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TDMONTHLY MUST READS
July Staff Picks  July Staff Picks

Oblo Spheres from Great Circle Works demands precision at every layer, and words count as strokes in an educational game of golf...READ MORE



TDMONTHLY TOY VIDEOS
Watch Toy Videos of the Day: Week 4 (7/26-7/30)  Watch Toy Videos of the Day: Week 4 (7/26-7/30)

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...READ MORE



TDMONTHLY TRADE SHOW COVERAGE
WATCH VIDEOS: ASTRA Marketplace 2010  WATCH VIDEOS: ASTRA Marketplace 2010

Equating Rhode Island's "intimate setting, and its celebration of self-determination and reinvention" with the specialty toy market's top qualities, organizers at ASTRA chose the smallest state to host their biggest event...READ MORE

TDMONTHLY SHOP TALK
WATCH VIDEOS: TDmonthly Goes Inside ... Thinker Things, Calif.  WATCH VIDEOS: TDmonthly Goes Inside ... Thinker Things, Calif.

Jane Naisbitt, an elementary school teacher, opened Thinker Things toy store in Del Mar, Calif., in 1974, when son John was still in high school. Jane chose educational and fun toys to stock her shelves...READ MORE




TDMONTHLY TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS
Top-10 Most-Wanted Plush and Puppets  Top-10 Most-Wanted Plush and Puppets

Folkmanis tops the list of most-wanted plush toys for the third year in a row, with about one-third of 43 retailers citing it as their best-selling plush in a TDmonthly Magazine survey....READ MORE

TDMONTHLY HOLIDAY PREVIEW
Holiday Toys to Fill Your Store  Holiday Toys to Fill Your Store

You've attended trade shows, thumbed through catalogs, and started to receive box after box of fun holiday merchandise. But perhaps you're still awaiting that "wow" product for Christmas...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY TRENDS
Kids Play House With KidKraft and Melissa & Doug  Kids Play House With KidKraft and Melissa & Doug

Children's furnishings and playhouses can enrich a play environment, but cost and size prohibit many specialty stores from carrying them, 21 of 43 retailers indicated in a recent TDmonthly Magazine survey...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY TOY REVIEWS
TDmonthly’s Music Expert  TDmonthly’s Music Expert

TDmonthly Magazine’s Music Expert heard a frog’s rock story, learned about functions of the brain, and enjoyed a jazzy spin on classic children’s songs...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TOY BUZZ
Mayfair Games Plays to Hobbyists and Families  Mayfair Games Plays to Hobbyists and Families

The world’s largest publisher of railroad games is building a bridge between families and hobby gamers. Mayfair Games hopes to make titles such as Hey, That's My Fish appeal to both uber-gamers and...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY POPULAR STORIES
High-Tech Trio Rescues Video Game Publishers  High-Tech Trio Rescues Video Game Publishers

For years, players in the video game space have been in an uneasy alliance that is now fraying at the edges...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY MANUFACTURER'S CORNER
Careers in Toy Design: Freelance vs. Full Time  Careers in Toy Design: Freelance vs. Full Time

Almost everyone in toy and entertainment design asks himself at some point, “Should I work full time for a toy company, or freelance and start my own thing?”...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY NEW TOYS
Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only  Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only

See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier...READ MORE

TDMONTHLY UPCOMING ISSUES
Place an Order, Get a Rebate!  Place an Order, Get a Rebate!

The 4th-quarter rush is coming! Throughout the month of August, multiple vendors will be presented as an extension of TOYDIRECTORY and TDmonthly Magazine's new Retailer Rebate Program...READ MORE

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