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December Staff Picks

Any storyteller can impart endearing tales with Muddy Cloud's new character finger puppets, and teens can authentically encounter the basics of electricity...READ MORE








TDMONTHLY TOY VIDEOS

December Toy Videos Generate Holiday Warmth

Those happy holidays are here and TDmonthly Magazine’s December toy videos demonstrate lots of new games and toys that can let people stay warm and toasty indoors...READ MORE




TDMONTHLY SHOP TALK

Retailing Tips: Crushing the Competition

About 25 percent of 40 specialty retailers polled by TDmonthly Magazine indicated this fall that the impact of mass-market stores on their business is greater than it was five years ago....READ MORE







TDMONTHLY TOY FAIR PREVIEW

Toy Fair: First-Time Exhibitors

If you don’t know what an “oomfy” is or can’t wait to share messages with friends via secret code, you don’t want to miss the freshest vendors at the Toy Industry Association’s Toy Fair this February!...READ MORE




TDMONTHLY TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS

Top-10 Most-Wanted R/C and Hobby Toys

When surveyed about best-selling remote-controlled toys and hobby items in fall 2009, half of 40 specialty retailers named the Kid Galaxy brand, which continues to be a hot seller...READ MORE




TDMONTHLY CHARITABLE KID CONTEST

TDmonthly Charitable Kid Keeps on Giving!

TDmonthly’s Charitable Kid, Kimberly (14) of South Carolina, has continued a giving streak made possible by the generosity of the Schoenhut Piano Co. Inc....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY HOLIDAY TOYS ROUNDUP

Toys for the Christmas Rush

Your store is no doubt stocked and ready for the holiday rush leading up to Christmas day. But should you run low or have room to test exciting new products, we've gathered some newer entrants




TDMONTHLY TOY REVIEWS

X-Ball’s Magnetic Pieces Attract Creative Teens

TDmonthly Magazine's Teen Roundtable families had a blast with the X-Ball from Creative Whack Company....READ MORE





TDMONTHLY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Award-Winning Toys For a Hassle-Free Holiday

If you're finding holiday shopping to be a stressful task this year, don't worry, you're not alone! At TDmonthly Magazine, we realize that with the limitations of the recession, what you buy for your children this year is more important than ever...READ MORE





TDMONTHLY POPULAR STORIES

Hello, Zhu Zhu Pets, Goodbye Webkinz

I was widely derided when I wrote in August 2008 that: “I must conclude that the growth of the virtual playground concept has, at least in the United States, slowed in terms of traffic and interest.”




TDMONTHLY MANUFACTURER'S CORNER

Event Marketing Guru’s Corner: Where Networking Nets

The value of networking is one of the greatest benefits of the entire exhibition medium....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY NEW TOYS

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only

See all the new specialty toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier...READ MORE




TDMONTHLY UPCOMING ISSUES

Toy Fair: From the Exhibit Hall

Come Feb. 14, New York City's Javits Center will be abuzz with the latest toys and games from hundreds of exhibitors. To help you sort through the plethora of options, TDmonthly Magazine will provide daily updates...READ MORE







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TDMONTHLY MUST READS
December Staff Picks  December Toy Videos Generate Holiday Warmth  Retailing Tips: Crushing the Competition  Toy Fair: First-Time Exhibitors  Top-10 Most-Wanted R/C and Hobby Toys  TDmonthly Charitable Kid Keeps on Giving!  Toys for the Christmas Rush  X-Ball’s Magnetic Pieces Attract Creative Teens  Award-Winning Toys For a Hassle-Free Holiday  Hello, Zhu Zhu Pets, Goodbye Webkinz  Event Marketing Guru’s Corner: Where Networking Nets  Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only  Toy Fair: From the Exhibit Hall 

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