanted Lists will give you a quick overview of the toys that you absolutely must have.

Toys in the News: 8-29-13 (8/1/2013)
Toys"R"Us® Expands Year-Round Education Product Selection

August Staff Picks (8/1/2013)
This month's Staff Picks focuses on new, high-quality arts & crafts products and hands-on kits that could be a good fit for your store

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (8/1/2013)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (8/1/2013)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (8/1/2013)
See brief article summaries from the August issue of TDmonthly Magazine

July Staff Picks (7/1/2013)
This month, the TDmonthly staff took a closer look at high-quality specialty toys, educational kits, and innovative construction toys

Toys in the News: 7-31-13 (7/1/2013)
Safari Ltd® Announces New, Permanent Showroom

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (7/1/2013)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (7/1/2013)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (7/1/2013)
See brief article summaries from the July issue of TDmonthly Magazine

2013 ASTRA Videos - Page 3 (7/1/2013)
more ASTRA videos

Toys in the News: 6-28-13 (6/1/2013)
Jeff Bunker: The Man Behind The 'Disney Infinity' Toy Design

June Staff Picks (6/1/2013)
For our June Staff Picks, we chose toys that are perfect for sunny days — or summer storms

In This Issue (6/1/2013)
See brief article summaries from the June issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (6/1/2013)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (6/1/2013)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 5-30-13 (5/1/2013)
Teen Angst: Retailers Fight for Relevance

May Staff Picks (5/1/2013)
This month's staff picks include highly rated toys, from bikes to construction toys to furniture. Indoors or outdoors, these toys are sure to please.

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (5/1/2013)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (5/1/2013)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (5/1/2013)
See brief article summaries from the May issue of TDmonthly Magazine

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (5/1/2013)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

April Staff Picks (4/1/2013)
This month's "Staff Picks" focuses on outdoor toys, now that warmer weather is making its way across the country. But, for those rainy Spring days, we've also included a couple of unique toys that will entertain indoors

Toys in the News: 4-30-13 (4/1/2013)
Hasbro Continues To Lay Off Workers Despite Expansion Plans

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (4/1/2013)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (4/1/2013)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (4/1/2013)
See brief article summaries from the April issue of TDmonthly Magazine

March Staff Picks (3/1/2013)
This month, TDmonthly Magazine decided to take a more in-depth look at the toys we feature in our Staff Picks, so that we can present you with more information about the toys that we think really stand out from the rest of the herd - and why

Toys in the News: 3-29-13 (3/1/2013)
New York Court Upholds Sales Tax for Online Retailers

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (3/1/2013)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (3/1/2013)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Top-Drawer Educational Sessions for Toy Inventors Added at ASTRA's Marketplace & Academy (3/1/2013)
The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) announced today that it is collaborating with the Chicago Toy & Game Group (ChiTAG) to provide toy inventors and specialty manufacturers with strategies for bringing new toy innovations to market

TDmonthly's Comprehensive Coverage of the New York International Toy Fair 2013 (3/1/2013)
The 2013 New York International Toy Fair kicks off on Sunday, February 10. TDmonthly Magazine's reporters are at the fair, bringing our readers updates of new products, toy videos, and industry news each day

110th American International Toy Fair Transforms NYC into Massive Playground (2/1/2013)
An estimated 33,000 toy industry insiders from 100 countries gathered in anticipation at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this morning

Toy Fair 2013 Toy Videos - DAY 1 (2/1/2013)
Couldn't make it to the 2013 New York International Toy Fair? Not to worry! TDmonthly Magazine is scouring the show floor and the web for the latest and greatest product at the fair. You can see some videos from the show below

Toy Fair 2013 Toy Videos - DAY 2 (2/1/2013)
Couldn't make it to the 2013 New York International Toy Fair? Not to worry! TDmonthly Magazine is scouring the show floor and the web for the latest and greatest product at the fair. You can see some videos from the show below, and stay tuned for TDmonthly's exclusive toy video demos.

Toy Fair 2013 Toy Videos - DAY 3 (2/1/2013)
Couldn't make it to the 2013 New York International Toy Fair? Not to worry! TDmonthly Magazine is scouring the show floor and the web for the latest and greatest product at the fair. You can see some videos from the show below, and stay tuned for TDmonthly's exclusive toy video demos.

Toys in the News: 2-28-13 (2/1/2013)
MGA's Trade-Secret Claim Against Mattel to Proceed

In This Issue (2/1/2013)
See brief article summaries from the February issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (2/1/2013)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (2/1/2013)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

February Staff Picks (2/1/2013)
TDmonthly Magazine selected the following toys and games as our Staff Picks. Learn about these top quality toys with high play value below,

Toy Fair 2013: Booths To Visit (2/1/2013)
Going to Toy Fair can be overwhelming. That's why TDmonthly Magazine compiled this list of booths you should make time to visit when you're scouting out new products at the 2013 New York International Toy Fair

2013 Promotions to Remember (2/1/2013)
After the holidays, finding new products for your store needs to be a priority. Below, manufacturers have shared with us some of their newest products, along with ordering specials for TDmonthly readers

Safari Ltd® Introduces More than 100 Educational Toys (1/1/2013)
Safari Ltd®, family-owned manufacturer and worldwide distributor of museum-quality, educational toys, expanded its collections with more than 100 new hand-painted products for 2013

January Staff Picks (1/1/2013)
Ring in the new year (and re-stock after the holidays!) with these high-quality specialty toys and games

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (1/14/2013-1/18/2013) (1/1/2013)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

WTHRA Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees (1/1/2013)
WTHRA is pleased to announce its 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees and Retailer of the Year as follows

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (1/7/2012-1/11/2013) (1/1/2013)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

Fremont Die Consumer Products Partners with NFL For New Game Play Experience (1/1/2013)
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

Toys in the News: 1-31-13 (1/1/2013)
Holograms Coming to the Toy Deparment

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (12/31/2012-1/4/2013) (1/1/2013)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (1/1/2013)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (1/1/2013)
See brief article summaries from the January issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (1/1/2013)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (12/10/2012-12/14/2012) (12/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

Safari Ltd® Supports Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Holiday Toy Drive


Holiday Shopping List: Great Gifts for Girls (12/1/2012)
As busy parents, you don't have time to research toys with the best play-value and quality—especially since most of them are not widely advertised! TDmonthly has compiled a series of alternative holiday shopping lists by age

Holiday Shopping List: Great Gifts for Boys (12/1/2012)
As busy parents, you don't have time to research toys with the best play-value and quality—especially since most of them are not widely advertised! TDmonthly has compiled a series of alternative holiday shopping lists by age to take the guesswork out of finding unique, fun toys

Kathleen McHugh Named "Global Toy News Person of the Year"
The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) announced today that its president, Kathleen McHugh, has been named the Global Toy News Person of the Year

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (12/17/2012-12/21/2012) (12/1/2012)
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ABC KIDS EXPO, CMBE ASIA AND BPA/ HARROGATE NURSERY FAIR FORGE ALLIANCE
As a result of high level meetings during the 2012 ABC Kids Expo in Louisville, KY, USA, the ABC Kids Expo, Children’s Baby Maternity Expo (CBME) and the Harrogate Nursery Fair/Baby Products Association have formed an alliance of mutual cooperation and reciprocal pavilions in each other’s shows

Adora Dolls Unveils New Look and Products For 2013
Adora, a leading manufacturer of award-winning dolls, plush toys, and play accessories is launching an "all new" Adora for 2013. Adora has infused its brand with a new identity, packaging, website, and a wide assortment of products and price points for children of all ages

Holiday Shopping List: Great Gifts for All Kids (12/1/2012)
You want to be sure each of your holiday dollars is well spent. Following are tried and tested toys that appeal to both girls and boys of every age

Holiday Shopping List: Great Gifts for Babies (12/1/2012)
TDmonthly has compiled a shopping list to make finding that perfect gift for Baby just a little easier this holiday season. Keep this page on your SmartPhone when you shop. Click on any item to learn more about it, or simply scroll down for more information

December Staff Picks (12/1/2012)
Whether you're looking for last minute Christmas gift ideas, or toys to stock your store with once the holiday shopping season is over, TDmonthly's December Staff Picks include high-quality toys and games for kids of all ages

Gifts (12/1/2012)
Check out these recently added mass-market and specialty toys that make great gifts

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (11/26/2012-11/30/2012) (12/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

Preschool Toys (12/1/2012)
Take a closer look at these recently added mass-market and specialty toys for preschoolers

Toys in the News: 12-31-12 (12/1/2012)
The retail industry has temporarily avoided a shut down of 14 ports

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (12/1/2012)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (12/1/2012)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (12/1/2012)
See brief article summaries from the December issue of TDmonthly Magazine

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (12/1/2012)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (12/3/2012-12/7/2012) (12/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

ASTRA Builds Consumer Engagement With "Woo Hoo Them!" Campaign
The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) announced today that it has launched the “Woo Hoo Them!” campaign to generate social media buzz among moms and other toy buyers during the holiday season

Spin Master Ltd. Acquires Key Brands from Wild Planet
"We are very excited with the acquisition of Spy Gear and other key Wild Planet assets," states Anton Rabie, Co-CEO and Founder of Spin Master Ltd.

Specialty Retailers Report Black Friday Boost (11/1/2012)
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), Black Friday sales this year raked in an estimated 59.1 billion dollars — and specialty toy store owners were more than happy to take home a piece of the pie

Feel The Fun at Buyer Friendly Toyfest West 2013 at South Point Hotel, Las Vegas
Buyers attending ToyFest West, 2013, will waste no time navigating the trade show as the South Point Hotel offers a new and improved floor plan

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (11/13/2012-11/16/2012) (11/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

ABC Kids Expo 2012 Post Show Report
All Baby & Child Corporation, the non-profit parent corporation of the ABC Kids Expo, announced that nearly 800 manufacturers exhibited in just under 3,000 booth locations at the annual event held last month in Louisville, Kentucky

CEO BRYAN G. STOCKTON NAMED CHAIRMAN OF MATTEL (11/1/2012)
Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), the world's largest toy company, today announced that the Board of Directors has named CEO Bryan G. Stockton, 59, as Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2013

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (11/19/2012-11/21/2012) (11/1/2012)
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ASTRA’s Neighborhood Toy Store Day Generates Robust Consumer Media Coverage
The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) announced today that media coverage about the advantages of specialty toys reached a reading audience of over 90 million consumers in the ramp-up to this year’s Neighborhood Toy Store Day

NoodleBlox Builds Brighter Future for Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation (11/1/2012)
When searching for a metaphor that would elucidate the groundbreaking research being conducted by the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation, filmmaker and TDmonthly Director of Videography Alison Marek remembered a unique building system she'd shot at the 2011 Western Toy & Hobby Retailers Association meeting: Noodle Blox.

Toys for Tween Girls (11/1/2012)
Check out these mass market and specialty toys for tween girls

Jewelry & Fashion (11/1/2012)
Check out these recently added mass-market and specialty jewelry and fashion items

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (10/29/2012-11/2/2012) (11/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

In This Issue (11/1/2012)
See brief article summaries from the November issue of TDmonthly Magazine

November Staff Picks (11/1/2012)
Looking for cool new toys and games for your store? Then check out the high-quality products below, our November staff picks!

Toys in the News: 11-30-12 (11/1/2012)
CPSC & CBP Working at U.S. Ports to Protect Families

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (11/1/2012)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (11/1/2012)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (11/1/2012)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

SPECIALTY TOY RETAILERS GEAR UP FOR NEIGHBORHOOD TOY STORE DAY
Hundreds of independent toy retailers in the United States and Canada will celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Saturday, November 10

Safari Ltd® Announces New Glow-in-the-Dark Collection
Safari Ltd®, manufacturer and worldwide distributor of museumquality, educational toy collections, will be releasing 15 new glow-in-the-dark replicas due to popular demand in January 2013

The Best in the West: ToyFest West, March 10-13, 2013 (11/1/2012)
ToyFest West offers a playground of buying activity featuring many exhibitors showcasing their products in a familiar, relaxed, and friendly environment

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (10/8/2012-10/12/2012) (10/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

October Staff Picks (10/1/2012)
Looking for fun new products for your store? Then check out our October Staff Picks, a selection of fun toys and games for kids that share one thing in common: quality

DISNEY TO ACQUIRE LUCASFILM LTD.
ontinuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas.

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (10/15/2012-10/19/2012) (10/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (10/1/2012)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

Toys to Talk About: Holiday Gifts (10/1/2012)
Check out these recently added mass-market and specialty holiday gifts

Toys to Talk About: Card Games (10/1/2012)
Check out these recently added specialty and mass-market card games

Toys to Talk About: Science and Nature (10/1/2012)
Check out these recently added specialty and mass-market science and nature toys

Toys to Talk About: Novelty Toys (10/1/2012)
Check out these fun and funky mass market and specialty novelty toys

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (9/24/2012-9/28/2012) (10/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

Toys in the News: 10-31-12 (10/1/2012)
Retailers hit hard by superstorm, economy expected to rebound

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (10/1/2012)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (10/1/2012)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (10/1/2012)
See brief article summaries from the October issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (10/1/2012-10/5/2012) (10/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

Safari Ltd® Supports Neighborhood Toy Store Day
Safari Ltd®, manufacturer and worldwide distributor of award-winning replica collections, is providing free giveaway items throughout October to support local toy stores in honor of Neighborhood Toy Store Day

PlanToys to offer ASTRA Member Exclusive in honor of Neighborhood Toy Store Day Event
n support of shopping local, Plan Toys®, leading green manufacturer of eco-friendly rubber wood toys, will be running an ASTRA member exclusive in honor of ASTRA’s Neighborhood Toy Store Day (NTSD) event on November 10, 2012.

Paradise Galleries to Participate in 2012 Walk for Alzheimer's
California-based designer, developer, and marketer of award-winning dolls, Paradise Galleries, announced today they are beginning to gather a team of doll lovers to participate in the 2012 Walk for Alzheimer's in Dana Point, California on October 6, 2012

ABC Anticipates Strong Retailer Attendance for October Event
With just a month to go before the ABC Kids Expo launches their 10 year anniversary event in Louisville next month, retailer registrations are running 19% ahead of last year

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (9/17/2012-9/21/2012) (9/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (9/1/2012)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (9/1/2012)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (9/4/2012-9/7/2012) (9/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

Zoch Verlag Teams Up With Lion Rampant Imports for North American Distribution
In 2012 Lion Rampant Imports has teamed up with Zoch Verlag to become an official partner distributor of Zoch titles in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (9/10/2012-9/14/2012) (9/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

Arts & Crafts (9/1/2012)
Get kids thinking creatively with these recently added specialty and mass-market arts & crafts toys!

Bags & Backpacks (9/1/2012)
Keep kids cool when they go back to school with these recently added specialty and mass-market bags & backpacks!

September Staff Picks (9/1/2012)
Looking for unique, fun toys and games? Then check out our September staff picks, featuring high-quality products for kids of all ages.

Halloween Toys and Costumes (9/1/2012)
Check out these specialty and mass-market Halloween books, toys, and costumes

Preschool Toys (9/1/2012)
Take a look at these recently added specialty and mass-market preschool toys

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/27/2012-8/31/2012) (9/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

Toys in the News:9-28-12 (9/1/2012)
Captain Cutlass Pirate Toy Guns Recalled by Dillon Importing

In This Issue (9/1/2012)
See brief article summaries from the September issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/13/2012-8/17/2012) (8/1/2012)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/20/2012-8/24/2012) (8/1/2012)
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Regulatory Compliance of Aquatic Toys and Aquatic Equipment (8/1/2012)
Aquatic toys, life preservers and aquatic equipment are all designed for use in or on the water. To ensure regulatory compliance and thereby consumer safety, manufacturers need to make sure to define their products accordingly

PlaSmart Inc. Signed as Exclusive North American Distributor for DoodleArt (8/1/2012)
PlaSmart Inc., a global toy company specializing in fun, innovative and engaging toys that bring families together, has been signed as the exclusive North American distributor for mass and specialty retailers for the well-known colour-it-yourself poster kit brand The Original DoodleArt

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/6/2012-8/10/2012) (8/1/2012)
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August Staff Picks (8/1/2012)
Our August Staff Picks include high quality toys and games for kids of all ages

Gifts (8/1/2012)
Check out these specialty and mass market gift items, perfect for baby showers, birthdays, holidays, and more

Construction Toys (8/1/2012)
Check out these recently added specialty and mass market construction toys

Puzzles (8/1/2012)
Check out these recently added specialty and mass market puzzles

Educational Toys and Games (8/1/2012)
Check out these recently added specialty and mass-market educational toys

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (7/30/2012-8/03/2012) (8/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (8/1/2012)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

Toys in the News: 8-31-12 (8/1/2012)
Lego Earnings 2012: Profits Jump 35 Percent

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (8/1/2012)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (8/1/2012)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (8/1/2012)
See brief article summaries from the August issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Review: The SWIMTRAINER "Classic" from FREDS SWIM ACADEMY (7/1/2012)
Summer is here, and with warmer weather, lots of kids will be playing in the water, whether it be a pool, lake, or the ocean. Enter the SWIMTRAINER "Classic" from FREDS SWIM ACADEMY

Made In America (7/1/2012)
Celebrate Independence Day with these specialty and mass-market toys that are made in the United States

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (7/1/2012)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (7/1/2012)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (7/1/2012)
See brief article summaries from the July issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Toys in the News: 7-31-12 (7/1/2012)
Liberty Mountain Recalls VAUDE Kenta Child Carriers Due to Fall Hazard

Woodstock Music Collection® Teams with St. John's University (7/1/2012)
During the 2011-2012 academic year The Woodstock Chimes Fund, the charitable arm of Woodstock Percussion, Inc., makers of Woodstock Chimes® and the Woodstock Music Collection®, teamed with St. John’s University’s "Discover New York" freshman transition course to bring music to homeless children and their families

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (7/2/2012-7/6/2012) (7/1/2012)
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Plush & Puppets (7/1/2012)
Check out these recently added specialty and mass-market plush and puppets

Eco-Friendly Toys (7/1/2012)
Take a closer look at these recently added specialty and mass-market eco-friendly toys

ASTRA's 20th Anniversary Marketplace & Academy Sets New Attendance Records (7/1/2012)
ASTRA’s 2012 Marketplace & Academy, held June 10-13 in Baltimore, shattered all previous attendance records, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) announced today

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (7/16/2012-7/20/2012) (7/1/2012)
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18 New Chemicals Targeted for Risk Assessment by US EPA (7/1/2012)
18 chemicals have been selected for risk assessment during 2013 and 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced. Part of the agency's existing chemicals management program, the Work Plan Chemicals has listed these 18 as stipulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

ToyFest West, March 10-13, Offers the Only Sure Bet in Vegas (7/1/2012)
WTHRA has announced the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas as the vibrant new site for ToyFest West “The Buyers’ Playground” - March 10 -13, 2013 (Sunday-Wednesday)

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (7/23/2012-7/27/2012) (7/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (7/1/2012)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (7/9/2012-7/13/2012) (7/1/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store

Dolls and Doll Houses (7/1/2012)
Take a look at these recently added specialty and mass-market dolls and doll houses

July Staff Picks (7/1/2012)
TDmonthly Magazine's July Staff Picks feature a wide range of high-quality products — from Puzzles to Dolls and more!

Diamond Announces Top Comic Book Product Sales For May 2012 (6/1/2012)
The battle between Marvel Comics' top teams reaches the surface of the moon in the publisher's Avengers Vs. X-Men #4, the best-selling comic book to specialty retailers in May 2012, according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (6/11/2012-6/15/2012) (6/1/2012)
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Saban Brands and Mattel Partner to Produce Power Rangers Hot Wheels Cars (6/1/2012)
Saban Brands and Mattel have partnered to produce a line of Power Rangers inspired Hot Wheels vehicles, targeted for release in 2013, that capture the action and excitement of the Power Rangers series.

Round 5 Corporation Secures License From ZeptoLab® For Video Game Cut the Rope® (6/1/2012)
Canadian toy manufacturer Round 5 Corporation (Round 5) in partnership with licensing agents Studio Licensing Inc and Established Brands Inc., announces multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to manufacture and produce certain categories of toys under the popular Cut The Rope brand

Toy News from Licensing Expo Show Floor (6/1/2012)
Warner Bros. Consumer Products revealed for the first-time ever, three costumes from the much-anticipated theatrical film, Man of Steel

Scholastic Media Launches the Magic School Bus®: Oceans LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game (6/1/2012)
Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced a new addition to its global children’s science franchise, The Magic School Bus®, with the release of THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: OCEANS for LeapFrog’s award-winning LeapPad™ and Leapster Explorer™

New Mexico Standard Restricts Heavy Metals in Products for Children (6/1/2012)
To enhance environmental health by limiting the bioavailability of heavy metals in toys and school supplies, the Mexican Ministry of Health has published a new official standard

Hot Wheels Goes Vertical at X Games Los Angeles 2012 (6/1/2012)
On Saturday, June 30, Hot Wheels strives for another world record with a gravity-defying, two-driver double vertical loop attempt at X Games Los Angeles 2012

LEGO® Education BuildToExpress Transforms the Learning Process (6/1/2012)
LEGO® Education today announced LEGO Education BuildToExpress, a new approach to learning that utilizes traditional LEGO bricks with a facilitative teaching process

Hape Launches Summer Toy Collection (6/1/2012)
Leading toy manufacturer Hape North America has announced a Sneak Peak of its summer introductions

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (6/18/2012-6/22/2012) (6/1/2012)
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LeapFrog Announces LeapPad 2™ And Leapster GS™ (6/1/2012)
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., the leader in educational entertainment, today announced two revolutionary new platforms: LeapPad2, the next generation of the #1 kid’s learning tablet LeapPad™, and LeapsterGS, the ultimate learning video game system

Safari Ltd.® Honored by Creative Child Awards Program (6/1/2012)
Safari Ltd.®, manufacturer and worldwide distributor of authentic handpainted replica collections, received three awards from Creative Child Magazine’s Creative Child Awards Program

Hape Announces Two Winners for Trip to China Exclusive to ASTRA Retailers (6/1/2012)
Hape, a leading worldwide toy manufacturer, has announced the winners of their trip to China for ASTRA retailers

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (5/29/2012-6/1/2012) (6/1/2012)
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ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Active Play
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ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Constructive Play
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ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Creative Arts Play
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ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Early Play
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ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Game Play 3-7 yrs
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ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Game Play 8 yrs+
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ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Game Play - Brainteasers
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ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Pretend - Doll Play
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ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Pretend - Fantasy Play
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ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Pretend - Role Play
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ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Scientific Play
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ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Classic Play - 0-7 yrs
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ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Classic Play - 8 yrs+
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Toys in the News: 6-29-12 (6/1/2012)
Domestic toy makers seek clarity over tax structures (India)

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (6/1/2012)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (6/1/2012)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (6/1/2012)
See brief article summaries from the June issue of TDmonthly Magazine

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (6/1/2012)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

Survey Finds Consumers Using Pinterest To Engage With Retailers More Than Facebook, Twitter (6/1/2012)
Never before has social media been so attractive to consumers, literally. According to the 2012 Social and Mobile Commerce Study, a joint research project by Shop.org, comScore and The Partnering Group, the visually-appealing social media site Pinterest has become a big player in an even bigger arena

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (6/4/2012-6/8/2012) (6/1/2012)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (6/25/2012-6/29/2012) (6/1/2012)
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Construction Toys (6/1/2012)
Take a look at these recently added specialty and mass-market construction toys.

Kits, Play Sets, and Creative Activities for Kids (6/1/2012)
Check out these recently added specialty and mass-market kits, play sets, and creative activity toys

Licensed Toys (6/1/2012)
Summer blockbusters and Saturday morning cartoons are a much-loved part of summer vacation - but most parents aren't as keen on all that screen time

June Staff Picks (6/1/2012)
TDmonthly Magazine's staff picks for June include new games, eco-friendly arts & crafts items, and wooden toys

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (5/7/2012-5/11/2012) (5/1/2012)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (5/14/2012-5/18/2012) (5/1/2012)
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Obituary: Richard O'Brien, Toy Expert and Author (5/1/2012)
Richard O'Brien, author and expert on collectible toys, died in a North Carolina hospice today at age 78.

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (5/21/2012-5/25/2012) (5/1/2012)
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Travel Toys (5/1/2012)
Family vacations can be a blast - but getting there is another story entirely! Keep kids occupied and happy while traveling with these mass-market and specialty travel toys and games

Toys in the News: 5-31-12 (5/1/2012)
The Avengers' Success Bodes Well For Hasbro

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (4/30/2012-5/4/2012) (5/1/2012)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (5/1/2012)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (5/1/2012)
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20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (5/1/2012)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

May Staff Picks (5/1/2012)
TDmonthly's May Staff Picks include new toddler toys, new specialty toys, eco-friendly toys, and more

New Infant & Toddler Toys (5/1/2012)
Check out these recently added mass-market and specialty toys for infants & toddlers

Recently Added Puzzles and Skill Toys (5/1/2012)
Check out these recently added mass-market and specialty puzzles and skill toys and games:

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (4/9/2012-4/13/2012) (4/1/2012)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (3/26/2012-3/30/2012) (4/1/2012)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (4/1/2012)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (4/1/2012)
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In This Issue (4/1/2012)
See brief article summaries from the April issue of TDmonthly Magazine

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (4/1/2012)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

April Staff Picks (4/1/2012)
Learning games for preschoolers, funky arts & crafts, and affordable die-cast items, along with other interesting high-quality toys, made this month's Staff Picks

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (4/16/2012-4/20/2012) (4/1/2012)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (4/23/2012-4/27/2012) (4/1/2012)
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News from The NPD Group - The Hottest New Things for Kids (3/1/2012)
Following are the results from The NPD Kids Industry Data Service (KIDS) survey that was fielded for four weeks in February 2012 in response to the unaided, open-end question: , "What would the kids you know say is the hottest new thing these days?"

Watch Toy Video of the Day (3/12/2012-3/16/2012) (3/1/2012)
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Watch Toy Video of the Day (3/19/2012-3/23/2012) (3/1/2012)
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Games (3/1/2012)
Check out these specialty and mass-market games

Wooden Toys (3/1/2012)
Check out these recently added specialty and mass-market wooden toys

Tech Toys (3/1/2012)
Check out these recently added specialty and mass market tech toys

March Staff Picks (3/1/2012)
Looking for high-quality, well designed toys? Search no further

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (3/1/2012)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

Toys in the News: 3-30-12 (3/1/2012)
Apple labor plan to ripple through China factories

In This Issue (3/1/2012)
See brief article summaries from the March issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (3/1/2012)
See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (3/1/2012)
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Watch Toy Video of the Day (3/5/2012-3/9/2012) (3/1/2012)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (1/30/2012-2/3/2012) (2/1/2012)
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Toys in the News: 2-29-12 (2/1/2012)
Consumer Confidence up Dramatically in February

In This Issue (2/1/2012)
See brief article summaries from the February issue of TDmonthly Magazine

US Toy Retail Sales Generate $21.18 Bil in 2011 (2/1/2012)
According to leading market research company, The NPD Group, U.S. retail sales of toys generated $21.18 billion in 2011 compared to $21.68 billion in 2010, a decline of 2 percent

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (2/1/2012)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (2/1/2012)
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20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (2/1/2012)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (2/6/2012-2/10/2012) (2/1/2012)
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Magnet Toy Class Action Settlement (2/1/2012)
n December 15, 2011, the Honorable Susan D. Wigenton, U.S.D.J., granted final approval of a class action settlement in the lawsuit Chris Doering, et al. v. MEGA Brands, Inc., et al.

TDmonthly's Comprehensive Coverage of the New York International Toy Fair 2012 (2/1/2012)
TDmonthly Magazine's reporters were at the fair, bringing our readers updates of new products, toy videos, and industry news each day

New and Hot Toys at the 2012 New York International Toy Fair (2/1/2012)
TDmonthly Magazine is helping you stay ahead of the curve with our comprehensive coverage of the 2012 New York International Toy Fair

Top Toys and Games of the Year Unveiled at “OSCARS®” of the Toy Industry (2/1/2012)
Recognizing an outstanding toy that is distributed primarily through specialty toy retailers, the Specialty Toy of the Year was presented to HEXBUG® Nano® Hive TM Habitat Set by Innovation First Labs, Inc.

February Staff Picks (2/1/2012)
Parents won't have to worry about losing their marbles with Boikido's Wooden Marble Game to keep kids occupied. See this and the other TDmonthly Magazine Staff Picks — new toys we're suggesting for specialty stores — inside

Pretend Play (2/1/2012)
Check out these recently added mass market and specialty pretend play toys!

Science and Nature (2/1/2012)
Stock up for Spring with these recently added mass market and specialty science and nature toys!

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (1/23/2012-1/27/2012) (1/1/2012)
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Watch Toy Video of the Day (1/15/2012-1/20/2012) (1/1/2012)
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Top-10 Most-Wanted Books (1/1/2012)
When TDmonthly Magazine asked retailers about their best-selling books in a December 2011 survey, the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, Cabin Fever, was causing quite the stir.

January Staff Picks (1/1/2012)
As Toy Fair approaches, new products keep rolling in! You can see TDmonthly's staff picks below

Arts & Crafts (1/1/2012)
See these recently added specialty and mass market Arts & Crafts toys

Educational Toys (1/1/2012)
See these recently added specialty and mass market Educational toys

Games (1/1/2012)
Check out these recently added mass-market and specialty games

Toys in the News: 1-31-12 (1/1/2012)
U.S. Toy Industry Retail Sales Generated $21.18 Billion in 2011

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (1/1/2012)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (1/1/2012)
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In This Issue (1/1/2012)
See brief article summaries from the January issue of TDmonthly Magazine

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (1/1/2012)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (1/2/2012-1/6/2012) (1/1/2012)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (1/9/2012-1/13/2012) (1/1/2012)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (12/19/2011-12/23/2011) (12/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (12/12/2011-12/16/2011) (12/1/2011)
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Toys R Us, Walmart, and Kmart's Holiday Toy Hot Lists (12/1/2011)
News outlets are abuzz with the release of Toys R Us, Kmart, and Walmart's holiday toy must-have lists for 2011

December Staff Picks (12/1/2011)
See the TDmonthly Staff's favorites for the month of December

Animals (12/1/2011)
Plush and Puzzles, Construction and Collectibles...check out these recently added specialty and mass-market Animal toys

Preschool Toys (12/1/2011)
See these recently added mass-market and specialty toys for Preschoolers!

Collectibles (12/1/2011)
Collectibles are hot and getting hotter. See these recently added mass-market and specialty collectibles

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (11/28/2011-12/2/2011) (12/1/2011)
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Toys in the News: 12-30-11 (12/1/2011)
Wimpy Kid Wins Restraining Order Against Comics Parody

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (12/1/2011)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

In This Issue (12/1/2011)
See brief article summaries from the December issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (12/1/2011)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (12/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (12/5/2011-12/9/2011) (12/1/2011)
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Robert Eckert Retires as Mattel CEO (11/1/2011)
Mattel, Inc., the world's largest toy company, today announced that Robert A. Eckert, 57, has informed the Board of Directors of his decision to retire as chief executive officer

Serious Falls Continue from Bumbo Baby Seats (11/1/2011)
Due to the serious risk of injury to babies, CPSC and Bumbo International Trust of South Africa ("Bumbo International") are urging parents and caregivers to never place Bumbo Baby Seats on tables, countertops, chairs

Wooden Toys (11/1/2011)
See these recently added specialty and mass-market wooden toys.

Eco-Friendly Toys (11/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (11/14/2011-11/18/2011) (11/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (11/21/2011-11/25/2011) (11/1/2011)
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Toys R Us, Walmart, and Kmart's Holiday Toy Hot Lists (11/1/2011)
News outlets are abuzz with the release of Toys R Us, Kmart, and Walmart's holiday toy must-have lists for 2011

Plush Toys (11/1/2011)
See these recently added specialty and mass-market plush toys.

Construction Toys (11/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (10/31/2011 - 11/4/2011) (11/1/2011)
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Toys in the News: 11-30-11 (11/1/2011)
McDonald's will charge for Happy Meal toys in SF

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (11/1/2011)
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In This Issue (11/1/2011)
See brief article summaries from the November issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (11/1/2011)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (11/1/2011)
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Toys"R"Us Acquires Existing Operations in SE Asia (11/1/2011)
Toys"R"Us, Inc. and Li & Fung Retailing today (11/01/2011) announced they have entered into a joint venture agreement for the Toys"R"Us(R) business in Southeast Asia and Greater China.

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (11/7/2011-11/11/2011) (11/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (9/26/2011 - 9/30/2011) (10/1/2011)
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Collectibles (10/1/2011)
See these recently added specialty and mass-market Collectibles

Christmas (10/1/2011)
See these recently added specialty and mass-market Christmas toys.

Books (10/1/2011)
See these recently added specialty and mass-market Books

Infant & Toddler (10/1/2011)
See these recently added specialty and mass-market Infant & Toddler products

Developmental Toys (10/1/2011)
See these recently added specialty and mass-market Developmental toys

Toys in the News: 10-31-11 (10/1/2011)
Toys"R"Us today unveiled its 2011 holiday advertising campaign

In This Issue (10/1/2011)
See brief article summaries from the October issue of TDmonthly Magazine

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (10/1/2011)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (10/1/2011)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (10/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (10/3/2011 - 10/7/2011) (10/1/2011)
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2011 ABC Kids Expo Video Highlights (10/1/2011)
This month, TDmonthly Magazine saved you the burden of airfare and hotel fees by traveling for you to the ABC Kids Expo

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (10/10/2011 - 10/14/2011) (10/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (10/17/2011 - 10/21/2011) (10/1/2011)
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October Staff Picks (10/1/2011)
Our October Staff Picks are Mmm Mmm Good, including the new Campbell Soup Alphabet Dice Game from TDC GAMES INC

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (10/24/2011 - 10/28/2011) (10/1/2011)
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Spin Master to Pay $1.3 Million Fine for Aqua Dots Violation (10/1/2011)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Spin Master, Inc. of Los Angeles, California, and Spin Master Ltd. of Toronto, Canada, ("Spin Master") have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $1,300,000

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Letter From The Editors - Exciting New Updates (9/1/2011)
Updates to our newsletter, website, and more.

Letter From The Editors - Exciting New Updates (9/1/2011)
Updates to our newsletter, website, and more

Pretend Play (9/1/2011)
See these recently added specialty and mass-market Pretend Play toys

Cars, Trucks, and RC Toys (9/1/2011)
See these recently added specialty and mass-market Cars, Trucks, and RC Toys

Fashion & Accessories (9/1/2011)
See these recently added specialty and mass market products in the Fashion & Accessories category

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/29/2011 - 9/2/2011) (9/1/2011)
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Toys in the News: 09-30-11 (9/1/2011)
Shermag Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (9/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (9/6/2011 - 9/9/2011) (9/1/2011)
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Halloween Merchandise - The Spookiest Day of the Year is Almost Here! (9/1/2011)
Consider these Halloween Products and Costumes for your customers

Outdoor Fun — Get Out While You Still Can! (9/1/2011)
See these recently added Outdoor products

September Staff Picks (9/1/2011)
The TDmonthly staff has been on the lookout for the most promising, interesting, and innovative new toys

Top-10 Most-Wanted Toys: September 2011 (9/1/2011)
When TDmonthly interviewed retailers in Summer 2011 about their overall best-selling products, there were a few products that really stood out

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/15/2011 - 8/19/2011) (8/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/22/2011 - 8/26/2011) (8/1/2011)
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August Staff Picks (8/1/2011)
August's Staff Picks feature a wide variety of items, including the affordable Venomous Creatures Toob from SAFARI LTD and "What She Said!" from SHAINSWARE, an innovative bracelet making game for tweens

Dolls (8/1/2011)
See these recent Specialty and Mass-Market Dolls

10 Things You Must Know to Run a Great Toy Store (8/1/2011)
To determine verified sales and business strategies, you need the advice of hundreds of retailers and experts.

Music (8/1/2011)
See recent Specialty and Mass-Market products in the Music category

Games (8/1/2011)
See these recently added specialty and mass-market games.

Arts & Crafts (8/1/2011)
See these recently added specialty and mass-market Arts & Crafts products

Play Sets (8/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (7/25/2011 - 7/29/2011) (8/1/2011)
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TDmonthly Classics Award Winners Part I (8/1/2011)
From more than 32,000 products in TDmonthly's database, the following toys were selected for being some of our all-time favorites

TDmonthly Classics Award Winners Part II (8/1/2011)
From more than 32,000 products in TDmonthly's database, the following toys were selected for being some of our all-time favorites

New Venue, New Perks at the 2011 ABC Kids Expo (8/1/2011)
The 9th annual ABC Kids Expo, Sept. 23-26, will take place in Louisville, Ky., for the first time.

Educational Toys (8/1/2011)
See the most recently added specialty and mass-market Educational Toys.

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (8/1/2011)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

Toys in the News: 08-31-11 (8/1/2011)
Toys R Us to Open Fewer Pop-up Stores This Year

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (8/1/2011)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (8/1/2011)
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In This Issue (8/1/2011)
See brief article summaries from the August issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/1/2011 - 8/5/2011) (8/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/8/2011 - 8/12/2011) (8/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (6/27/2011 - 7/1/2011) (7/1/2011)
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Toys in the News: 07-28-11 (7/1/2011)
Kids play like scientists work, according to research at MIT and Stanford University.

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (7/1/2011)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (7/1/2011)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

In This Issue (7/1/2011)
See brief article summaries from the July issue of TDmonthly Magazine

20 Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (7/1/2011)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (7/5/2011 - 7/8/2011) (7/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (7/11/2011 - 7/15/2011) (7/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (7/18/2011 - 7/22/2011) (7/1/2011)
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July Staff Picks (7/1/2011)
We've been sorting through our recent product submissions to find the best, high-quality, and innovative products to share in our July staff picks.

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (6/13/2011 - 6/17/2011) (6/1/2011)
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June Staff Picks Part III (6/1/2011)
The 13 products showcased in this third installment of June Staff Picks include cooperative games, talking monkeys, and more

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Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (6/1/2011)
You may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated daily

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (6/1/2011)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (6/1/2011)
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In This Issue (6/1/2011)
See brief article summaries from the June issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Toys in the News: 06-30-11 (6/1/2011)
ASTRA has announced their 2011 Best Toys for Kids list

June Staff Picks Part I (6/1/2011)
TDmonthly searched high and low to find these exciting products to share with you in our first installment staff picks

June Staff Picks Part II (6/1/2011)
Our second installment of staff picks features a variety of high-quality products

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (6/6/2011 - 6/10/2011) (6/1/2011)
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Top-Selling Mass-Market Toys (5/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (5/9/2011 - 5/13/2011) (5/1/2011)
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May Staff Picks (5/1/2011)
TDmonthly Magazine's May Staff Picks brings you new toys from the WTHRA show and beyond

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (4/25/2011 - 4/29/2011) (5/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (5/2/2011 - 5/6/2011) (5/1/2011)
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Toys in the News: 05-27-11 (5/1/2011)
Disney Interactive Studios is developing Disney Universe, a multiplayer action adventure game, for PlayStation3, Xbox 360, Wii and Windows PC/MAC

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (5/1/2011)
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In This Issue (5/1/2011)
See brief article summaries from the May issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (5/16/2011 - 5/20/2011) (5/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (5/23/2011 - 5/27/2011) (5/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (4/18/2011 - 4/22/2011) (4/1/2011)
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April Staff Picks (4/1/2011)
TDmonthly Magazine's April Staff Picks is full of unique finds. Use mosaics to create fun toy crowns— for boys— with Sticky Mosaics Crowns of Kings. Get a much closer look at nature with the MicroViewer 200x, or snuggle up with the self-assured Squaredy Cats from Gund

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (3/28/2011 - 4/01/2011) (4/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (4/04/2011 - 4/08/2011) (4/1/2011)
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Toys in the News: 04-29-11 (4/1/2011)
The Encore Group, currently holder of the license to use the Russ Berrie brand name, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (4/1/2011)
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In This Issue (4/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (4/11/2011 - 4/15/2011) (4/1/2011)
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The Battle Over Bratz
Now that MGA has full control of the Bratz brand again, CEO Isaac Larian is ready to get back in the game.

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (3/14/2011 - 3/18/2011) (3/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (3/21/2011 - 3/25/2011) (3/1/2011)
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Toy Fair Coverage 2011 (3/1/2011)
Visit our Blog for Exclusive Daily Videos and Pictures of the Hottest Toys of Toy Fair.

Toy Videos From Toy Fair 2011 (3/1/2011)
Watch new videos of games from Buffalo Games, Silly Slapz from Silly Bandz, RC toys from Wild Creations and more

Toys in the News: 03-31-11 (3/1/2011)
Consumer Alert: CPSC Warns of Deadly Danger with Water Walking Balls

March Staff Picks (3/1/2011)
Bring the carnival to your backyard with the new Cycle Fly'r, teach kids about animal rescue with a game from Petsapalooza, or use one of six trillion card combinations to create a story with The Storymatic

WTHRA Coverage (3/1/2011)
TDmonthly Magazine will be traveling to Long Beach later this month to cover the Western Toy & Hobby Representatives Association trade show

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (3/1/2011)
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In This Issue (3/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (3/1/2011 - 3/4/2011) (3/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (3/7/2011 - 3/11/2011) (3/1/2011)
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February Staff Picks (2/1/2011)
Leave a new personalized message every day in your child's lunchbox with Princess Linens' Doodlebugz Crayola Chalkboard Lunchbox, customize classic board games from I Built It Games, and create music with instruments by Zither Heaven made from sustainable wood.

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (2/1/2011)
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Top-10 Most-Wanted Arts & Crafts (2/1/2011)
TDmonthly Magazine interviewed 14 specialty retailers who carried Arts & Crafts products in their store about some of the best-selling Arts & Crafts items that go through their doors.

Toys in the News: 02-28-11 (2/1/2011)
Pillow Pets has launched a new interactive website

In This Issue (2/1/2011)
See brief article summaries from the February issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (1/31/2011 - 2/4/2011) (2/1/2011)
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Products from Toy Fair 2011 Exhibitors (2/1/2011)
Braving New York snow this year? Get your reward by playing with new and best-selling items at the booths below:

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (1/1/2011)
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January Staff Picks (1/1/2011)
Kids construct a fun day with new LaQ Zodiac Collection and Nanodots magnetic constructors

In This Issue (1/1/2011)
See brief article summaries from the January issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Toys in the News: 1-28-11 (1/1/2011)
MAC Cosmetics to Launch Wonder Woman Line

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (1/3/2011 - 1/7/2011) (1/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (1/10/2011 - 1/14/2011) (1/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (1/17/2011 - 1/21/2011) (1/1/2011)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (1/24/2011 - 1/28/2011) (1/1/2011)
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Why Gambling Is Good (12/1/2010)
What do dogs and arks and gambling have to do with toy sales?

In This Issue (12/1/2010)
See brief article summaries from the December issue of TDmonthly Magazine

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (12/1/10 - 12/3/10) (12/1/2010)
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Toys in the News: 12-30-10 (12/1/2010)
'Toy Story 3' named highest-grossing film of 2010

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (12/6/10 - 12/10/10) (12/1/2010)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (12/13/10 - 12/17/10) (12/1/2010)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (12/20/10 - 12/24/10) (12/1/2010)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (12/27/10 - 12/31/10) (12/1/2010)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (12/1/2010)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (12/1/2010)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (11/15/10 - 11/19/10) (11/1/2010)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (11/22/10 - 11/30/10) (11/1/2010)
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November Staff Picks (11/1/2010)
MAYFAIR GAMES INC celebrates the 15th anniversary of it's award winning Settlers of Catan while Silly Bandz spooks its fan with a Halloween pack.

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (11/1/2010)
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In This Issue (11/1/2010)
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Toys in the News: 11-30-10 (11/1/2010)
If Pretty Ugly LLC has its way, 2011 may be the year of the Ugly Doll

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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (11/8/10 - 11/12/10) (11/1/2010)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (10/18/10 - 10/22/10) (10/1/2010)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (10/25/10 - 10/29/10) (10/1/2010)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (10/1/2010)
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Toys in the News: 10-29-10 (10/1/2010)
Using the glowing blue and black color scheme from the movie, Disney's new Tron toys include headphones, a mouse, a keyboard, Xbox and Wii controllers, a pen set and an iPod dock surrounded by a glowing blue disc

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (10/1/10 - 10/8/10) (10/1/2010)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (10/11/10 - 10/15/10) (10/1/2010)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (9/13/10 - 9/17/10) (9/1/2010)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (9/20/10 - 9/24/10) (9/1/2010)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (9/27/10 - 9/30/10) (9/1/2010)
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Toys in the News: 9-29-10 (9/1/2010)
Chorion has introduced a new Little Miss character, Little Miss Princess, in honor of the Mr. Men and Little Miss brands' 40th anniversary in 2011

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Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (9/1/2010)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (9/1/2010)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/16/10 - 8/20/10) (8/1/2010)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/23/10 - 8/30/10) (8/1/2010)
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The National Parenting Center Announces Seal of Approval Winners (8/1/2010)
The National Parenting Center has released the full list of its 20th Fall Seal of Approval recipients.

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/1/2010 - 8/6/2010) (8/1/2010)
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

Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/9/10 - 8/13/10) (8/1/2010)
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Toys in the News: 8-30-10 (8/1/2010)
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Claire's are teaming to launch an exclusive "Glee"-inspired jewelry collection

Place Holiday Orders With Rebates & Discounts (8/1/2010)
The following six vendors are members of the newly instituted TD Rebate Program! Mention the Rebate Code and get 1% to 4% cash back on your wholesale orders.

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (8/1/2010)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (8/1/2010)
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Watch Toy Videos of the Day: Week 2 (7/12-7/16) (7/1/2010)
July's Videos of the Day for Week 2 feature the creepy, yet cute, Vamplets by Kamhi World along with eco-friendly products

Watch Toy Videos of the Day: Week 3 (7/19-7/23) (7/1/2010)
July's Videos of the Day for Week 3 feature a fast-paced (if you're any good) Spot It! game from Blue Orange, an utterly perplexing maze game from PlaSmart

Watch Toy Videos of the Day: Week 4 (7/26-7/30) (7/1/2010)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (7/1/2010)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (7/1/2010)
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Toys in the News: 7-30-10 (7/1/2010)
Stevanne Auerbach, PhD, known as Dr. Toy, has revealed the winners of the fourth annual Dr. Toy Best Green Product Awards

Watch Toy Videos of the Day: Week 1 (7/1-7/9) (7/1/2010)
July's Videos of the Day for Week 1 included games such as YAMSLAM by Blue Orange, Pirate vs. Pirate by Out of the Box, and Do Tell from Do Tell Enterprises

Lowering Costs for Your Biz (6/1/2010)
In the August issue of TDmonthly Magazine, see how your store's biggest expenses compare to other retailers' financial concerns and pick up suggestions for lowering costs

Toys in the News: 6-29-10 (6/1/2010)
TOMY Corporation has announced plans to introduce TOMICA, a best-selling die-cast car and train brand in Japan, to North America

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (6/1/2010)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (6/1/2010)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (5/1/2010)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (5/1/2010)
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Embracing the Art of Upselling (5/1/2010)
Some storeowners believe upselling is a questionable practice — a way of forcing customers into buying something they might regret.

Toy Videos of the Day: 5-27-10 (5/1/2010)
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Toys in the News: 5-28-10 (5/1/2010)
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.

U.S. Government Unveils New Design for $100 Note (4/1/2010)
Government officials unveiled Wednesday the new design for the $100 note, to be issued Feb. 10, 2011. Complete with advanced technology to combat counterfeiting

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (4/1/2010)
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Toys in the News: 4-30-10 (4/1/2010)
Electronic Arts EA Play is set to release a number of games for Hasbro’s Littlest Pet Shop brand this fall. EA has already launched an interactive website, Littlest Pet Shop Online

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (3/1/2010)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (3/1/2010)
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Toys in the News: 3-31-10 (3/1/2010)
Music merchandising company Bravado has appointed University Games to produce a signature line of games, authentic puzzles and Colorforms, expanding on their collectible memorabilia for the world’s most successful entertainer, Michael Jackson

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (2/1/2010)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (2/1/2010)
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How to Leverage Your Patent Portfolio (2/1/2010)
In TDmonthly Magazine's April issue, Susan Pan, partner at global intellectual property firm Sughrue Mion PLLC, will offer practical scenarios and tips on protecting your company's innovations

Toy Fair 2010's Hottest Products: Day 1
Come fall, puppy dogs will join the Twitter revolution with a special Puppy Tweets collar attachment from Mattel, and word-loving Scrabble fanatics will

Toy Fair 2010's Hottest Products: Day 2


Toy Fair 2010's Hottest Products: Day 3


Toy Fair 2010's Hottest Products: Day 4
VTECH has a plethora of new products coming out in 2010 with technologically advanced toys while Mattel is focusing on a plethora of different types of action figures.

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (1/1/2010)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (1/1/2010)
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Toy Fair Preview 2010: Books (1/1/2010)


Toy Fair Preview 2010: Dolls (1/1/2010)


Toy Fair Preview 2010: Preschool (1/1/2010)


Toy Fair Preview 2010: Active Play & Outdoor Toys (1/1/2010)


Toy Fair Preview 2010: Science & Nature (1/1/2010)


Toy Fair Preview 2010: Construction Toys (1/1/2010)


Toy Fair Preview 2010: Games (1/1/2010)


Toy Fair Preview 2010: Infant & Toddler (1/1/2010)


Action Figures & Playsets (12/1/2009)


Arts & Creative Activities (12/1/2009)


Dolls, Plush & Puppets (12/1/2009)


Games & Puzzles (12/1/2009)


Musical Toys & CDs (12/1/2009)


Novelties & Other Gifts (12/1/2009)


Ride-ons, Sporting Goods & Outdoor Fun (12/1/2009)


Science, Books & Educational Toys (12/1/2009)


Wooden & Construction Toys (12/1/2009)


Infant & Toddler (12/1/2009)


Hot Properties and Toys for the Ages (12/1/2009)


December Staff Picks (12/1/2009)
Any storyteller can impart endearing tales with Muddy Cloud's new character finger puppets, and teens can authentically encounter the basics of electricity

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (12/1/2009)
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Specialty Items for your Specialty Store (12/1/2009)
Find some last-minute ideas for your retail store from our list of select vendors below. Many of the following new and notable products have special discounts

Specialty Items for Your Specialty Store (11/1/2009)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (11/1/2009)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (11/1/2009)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (10/1/2009)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (10/1/2009)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (9/1/2009)
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Get Ready to Order: Holiday Specials (8/1/2009)
Below is a list of discounts and specials available to you from select toy and hobby suppliers who have been screened and are recommended by ToyDirectory.com, Inc.

Puzzling Squares and Artsy Cubes (8/1/2009)
Below is a variety of puzzle and skill games

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (8/1/2009)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (8/1/2009)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (7/1/2009)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (7/1/2009)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (6/1/2009)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (6/1/2009)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (5/1/2009)
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Holiday Preview - Arts & Crafts (5/1/2009)
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Holiday Preview - Puzzles & Skill (5/1/2009)


Holiday Preview - Books (5/1/2009)


Holiday Preview - Electronics (5/1/2009)


Holiday Preview - Science & Nature (5/1/2009)


Holiday Preview - CDs & DVDs (5/1/2009)


Holiday Preview - Apparel, Costumes & Accessories (5/1/2009)


Toys in the News: 5-29-09 (5/1/2009)
Today marks the long-awaited U.S. debut of the Disney/Pixar animated feature "Up," reported Variety. It's booked at 3,766 theaters, including 1,530 that project in 3-D




Social Networking for the Virtually Impaired (4/1/2009)
You've heard about timely tweets on Twitter, "friending" on Facebook, and marketing on Myspace. But why would any businessperson take time out of a busy schedule to "chirp" online ... daily?

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (4/1/2009)
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Notable and New Toys by Category — All (4/1/2009)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 4-30-09 (4/1/2009)
Hasbro and Discovery Communications are joining forces to create a television network and Web programming featuring educational and entertaining shows for kids

Toys in the News: 3-30-09 (3/1/2009)
Former Massachusetts employees of Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us will receive their overdue pay for earned vacation time in a $100,000+ settlement resulting from a self-audit

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (3/1/2009)
See all the new Specialty Toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (3/1/2009)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toy Fair 2009 Show Specials


Toy Fair 2009 Products of the Day (2/1/2009)
TDmonthly Magazine's editorial team brings you highlights on the most exciting toys, games and gifts at the show, researching hundreds of booths and pinpointing the items that are most likely to be solid matches for specialty stores

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (2/1/2009)
See all the new Specialty Toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (2/1/2009)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Guidelines for Certificates of Compliance (1/1/2009)
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 requires that manufacturers and/or importers provide Certificates of Compliance to distributors and retailers for products manufactured on or after Nov. 12, 2008

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (1/1/2009)
See all the new Specialty Toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (1/1/2009)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

(12/1/2008)
Concerns about chaotic testing of toys to determine compliance with as yet to be implemented phthalate restrictions under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) have prompted TIA to issue this bulletin

Guidelines for Certificates of Compliance (12/1/2008)
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 requires that manufacturers and/or importers provide Certificates of Compliance to distributors and retailers for products manufactured on or after Nov. 12, 2008

The Value of Vendors (12/1/2008)
Who are specialty toy-store owners’ favorite vendors?

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (12/1/2008)
See all the new Specialty Toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (12/1/2008)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 12-31-08 (12/1/2008)
Bratz-maker MGA Entertainment was given permission to continue producing their star product until February 11, 2009

Notable and New Toys by Category — All (11/1/2008)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only (11/1/2008)
See all the new Specialty Toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 11-26-08 (11/1/2008)
Eighty migrant laborers demanding more severance pay after a layoff at Kai Da toy factory in Dongguan, China, sparked a 500-protestor-strong riot outside the factory Wednesday







Toys in the News (10/1/2008)
To see the most recent toy industry news in TDmonthly Magazine

A Taste of Toy Fair (10/1/2008)
You may not be gearing up for North American's biggest toy show yet, but manufacturers have long been planning and priming their releases

Innovations of 2009 (10/1/2008)
In the January issue of TDmonthly Magazine, check in to see which toys will be turning heads throughout 2009

Notable and New Toys by Category (10/1/2008)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 10-31-08 (10/1/2008)
Ganz announced it is now contracting with Brandwise to use its SalesOptimizer program, which will allow the maker of Webkinz to access key sales data, including purchasing trends on a Google map

Preview Holiday Play (9/1/2008)
As wallets warm up for holiday spending, take some time to browse through what other retailers believe will be the season's hottest items

Notable and New Toys by Category (9/1/2008)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 9-30-08 (9/1/2008)
RC2 Corporation has announced its withdrawal from an agreement to purchase Publications International's Children's Publishing Division




Notable and New Toys by Category (8/1/2008)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last few months to make your ordering easier

Round Up Those Ratings (8/1/2008)
Are you considering a product for your store, but want to first know what consumers think?

Toys in the News: 8-29-08 (8/1/2008)
The state court of Connecticut has dismissed anti-trust and bribery claims levied against JAKKS Pacific by World Wrestling Entertainment

July Staff Picks (7/1/2008)
Coasting through the summer? Ringing up lots of sales? Well, here's a chance to see some toys you might've missed

Get Ready to Order! (7/1/2008)
To help you prepare for the 2008 holiday season (really, it’s just around the corner!), TDmonthly’s August Get Ready to Order Issue will feature hundreds of new products in addition to multiple manufacturer specials.

Notable and New Toys by Category (7/1/2008)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 7-31-08 (7/1/2008)
Christmas decorations, handbags, food and apparel are likely to face prices hikes of up to 15 percent for the holiday season

Notable and New Toys by Category (6/1/2008)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Weekly Toy Newscast: 5-25-08 (5/1/2008)
TDmonthly Magazine's Weekly Toy Newscast for the week of May 25, 2008, covers the newest Indiana Jones film, rodent trouble at New York City's FAO Schwarz

Notable and New Toys by Category (5/1/2008)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Toys in the News: 5-29-08 (5/1/2008)
Emily the Strange, the surly tween pop-culture icon who started "life" as a tee-shirt design, is being pushed toward the big screen by Dark Horse Entertainment president Mike Richardson

Notable and New Toys by Category (4/1/2008)
See all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier

Notable and New Toys by Category (3/1/2008)
In addition to more than 120 video demonstrations we've brought you of the best toys at Toy Fair 2008, we've uploaded hundreds more to make your new year ordering a breeze

Toys in the News: 3-31-08 (3/1/2008)
GameStop Corp. has announced plans to acquire 49 Free Record Shop locations in Norway

Notable and New Toys by Category (2/1/2008)
Stock up those bare shelves with the hundreds of new toys TDmonthly uploaded since last month

Toys in the News: 2-28-08 (2/1/2008)
CNNMoney featured the following products/lines as breakout hits at Toy Fair 2008: Karito Kids by KidsGive, which broke its single-day sales record at this year's show; Pressman Toy, for its licensed offerings The Office Trivia Game, ESPN Jeopardy and Disney Wheel of Fortune

These Bills Affect Toy Safety
The following 2007 and 2008 Congressional bills relating to toy safety are listed in order of introduction, from the most recent. They are accompanied by a brief summary

Toys in the News: 1-31-08 (1/1/2008)
Fueled by activists' concern over the safety of children's products, Connecticut lawmakers assembled Wednesday to put forth a bill to ban lead in toys

Notable and New Toys by Category (1/1/2008)
Stock up those bare shelves with the hundreds of new toys TDmonthly uploaded since last month

Tips to Prevent Lead Exposure (12/1/2007)
Lead poisoning is entirely preventable. The key is stopping children from coming into contact with lead and treating children who have been poisoned by lead.

Toys in the News: 12-31-07 (12/1/2007)
Walt Disney and Warner Brothers plan to soon launch several virtual worlds as interactive online sites for children such as Webkinz World and Club Penguin continue to gain popularity

Notable and New Toys by Category (12/1/2007)
Start your Christmas orders by browsing through the more than 650 toys TDmonthly Magazine uploaded since last month

Notable and New Toys by Category (11/1/2007)
Start your Christmas orders by browsing through the more than 650 toys TDmonthly Magazine uploaded since last month

Toys in the News: 11-30-07 (11/1/2007)
Sudanese protestors rallied for an hour in Martyrs Square Friday against the sentence given to British school teacher Gillian Gibbons, whose students at Khartoum's Unity High School named a teddy bear Muhammad

Laugh & Learn™ Kitchen Toys Recalled by Fisher-Price Due To Choking Hazard (11/1/2007)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Fisher-Price Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of about 155,000 Laugh & Learn™ Learning Kitchen™ Toys

Spin Master Recalls Aqua Dots – Children Became Unconscious After Swallowing Beads (11/1/2007)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Spin Master, today announced a voluntary recall of Aqua Dots

Holiday Roundup (11/1/2007)
Prepare for Christmas by looking through these great toys, sorted by category

Brown Sues Toy Companies For Lead (11/1/2007)
LOS ANGELES — California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Los Angeles City Attorney Rockard J. Delgadillo today sued twenty companies for manufacturing or selling toys with “unlawful quantities of lead.”

Notable and New Toys by Category (10/1/2007)
Start your Christmas orders by browsing through the more than 500 toys TDmonthly Magazine uploaded since last month

"Best-for-Kids" Toys (10/1/2007)
Each year, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), releases a list of the best play products for children

CKI Recalls Children's Decorating Sets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (10/1/2007)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of Children's Toy Decorating Sets sold at Toys "R" Us stores

Eveready Battery Co. Recalls Toy Flashlights Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (10/1/2007)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of "Pirates of the Caribbean" medallion squeeze lights

Kids II Recalls Baby Einstein Color Blocks Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (10/1/2007)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of Baby Einstein Discover & Play Color Blocks

KB Toys Recalls Wooden Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (10/1/2007)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of wooden blocks sold at KB Toys

J.C. Penney Recalls Disney™ Winnie-the-Pooh Play Sets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (10/1/2007)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of Disney™ Deluxe Winnie-the-Pooh 23-Piece Play Sets

Guidecraft Inc. Recalls Children’s Puppet Theaters Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (10/1/2007)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced a voluntary recall of Tabletop Puppet Theaters by Guidecraft Inc.

Fisher-Price Recalls Go Diego Go Boat Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (10/1/2007)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Fisher-Price Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of Go Diego Go Animal Rescue Boats

Serious Head Injuries Prompt Recall of Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats (10/1/2007)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Bumbo International, today announced a voluntary recall of Bumbo “Baby Sitter” Seats

Notable and New Toys by Category (9/1/2007)
Start your Christmas orders by browsing through the more than 650 toys TDmonthly Magazine uploaded since last month

Toys in the News: 9-28-07 (9/1/2007)
Walt Disney Co. is halting its Disney Mobile phone service at year’s end because it hasn’t held up in competition with national wireless providers

Toys in the News: 8-30-07 (8/1/2007)
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Toys “R” Us has announced a recall of 27,000 Imaginarium Wooden Coloring Cases made in China

Notable and New Toys by Category (8/1/2007)
Start your Christmas orders by browsing through the more than 650 toys TDmonthly Magazine uploaded since last month

Notable and New Toys by Category (6/1/2007)
If you're ready to order for the holiday season, or if you're just getting ready to think about it, click on the categories to find the hundreds of toys TDmonthly Magazine has uploaded since last month.

Why We Love TOYDIRECTORY and TDmonthly
Don't believe the hype? What about a peer? If you want to know how TOYDIRECTORY and TDmonthly Magazine help hundreds of specialty toy manufacturers and retailers build their businesses, just read what dozens have to say in their own words

Notable and New Toys by Category (5/1/2007)
Get ready for the Holidays by getting a jump on your orders. TDmonthly has hundreds of new toys sorted by category

Tradeshow Videos
Want to know what your favorite specialty vendors are up to in 2007? See them demonstrate their newest games and toys by clicking on the links.

Notable and New Toys by Category (4/1/2007)
Last Easter, specialty toy retailers saw Ganz's Webkinz explode. What toys will overflow the Easter baskets this year?

Award-Winning Toys (4/1/2007)
Don't have time to test every toy yourself? Luckily, there are plenty of others who want to do it for you

Cool Toy VIDEOS from Pomona (3/1/2007)
The TDmonthly Magazine video crew mosied out to Pomona to capture manufacturers demonstrating their new toys at the annual WTHRA show.

Notable and New Toys by Category (3/1/2007)
Now that all the toys you saw at Toy Fair are jumbled together into one big toy blur, sort them out by category

February Videos (2/1/2007)
If you want to know what a toy will look like on your shelf, TDmonthly Magazine lets you see it before and after it comes out of the box

January Videos (1/1/2007)
If you want to know what a toy will look like on your shelf, TDmonthly Magazine lets you see it before and after it comes out of the box.

Innovations of 2007 (1/1/2007)
What's coming up at Toy Fair and beyond?

Notable and New Toys by Category (12/1/2006)
All of the toys, games, dolls and gift products that have come our way in the last three months have been gathered into one place

October Videos (10/1/2006)
All toys, out of the box! TDmonthly Magazine lets you see what a product will look like on your shelf ...

September Videos (9/1/2006)
Mr. TOYDirectory is on vacation. So this month we have Ms. TOYDirectory presenting new, fun toys, including Piggies! by Merrymakers.

Toys Strut Their Stuff: Video Demos (8/1/2006)
See the Toys strut their stuff in front of the camera.

Hollywood ToyBoy – Hooray for Indiamation (8/1/2006)
Children’s entertainment is heading to India.

Hollywood ToyBoy – July (7/1/2006)
Tinkerbell’s not dead, she’s just getting her second wind. In 2007, Disney’s going fairy. In a big way.

Toys on Tape: Video Demos (7/1/2006)
Mr. TOYDIRECTORY is back in action! We have added more than 50 new videos and 3 new categories! Check out the tons of new games that will keep your summer days filled with excitement!

Toys on Tape: Video Demos (6/1/2006)
Why settle for a picture, or even a thousand words, when you can watch a toy move for itself?

May Peeks (5/1/2006)
TDmonthly staff members have become enamored with the following toys.

Hollywood ToyBoy: Doom Equals Profit (5/1/2006)
Every time there’s a dip in the graph of rampant consumerism, the doom birds shout it out with glee. But is your toy store doomed?

New and Noteworthy Toys (5/1/2006)
There will be a heatwave of new products released by toy manufacturers this summer.

TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Outdoor Toys (5/1/2006)
Outdoor toys are moving in new ways, helping to create a less sedentary lifestyle for many energetic youths.

One Product, One Focus, Lots of Sales (5/1/2006)
What does it take to be a one product company?

TDmonthly's Top 10 Most Wanted Sing-Along Toys (5/1/2006)
TDmonthly Magazine talked to over 30 retailers, manufacturers and parents who were all “singing” the praises of the latest sing-along products.

May Toys in the Hand: TDmonthly Staff Gets to Play (5/1/2006)
This month, TDmonthly's Expert Mom is on sabbatical, so the staff grabbed the toys and got down to the business of play.

Ten Years of ToyDirectory: Manufacturers Increase Sales (5/1/2006)
This year, as ToyDirectory enjoys its tenth anniversary, we celebrate the fact that we have helped many manufacturers.

This Issue’s Highlights (5/1/2006)
Take a look at TDmonthly's top stories for May 2006.

The TDmonthly Toy Sleuth (5/1/2006)
Early warning detection is the key to staying ahead of the curve, and TDmonthly Magazine is always on the lookout for the fresh, the innovative and the brand-spankin’-new.

Toys on Tape: Video Demos (5/1/2006)
Mr. TOYDIRECTORY's latest crop of toy videos have come into full bloom this May.

Vehicles That Require Assembly Are a Real Gas (5/1/2006)
Construction kits on wheels provide play with multiple benefits.

Persian New Year Sparks Book and DVD Line (5/1/2006)
Norooz Productions creates unique DVDs that celebrate diversity.

Familiarity Breeds Sales of Classic Toys (5/1/2006)
Classic dolls and plush figures keep buyers coming back for more.

Manufacturer Video Demos
Trade events are so brimful with new toys that sometimes it's hard to keep them all straight.

The Hollywood Toyboy Visits the Record Industry (4/1/2006)
Kids have taken over the national pop album sales chart.

April Peeks (4/1/2006)
When these toys caught the numerous eyeballs of TDmonthly staff, heads did turn.

Toy Companies Play Fetch (4/1/2006)
Luxury for pampered pets along with games and gifts with an animal theme may be a retailer's best bet in stocking shelves this year.

Do Offensive Products Mean Big Sales? (4/1/2006)
Novelty retailers in particular need to know which controversial products could mean high sales and which could draw protest signs.

New and Worthwhile Toys
Just click on the links to see a variety of products arranged by category.

2006 Toy Award Winner Spotlight (4/1/2006)
A number of Oppenheim Toy and iParenting Media Award Winners stuck out for TDmonthly staff members.

Riding High on Ride-Ons (4/1/2006)
TDmonthly Magazine talked to manufacturers and retailers to find out: What’s driving the new ride-on’s.

TDmonthly’s Top-10 Most Wanted Hit Toys for Movie Misses (4/1/2006)
These toys are getting bigger than the visual media that spawned them.

The Origin of the Playthings (4/1/2006)
TDmonthly Magazine interviewed long-time toy inventor Joe Wetherell to get an originator’s thoughts on the status of the industry and give pointers on where “the next big thing” may come from.

In God We Tru$t (4/1/2006)
Faith-based product is now mainstream, and the toy industry is jumping on the bandwagon big time.

Ten Years of ToyDirectory: Retailers Talk Back (4/1/2006)
TDmonthly asked retailers who use ToyDirectory and its sister site, TDmonthly Magazine, to tell you in their own words how they’ve been able to research new products for their stores, contact manufacturers and stay abreast of what’s happening in the specialty toy market.

Construction Builds in the Unexpected (4/1/2006)
What’s new in construction for 2006?

TDmonthly on CNBC and This Issue's Highlights (4/1/2006)
Did you catch TDmonthly's Vanessa VanderZanden on CNBC? Check out the don't-miss stories for April here first!

Toys on Tape: Video Demos (4/1/2006)
While April showers bring May flowers, stay dry inside watching Mr. TOYDIRECTORY's latest batch of toy videos.

March Peeks (3/1/2006)
Now that Toy Fair's over, what new toys are hopping into the stores for spring? Here are our picks of the fresh new crop.

View New and Unique Toys
Take a look at a few new and new-to-you toys that may not have made it onto your radar screen.

These Horses Rock the Cash Register (3/1/2006)
Say "hi-ho" to sales with artistic rocking horses.

WTHRA Show Recap (3/1/2006)
Held March 11-14, the Western Toy and Hobby Representatives Association Show attracts a unique audience to those that appear in New York.

Hollywood ToyBoy: Is the Internet Friend or Foe? (3/1/2006)
With the rapid change in distribution of television shows and movies, will the toy industry again be left behind by the paradigm shift, as they were when video games emerged?

Unique Toy Car Finds Distributor (3/1/2006)
As enthusiastic retailers and dealers found out at the recent New York Toy Fair, although the Super Silly Ride N Glide is classified as a ride-on toy car, it is unique from others in the marketplace.

Toys Caught on Tape (3/1/2006)
Watch Mr. TOYDIRECTORY's 10- to 20-second videos that reveal product size relation, dimensions and playability.

View New Toys (3/1/2006)
New products abound in TDmonthly's Toy Fair product review.

Toys Gone Wild! (2/1/2006)
These videos are getting hotter and hotter! Mr. Firefighter puppet put out that fire! Be sure to see the new videos with Mr. ToyDirectory's new buddy!

Driving Miss Daisy … to the Internet (2/1/2006)
Selling products to educators via the Internet requires an education in itself.

TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Loud Toys (2/1/2006)
If there’s one word that describes a truly successful toy, it’s LOUD.

View New Toys After Toy Fair (2/1/2006)
Check out new toys.

Hollywood Toyboy: The Good, the Bad and the Corgi (2/1/2006)
Hollywood is back from the holidays, ready to dish news on where the next big toy licenses will be coming from in 2006.

February Peeks (2/1/2006)
With all eyes on Toy Fair this month, the TDmonthly staff has discovered a few amazing toys that should not be overlooked.

View New and Unique Toys (2/1/2006)
Check out new and wonderful toys arranged by category.

The Indie Toys You Didn't Find at Toy Fair (2/1/2006)
Look high and low: These toys won't be on the Toy Fair show floor

This Issue's Highlights (2/1/2006)
This month, TDmonthly Magazine explores arts and crafts, exciting kid jewelry and a world of new toys and business tips sure to make your 2006 profitable.

Sudoku Craze Continues (2/1/2006)
The popular number puzzle, Sudoku, that has experienced widespread popularity in Europe, has made its way to the United States.

Selling Toys as Tools (2/1/2006)
In many professions, the shopping list includes toys. Knowing how to market to these individuals can help grow business.

Wooden Toys Find Favor With Conscientious Crowd (2/1/2006)
Classic wooden toys are back in style, partly due to their availability on the Web.

2005 — Back in the Saddle Again (2/1/2006)
After a downturn in the toy industry since 2001, the marketplace finally showed positive signs in 2005.

Toy Fair 2006 Video Highlights (2/1/2006)
From New York, it's Toy Fair 2006! TDmonthly Magazine brought a video crew to the New York Toy Fair to show you the highlights.

Here Today, Gone to Maui (2/1/2006)
Brian Kessler, founder and president of Maui Toys, seemed born for playthings.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Sales (1/1/2006)
TDmonthly Magazine talked to more than 30 experts on children’s literature and found that the art of picture books is alive, well and selling better than ever.

January Peeks (1/1/2006)
TDmonthly Staff has discovered a few amazing toys that deserve special mention.

TDmonthly's Top 10 Best-selling Toys Christmas 2005 (1/1/2006)
This holiday season, TDmonthly spoke with numerous retailers to find out what toys were in demand.

And ... Action! (1/1/2006)
Toys have made their way out of the North Pole and in front of our camera! See that book, watch that doll, dig the new board game. They're all here.

TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Dinner Sets (1/1/2006)
This month, TDmonthly Magazine contacted 46 retailers to find their best-selling toy-themed dinnerware.

New Design Center for Unique Toy Co. (1/1/2006)
TDmonthly Magazine spoke with Brian Kessler, founder and president of Maui Toys, on his company's new Southern California design center.

Hollywood ToyBoy: Family-Friendly Means More Toy Sales (1/1/2006)
Toy sales and kid items are about to go through the roof, and it’s all because Hollywood is sleazy.

Browse Plenty of Innovative Products (1/1/2006)
Take a look at the many new, innovative toys coming out from manufacturers in the new year.

TDmonthly Recommends: New Year, New Toys, More Stuff (1/1/2006)
TDmonthly Magazine spoke with over 25 retailers across the country to find out what is the latest thing.

View New Toys and Solid Sellers Prior to Toy Fair (1/1/2006)
Seach by category to find some of the newest products that will make their debut at the 2006 Toy Fair.

Advertising on Demand: Part I (1/1/2006)
Where are the ads? Go online.

Hollywood Toyboy Update: Pixar + Disney = Disnar? (1/1/2006)
Disney recently bought Pixar, making Steve Jobs (yes, same guy who runs Apple) a board member of … Disney?

Lights, Camera, Costumes! (1/1/2006)
Halloween costume top sellers have been film-linked since the “Wizard of Oz” debuted in 1939.

What’s Hot in Pop-Up Books (1/1/2006)
Pop-up books have become hot, sophisticated and fun.

Holiday 2005 Sales Surprises! (1/1/2006)
TDmonthly Magazine spoke with experts on the manufacturing and retail side to see what blips appeared on the holiday radar this year.

Scrapbooking Predicted to Dominate CHA Show (1/1/2006)
Many predict that scrapbooking and papercrafts will rule the 65th Annual Craft & Hobby Association Convention and Trade Show, controling half the floor space of the Las Vegas Convention Center Jan. 30 through Feb. 2.

Techno-Fashion Puts the Zing in Bling (1/1/2006)
All that glitters is not gold; these days it’s more likely to be LED.

Sudoku Fans Spawn Toy Inventions (1/1/2006)
The popularity of the one-digit Sudoku electronic puzzles, developed from the forerunning puzzles that appear in newspapers, is just beginning to grow in the United States.

This Issue's Highlights (1/1/2006)
Books, tween gadgets and the best toy business advice: It's all in this month's issue of TDmonthly.

Retailer Toy Fair Checklist (1/1/2006)
TDmonthly has compiled 10 useful tips to help retailers make the most of their visit to this year's Toy Fair.

Manufacturer Toy Fair Checklist (1/1/2006)
TDmonthly suggests tips to manufacturers on how to make the most of their 2006 Toy Fair visit.

Games and Puzzles
The following products are from manufacturers you won't find at Toy Fair 2006.

Educational Toys
The following products are from manufacturers you won't find at the 2006 Toy Fair.

Fashion and Accessories
The following products are from manufacturers you won't find at the 2006 Toy Fair.

Arts & Crafts
The following products are from manufacturers you won't find at the 2006 Toy Fair.

Outdooors Products
The following products are from manufacturers you won't find at the 2006 Toy Fair.

Dolls and Plush
The following products are from manufacturers you won't find at the 2006 Toy Fair.

Audio/Video/Electronic Products
The following products are from manufacturers you won't find at the 2006 Toy Fair.

General Toys
The following products are from manufacturers you won't find at the 2006 Toy Fair.

Hobby Products
The following products are from manufacturers you won't find at the 2006 Toy Fair.

Infant and Toddler Products
The following products are from manufacturers you won't find at the 2006 Toy Fair.

Diecast Products
The following products are from manufacturers you won't find at the 2006 Toy Fair.

The Toys Too Cool for Toy Fair (1/1/2006)
Search all you want. You won't find these toys anywhere near the Toy Fair.

Songs from the Neighborhood Gets Grammy Nomination (12/1/2005)
"Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers" is up for an award in the category of Best Musical Album for Children.

Pretend Play Caters to Kidult Crowd (12/1/2005)
Now that Mom uses her Blackberry, Dad has a portable DVD player and everyone’s walking around while talking on the phone, kids want their very own electronic gizmos that really work.

New Toys for the Holidays and Beyond (12/1/2005)
Take a look at exciting new products, sorted by category.

TDmonthly's Toy Fair 2006 Preview (12/1/2005)
Don't risk missing out: Use The TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview to locate those manufacturers worth finding.

Donate School Supplies to New Orleans (12/1/2005)
Communities In Schools of New Orleans Inc. is requesting donations of products (no cash) that can help rebuild schools in New Orleans that were severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Hollywood ToyBoy: Where Did the Year Go? (12/1/2005)
Okayokayokay — from November 15th to January 5th, you can pretty much kiss off Hollywood.

Automoblox Is One Happy Customer (12/1/2005)
Patrick Calello, president of Automoblox Co., shares what he's learned after resolving problems with his supply chain.

DVD Board Games: More Than Just a Passing Fad? (12/1/2005)
DVD board games incorporating familiar and brand-new themes have been popping up from a number of different companies.

Let’s Put on a Show (12/1/2005)
Since the first cavemen went door-to-door demonstrating fire, retailers have been drumming up business by exhibiting the goods.

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part (12/1/2005)
According to research conducted at the University of Tennessee, the failure rate of new businesses in the first year is a staggering 70 to 80 percent! How do fledgling manufacturers survive?

TDmonthly's Top 10 Most Wanted Last Minute Gifts for Boys (12/1/2005)
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?

Santa Gets Smarter (12/1/2005)
This December, young scientists will be ripping open their presents and discovering the coolest toys about the natural world.

Take It Outside for the Holidays (12/1/2005)
TDmonthly Magazine talked to over 20 retailers to find out what’s hot in this cold month for outdoor toys.

Home Video for the Holidays (12/1/2005)
So what are the hot DVD/Video sellers for this holiday season? TDmonthly Magazine contacted over 25 retailers to find out.

Video-On-Demand Changes Advertiser Focus (12/1/2005)
TDmonthly Magazine has been following recent changes in the television business model caused by the introduction of video-on-demand, the chaos in the affiliate structure and the search for how to make advertising work in the new realm.

December Peeks (12/1/2005)
With the following products in stock, we here at TDmonthly Magazine think you won’t have any problem moving merchandise.

Video demo inside a article
Video demo inside a article

New and Notable Toys: Tween


Number One … With a Video Bullet (11/1/2005)
Today, according to ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), the fastest rising market for royalties in the music business is licensing “name” stars’ songs to the hottest new video games. TDmonthly Magazine looks at this trend and what it means to retailers.

Congrats to Dr. Toy Award-Winning TDmonthly Members (11/1/2005)
After reviewing hundreds of toys, Dr. Toy selected her 100 favorites of the year. Many TDmonthly members made her list: Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Products 2005.

TDmonthly Dr. Toy Award-Winning Members 2005
What follows are more products found on Dr. Toy´s The Best Products of 2005 list.

Dr. Toy Awards: TDmonthly Award-Winning Members
What follows are more products found on Dr. Toy´s The Best Products of 2005 list that are TDmonthly members.

More TDmonthly Award-Winning Members 2005
What follows are more products found on Dr. Toy´s The Best Products of 2005 list.

Dr. Toy Awards: The Best of 2005, TDmonthly Members
What follows are more products found on Dr. Toy´s The Best Products of 2005 list.

TDmonthly's Toy Fair 2006 Preview (11/1/2005)
Think you'll be able to find the next top toy at this year's Toy Fair? With only 4 days to visit over 1,250 ToyFair booths? TDmonthly is here to help.

November Peeks (11/1/2005)
After perusing new and unusual items that have come through our office, across our desks and popped up on our computer screens, we have selected the following eye-catching products.

Hollywood Toyboy: Toys and TV Shows Don’t Mix (11/1/2005)
Which came first, the product, or the show?

Donna Summers, Crystal Gayle, Roberta Flack and ... Mr. Rogers?!! (11/1/2005)
Dennis Scott produces the music of Mr. Rogers.

You See ‘Em In Museums (11/1/2005)
When did museum gift shops go from corner asides to big business?

Tapping Into After-School Specials (11/1/2005)
After-school programs have become a profitable distribution channel for many toy manufacturers.

Hollywood Toyboy (2): New iPod May Mean Choice Ads (11/1/2005)
The Hollywood Toyboy looks at advertising opportunities that may soon be available from new video-enhanced iPods.

So You Think You Know Toys? (11/1/2005)
Toy makers come from the oddest places.

More Power Plays (11/1/2005)
TDmonthly Magazine talked with Jay Gissen, founder, CEO and creator of Riot Media, to find out what tween boys want for Christmas.

TDmonthly's Top 10 Most Wanted Gross Toys (11/1/2005)
TDmonthly did a gut check and waded into the sea of grossness, talking to over 30 retailers, to find the most disgusting toys out there.

Today’s Kids Rock Out for Real (11/1/2005)
These days, children’s instruments are less about child’s play and more about learning the basics.

Conversations With Conley: Investing in Toys Is Good Business (11/1/2005)
This month, Tom Conley, president of the Toy Industry Association (TIA), tells TDmonthly Magazine what the trends of startup and backing capital are in the Toy Industry.

It´s a Holiday Toy Frenzy!
Search by category to find some of the newest and most amazing toys to hit store shelves this new season.

Recommended Holiday Products Sorted by Category (11/1/2005)
Next month, TDmonthly Magazine will show you what products will be tumbling off store shelves during the holidays. Here's a sneak peek.

Homescholing Moms and Kids Rate Science Toys (11/1/2005)
TDmonthly Magazine continues its homeschooling coverage in next month's issue.

The Care and Feeding of Celebrities (11/1/2005)
Celebrity endorsements and appearances can be huge for a business. TDmonthly Magazine gives 10 rules for working with the stars.

Playing with Playsets (10/1/2005)
Playsets come and playsets go, but the category is evergreen. In the article “Ready, Set, Playset!” TDmonthly looks at future trends, but here we look at what’s selling Right Now.

Ready, Set, Playset! (10/1/2005)
Playsets: those ubiquitous catch-alls that provide an entire world in a box to a child. In recent years, the top-sellers have been action-figure driven. But that’s changing. What’s the playset wave of the future, and can retail stores capitalize on it?

It Belongs In a Museum! (10/1/2005)
Gone are the stodgy days of dusty tables in basements; there is a large, flashy and growing market in museum gift shops

After-School Specials (10/1/2005)
TDmonthly Magazine talked to over 30 manufacturers about selling to the after-school market, and what the kids are playing with.

THIS JUST IN: Conley Resigns From TIA, Flaxman Resigns From Uneeda (10/1/2005)
Tom Conley resigns from the TIA for "personal reasons," and Richard Flaxman steps down from the Uneeda Doll Company to form a consulting firm.

China: Toy Empire, or Enemy? (10/1/2005)
TDmonthly Magazine has been keeping a close eye on Chinese manufacturing and labor ethics. So has the toy industry, which, through its CARE Process, is auditing practices at foreign factories.

TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Natural Toys (10/1/2005)
Throughout most of Toyland, plastic is king. But all-natural toys are carving out their own niche in the industry and finding plenty of consumers ready to purchase them.

TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Glow-in-the-Dark Toys (10/1/2005)
Why should a kid have to stop playing with her toys just because it’s getting dark outside? That problem is happily solved by glow-in-the-dark toys, which provide illumination as well as entertainment.

The Road to Damascus: A Whole New Fashion Doll for the Middle East (10/1/2005)
Fulla has taken the Middle East like a wind of change. Will she be coming to America next?

Are Barbie and BRATZ Out of Style? (10/1/2005)
There’s a new fashion in fashion dolls, and the #1 spot is up for grabs.

TDmonthly's Top 10 Most Wanted Spy Toys! (10/1/2005)
Playing spy never goes out of style; each generation discovering a new icon. But the toys we play with get more and more sophisticated.

Hollywood Toyboy: Warners & Pixar & Marvel, Oh My! (10/1/2005)
So, it’s October — what the heck is going on out there? Hollywood Toyboy jumps on his hopped up Vespa and hits the studios to see.

October Peeks (10/1/2005)
We feel the following products have what it takes to make it big in the real world.

Get On Board With Jamie Lee Curtis and Hasbro! (10/1/2005)
Jamie Lee Curtis will be heading up a Hasbro board game campaign this fall. Does celebrity placement work in promoting products?

Toys Versus Video Games: The Fight for Profit Supremacy (10/1/2005)
Manufacturers of traditional toys may benefit from the currrent legislative scrutiny of violent video games.

Furniture With the Right Fit (10/1/2005)
No matter what the trends or fashion, one thing that will never change is that kids appreciate furniture sized just for them. Whether it’s the mini chairs in a library’s storybook section, or a special kid-sized rocker, children love to find furniture that fits “just right.”

New Toys Sorted by Categories (10/1/2005)
Ready to refresh your shelves with new toys this holiday season? TDmonthly is here to help.

Conversations With Conley: The Economics of Toy Trouble (10/1/2005)
Tom Conley, president of the Toy Industry Association (TIA), is back for another round with TDmonthly Magazine. This month’s topic: hard times in the toy industry.

The Coming Fashion in Fashion Dolls (9/1/2005)
Next month, TDmonthly Magazine talks with the heads of the fashion doll industry — the creators, the CEOs, the movers-and-shakers — to find out where it’s all going and why.

And the Toy Winners Are ... (9/1/2005)
Many innovative toy manufacturers have won awards this year for creating unique designs that both educate and entertain children.

China: Toy Empire, or Enemy? (9/1/2005)
Is China a threat to the world toy industry? TDmonthly explores this notion in next month´s issue.

September Peeks (9/1/2005)
We here at TDmonthly have seen quite a few toys in our time and according to us, the following may be something special.

The Other Comic Books (9/1/2005)
TDmonthly Magazine talked with publishers, distributors and store owners to find out how retailers can find those up-and-comers that will bring the fanboys — and family-conscious shoppers — back to their stores week in and week out.

The Corgi Connection: Brit Die-Cast Leader Makes U.S. Push (9/1/2005)
By using dynamic business practices, Corgi has plans to bring a die-cast British Invasion to America.

Plastic Death: Truth, or Scare? (9/1/2005)
Around half of all toys are made of plastic. What if a large percentage of that plastic, PVC plastic, were causing serious health problems in our children … or worse?

TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Unschooling Toys (9/1/2005)
Looking to create a new marketing niche for your store? How about selling to the unschooling parents?

Conversations With Conley: The China Syndrome (9/1/2005)
Tom Conley, president of the Toy Industry Association (TIA), recently took the time to talk with TDmonthly Magazine about China’s increasing foray into toy design and development.

New Toys Sorted by Categories
Use this catalogue to discover new and unique toys.

TDmonthly´s September Recommendations (9/1/2005)
September is just past summer and looking towards Christmas. It’s a humble-jumble month, and our recommendations run a wide gamut.

Science and Nature Kits Roundtable (9/1/2005)
Compared with most other toy categories, the science and nature toy market has been booming. Do companies in this lucrative field know something other toy companies don’t? TDmonthly Magazine recently interviewed several successful science kit manufacturers to find out.

Creepy, Squirmy, Crawly Fun (9/1/2005)
Sea-Monkeys, butterflies and ants — oh, my! Kids and creepy crawly things; every budding scientist starts somewhere, and live-animal kits have been perennial sellers for almost 50 years, starting when Uncle Milton introduced the Ant Farm.

Underwater War! The Battle Between Sea-Monkeys and Triops (9/1/2005)
Sea-Monkeys have been an industry standard for 45 years. Enter Triops: bigger, meaner and newer to the market. It’s a battle for retailer shelf-space. Who do you choose?

Second Nature: Science Toys Are Smart Sells (9/1/2005)
Nature and learning toys were the fastest growing toy market in 2004 according to the Toy Industry Association. Should you stock your store with nature items, and if so, how can you maximize sales?

The Hollywood Toyboy: Put It Where the Movie Does Shine (9/1/2005)
This month we´re gonna talk about PRODUCT PLACEMENT and how it affects the retailer. Face it, when kids see something in a movie, they want it. Remember the run on Reese´s Pieces after "E.T."? More recent is the push on Uglydolls after kids started seeing the "Zathura" movie trailer where the lead, Danny (Jonah Bobo), is wearing an Uglydoll T-shirt. Want to get a jump on a toy trend? Watch the movie trailers.

Plastic: Life, or Death? (8/1/2005)
“Toxic Toys? No Thank You!” “Toys That Can Kill” “PVC – The Poison Plastic” These headlines are bombarding the globe. But can the claims be substantiated? Is this a hoax?

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: A Book Review by TDmonthly Staff (8/1/2005)
In this, the sixth and penultimate installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry starts out in a much better position than the previous book. When last we left him, he was being called a fraud and a glory-hound. Basically, no one but his close friends believed in him, or the fact that Voldemort had returned.

Plastic Prices Disturb Toy Industry (8/1/2005)
Seventy-one percent of all toys are made of plastic. Seventy-one percent! Why? Plastic is safe, easy to work with, and above all … cheap. Not anymore.

Move It, or Lose It (8/1/2005)
Obesity In Children. It strikes terror into the hearts of parents, teachers and government officials. But no matter what anyone proposes, the problem’s not going away.

Licensed vs. Unlicensed: The Battle Begins (8/1/2005)
Are the latest media-driven toys unhealthy for children? Do they stifle their mental growth and socialization skills?

Hands on to Sales (8/1/2005)
So how can parents and store owners fight the humungous amount of advertising dollars pushing licensed toys?

New Toys Sorted by Categories
Use this catalogue to discover new and unique toys.

TDmonthly´s August Recommendations (8/1/2005)
As we enter the heart of summer, TDmonthly Magazine has been hot on the trail of top-selling toys. After talking with two dozen stores across the country, here’s what the retailers are saying:

The Hollywood Toyboy Goes British (8/1/2005)
Let’s take a jaunt across the “pond” and see what’s going on with our media next-door-neighbors. This month we’re getting on a big FX plane and flying to the UK for a look at what’s happening in the cartoon biz.

TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Die-cast Cars (8/1/2005)
Die-cast cars have always been solidly made and solidly sold. But lately, there’s a lag at the smaller retail levels. Certain stores are having slow sales, or even getting out of the die-cast arena altogether. Yet, on the Internet and at the higher end, TDmonthly is getting reports of sold-out shelves.

Wooden Toy Roundtable (8/1/2005)
The wooden toys category is unusual in that it encompasses products made of a similar material, rather than a similar mode of play. For that reason, this month’s selection of roundtable participants bring products to retailers that range from play sets to games to pianos.

Wooden Toys Are Sturdy Sellers (8/1/2005)
Who would have thought that being environmentally conscious and marketing products as quality buys that stand the test of time would generate sales in this high-tech era?

Big Lots! Scrapbooking Grows Bigger (8/1/2005)
Small retailers take note: Big Lots! has been so successful with their scrapbooking section (implemented in October 2004) that by October of this year, they hope to expand their eight feet of linear store space for scrapbooking into12 feet.

August Peeks (8/1/2005)
These products are either unexpectedly great sellers or something we just think is cool. Take a look: Maybe they’ll work for you!

New and Notable Toys: $1.00 or Less


New & Notable Toys: School Supplies


New & Notable Toys: Interactive


New & Notable Toys: Yo-Yos


New & Notable Toys: Rockets


New & Notable Toys: Puppets


New & Notable Toys: Bath


New & Notable Toys: Costumes and Accessories


New and Notable Toys: Kits


New and Notable Toys: Christmas


New and Notable Toys: Closeouts


New and Notable Toys: Designer Toys


New and Notable Toys: Dolls - Accessories


New and Notable Toys: Halloween Merchandise


New and Notable Toys: Personalized


New and Notable Toys: Religious


New and Notable Toys: Water Toys


New and Notable Toys: Safety


New and Notable Toys: Vehicles - Powered


New and Notable Toys: Vehicles - Small Toy


New & Notable Toys: Developmental Toys


The Hollywood Toyboy: The Dirt on Disney (7/1/2005)
Another month, another bunch of new shows for kids. No rest for the wicked. The big word this time: Disney.

TDmonthly´s July Recommendations (7/1/2005)
Here it is: a fresh batch of products TDmonthly recommends for the month of July.

Construction Toy Roundtable (7/1/2005)
Recently, TDmonthly Magazine interviewed several up-and-coming construction toy innovators to get the low-down on how their unique products fit into the marketplace.

New & Notable Toys: Aircraft


New & Notable Toys: Musical Toys


Toys Sorted by Categories
Use this catalogue to discover new and unique toys.

“Is it a Carrot?” (7/1/2005)
What’s smaller than a pack of cards, smarter than a bug and one of the fastest selling toys out there? If you answered 20Q in less than 20 questions, you win!

TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Lists (7/1/2005)
TDmonthly compiles a list of 10 products broken down by category that may be likely to succeed if placed in your store.

New & Notable Toys: Videos & DVDs


New & Notable Toys: Die-Cast


New & Notable Toys: Furniture & Room Decor


New & Notable Toys: Board Games


Toy Fair 2005 Preview Articles
It’s time once again for TDmonthly Magazine’s Toy Fair 2005 Preview articles. They include product information on some of the newest and most unique items offered by toy manufacturers who will be presenting at this year’s Toy Fair 2005 in New York.

New & Notable Toys: Plush


New & Notable Toys: Collectibles


New & Notable Toys: Educational


New & Notable Toys: Construction


New & Notable Toys: Music


New & Notable Toys: Balloons


New & Notable Toys: Remote Control


New & Notable Toys: Candy & Food


Toy Fair 2005: Casinos & Gaming


New & Notable Toys: CD-Rom


New & Notable Toys: Clocks & Watches


New & Notable Toys: Creative Activities


New & Notable Toys: Dolls
Check out these new and noteworthy dolls.

New & Notable Toys: Electronics


New & Notable Toys: Games


New & Notable Toys: Gifts


New & Notable Toys: Hobby Goods


New & Notable Toys: Infant & Toddler


Toy Fair 2005: Licensed Products


New & Notable Toys: Outdoor Fun


New & Notable Toys: Play Houses


New & Notable Toys: Play Sets


New & Notable Toys: Preschool


New & Notable Toys: Pretend Play


New & Notable Toys: Novelties


New & Notable Toys: Puzzles


New & Notable Toys: Science & Nature


New & Notable Toys: Sporting Goods


New & Notable Toys: Trading Cards


New & Notable Toys: Vehicles- Riding


New & Notable Toys: Wooden Toys


New & Notable Toys: Casinos & Gaming


Toy Fair 2005: Card Games


New & Notable Toys: General Toys


New & Notable Toys: Magic Sets


New & Notable Toys: Party Goods


New & Notable Toys: Robotics


New & Notable Toys: Teddy Bear


New & Notable Toys: Video Games


New & Notable Toys: Wheeled Toys


New & Notable Toys: Trains & Rail Roads


New & Notable Toys: Fashion & Accessories


New & Notable Toys: Card Games


New Products: Musical Toys (7/1/2005)


New & Notable Toys: Action Figures


New & Notable Toys: Arts & Crafts


New & Notable Toys: Books


New Products: Educational


The Hollywood Toyboy (6/1/2005)
So what’re the kids watching, gonna watch and don’t even know about yet? What’s in store for your store? Here’s the flash

TDmonthly Recommends (6/1/2005)
After talking with seven well-established retail storeowners in the Los Angeles and New York areas, TDmonthly recommends the following toys for the month of June.

TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Lists (6/1/2005)
The TDmonthly Top 10 lists are mostly used by specialty retailers to better anticipate market demands and trends. These lists are based on thorough research and interviews.

Read and Learn (6/1/2005)
Reading is one of life’s great little pleasures.

Back to the Backpacks and Notepads (6/1/2005)
Back to school means one thing: back-to-school shopping!

DVDs Keep Kids Cozy at Home (6/1/2005)
Kids have many unique home videos to choose from in 2005.

More Toys!
Manufacturers have developed many new and innovative products ready for display during this year´s upcoming holiday season.

Toys, Toys and More Toys! (5/1/2005)
Manufacturers have developed many new and innovative products for 2005.

TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Lists (5/1/2005)
The TDmonthly Top 10 lists are mostly used by specialty retailers to better anticipate market demands and trends. These lists are based on thorough research and interviews.

TOP 20 VIDEO GAME TITLES (5/1/2005)
Here is a list of the 20 top selling video game titles in the United States in the month of March, as compiled by The NPD Group.

TOP 10 GAMECUBE TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists: TOP 10 GAMECUBE TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 10 XBOX TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists: TOP 10 XBOX TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 10 PLAYSTATION 2 TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists: TOP 10 PLAYSTATION 2 TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 10 NINTENDO 64 TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists: TOP 10 NINTENDO 64 TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 10 BEST SELLING DREAMCAST TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists: TOP 10 BEST SELLING DREAMCAST TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 30 PSX AND PS2 TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists: TOP 30 PSX AND PS2 TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 10 PLAYSTATION TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists: TOP 10 PLAYSTATION TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 10 PORTABLE SOFTWARE TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists: TOP 10 PORTABLE SOFTWARE TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 10 VIDEO GAME CONSOLE ACCESSORIES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists: TOP 10 VIDEO GAME CONSOLE ACCESSORIES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 15 VIDEO GAME ACTION TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists: TOP 15 VIDEO GAME ACTION TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 15 VIDEO GAME FIGHTING TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists: TOP 15 VIDEO GAME FIGHTING TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 15 VIDEO GAME ARCADE TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists: TOP 15 VIDEO GAME ARCADE TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 15 VIDEO GAME ADVENTURE TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists: TOP 15 VIDEO GAME ADVENTURE TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 15 VIDEO GAME RACING TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists: TOP 15 VIDEO GAME RACING TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 15 VIDEO GAME SHOOTER TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists TOP 15 VIDEO GAME SHOOTER TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

Top Selling Video Games in March 2005 (5/1/2005)
TOP 20 BEST SELLING VIDEO GAMES. TOP 10 VIDEO GAME CONSOLE ACCESSORIES. Top Video Game Titles by Platform

TOP 15 VIDEO GAME FLIGHT TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists TOP 15 VIDEO GAME FLIGHT TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 15 VIDEO GAME STRATEGY TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists TOP 15 VIDEO GAME STRATEGY TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 15 VIDEO GAME ROLE-PLAYING TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists TOP 15 VIDEO GAME ROLE-PLAYING TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 15 VIDEO GAME SPORTS TITLES (5/1/2005)
See all Top Video Game Lists TOP 15 VIDEO GAME SPORTS TITLES RANKED BY TOTAL U.S. UNITS

TOP 15 VIDEO GAME FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT TITLES (5/1/2005)


TOP 15 VIDEO GAME CHILDREN ENTERTAINMENT TITLES (5/1/2005)


TOP GAMECUBE VIDEO GAME SOFTWARE GENRES (5/1/2005)


TOP 10 PLAYSTATION 2 VIDEO GAME SOFTWARE GENRES (5/1/2005)


TOP XBOX VIDEO GAME SOFTWARE GENRES (5/1/2005)


TOP 10 NINTENDO 64 VIDEO GAME SOFTWARE GENRES (5/1/2005)


TOP 10 PLAYSTATION VIDEO GAME SOFTWARE GENRES (5/1/2005)


Hasbro to Launch Direct to Consumer Web Site (4/1/2005)
Hasbro, Inc. is launching a direct to consumer Web site that will allow online shoppers to purchase toys and games at home without needing to visit a retail outlet.

Retailing Tips for Spring and Summer (4/1/2005)
TDmonthly Magazine’s focus is on in-depth analysis and trend reporting to help you gain a critical edge in today’s competitive retail environment.

The Hottest and Latest in Video Games (4/1/2005)
The following are lists of the best selling video games by platform, genre and more!

TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Lists (4/1/2005)
The TDmonthly Top 10 lists are mostly used by specialty retailers to better anticipate market demands and trends. These lists are based on thorough research and interviews.

Noodle Head Keeps Kids Creating (4/1/2005)
Brothers Eric and Chris Ryan were tired of the unimaginative plastic toys on the market. They decided to put their noodles together to come up with a unique concept for a toy company. So was born Noodle Head Inc., a company dedicated to making toys that inspire creativity and encourage kids to get out and play.

WTHRA Show Wrap Up (4/1/2005)
Last month´s Western States Toy and Hobby Show drew many exciting new products to Pomona, Calif.

Soaring to New Heights (4/1/2005)
Flying through the air with the greatest of ease is what flying toys are all about. This category has room for some of the most intriguing products in the toy industry, as the sky´s the limit. The following standout products are both eye-catching and aerodynamic.

Toys Lined Up for 2005
Discover some of the hottest toys lined up for 2005

STATISTICS ON VIDEO GAME TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON BEST SELLING DREAMCAST TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON NINTENDO 64 TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON PLAYSTATION 2 TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON XBOX TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON BEST SELLING GAMECUBE TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON PSX AND PS2 TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON PLAYSTATION TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON PORTABLE SOFTWARE TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON VIDEO GAME CONSOLE ACCESSORIES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON VIDEO GAME ACTION TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON VIDEO GAME FIGHTING TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON VIDEO GAME ARCADE TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON VIDEO GAME ADVENTURE TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON VIDEO GAME RACING TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON VIDEO GAME SHOOTER TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON VIDEO GAME FLIGHT TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON VIDEO GAME STRATEGY TITLES (3/1/2005)


The Hottest and Latest in Video Games (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON VIDEO GAME CHILDREN ENTERTAINMENT TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON VIDEO GAME ROLE-PLAYING TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON VIDEO GAME SPORTS TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON VIDEO GAME FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT TITLES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON PS2 VIDEO GAME GENRES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON GAMECUBE VIDEO GAME GENRES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON XBOX VIDEO GAME GENRES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON NINTENDO 64 VIDEO GAME GENRES (3/1/2005)


STATISTICS ON PLAYSTATION VIDEO GAME GENRES (3/1/2005)


TDmonthly Magazine´s Most Visited Stories and Sections (3/1/2005)


TDmonthly Top 10 Most Wanted Lists (3/1/2005)
The TDmonthly Top 10 lists are mostly used by specialty retailers to better anticipate market demands and trends. These lists are based on thorough research and interviews

Toy Fair Review & Preview Articles
The TDmonthly Magazine’s Toy Fair Preview and Review articles include product information on some of the newest and most unique items offered by toy and hobby manufacturers, many of whom presented in the past months at international toy trade shows.

Would Mattel Buy Leapfrog? (2/1/2005)
Mattel, the nation’s No. 1 toy maker, was rumored to consider a deal to acquire LeapFrog Enterprises, an innovator of learning toys and games.

Toy Fair 2005 Preview & Review Articles (2/1/2005)
It’s toy time. Last month, international toy fairs took place in Hong Kong, Paris, London and Toronto, while this month, new toys will be shown at top trade shows in New York and Nuremberg, Germany.

TDmonthly Magazine´s Most Visited Stories and Sections (2/1/2005)


TDmonthly Top 10 Most Wanted Lists (2/1/2005)
The TDmonthly Top 10 lists are mostly used by specialty retailers to better anticipate market demands and trends. These lists are based on thorough research and interviews

Advanced Schedule of Articles (1/1/2005)
Check out what you’ll find over the next couple of months in TDmonthly Magazine.

Children´s Music


Toy Fair 2005 Preview & Review Articles
It’s time once again for TDmonthly Magazine’s Toy Fair 2005 Preview & Review articles. They include product information on some of the newest and most unique items offered by toy manufacturers presenting at this year’s Toy Fair 2005.

Toy Fair 2005: Board Games


TDmonthly Top 10 Most Wanted Lists
The TDmonthly Top 10 lists are mostly used by specialty retailers to better anticipate market demands and trends. These lists are based on thorough research and interviews.

Toy Industry News Briefs (1/1/2005)
Leading Retailer to Deliver Presentation; Radica Games Continues Sega Partnership; Toys R Us 2004 Announces Holiday Sales Webcast; Three THQ Titles Awarded: THQ Inc., ; Action Products Shows Big Gains

New & Notable Toys: Licensed Products


Board Games Give Relief to the Bored


TDmonthly Top 10 Most Wanted Lists
The TDmonthly Top 10 lists are mostly used by specialty retailers to better anticipate market demands and trends. These lists are based on thorough research and interviews.

Back in Black: Online Store and the Big Day


ToyDirectory.com´s List of Most Popular December 2004 Toys (12/1/2004)


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TDmonthly Top 10 Most Wanted Lists
The TDmonthly Top 10 lists are mostly used by specialty retailers to better anticipate market demands and trends. These lists are based on thorough research and interviews.

Toys to Talk About
"Toys to Talk About" features dozens of exciting companies and products! So, make sure you´re clued in and see what everyone´s talking about.

TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Lists: Exclusive Rankings for October 2004 (10/1/2004)
The rankings start here. At TDmonthly Magazine, our goal is to enhance your business. With that in mind, we prepared categorical retailer buying lists for the holiday season.

Wink & Blink’s New Video Series Makes Learning an Adventure! (9/1/2004)
Everyone knows that children are curious. Even at a very young age they are eager to understand how the world around them works. From inquiring about how the mail gets to their house, to wondering where the food in the grocery store comes from, or even questioning what happens to the trash after the garbage truck takes it all away, kids just want to know.

TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Lists: A Buying Manual for the Holiday Season (9/1/2004)
TDmonthly Magazine reaches 142,500 readers on the Internet and has 24,500 retailer subscribers. You are our audience and our goal is to enhance your business, so we decided to prepare categorical retailer buying guides for the holiday season. We’ve compiled this information into several TDmonthly Top 10 Most Wanted Lists based on items consumers will want most for the holiday season

Toys to Talk About (9/1/2004)
"Toys to Talk About" features dozens of exciting companies and products! So, make sure you´re clued in and see what everyone´s talking about.

Quinto: New Dimension to a Great Classic (8/1/2004)
Quinto Game Company introduces an exciting new board and card game called Quinto®.

2004 Hong Kong Summer Sourcing Show: The Beginning of a Great Resource (8/1/2004)
TDmonthly Magazine recently had the opportunity to attend the Summer Sourcing Show for Gifts, Houseware and Toys. The show ran from July 6-9 in Hong Kong.

Toys to Talk About (7/1/2004)
"Toys to Talk About" features dozens of exciting companies and products! So, make sure you´re clued in and see what everyone´s talking about.

MUSIC (7/1/2004)


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EDUCATIONAL (7/1/2004)


OUTDOOR TOYS (7/1/2004)


PRETEND PLAY (7/1/2004)


CARS, TRUCKS & RC (7/1/2004)


COLLECTIBLES (7/1/2004)


ACCESSORIES & CLOTHING (7/1/2004)


HOLIDAY PRODUCTS (7/1/2004)


BOOKS (7/1/2004)


INFANT & TODDLER (7/1/2004)


FURNITURE (7/1/2004)


HOBBY (7/1/2004)


ACTIVITY KITS (7/1/2004)


BUILDING KITS/BLOCKS (7/1/2004)


PLUSH (7/1/2004)


Toy Bin (7/1/2004)
See What We´ve Got

Toys in Motion: Sporting Goods & Accessories
Sporting Goods & Accessories

It´s a Wrap - Toys For The Holiday Season (6/1/2004)
These great toys have been released just in time to be purchased and wrapped for the holidays.

It´s a Wrap: Toys For the Holiday Season (6/1/2004)
These great toys have been released just in time to be purchased and wrapped for the holidays

Toys to Talk About (6/1/2004)
"Toys to Talk About" features dozens of exciting companies and products! So, make sure you´re clued in and see what everyone´s talking about

Toys to Talk About: Part II (6/1/2004)
This is the second of three articles in the series, “Toys to Talk About.” To read parts I and III, clicke here:

Toys to Talk About: Part III (6/1/2004)
This is the third of three articles in the series, “Toys to Talk About.”

Game Reviews: Final Fantasy; 1080 Avalanche; Mario & Luigi; Sword of Mana (5/1/2004)
See how some of Nintendo’s newest titles measure up with gamers

Auto Mobiles: Enjoy the Ride (5/1/2004)
Cheryl Wells has made a career out of her experience as a mother

MATTEL FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST FORMER EMPLOYEE (5/1/2004)
Mattel Inc. has confirmed that it is suing former Mattel employee, Carter Bryant for allegedly misappropriating company intellectual property and secretly working for a competitor while still at Mattel.

Music In Your Pocket (5/1/2004)
A line of stylish, wearable Micro Music systems that play postage stamp-sized, interchangeable clips

A Ticket to Fun (4/1/2004)
Ticket to Ride takes players on a rail adventure across North America

No More Boring Trivia! (4/1/2004)
Pound for pound, Trivia By The Pound offers the most trivia fun for your dollar

A Blast in the Bath (4/1/2004)
What’s more fun for a kid than a bubble bath?

Inspirational Toys (4/1/2004)
The recent release of Mel Gibson’s film, "The Passion of the Christ," has stirred many conversations both in and outside the sanctuary

Wham-O Hatches New Peeps Maker (4/1/2004)
Available in stores this spring, the Marshmallow Peeps maker by Wham-O will allow kids to make their own treats

RC2 Gives John Deere Vehicles a Hip Twist (3/1/2004)
RC2 Corp. is giving its Ertl-branded John Deere toys some “tuner” flair

Big Wheel Keeps on Turnin´ (3/1/2004)
The ubiquitous toy of your childhood, The Big Wheel

New Titanium Figures: Skateboarders in Action (3/1/2004)
Meet Mike Dred, Cro Mag, Angry Nate and Goose 138

GrayMatter: A Board Game That is Anything But Trivial (3/1/2004)
The new GrayMatterTM board game dares players to question their own knowledge of trivia

Vida Games has the Gator by the Tail (3/1/2004)
Patricia Lasker can rightfully call 2003 her year. It was only last March that her company, Vida Games, launched Green Alligators

Breyer Trots Out Fresh Horses for Hidalgo (3/1/2004)
Giddy Up! Inspired by the upcoming feature film Hidalgo starring Viggo Mortensen

Snapple Goes Electronic (3/1/2004)
You can’t drink it, but you can play it

Fidgetz Poseable Wooden Figures (3/1/2004)
Fidgetz, a line of poseable wooden figures, games, sculptures and puzzles

Breaking Up Is Easy To Do: Barbie and Ken Call It Quits (3/1/2004)
You heard it right: Barbie and Ken, the adorable sun-kissed couple who have been wooing each other for 43 long years, have decided to call it quits

Cool & Spooky Games for Halloween (3/1/2004)
These games are sure to add a dose of mystery, spookiness and good ol´ fashioned fun to any Halloween party or gathering

Spooky Marble Fun (3/1/2004)
From the creative minds at Mega Marbles comes the ultimate in low-tech fun

The Best of the Best (3/1/2004)
To discover some of the hottest toys lined up for 2004 and Toy Fair in NYC, just click on the following categories

ACTION FIGURES (3/1/2004)


ARTS & CRAFTS (3/1/2004)


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EDUCATIONAL (3/1/2004)


GAMES & PUZZLES (3/1/2004)


LICENSED TOYS, CLOTHING & FURNITURE (3/1/2004)


MULTIMEDIA (3/1/2004)


MUSIC (3/1/2004)


OUTDOOR TOYS (3/1/2004)


PLUSH & STUFFED (3/1/2004)


RIDEABLES (3/1/2004)


TRADING CARDS (3/1/2004)


VIDEOS & DVD´S (3/1/2004)


INFANT & TODDLER (3/1/2004)


PRETEND PLAY (3/1/2004)


Toys (3/1/2004)
Toys

Going Ga-Ga Over Going-Going Crazy (2/1/2004)
Kurt Kirckof’s eureka moment came in the form of a dream...

Bandai Plans New Collectible Cards and Miniatures (2/1/2004)
Bandai America has announced plans to enter the collectible card and miniatures game markets by June 2004...

Hey Batta, Batta! (2/1/2004)
WizKids, LLC gets into the big leagues with its soon-to-be hit the MLB™ SportsClix™...

Planet Rascals’ Animals Get Wild (2/1/2004)
Planet Rascals has come out with a series of plush toys based on real zoo animals...

Molding Kits Create a Lasting Impression (2/1/2004)
You wouldn’t think that a company run by a brother and sister team from a home-office in American Fork, Utah would be invited to hobnob with celebrities in Hollywood

Corgi Debuts New Military Die-Cast for 2004 (2/1/2004)
New from Corgi, the History Channel Legends Collection features seven highly-detailed 1:72 scale die-cast warplanes...

New Game lets Players “Argue” for Fun (2/1/2004)
Argue the game was created from an argument over the merits of skiing vs. snowboarding...

“Race for the Checkered” Brings Stock Car Racing to the Card Table (2/1/2004)
ItsOkay President Barbara Pond and husband Leroy supported three local stock car racing teams before deciding to build on their love of the sport by creating a racing game...

Drum Roll, Please! (2/1/2004)
To discover some of the hottest toys lined up for 2004 and Toy Fair in NYC, just click on the following categories...

ACTION FIGURES (2/1/2004)


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LICENSED TOYS, CLOTHING & FURNITURE (2/1/2004)


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PRETEND PLAY (2/1/2004)


TAKE A SNEAK PEEK... (1/1/2004)
With the highly anticipated 2004 Toy Fair upon us, it´s time to showcase some of the hottest toys for the upcoming year. Just click on the following categories to see what´s new in the industry...

ACTION FIGURES (1/1/2004)
Odyssey Toys’ new Three-Packs feature three of the company’s popular pose-able World Stars figures packaged in historical themes

BOOKS (1/1/2004)


BUILDING KITS (1/1/2004)


CARS, TRUCKS & R/C (1/1/2004)


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NPD Reports Electronic Toys still Top Kids’ Lists (1/1/2004)
In recent years, microchip technology and electronic features have had a major impact on the toy industry, to the point of “creating” new toy categories and trends...

Budokai 2 Gives Dragonball Z Fans what They’ve been Waiting For (1/1/2004)
Just released in December 2003, Dragonball Z Budokai 2 builds on 2002’s best-selling fighting game with a new approach to single-player gaming...

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Official Strategy Guide (1/1/2004)
Sometimes it takes a little help to become the next crime kingpin in your neighborhood...

Happy Dog Toys Debuts New Playthings for Cats (1/1/2004)
Happy Dog Toys’ newest offerings for cats prove once again that the company is the most innovative pet-toy manufacturer on the market...

Hot Action Figures for 2004 (1/1/2004)
Get into the action with these new action figures...

Arts & Crafts Galore (1/1/2004)
Move over clay ashtrays: here are arts & crafts worth digging your hands into...

The Buzz on Construction Toys (1/1/2004)
These new construction toys will have kids turning off their Game Boys and digging into blocks...

A New Wave of Toy Collectibles (1/1/2004)
From astronauts to I Dream of Jennie, these collectibles would look great on a mantelpiece...

Hello Dolly! (1/1/2004)
Meet the dolls for a new generation of little girls...

Learn and Play (1/1/2004)
Educational toys are no longer boring and tedious

Get Into the Game (1/1/2004)
Kids and kids at heart will love this new batch of board games and puzzles that are sure to entertain for hours...

You´ve Come A Long Way, Baby (1/1/2004)
Wee ones are sure to delight in these new products...

When I Grow Up, I Wanna Be (1/1/2004)
Kids can be anything that they want to be with these cool new pretend play costumes

Get Into the Move (1/1/2004)
New rideables get kids off the couch and on the move

Tales to Remember (1/1/2004)
A variety of great new videos and dvds are sure to please kids of all ages and interests

Get Out and Play (1/1/2004)
Get ready for Spring with new outdoor toys

Our Top Ten Toys of 2003 (1/1/2004)
From a new toy that makes kids part of the video game action to fashion-savvy dolls with celebrity panache, 2003 brought some much needed excitement to a rebounding toy industry...

ARTS & CRAFTS (1/1/2004)


PRETEND PLAY (1/1/2004)


CoolBlox Let Kids Build a Soft Fortress (1/1/2004)
If Wayne Levy hadn’t stubbed his toe on a bedpost, he might not be the head of a toy company today...

INFANT & TODDLER (1/1/2004)
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Top Ten Toys for March 2004 (1/1/2004)


Top Ten Toys for February 2004 (1/1/2004)


Toy Fair 2005: Music


What´s in Ned´s Head wins T.O.Y. (12/1/2003)
FamilyFun Magazine has announced "What's in Ned's Head?" as a T.O.Y. (toy of the year) Award Winner

Way Cool! Innovative Furniture and Bedroom Accessories for Tweens (12/1/2003)
As owner of Fun Furnishings, Laura Lind has succeeded in doing what every business strives for: creating the right product at the right time

Our Top Ten Toys of 2003 (12/1/2003)
From a new toy that makes kids part of the video game action to fashion-savvy dolls with celebrity panache, 2003 brought some much needed excitement to a rebounding toy industry...

Like, Awesome! A Cool Mall for the Bratz (12/1/2003)
Little girls who have been bitten by the mall bug will rave over the Lil´ Bratz Fashion Mall, an all-inclusive playset that recreates the total mall experience.

Pixter Color from Fisher-Price: Junior´s Very Own PDA (12/1/2003)
For the child who envies Dad or Mom’s PDA, the new Pixter Color from Fisher Price allows preschoolers to pretend they’re in the grownup world...

Limbo Elmo: Red, Furry and Ready to Dance (12/1/2003)
That furry-red-creature-known-as-Elmo is back and is ready to par-tay! ...

NPD’s Holiday Predictions (12/1/2003)
Guessing which toys will take up the most space in Santa’s bag is a game everyone’s eager to play this time of year. ...

Looney Tunes: Back in Action Trading Cards (12/1/2003)
<SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Just in time for the Warner Bros. movie, Inkworks has released Looney Tunes: Back in Action Premium Trading Cards...</FONT></SPAN>

New Cat in the Hat Die-Cast Collectibles (12/1/2003)
<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: ´Times New Roman´"><FONT face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size=2>Known for their collectible die-cast vehicles, RC2 is releasing three new <EM>Cat in the Hat</EM> mechanically animated vehicles...</FONT></SPAN>

FAO Schwarz Announces Bankruptcy (12/1/2003)
Citing competition from mass market outlets such as Wal-Mart and Target, FAO Schwarz Inc. has announced plans to file for bankruptcy protection....

I Want My Anime! GBA-TV Turns Gameboys into Personal Video Players (12/1/2003)
Now Gameboy addicts can get their fix of anime action without having to go home and turn on the TV...

Sales of TV and Movie-Licensed Toys Continue to Grow in 2003 (12/1/2003)
According to new research from market information provider The NPD Group, sales of toys licensed from movies and television shows are expected to show a 5 to 10 percent increase in 2003...

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