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June 2006 | Vol. V - No. 6


This Issue’s Highlights

TDmonthly’s Top Stories for June 2006

This month, TDmonthly delves into a unique way to move exceptional toys and explores not only new fort materials but new construction toys and CDs as well. And we should point out that this is the first of our two-part holiday preview issues. Don’t miss the chance to get an early look at new products available in time for the 2006 holiday season. Here are a few of the highlights:

Borrowing Toys Helps Sell Toys

Although selling toys is understandably the focus for retailers, lending them is a trend that may hook customers. Toy loans often turn into toy sales, according to both retailers and manufacturers interviewed by TDmonthly Magazine. (Click here to read the full story.)

Construct a FortLike Never Before

Watching children construct forts out of boxes and household wares has inspired a number of construction-toy manufacturers. They figured kids and parents would eagerly substitute sturdy, easy-to-store materials for cardboard if given the chance. So far, they have been right. (Click here to read the full story.)

Building Fun During the 2006
Holiday Season

Former engineers and architects are trying their hand at building on a smaller scale. TDmonthly Magazine spoke with 12 manufacturers — several of them brand new — to find out how their toys stack up to the competition. (Click here to read the full story.)

Relax for the Holidays With These CDs

While many children are perfectly content to listen to their parents’ rock, jazz, pop and classical music selections, the kids’ CD market continues to grow. With so many albums to choose from, what should retailers look for when stocking their shelves? TDmonthly Magazine asked manufacturers to provide insight on what they think works and why. (Click here to read the full story.)


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