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1.Don't Lose Tween Cusomers to Video Games and Computers - Games Workshop Can Help
Your store is set for infants & toddlers, has preschool toys galore, and your customers couldn't ask for a better selection of toys for tween girls. But when it comes to tween boys, many specialty toy store owners struggle...


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1.Don't Lose Tween Cusomers to Video Games and Computers - Games Workshop Can Help
Your store is set for infants & toddlers, has preschool toys galore, and your customers couldn't ask for a better selection of toys for tween girls. But when it comes to tween boys, many specialty toy store owners struggle...


2.Interview with Alexandre Pariente, CEO of Safari Ltd®
Alexandre Pariente recently took over as CEO of Safari Ltd®, a third-generation educational toy company...


3.Top-5 Most-Wanted Action Figures
Action figures aren't huge sellers in specialty, according to half the retailers TDmonthly Magazine interviewed in August 2014. However, for some, these toys do generate sales...


4.Games Workshop Captures Big Brothers & Dads
"If you've got the teens coming into the store, if you're carrying Rio Grande or Mayfair, or any of the Eurogames, then you've got the demographic," said George. "That's when you want Games Workshop."...


5.Action Figures in the Doldrums
Action Figures represent about 6% of the U.S. toy market and are completely dominated by Hasbro. This is how the picture has developed since 2007...


6.Relativity Halts Stretch Armstrong Production
Relativity Media has announced that the Stretch Armstrong movie, slated to come out April 11, 2014, is no longer moving forward with production...


7.Action Figure Sales are Up - But Not in Specialty
As we reported last month, The NPD Group has found that action figures are one of the only toy categories showing significant growth in 2013...


8.Diamond Comic Distributors' Top-10 Toys
As we recently reported, action figure sales are up. But what products are top-sellers...


9.Summer Blockbusters Give Licensed Toys a Boost
Sales of licensed action figures have increased 20 percent, fueling the 4 percent increase in sales of licensed toys overall...


10.TDmonthly's Toy Fair Videos: Dolls, Plush, and Figures
TDmonthly Magazine was at Toy Fair, scouting out the newest toys and hottest trends of 2013. Our videographer captured these new toys on tape, so that retailers who couldn't visit their booths can still get a taste of what these new toys have to offer...


11.Movies and Toys 2013
Movies are big business. Here are the box office estimates over the past few years...


12.Activision Skylanders vs. Disney Infinity
Activision/Blizzard, the world’s largest provider of video games, has been in the news lately. Firstly, their Call of Duty: Black Ops II game was not only the #1 game for the month of December; it was the #1 game for the whole of 2012. Secondly, their 2011 entry Skylanders has just broken the $500 million barrier at U.S. retail...


13.Safari Ltd® Supports Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Holiday Toy Drive
PRESS RELEASESafari Ltd®, a worldwide distributor of quality, hand painted animal replicas, donated more than 2,000 of its toys to Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation’s annual Holiday Toy Drive last week.The Holiday Toy Drive benefits children spending their holidays in the hospital. On Christmas morning, patients will wake up to a...


14.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...


15.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...


16.Top-4 Most-Wanted Action Figures
When TDmonthly Magazine asked specialty retailers about their best selling action figures, seven out of 10 said they don't sell them at all...


17.Licensed Toys Bring Superheroes and Villains to Life
Licensed products are frequently a "bright spot" for the U.S. toy industry – in 2011, licensed toys and games represented 26% of total industry sales, up 2% over 2010...


Hasbro, the world's second largest toy maker, is encountering very choppy waves. Firstly, the Battleship movie sank without a trace and with it, their latest hope to rescue the Board Games business. Secondly, G I Joe went AWOL into 2013, further weakening their 2012 movie offering. Meanwhile, their preschool business is facing a massively strengthened Fisher Price. What does this all mean for their business this year and in 2013?...


19.Hasbro Strikes Back: Q&A with Wayne Charness, SVP of Corporate Communications at Hasbro
In light of the recent sharp downturn in Battleship movie audience numbers and the postponement of GI Joe into next year, analyst Lutz Muller decided to dive deeper into Hasbro's prospects for 2012 and beyond — and what he found wasn't pretty. Of course, there are two sides to every story, so Muller reached out to Wayne Charness, senior vice president of corporate communications at Hasbro, to hear his take...


20.Obituary: Richard O'Brien, Toy Expert and Author
Richard O'Brien, author and expert on collectible toys, died in a North Carolina hospice today at age 78...


21.Movie Related Toy Sales in 2012
There is a stellar line-up of toy-related movies this year, probably the best in a long time...


22.Top 10 Boys Toys at 2012 New York International Toy Fair
The predominant trend for boys toys at this year's Toy Fair seemed to be the integration of technology with entertainment properties...


23.Top-7 Most-Wanted Action Figures
When TDmonthly Magazine interviewed retailers for a Summer 2011 survey about best-selling action figures, four out of the 14 said that figurines from Papo were their best-sellers...


24.Solving the Mystery of Composition Soldiers, Part II
The composition of Playwood’s soldiers consisted of triple zero wood flour from Wisconsin (very fine-ground, almost like talc), 20 Mule Team Borax, unbleached white flour (condemned by food inspectors who had marked the inedible flour with chicken blood), and water...


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