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1.Will American Kids Want Some Tsum-Tsum?
If there's one thing Disney's great at, it's integrating experience (whether digital or physical) with merchandise - and they just might have another hit on their hands...

9/1/2014






Most-Viewed Articles (last 12 months)

1.Top-10 Most-Wanted Plush and Puppets
When TDmonthly Magazine interviewed retailers about their best-selling plush and puppets in a June 2014 survey, we learned that high-quality brands like Folkmanis, Douglas and Jellycat remain favorites...

7/1/2014



2.2014 Holiday Preview: Dolls, Plush & Puppets, Infant & Toddler, Electronics and Play Houses
Summer vacation may be in full swing, but in retailers' minds winter break is right around the corner...

7/1/2014



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

5/1/2014






Additional Articles (from most recent)

1.Will American Kids Want Some Tsum-Tsum?
If there's one thing Disney's great at, it's integrating experience (whether digital or physical) with merchandise - and they just might have another hit on their hands...

9/1/2014



2.2014 Holiday Preview: Dolls, Plush & Puppets, Infant & Toddler, Electronics and Play Houses
Summer vacation may be in full swing, but in retailers' minds winter break is right around the corner...

7/1/2014



3.Top-10 Most-Wanted Plush and Puppets
When TDmonthly Magazine interviewed retailers about their best-selling plush and puppets in a June 2014 survey, we learned that high-quality brands like Folkmanis, Douglas and Jellycat remain favorites...

7/1/2014



4.STICKMAN STEW® Sticks It to Bullies (But Kindly!)
Bullies, your time has passed! Vampires and other beasts, you may be immortal, but you're irrelevant now. There's a new wave of compassion sweeping the toy industry, and it's being led by a three-dimensional and quite compassionate stick figure...

7/1/2014



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

5/1/2014



6.Top-10 Most-Wanted Plush and Puppets
When TDmonthly interviewed retailers in June 2013 about their best-selling plush and puppets, one name was mentioned above all the rest: FOLKMANIS...

7/1/2013



7.Q&A with Gloria Mecca for Heavenly Hug Dolls
It's easy for some people to brush off toys as mere entertainment. But as those of us in the industry know, and as any child (or adult!) with a beloved teddy bear or doll can tell you, for so many people toys are more than just a product to be pushed...

4/1/2013



8.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...

3/1/2013



9.TDmonthly Seal of Approval - Dolls & Plush
See the TDmonthly Seal of Approval winners for the Dolls / Plush Toy category...

1/1/2013



10.Q&A With Mary Beth Minton, CEO of Zylie the Bear
Mary Beth Minton had one child who loved dolls, and another who preferred to dress up her teddy bears as dolls. After searching for, and not finding, a bear designed to be dressed up and played with as a doll, Mary Beth and her son Matt set out to create their own...

1/1/2013



11.Q&A With DeNay Thomas-Ramsey, President of Tag Along Teddy
When DeNay Thomas-Ramsey's daughter wanted to carry her plush animals with her everywhere, DeNay was struck with an idea. What if there was a way for kids to bring their plush toys with them, without the toys getting bedraggled and dirty? Tag Along Teddy was born...

10/1/2012



12.Top-10 Most-Wanted Plush and Puppets
In a late Spring 2012 survey about plush and puppets, retailers told TDmonthly Magazine that their best sellers for the category were rooted in reality. Mini Monarch Butterfly finger puppets from FOLKMANIS look almost like the real thing, and were joined at the top of the list by GUND's Boo...

7/1/2012



13.Interview with Jennifer Telfer, Creator of Pillow Pets and CEO of CJ Products
TDmonthly Magazine recently interviewed Jennifer Telfer, creator of Pillow Pets and CEO of CJ Products. Below, Telfer discusses how learning from past mistakes, "going with the flow", and perseverance brought Pillow Pets from just a dream to one of the most popular plush toys on the market...

7/1/2012



14.Plush & Puppets
Check out these recently added specialty and mass-market plush and puppets...

7/1/2012



15.Plush Toys
Check out these recently added mass-market and specialty plush toys...

4/1/2012



16.Q & A With Wendy Bryan, Creator of I Heart Guts
We had the opportunity to speak with Wendy Bryan, the creator of I Heart Guts...

11/1/2011



17.Plush Toys
See these recently added specialty and mass-market plush toys...

11/1/2011



18.Holiday Preview: 9 Plush Gifts
Need a meaningful gift to offer your customers or young family members this Holiday season? Look no further!...

9/1/2011



19.Q & A With K. S. Hong, President of Aurora World Inc.
We recently got in touch with Aurora World Inc. to find out how the company has weathered new toy safety regulations, improved on old products, and branched out into television...

8/1/2011



20.Q & A With Carol Fenster, CEO of Baby Abuelita Productions
Some people told Fenster that no one would ever want to buy a grandparent doll, but by its second year of business the company was making over $1 million a year...

8/1/2011



21.Video Interview With Christine Andrews, VP of Design at Douglas Cuddle Toys
Christine Andrews, VP of Design at Douglas Cuddle Toys, tells how branching out into more fashionable and modern fabrics has helped Douglas Cuddle Toy expand their customer base...

8/1/2011



22.Top-10 Most-Wanted Plush and Puppets
When TDmonthly interviewed 15 retailers about their best-selling Plush and Puppets in late Spring 2011, more than half of respondents said animal puppets from Folkmanis were their best-sellers...

7/1/2011



23.Noodle Head's Purr-fect Plush Gifts Will Bow-Wow Your Customers
Noodle Head Inc's popular Pawparazzi sets will be available just in time for the holidays in a new value line, perfect for customers who've had to pinch their pennies in the recent tough economy...

7/1/2011



24.ASTRA Preview: Plush Toys
View Plush toys from companies who will be attending the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy...

6/1/2011



 

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DOUGLAS has been a family-owned and operated business for nearly 60 years, now with distribution throughout Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia.Our classic animals have gestures and expressions that clearly distinguish them as “Douglas.” Their faces evoke a sense of connection and endearment. We are known for offering the unusual breeds and hard-to-find species.The heart of our success comes from our in-house USA design team. They create our designs and steward them from conception to final production. In recent years, the power...
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FOLKMANIS – the world leader in specialty puppets – proudly celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2006. Featuring nearly 250 top-selling animals and characters inspired by nature and literature, Folkmanis® Puppets perennially earn top honors from Dr. Toy, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Parents’ Choice and iParenting. They are sold in thousands of science/nature museums, zoo and aquarium gift shops, independent toy and gift stores, and specialty retailers nationwide and in over 15 countries around the world. You can see the entire line at all...
More information on FOLKMANIS INC. products.
 
   
Aurora World, Inc. (www.auroragift.com) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality, competitively priced plush toys and gifts. Aurora’s name reflects its extensive product lines and growing influence in the worldwide marketplace, as well as its international manufacturing, R&D and distribution resources. Founded in 1981, the company has headquarters in Korea, United States, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, and has ascended quickly to become a respected leader in the toy and gift industry. Aurora created the international plush toy phenomenon - YooHoo &...
More information on AURORA WORLD INC. products.
 
   
About STICKMAN STEW, LLCSTICKMAN STEW® & THE GOLD HEART CREW™ are colorful, bendable, soft plush toys that help kids learn about the importance of RESPECT and the Golden Rule. They’re bendable, so kids can create all kinds of fun poses.STICKMAN STEW needs no batteries. It’s powered by one of the strongest forces on Earth - a child’s imagination! STICKMAN STEW characters appeal to boys & girls. Parents like them, too. STICKMAN STEW recently won the coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal.Join our Spirit of...
More information on STICKMAN STEW LLC products.
 
   
MAF Industries, LLC, presents Dream Frenz®, collectible, unique, new character pillows.  Inspired by a child's drawings, they have soft cushy pillow heads, with small stuffed bodies that tuck inside. As a friend to dream with, they spark positive, imaginative play, and encourage children to Be A Dreamer®. As a pillow, Dream Frenz put the fun in FUNctional! Each one has a coordinated quilted soft fabric on the back. U.S. Pat. No. 8,321,978...
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