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January 2008 | Vol. VII - No. 1




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Stop reading! TDmonthly Magazine is highly scannable this issue, so you can grab the points you need and then get back to your orders and Toy Fair plans.

Or, if you don't even have time for that, watch our January ToyTV Newscast. BONUS: This month, take a walk into Puzzle Zoo, a Santa Monica specialty toy store, and meet Co-owner Jay Demircift.



GET READY FOR TOY FAIR

Speaking of Toy Fair, if you want to know how to prepare for the biggest U.S. toy show of the year, watch the video and/or read this short article for tips on managing the long walks, armloads of offers and … the weather.

ARE YOU LUKEWARM FOR HOT?

If you’re on the fence about whether to order the latest best-seller, find out why other retailers say it’s important to understand your clientele, stick to your philosophy and know your competition. Read more in Retailing Tips: Is “Hot” Too Hot for You?


INNOVATIONS OF 2008

What products are a step ahead of the rest? From temporary identifying tattoos that kids can wear on vacation, to infant towels made from bamboo, you’ll find some of the most unusual toys, games and gifts in
TDmonthly Magazine. See what's in store for candy, babies, plush and dolls, books and CDs, construction and science toys, fashion and decor, games and just plain fun.

STAFF PICKS

We looked at amost 500 new products since last month to find emerging companies and unusual and fun items we hope could add to your store’s mix. Take a look at these three and then go to
TDmonthly's January Staff Picks to see the rest:




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MSRP: $24.95
Age Range: All Ages
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Action Figures
Educational
Collectibles



Benjamin Banneker built a clock in the middle of the 18th century, and that clock continues to keep perfect time. The famous mathematician, astronomer and surveyor published an almanac and became a strong advocate of the emancipation of slaves. The Banneker figure is poseable and comes with a miniature telescope and almanac.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16164      (added 11/15/2007)
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MSRP: $17.95
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 978-1-4027-4823-3
Launch Date: November 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Kits
Plush



This kit comes with a 48-page book with information on tooth care, tooth loss and the tooth fairy, as well as a satin tooth fairy pillow with a magic pouch, 15 tooth fairy note cards, four tooth charts with envelopes and a special keepsake box. “These products make a huge statement in a smaller retail environment, where their many-layered attributes (great quality, high fun factor, quick humor, rich in resources) are more readily discerned,” Lisa Hamm of FamilyStories told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 1, 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16487      (added 12/7/2007)
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Alison MarekWriter's Bio: ALISON MAREK is an award-winning writer, director and cartoonist whose work has been published by Fairchild Publications and DC Comics (Piranha Press), broadcast on Showtime and other cable networks, and viewed worldwide in film festivals. See her short films and print work on www.alisonmarek.com. Watch her nefarious villains in the web series www.MuggsMovers.com. Get inspired by her cartoons "Daily ARFFirmations to Unleash Your Inner Fido" at www.ARFFirmations.com. Phew! And then ...  Read more articles by this author

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