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May 2006 | Vol. V - No. 5


This Issue’s Highlights

TDmonthly’s Top Stories for May 2006

This month, TDmonthly Magazine shares insights on a hot new product, a unique retail opportunity, the expansion of DVD content, the booming pet product industry and product packaging that screams, “Pick me!” Take a look at these gotta-read-it toy articles:

Ganz Reels Kids in With Webkinz
Webkinz, plush animals with online counterparts, are quickly catching on at specialty toy retail locations across the country. Retailers TDmonthly spoke with referred to the critters as “explosive” and “hot.” (Click here to read the full story.)

It’s Party Time for Hand-Stuffed Plush
With lower costs for operators than machine-stuffed plush and a more personal experience for customers, hand-stuffed plush items are growing in popularity. The activity is especially popular in party environments. (Click here to read the full story.)

Children’s Media: More Than ABCs, 123s
As the market for children’s DVDs, computer software and educational CDs expands, new topics are being explored. Manufacturers talk about the growth of the market and where it’s headed next. (Click here to read the full story.)

Baby and Rover Combine Purchasing Power
Most people have at least one friend who spoils their pets as much as many parents dote on their children. Now these friends can go shopping together, as the industries find common ground. (Click here to read the full story.)

It’s What’s on the Outside that Matters
Design expert Bill Goodwin talks about how to package toys so that kids will want to own them and parents will want to buy them. Retailers get tips on what to look for when stocking shelves. (Click here to read the full story.)


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