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December 14, 2017

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June 2010 | Vol. IX - No. 6


In This Issue

Summarized Conclusions of June Articles

By Julie L. Jones
June 2010

Twisterz Toys, Sandtastik and Shains Popsicles engage head and hands in June’s Staff Picks. read more


Cater to “thinker” types by implementing angled store fixtures, says “Retail Doctor” Bob Phibbs. read more


Upselling is about helping customers, training staff, and believing in products. read more



VIDEOS: Former 1960s furniture store supports South Los Angeles with educational playthings and teacher supplies. read more


The $1.5 million Key West Toy Factory serves up adventure for visiting pirates. read more


Tourists buy up pirate slingshots, sand boxes and “bouncies” at Key West Toy Factory. read more


New business models expand damages potential in infringement cases, vs. toy industry’s relatively predictable outcomes. read more


The designer toy market moves collectibles from grandma’s curio cabinet to kids’ bookshelves. read more


All Baby & Child targets bloggers as events grow in attendance and square footage. read more


BEST SELLERS: Newcomers Jawbones and Cobi mix things up in the top-10 construction toys. read more


BEST SELLERS: Sticky Mosaics reign in activity kit sales, followed by sets from Alex and Melissa & Doug. read more

REVIEWS: Easy Daysies
schedule sets instill confidence and routine for kids, families say. read more


REVIEWS: Double-sided Patchwork cards match reviewers’ criteria for strategy and fun. read more


REVIEWS: The Wiggles and Bari Koral Family Rock Band earn 5 stars for strong lyrics and danceable tunes. read more


REVIEWS: In a 10-product summary of online reviews, Dreamlets get hugs and Zubbles color bubble fun without stains. read more


REVIEWS: Father-son bonding and a quill-haired tea party host earn positive ratings among four children’s book reviews. read more


VIDEOS: Plush friends sneeze and buckle up in 23 clips from 2010 trade shows. read more


VIDEOS: Sets show the insides of bodies and cars in 11 clips of educational items. read more


VIDEOS: Wooden and construction toys build up fun in 15 videos from 2010 expos. read more


VIDEOS: Sets put art into dessert and bling onto bracelets in these 18 clips from recent trade shows. read more


VIDEOS: In five clips of musical toys, watch a laser-beam instrument and a strum-worthy necktie. read more


VIDEOS: See MGA Entertainment’s specialty line and Ty’s Li’l Ones in these 12 doll videos. read more


VIDEOS: Watch how preschoolers can puzzle it up and practice life with role-play sets in these 15 video clips. read more





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