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January 2013 | Vol. XII - No. 1


In This Issue

January Staff Picks: Fun, high-quality toys made this month's Staff Picks. read more

TDmonthly Top Toy: Seal of Approval: TDmonthly's first Top Toy: Seal of Approval honors high-quality toys. read more

Top-10 Most-Wanted Books: Diary of a Wimpy Kid and other books are strong sellers for specialty. read more

Top-10 Most-Wanted Halloween Toys: Novelty items and costumes were big hits for specialty retailers this Halloween . read more

Toy Fair 2013 - To Go, Or Not To Go?: Specialty retailers chime in on the pros and cons of attending New York Toy Fair. read more

6 Tips for Finding Hot New Toys: These 6 tips can help you find the best new toys for your store. read more

Toy Companies Give Back!: Charisma Brands, Uncle Skunkle, and Out of the Box Games share their charitable work. read more

Q&A with Will Haughey of TEGU: Will and his brother created and eco-friendly toy that boosted a suffering economy. read more

Q&A with Cheryl Shaw of Little Colorado: Cheryl shares how she and her husband built their company from the ground up. read more

Q&A with Matthew Hiebert from aroundsquare: Hiebert's love of art and science led to his career in the toy industry. read more

2013 Toy Fair Preview - General Toys:
See a selection of toys that will be shown at Toy Fair, shared by their manufacturers! read more

Winning Retailers Extend Holidays: Retailers help extend holidays through charitable giveaways from toy manufacturers. read more

Q&A with Zylie the Bear: Mary Beth Minton & son sought to create a product that would fill a gap in the market. read more

Will Online Shopping Follow Catalogs?: TDmonthly's first Top Toy: Seal of Approval honors high-quality toys. read more

Hot Or Not? 2013 Specialty Toy Trends: Specialty Retailers name the toys they think will be hot - or not - for 2013. read more

Donated Games Help Santa Teach: Toy manufacturers and retailers brightened up schools' and charities' holidays. read more

2013 Toy Fair Booths to Visit: See ordering specials from select companies who will be at New York Toy Fair. read more

The Indian Toy Market – a Growing Giant: Lutz Muller explores the potential for toy companies to expand in India. read more


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