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May 2014 | Vol. XIII - No. 5




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2014 ASTRA Marketplace & Academy Booths to Visit


The 2014 ASTRA Marketplace & Academy will take place this year from June 8-11th at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona. The annual ASTRA show is one of specialty toy retailers' favorite places to commune with other storeowners and learn about the best new specialty kids products.


This year, TDmonthly is excited to be working with four talented Kid Reporters, who will be scouting the floor of the ASTRA Marketplace for the year's most exciting, innovative and FUN toys! Kinzer, Bali, Max and Alicia will be sharing their unique kids' perspective to make purchasing toys your customers will really love easier than ever. Stay tuned to see which products they think are a must-have for kids this year!

Below, TDmonthly Magazine is happy to present our 2014 ASTRA booths to visit list, including product images and ordering specials for our readers. Mark down the companies that interest you ahead of time, so you know just who to visit at the show.

COMPANY NAME PRODUCT NAME BOOTH # SPECIALS
LEE PUBLICATIONS Disney Princess Magnetic Fun® Tin
145 > Order 12+ cartons and receive 50% freight Allowance
> Order 24+ cartons and receive 5% off & FREE freight
> Order 30+ cartons and receive 10% off, FREE freight & Net 60 terms
(Must be placed at the show)
LEE PUBLICATIONS Disney Frozen
145 > Order 12+ cartons and receive 50% freight Allowance
> Order 24+ cartons and receive 5% off & FREE freight
> Order 30+ cartons and receive 10% off, FREE freight & Net 60 terms
(Must be placed at the show)
PACIFIC PLAY TENTS INC Jumping Sacks Set of 4
340 $500 – FFA;
$750 - FFA + 5% Disc.;
$1000 - FFA + 5% Disc. + Net 90 Days
PACIFIC PLAY TENTS INC Pink Stripe Cotton Canvas Tee Pee
340 $500 – FFA;
$750 - FFA + 5% Disc.;
$1000 - FFA + 5% Disc. + Net 90 Days
DOUGLAS CUDDLE TOY Dawn Fawn
540 $500 - $749 = 5% discount, Net 60; $750 - $1,400 = FFR or 10% discount, Net 60; $1,500 and over = FFR or 10% discount, Net 90*
DOUGLAS CUDDLE TOY Tundra Wooly Mammoth
540 $500 - $749 = 5% discount, Net 60; $750 - $1,400 = FFR or 10% discount, Net 60; $1,500 and over = FFR or 10% discount, Net 90*
ARTTERRO Paint With Wool Kit
1250 10% off a Starter Package;
Free Shipping on a Display Package;
Free Shipping on any $500 order;
Net 60 terms on a $1000 order
ARTTERRO Canvas Storybook Kit
1250 10% off a Starter Package;
Free Shipping on a Display Package;
Free Shipping on any $500 order;
Net 60 terms on a $1000 order
SCIENCE WIZ / NORMAN & GLOBUS INC. ScienceWiz™ Motion
413 Visit booth for details
SCIENCE WIZ / NORMAN & GLOBUS INC. ScienceWiz™ Electricity
413 Visit booth for details
GRANDPA BECK'S GAMES Cover Your Assets
1328 Visit booth for details
GRANDPA BECK'S GAMES Scheming and Skulking
1328 Visit booth for details
ENDLESS GAMES Oddly Obvious
716 5% Off All Orders and Half Freight at $300 For All Orders Written At The Show
ENDLESS GAMES Crazy Legs
716 5% Off All Orders and Half Freight at $300 For All Orders Written At The Show
FOLKMANIS Grunting Pig
404 Free freight and N60 on qualifying orders over $500 placed in the booth.
FOLKMANIS Ostrich
404 Free freight and N60 on qualifying orders over $500 placed in the booth.
THAMES & KOSMOS Jumperbot
522 $500 = Net 60; $1000 = Net 90, 2% discount; $2000 = Net 120, FFA (plus: FFA on reorders $500+ thru 12/8/14)
THAMES & KOSMOS Ultralight Airplanes
522 $500 = Net 60; $1000 = Net 90, 2% discount; $2000 = Net 120, FFA (plus: FFA on reorders $500+ thru 12/8/14)
YAMIE CHESS LTD Yamie Chess: The Adventures of Tigermore and the Mind Angels
1330 See company for details
A GIRL FOR ALL TIME A Girl for All Time® Collectible Dolls
545 For more information on our range and our special ASTRA offers please contact patrick@AGirlForAllTime.com
b. dazzle, inc. Candy Scramble Squares®
TBA See company for details
GEOCENTRAL Dinosaur Hand Puppets
1050 See company for details
GEOCENTRAL Excavate and Explore Dig Kits
1050 See company for details
BLUE ORANGE GAMES Doodle Quest
432 Free Freight with a minimum purchase of $750;
Free Freight & Net 60 with a minimum of $1,000
BLUE ORANGE GAMES Spot it! Freeze
432 Free Freight with a minimum purchase of $750;
Free Freight & Net 60 with a minimum of $1,000
SAFARI LTD.® Piglet
500 $350 - NET 30 -  FREE FREIGHT;
$750 - NET 90 - FREE FREIGHT - 5 % DISCOUNT
SAFARI LTD.® Fruits and Vegetables TOOB®
500 $350 - NET 30 -  FREE FREIGHT;
$750 - NET 90 - FREE FREIGHT - 5 % DISCOUNT
MASON CORPORATION Flying Turtle
1202 See company for details
MAGFORMERS LLC Magformers Rainbow 62 Piece Set
553 See company for details
OUT OF THE BOX PUBLISHING Snake Oil Party Potion
513 See company for details
OUT OF THE BOX PUBLISHING Quack-a-doodle-Moo
513 See company for details
MORE COOL TOYS
DREAM BIG WHOLESALE DOLL CLOTHES LLC Petal Parfait
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DREAM BIG WHOLESALE DOLL CLOTHES LLC California Dreamer
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STICKMAN STEW LLC Stickman Stew®
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A BROADER VIEW Round Table Puzzles
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GAMES WORKSHOP Best Sellers 1 Rack
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* Douglas: All orders must be written at show in order to qualify for Show Incentive · Incentive is only good during dates indicated above · All orders must ship on or before September 19, 2014 to qualify · Other restrictions and or qualifications may apply, please inquire at booth



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Justina HuddlestonWriter's Bio: Justina Huddleston graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emerson College with a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing in 2009. After graduating she was the on-site director of the Boston Children's Museum gift store for a year, selling educational, developmental, and creative activity toys that tied in with the museum's exhibits. Justina also interned at children's book publisher Candlewick Press before moving from Boston to Los Angeles, where she is now Editorial Director of TDmonthly Magazine. Read more articles by this author

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