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December 2006 | Vol. V - No. 12


This Issue's Highlights

What to Read in December

Overloaded this holiday season? Just take a look below:  We’ve summarized some of our top stories to help you make the most of your time at TDmonthly Magazine. To learn more, just click on the links.

What Goes Into Stockings

When children pillage through their stockings on Christmas morning, it’s likely that the Cinko Clip-On will be looking Pretty Ugly (Gift Guide), Inside-Out Balls will be showing their spikes, Thomas the Tank Engine will be chugging along, Chatter Stones will be chattin’ it up, and Lil’Kinz will be ready to meet their online world. Click here to find the other Top-10 Stocking Stuffers in specialty toy stores.

Specialty Toy Store Holiday Roundup

Are Webkinz still hot? Corolle (Gift Guide) dolls still cuddly? Click here to start finding out what toy-store owners and vendors predicted would be their big construction hits for the Holidays 2006. And then go back to the home page to read about other categories in "TDmonthly's Holiday Roundup" feature.

Before They Cheat

Are they slacking, overselling or charging too much? Good sales reps can be the key to big business, but many companies have learned that, sometimes, they’re not all they’re cracked up to be. Click here to read what retailers and manufacturers said are surefire warning signs of problematic reps.

And then click here to learn the signs of a great one.

Why Toddlers Are Tech-Savvy

Kidult products are now geared so young, even preschoolers tote around their own digital cameras and mp3 players. To read about hot products for the youngest generations from Kutoka (Gift Guide), Digital Blue, Mimoco (ToyDirectory) and others, click here.

Toy Shrink

Want the scoop on books, games, music and other toys out there? This month, child psychologist Dr. Beth Carroll reviews Cluzzle, a Berenstain Bears CD, My Little Yellow Taxi, Rody Horse, and the Boppy Tummy Play Pad. Click here to see what she has to say.

Watch Our Videos!

Why just read about specialty toys? See them in and out of the box by clicking here.

Find New Toys

To search for toys that have come into ToyDirectory/TDmonthly during the past three months, click here. Or, to see everything, do an ADVANCED SEARCH (top of the page) and select "All" for your Category.

Julie L. JonesWriter's Bio: Julie L. Jones has written articles for both newspapers and magazines. Before joining the staff of TDmonthly Magazine, she worked as a communications writer and provided editorial support for a market research company. Read more articles by this author


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