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June 2010 | Vol. IX - No. 6


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Summarized Conclusions of June Articles

Twisterz Toys, Sandtastik and Shains Popsicles engage head and hands in June’s Staff Picks. read more

Cater to “thinker” types by implementing angled store fixtures, says “Retail Doctor” Bob Phibbs. read more

Upselling is about helping customers, training staff, and believing in products. read more

VIDEOS: Former 1960s furniture store supports South Los Angeles with educational playthings and teacher supplies. read more

The $1.5 million Key West Toy Factory serves up adventure for visiting pirates. read more

Tourists buy up pirate slingshots, sand boxes and “bouncies” at Key West Toy Factory. read more

New business models expand damages potential in infringement cases, vs. toy industry’s relatively predictable outcomes. read more

The designer toy market moves collectibles from grandma’s curio cabinet to kids’ bookshelves. read more

All Baby & Child targets bloggers as events grow in attendance and square footage. read more

BEST SELLERS: Newcomers Jawbones and Cobi mix things up in the top-10 construction toys. read more

BEST SELLERS: Sticky Mosaics reign in activity kit sales, followed by sets from Alex and Melissa & Doug. read more

REVIEWS: Easy Daysies
schedule sets instill confidence and routine for kids, families say. read more

REVIEWS: Double-sided Patchwork cards match reviewers’ criteria for strategy and fun. read more

REVIEWS: The Wiggles and Bari Koral Family Rock Band earn 5 stars for strong lyrics and danceable tunes. read more

REVIEWS: In a 10-product summary of online reviews, Dreamlets get hugs and Zubbles color bubble fun without stains. read more

REVIEWS: Father-son bonding and a quill-haired tea party host earn positive ratings among four children’s book reviews. read more

VIDEOS: Plush friends sneeze and buckle up in 23 clips from 2010 trade shows. read more

VIDEOS: Sets show the insides of bodies and cars in 11 clips of educational items. read more

VIDEOS: Wooden and construction toys build up fun in 15 videos from 2010 expos. read more

VIDEOS: Sets put art into dessert and bling onto bracelets in these 18 clips from recent trade shows. read more

VIDEOS: In five clips of musical toys, watch a laser-beam instrument and a strum-worthy necktie. read more

VIDEOS: See MGA Entertainment’s specialty line and Ty’s Li’l Ones in these 12 doll videos. read more

VIDEOS: Watch how preschoolers can puzzle it up and practice life with role-play sets in these 15 video clips. read more

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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