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1.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






Additional Articles (from most recent)

1.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



2.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



3.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



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

1/1/2013



5.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



6.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



7.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



8.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



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

7/1/2012



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

4/1/2012



11.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



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

11/1/2011



13.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



14.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



15.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



16.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



17.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



18.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



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

6/1/2011



20.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...

12/1/2010



21.How to Have the Hottest Holiday Toys
While parents battle each other over the last Lalaloopsy doll at the big-box store, or fill their pockets with Squinkies, you can offer simliar items to moms and dads on a search for something just a little different...

12/1/2010



22.Watch Toy Videos of the Day (12/6/10 - 12/10/10)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store! Check this space every weekday to see brief video clips of new and specialty products...

12/1/2010



23.Watch Toy Videos of the Day (11/15/10 - 11/19/10)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store! Check this space every weekday to see brief video clips of new and specialty products...

11/1/2010



24.Watch Toy Videos of the Day (10/18/10 - 10/22/10)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store! Check this space every weekday to see brief video clips of new and specialty products...

10/1/2010



 

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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...
More information on DOUGLAS CUDDLE TOYS products.
 
   
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.
 
   
Genetipetz are unique and fun stuffed animals that combine features from multiple animals into new creatures that are a mixture of all the original animals. For example, let's take the soft cuddly long ears of a rabbit, and the whiskers of a kitten, and then mix those with the wings from a bat - what do you get? A Purrabbibat!Imagine what would happen if we lived in a world where we could combine the things that make us different and become stronger, smarter, cuter and...
More information on GENETIPETZ products.
 
   
Dooodolls have grown their product range above and beyond expectation, and every care is placed to ensure each products are skillfully made to perfection. With more than 24 different character designs (and more to be introduced), each of them is uniquely named and boasts an even more unique character. They do, nonetheless, share a few common traits - they are all adorable and friendly, but ever-so-slightly naughty and mischievous. Just don’t take them too seriously!...
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