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January Staff Picks

Huggable and handmade plush, artistic accents and eco-friendly designs characterize some of the newest items out in the specialty market...READ MORE





TDMONTHLY TOY VIDEOS

Multipurpose Goes to the Multiplex

Blankets that turn into balls or dragons. Toy carts that are mobile libraries. Necklaces that make wishes come true: These TDmonthly Toy Videos demonstrate that 2009 will be bringing plenty of innovative products into retailers' and kids lives...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY SHOP TALK

Loyal Customers Kept Specialty Afloat for Holidays

Despite the gloomy economy, only two of eleven specialty toy-store owners told TDmonthly Magazine that their holiday sales were significantly lower than last year's. Everyone else's responses ranged from "okay, considering ... " to "much better than expected."...READ MORE








TDMONTHLY TOY FAIR PREVIEW

How to Demo Your Toy on Video

If you've signed up for a TDmonthly Magazine Toy Video demonstration at Toy Fair 2009, there's no need for a script and no need to be nervous...READ MORE




TDMONTHLY NEW TOYS

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 TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS

TDmonthly’s Top-10 Most-Wanted Books

In November 2008, TDmonthly surveyed retailers across the country about their sales of books for kids, young adults and teens....READ MORE




TDMONTHLY HOT TOPIC

Good Co./Bad Co.: Who’s Fair to Specialty?

In late 2008, TDmonthly Magazine asked 52 specialty retailers to share their preferences for vendors. Which companies can they not live without?...READ MORE





TDMONTHLY TOY REVIEWS

TDmonthly’s Psychologist Mom

TDmonthly Magazine’s Psychologist Mom hung out with a magical elf, discovered an ideal carry-along for a plane trip with kids, and found an ingenious way to help “spot” a lost child in her latest round of reviews....READ MORE





TDMONTHLY TOY BUZZ

Playmobil Offers Foundation for Kids’ Creative Play

Introducing between 80 and 100 themed playsets, accessories and figures every year, Playmobil toys help to stimulate children’s imaginations and create endless adventures....READ MORE




TDMONTHLY POPULAR STORIES

Watching Out for “Watchmen”

A black bat silhouetted against a yellow background. And a smiley face button splashed with blood:...READ MORE







TDMONTHLY MANUFACTURER'S CORNER

Event Marketing Guru’s Corner: Selling Too Much

The pure, anecdotal sales pitch is dead, and few observers are mourning its passing. Have you noticed how difficult it is for anyone with the word “sales” in his or her title to get a simple appointment?...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY UPCOMING ISSUES

Talk of the Fair

Four days of the latest offerings from companies big and small — plush, games, construction toys, science kits, educational products and more! Will you be able to see it all?...READ MORE








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TDMONTHLY MUST READS
January Staff Picks  Multipurpose Goes to the Multiplex  Loyal Customers Kept Specialty Afloat for Holidays  How to Demo Your Toy on Video  Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only  TDmonthly’s Top-10 Most-Wanted Books  Good Co./Bad Co.: Who’s Fair to Specialty?  TDmonthly’s Psychologist Mom  Playmobil Offers Foundation for Kids’ Creative Play  Watching Out for “Watchmen”  Event Marketing Guru’s Corner: Selling Too Much  Talk of the Fair 

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