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August 2011 | Vol. X - No. 8


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Summarized Conclusions of August Articles

August Staff Picks: These 14 toys include high-quality arts & crafts, puppets, games, and more. read more

New Venue, New Perks at the 2011 ABC Kids Expo: ABC Kids offers new services for attendees at the anticipated largest Expo yet. read more

TDmonthly Top Toy Award Winners August 2011: 9 innovative and high-quality products receive awards. read more

10 Manufacturers Share Their Keys To Success: 10 manufacturers share their advice for aspiring toy/juvenile products manufacturers. read more

8 Manufacturers Speak: Bringing Products to Market: 8 manufacturers share the true cost of getting a product onto store shelves. read more

Top-10 Most-Wanted Puzzles: Melissa & Doug and Ravensburger sold best for these 12 retailers. read more

Top-10 Must-Have Toys: From Bananagrams to Twilight Turtle, these toys have been best-sellers for years. read more

Top-10 Most-Wanted Electronic Toys: 25% of retailers said HEXBUGs are their best-selling electronic toy. read more

10 Things You Must Know to Run a Great Toy Store: The top 10 retailing tips taken from interviews with hundreds of retailers and experts. read more

TDmonthly Awards - TDmonthly Classics Part I: 14 toys chosen as some of our all-time favorites. read more

TDmonthly Awards - TDmonthly Classics Part II: See 14 more of our all-time favorite toys in part 2 of our TDmonthly Classics. read more

What Makes a Toy Educational?: 4 things to look for in a toy that is allegedly educational. read more

Video Interview With Christine Andrews, VP of Design at Douglas Cuddle Toys: Andrews talks about the design process and reaching out to tweens in this 4-minute video. read more

Q&A with Suzi Wilczynski, Founder of Dig-It! Games: Wilczynski's game is helping to bring more girls into science and computer technology. read more

Q & A With K. S. Hong, President of Aurora World Inc.: Hard work, good people, and profit are the keys to success. read more

Q&A With Carol Fenster, CEO of Baby Abuelita: Fenster successfully brought her unique product to market, though some said she should just give up. read more

Q&A: Maureen Farinella, CEO of Mark-My-Time: Balanced priorities and strong customer service are essential to every business. read more

Q&A: Ross Richardson of Worx Toys Inc.: New toy company shares the process of creating their toys, from idea to store shelf. read more

Solving the Mystery of Composition Soldiers: Toy soldier expert hunts down rare American classics. read more


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