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September 2010 | Vol. IX - No. 9




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September Staff Picks: TD’s 8 picks include a unique pacifier that stays clean when dropped. read more


BEST SELLERS: Top-10 Most-Wanted Collectibles: Animal-shaped rubber band bracelets and donut erasers with interchangeable parts top September’s list of 10 collectible must-haves. read more


REVIEWS: TDmonthly’s Book Expert: Three vibrant stories, including a brilliant baby’s funny tale that comes with a DVD, poster and stickers, wow TD’s reviewer. read more


REVIEWS: Roundtable Reviewers Find New Nummy Yummy Bears Charm With 5 Scents and Hues: Kids fall for cuddly, innovative teddy bears that feature bright colors and sweet scents. read more


5 REVIEWS: Summary of Hundreds of Online Toy Reviews: Kaloo Perfumes appeal to moms while calming infants, and brightly hued interlocking Lockrobot blocks engage all ages. read more


4 REVIEWS: TDmonthly’s Psychologist Mom: TD’s Psych Mom offers reviews "running wild" with card games and learning respect through a Union-made vegan soccer ball. read more


RETAILER SPOTLIGHT:
Figpickels Toy Emporium: A successful Idaho store illustrates why word-of mouth marketing and community involvement add up to big business. read more


10 BEST SELLERS: Figpickels Toy Emporium:
The retailer offers picks for September’s top-selling items. read more


RETAILING TIPS: How to Get Rapid Turnover for Quick Profits:
8 toy retailers and 3 experts tell how inventory control and speedy turnover make for faster rewards. read more


How to Prove You're Really "Green":
A green marketing expert explains how manufacturers can gain consumer trust through research, details and hard facts. read more


Take a Cue: Good Customer Service is Like Billiards:
TD’s guest expert says retailers can build and retain customer relations with kindness and a helpful demeanor. read more


TDmonthly Goes Inside: Toy Castle, Jonesboro, Ark.:
TD’s video crew highlights 24 best sellers from Toy Castle’s sales floor. read more


Designing and Submitting Toy Inventions:
A toy inventor breaks down three steps to selling the right invention at the right time. read more


Nascar Wins Over Kids and Retailers Take the Prize:
Streamlined licensing, blockbuster films and Danica Patrick lead to big toy sales for Nascar. read more


How to Use Mommy Blogs to Promote Your Products:
TD offers 6 tips for using an unconventional children’s product marketing tool. read more


Don’t Compromise Business With Busy-Ness:
A management and productivity expert teaches how to combat stress through organization. read more


Kids Get Pampered At California Gift Show:
TD’s video crew captures luxurious kittens and interactive dogs at the 2010 California Gift Show. read more


Pawparazzi Pets Take Center Stage:
A series of trend-conscious plush pals hooks kids with an interactive website and packaging that transforms into a stage. read more


BEST SELLERS: Top-5 Most-Wanted Action Figures:
5 figures, from licensed heroes to classic knights round out TD’s September list of 5 top-selling action figures. read more


BEST SELLERS: Top-5 Most-Wanted Die-Cast Toys:
TD’s 5 September specialty best sellers include Hot Wheels, Matchbox and school buses. read more


5 REVIEWS: Summary of Hundreds of Online CD Reviews:
Soothing sounds, world beats and robotic rock intrigue children and parents. read more


Which Movie-Themed Toys Will Rock 4Q:
TD’s industry analyst explains why hit movies don’t always translate to hit toys. read more



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Ashley HeatonWriter's Bio: Ashley Heaton has written articles for magazines and websites including 944 Magazine and Pricegrabber.com. Before joining the staff of TDmonthly Magazine, she spent five years providing editorial and administrative support in the luxury accessories industry. Read more articles by this author

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