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April 2006 | Vol. V - No. 4


TDmonthly on CNBC and This Issue's Highlights

Don’t Miss Our Top Stories for April

Did you catch TDmonthly Magazine’s very own Vanessa VanderZanden talking about action figures on CNBC’s “On the Money” on March 27? Find out what many specialty retailers have known for quite some time: You can get the news first by reading TDmonthly.

In April, TDmonthly brings you the latest news on mainstream religious toys, best sellers at the Western Toy and Hobby Representatives Association Show (on video, too!), flashy water toys, flashier rocking horses and what tweens really think of educational toys. Here are some of the don’t-miss stories for this month:

Faith-Based Sales

Cuddly Jesus dolls are sitting on the shelves right next to secular fashion babes. In the age of Play-Doh-filled Easter eggs, retailers can’t afford to ignore the growing market for religious-based toys. (Click here to read the full story.)

WTHRA Show Wrap-Up

A freak California hailstorm on Day One of the Western Toy and Hobby Representatives Association Show (March 11-14) didn’t stop the toys from showing up … or buyers either. Find out what happened at the show and what manufacturers said were their best sellers. (Click here to read the full story.)

These Horses Are no Bargains

But they’re as desirable as a hot tip … Retailers and manufacturers talk about why high-end rocking horses win by more than a nose. (Click here to read the full story.)

The Most Brilliant Water Toys

The best pool and the greatest snowman in the neighborhood now require flash and fashion. Learn what’s hot and cool in water toys for winter and summer. (Click here to read the full story.)

Homeschooled Tweens Rate Toys

Each month, homeschooling families evaluate toys for playability and educational value in TDmonthly Magazine. This month, they just couldn’t agree. Find out why. (Click here to read the full story.)


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