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July 2011 | Vol. X - No. 7




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28 Product Videos From the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy


With more than 600 exhibitors and between 500 and 600 retailer attendees, the 2011 ASTRA Marketplace in Anaheim, Calif., was the largest and most successful show yet since its inception in 2004. Two manufacturers told TDmonthly Magazine that they'd written more orders on the first day of the show than they'd ever written at any trade show before. Both exhibitors and retailers were grateful for the show's manageable size and time frame; two days was more than enough for buyers to see the latest products and write their orders.

5-minute recap of Show Highlights:

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Continuing trends at the Marketplace included new eco-friendly products and companies, including a debut line from Begin Again, which was founded by the same people who brought you Sprig Toys. Next year marks ASTRA's 20th anniversary, and the trade organization is planning an extra special Marketplace, this time in Baltimore, Md.

Watch a 5-minute recap of Show Highlights in the video above, and then look below to see more info on some of the most fun and inventive new toys at ASTRA Marketplace 2011.

Conversation with Kathleen McHugh, President of ASTRA:

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Company Product Video
ArtiSands Flowers Mini Kit
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beeposh 2011 Line
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Big Jigs Rose Cottage Watch Video
Citiblocs LLC
Building Techniques
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Citiblocs LLC Hot and Cool Colors

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Citiblocs LLC Little Builders

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Cloud B Twilight Ladybug
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Corolle Dolls
Tidoo Raspberry

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Corolle Dolls Jogging Stroller
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Douglas Cuddle Toys
Furry Couture

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Education Outdoors Hit the Trail
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ENI Puzzle Land Co. Numbers
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Fat Brain Toy Co.
KooKoo Puzzles Watch Video
Folkmanis Baboon
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Folkmanis Bison
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Fun Q Games Befuzzled
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HABA USA/ HABERMAAS CORP Clicker- Clacker Wooden Rattles
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Mark-My-Time LLC Animal Print/Camouflage Digital Booklight

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Noodle Head Inc Ditto

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Paddywhack Lane LLC
Bedroom Cottage
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Paddywhack Lane LLC Tree House
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Safari LTD. Life Cycle of a Butterfly
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Safari LTD. Carnegie Collection - Miragaia
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Safari LTD. Medusa
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Safari LTD. Venomous Creatures
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Shainsware "WHAT SHE SAID!"

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Twisterz Toys, LLC Clifford Category Matcher
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Worx Toys Fire Engine
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