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Collectible Cards Taking Charge

Ask a boy between ages 8 to 14 what he wants for a birthday or Christmas gift, you are as likely to hear clamors for “Yu-Gi-Oh Exodia!” as for old assorted favorites like Monopoly or Hot Wheel playset....READ MORE







LICENSED PRODUCTS

Top Five Television Sources for Licensed Toy Products

As licensed products prove to be bigger business than ever before, television has become an ever-growing source of hit characters. According to ratings supplied by the A.C. Nielsen Company, the top five television sources for hit toy tie-ins are as follows: ...READ MORE






TOY FAIR 2005

Toy Fair 2005 Preview & Review Articles

It’s time once again for TDmonthly Magazine’s Toy Fair 2005 Preview & Review articles. They include product information on some of the newest and most unique items offered by toy manufacturers presenting at this year’s Toy Fair 2005....READ MORE






RETAILING TIPS

Tips on How to Compete With Wal-Mart

Holiday shopping seasons have seen the growing trend of consumers turning to stores like Wal-Mart and Target to make toy purchases, due in large part to lower prices. But that doesn’t mean toy stores can’t bounce back. After all, selling toys is their business....READ MORE






TDMONTHLY COOL COMPANY

Todd McFarlane Opens Showroom and Store in Tempe, Arizona

In October 2004 Todd McFarlane, who has an 11-year history in the sports and movie licensing markets, held the official grand opening of a showroom and store in Tempe, Ariz. With Phoenix the hub of his business and his family living in the outlying area, Tempe seemed the most logical location....READ MORE


RETAILER SPOTLIGHT

Jay and Silent Bob´s Secret Stash: Kevin Smith Opens Westwood Store

Bob Chapman, co-owner of the new Jay and Silent Bob´s Secret Stash in Westwood, Calif., has worked with cult figure and partner Kevin Smith for the last six years on movie licensing. He produces T-shirts and toys for the comic book market with Graphitti Designs, a business he started in 1982. Though he has friends in the retail business, Chapman never thought he would open a store....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY BRASS RING

Making A Fun Geometric Connection

Whether you love geometry, science or just like having fun, Roger’s Connection Construction System is a unique building toy that will keep children thinking about how to create an architecturally sound structure....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY MOMīS PERSPECTIVE

Imagine Simplicity

Seems like only yesterday our family crouched in the crawl space beneath the stairs, anticipating the bedlam that was prophesied to accompany the arrival of Y2K. Yet, five years later, here we still are. Time sure flies....READ MORE


WHATīS HOT IN 2005 SELECTED BY MANUFACTURERS

What’s Hot: Fresh Manufacturers´ Picks for the Rapidly Evolving Toy Industry

At this minute, toy makers around the world are devising fresh, exciting products to wow the young and invigorate the old. Why wait until every retailer in town hears about them? Preview these hot items now before they become yesterday’s news....READ MORE


















TDMONTHLY TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS

TDmonthly Top 10 Most Wanted Lists

The TDmonthly Top 10 lists are mostly used by specialty retailers to better anticipate market demands and trends. These lists are based on thorough research and interviews....READ MORE





TDMONTHLY UPCOMING ISSUES

Advanced Schedule of Articles

Check out what you’ll find over the next couple of months in TDmonthly Magazine....READ MORE





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Collectible Cards Taking Charge  Top Five Television Sources for Licensed Toy Products  Toy Fair 2005 Preview & Review Articles  Tips on How to Compete With Wal-Mart  Todd McFarlane Opens Showroom and Store in Tempe, Arizona  Jay and Silent Bob´s Secret Stash: Kevin Smith Opens Westwood Store  Making A Fun Geometric Connection  Imagine Simplicity  What’s Hot: Fresh Manufacturers´ Picks for the Rapidly Evolving Toy Industry  TDmonthly Top 10 Most Wanted Lists   Advanced Schedule of Articles 

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