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1.2014 ABC Must-Sees
If you're planning on going to the 2014 ABC Kids Expo (September 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.), look no further! Leading up to the show TDmonthly Magazine will be sharing information on exciting new products that will be shown at the Expo, along with ordering specials for our readers...

9/1/2014



2.2012 ABC Kids Expo: Products to Watch
The 2012 ABC Kids Expo is running from October 14-17th in Lousiville Kentucky. What can retailers expect to see this year at the Kentucky Exposition Center? TDmonthly Magazine wanted to know, so we asked manufacturers to share some of the products they'll be featuring at the show...

10/1/2012



3.Review: The SWIMTRAINER "Classic" from FREDS SWIM ACADEMY
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...

7/1/2012



4.Facebook: the Anti-Social Network?
Social media sites like Facebook connect users with old friends, new acquaintances and everyone in between. However, studies are revealing an inverse link with online connections and deeper, face-to-face relationships...

7/1/2012



5.Q & A With Jim Tomaszewski, Founder of Lil' Iguana
Some people make children's products to bring fun and happiness into a kids lives. And some, like Jim Tomaszewski, start making children's products to prevent tragedy...

10/1/2011



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

6/1/2010



7.To Litigate or Not to Litigate?
In the June issue of TDmonthly Magazine, attorney Susan Pan wraps up a three-part series on patents in the toy and game industry, helping manufacturers determine the value of patent damages...

5/1/2010



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

4/1/2010



9.Patents in the Toy and Game Industry: Part I
The commercial success of iconic toys and today’s hottest-selling electronic games is helped or hindered by intellectual property (IP). In the United States, IP rights include trademarks, copyrights and patents. Each has an appropriate role in protecting toymakers from unscrupulous imitators...

4/1/2010



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

3/1/2010



11.Toys in the News: 2-24-10
An overseas shipment tagged as "toys and parts" that arrived in Tacoma, Wash., was discovered to contain 30 rifles similar to those used by the U.S. military...

2/1/2010



12.Lead and Testing Under the CPSIA
If you’re a toy manufacturer, you know the regulatory landscape for your business was dramatically altered in summer 2008 with the enactment of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)...

1/1/2010



13.Toys in the News: 7-31-09
Amid a harsh economic climate, Reed Elsevier has put multiple Reed Business Information trade publications, including Playthings and Kids Today, up for sale...

7/1/2009



14.Submissions Open for 2009 TDmonthly Awards
TDmonthly Magazine is excited to announce open submissions for its annual awards program, which recognizes superior products in the toy industry via TDmonthly’s Top Toy, Top Seller, Classic, Innovations and In the Lab awards!...

6/1/2009



15.Toys in the News: 5-29-09
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...

5/1/2009



16.Submit Your Products for TDmonthly Awards
TDmonthly Magazine is excited to announce open submissions for its annual awards program, which recognizes superior products in the toy industry...

5/1/2009



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

4/1/2009



18.ToyDirectory Launches Retailer Blog
Want to know what's on the minds of specialty toy-store owners?...

4/1/2009



19.Access Safety COCs Here
Now that the Feb. 10 effective date regarding important requirements under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act has come and gone, you may be left wondering which products on your shelves or on order are in compliance...

3/1/2009



20.What Does the CPSIA Stay Really Mean?
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted Jan. 30 to issue a one-year stay on select testing and certification requirements outlined in paragraphs 14 (a) (1), (2) and (3) of the Consumer Product Safety Act...

2/1/2009



21.Stay on Tests Provides No Rest
The Consumer Product Safety Commission's one-year stay of testing and certification requirements under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act has received largely disgruntled reactions from the toy industry...

2/1/2009



22.Toy Fair 2009 Overcomes Doom and Gloom
Toy Fair 2009, Feb. 15-18, managed a decidedly positive buzz despite recession woes and admitted hardships over compliance with the lead- and phthalate-restricting CPSIA...

2/1/2009



23."Law of the Land" Forces Compliance Amid Confusion
"Well-intentioned laws sometimes end up having unintended consequences." That statement, made by Chairman Nancy Nord of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, embodied the reason for this year's Toy Safety Update Seminar at Toy Fair 2009...

2/1/2009



24.Guidelines for Certificates of Compliance
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...

1/1/2009




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