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December 15, 2017

TDmonthly Magazine

September 2010 | Vol. IX - No. 9


In This Issue

Summarized Conclusions of September Articles

By Ashley Heaton
September 2010

September Staff Picks: TD’s 8 picks include a unique pacifier that stays clean when dropped. read more


BEST SELLERS: Top-10 Most-Wanted Collectibles: Animal-shaped rubber band bracelets and donut erasers with interchangeable parts top September’s list of 10 collectible must-haves. read more


REVIEWS: TDmonthly’s Book Expert: Three vibrant stories, including a brilliant baby’s funny tale that comes with a DVD, poster and stickers, wow TD’s reviewer. read more


REVIEWS: Roundtable Reviewers Find New Nummy Yummy Bears Charm With 5 Scents and Hues: Kids fall for cuddly, innovative teddy bears that feature bright colors and sweet scents. read more


5 REVIEWS: Summary of Hundreds of Online Toy Reviews: Kaloo Perfumes appeal to moms while calming infants, and brightly hued interlocking Lockrobot blocks engage all ages. read more


4 REVIEWS: TDmonthly’s Psychologist Mom: TD’s Psych Mom offers reviews "running wild" with card games and learning respect through a Union-made vegan soccer ball. read more


RETAILER SPOTLIGHT:
Figpickels Toy Emporium: A successful Idaho store illustrates why word-of mouth marketing and community involvement add up to big business. read more


10 BEST SELLERS: Figpickels Toy Emporium:
The retailer offers picks for September’s top-selling items. read more


RETAILING TIPS: How to Get Rapid Turnover for Quick Profits:
8 toy retailers and 3 experts tell how inventory control and speedy turnover make for faster rewards. read more


How to Prove You're Really "Green":
A green marketing expert explains how manufacturers can gain consumer trust through research, details and hard facts. read more


Take a Cue: Good Customer Service is Like Billiards:
TD’s guest expert says retailers can build and retain customer relations with kindness and a helpful demeanor. read more


TDmonthly Goes Inside: Toy Castle, Jonesboro, Ark.:
TD’s video crew highlights 24 best sellers from Toy Castle’s sales floor. read more


Designing and Submitting Toy Inventions:
A toy inventor breaks down three steps to selling the right invention at the right time. read more


Nascar Wins Over Kids and Retailers Take the Prize:
Streamlined licensing, blockbuster films and Danica Patrick lead to big toy sales for Nascar. read more


How to Use Mommy Blogs to Promote Your Products:
TD offers 6 tips for using an unconventional children’s product marketing tool. read more


Don’t Compromise Business With Busy-Ness:
A management and productivity expert teaches how to combat stress through organization. read more


Kids Get Pampered At California Gift Show:
TD’s video crew captures luxurious kittens and interactive dogs at the 2010 California Gift Show. read more


Pawparazzi Pets Take Center Stage:
A series of trend-conscious plush pals hooks kids with an interactive website and packaging that transforms into a stage. read more


BEST SELLERS: Top-5 Most-Wanted Action Figures:
5 figures, from licensed heroes to classic knights round out TD’s September list of 5 top-selling action figures. read more


BEST SELLERS: Top-5 Most-Wanted Die-Cast Toys:
TD’s 5 September specialty best sellers include Hot Wheels, Matchbox and school buses. read more


5 REVIEWS: Summary of Hundreds of Online CD Reviews:
Soothing sounds, world beats and robotic rock intrigue children and parents. read more


Which Movie-Themed Toys Will Rock 4Q:
TD’s industry analyst explains why hit movies don’t always translate to hit toys. read more





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