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February 2009 | Vol. VIII - No. 2




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Sales Tracking - End of January 2009

Monthly Sales Figures on Specialty's Standards


TDmonthly Magazine surveys toy-store owners throughout the country to find out which steady sellers are still doing well. All items are graded on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest . Toys are divided into two groups and each group is evaluated bimonthly.

Results Summary: Bananagrams keeps getting stronger. Though Quadrilla still sold fairly well for some, even Christmas didn't totally rev up this former star. Ruckus, a big hit in some stores, isn't impressing other owners. Webkinz strengthened, but it's not what it used to be. PlasmaCar sales were slowed in specialty by the product's debut at Costco.

GROUP 2 TOYS:









GROUP 1 TOYS:






GROUP 1:

Stomp Rockets
by D & L COMPANY
MELISSA & DOUG
Knights Figures
by HOTALING IMPORTS, SHCLEICH or SAFARI
Snap Circuits
by ELENCO
WOW TOYS
Blokus
by EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS
Puppets
by FOLKMANIS
Zoobie Pets
by ZOOBIES
iPlay Lift-Off Rocket
by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS
HABA
PlayFoam
by EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS
Ugly Dolls
by Pretty Ugly
20Q
by Radica
Inside Out Balls
by Play Visions

GROUP 2:

Webkinz
by GANZ
LEGO
PLAYMOBIL
PlasmaCar
by PLASMART
Sticky Mosaics
by THE ORB FACTORY
Bananagrams
by BANANAGRAMS
Calico Critters
by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS
Baby dolls
by COROLLE
Rody
by TMI
Rush Hour
by THINKFUN
Ruckus
by FUNSTREET
Groovy Girls
by MANHATTAN TOY
Quadrilla
by HaPe
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
by Spin Master



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