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TDMONTHLY MUST READS
July Staff Picks
TDmonthly Magazine's July Staff Picks feature a wide range of high-quality products — from Puzzles to Dolls and more!...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY SPECIALTY TOYS REPORT
TDmonthly Top Toy Award Winners July 2012
TDmonthly Magazine is excited to announce our TDmonthly Top Toy Award winners for July 2012. We've selected these toys to feature to our 14,600 retailer subscribers for a number of reasons, including their top quality, high play value, and/or status as a proven best seller...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY TRADE SHOW COVERAGE
45 Toy Videos from the 2012 ASTRA Marketplace & Academy
Didn't make it to the 2012 ASTRA Marketplace & Academy? Not to worry! TDmonthly Magazine's reporters were on the trade show floor in Baltimore, taking 45 videos of exciting products that you can check out below...READ MORE
Interview with Kathleen McHugh, President of ASTRAIf the success of the 2012 ASTRA Marketplace & Academy was any indication, the toy industry can look forward to a lucrative holiday season....
See All 21 of ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Winners!ASTRA has announced the 21 winners for the 2012 "Best Toys For Kids" awards...
TDMONTHLY TOY VIDEOS
Watch Toy Videos of the Day (7/23/2012-7/27/2012)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store...READ MORE
Watch Toy Videos of the Day (7/16/2012-7/20/2012)We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store...
Watch Toy Videos of the Day (7/9/2012-7/13/2012)We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store...
Watch Toy Videos of the Day (7/2/2012-7/6/2012)We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store...
TDMONTHLY 2012: A YEAR OF CHARITY GIVEAWAYS
Four Toy-Store Owners to Donate 1,025 Products to Schools!
As a way of taking the sting out of the recession and state budget cuts, four new specialty toy-store owners will have the chance to give away hundreds of toys to their local school systems, Headstart programs, and children's charities via TDmonthly's ''2012: A Year of Charity'' latest giveaway promotion...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS
Top-10 Most-Wanted Dolls
For the sixth year in a row, specialty store owners have named COROLLE DOLLS' Calin as their best selling doll, followed by Groovy Girls from MANHATTAN TOY...READ MORE
Top-10 Most-Wanted Plush and PuppetsIn a late Spring 2012 survey about plush and puppets, retailers told TDmonthly Magazine that their best sellers for the category were rooted in reality. Mini Monarch Butterfly finger puppets from FOLKMANIS look almost like the real thing, and were joined at the top of the list by GUND's Boo...
Top-10 Most-Wanted Furniture and Play HousesIn a May 2012 survey about best selling furniture and play houses, GUIDECRAFT was mentioned by three of 11 retailers as the best selling brand...
20 Top-Selling Mass-Market ToysYou may sell specialty, but it's important to watch the mass-market to keep abreast of new trends. See our list of mass-market best-sellers, updated weekly...
TDMONTHLY HOLIDAY PREVIEW
Holiday Preview: 20 Toys and Gifts for Specialty Stores
TDmonthly Magazine is dedicated to letting you know about products that could be holiday hits in your store...READ MORE
Holiday 2012 Toy Trend Spotting: Save ‘n’ SplurgeTrends identified by Toy Industry Association (TIA) experts at the 109th American International Toy Fair are piping hot this summer and expected to sizzle well into the 2012 holiday shopping season...
TDMONTHLY POPULAR STORIES
Wonder Forge – a Scrappy Little Upstart is Showing Them How It's Done
Early this month, I mentioned that the top five games at ToysRUs included a relative unknown
Facebook: the Anti-Social Network?Social media sites like Facebook connect users with old friends, new acquaintances and everyone in between. However, studies are revealing an inverse link with online connections and deeper, face-to-face relationships...
The Decline of the Video Game MarketAs the recent bankruptcy of the Game Group, UK’s largest video game retailer, demonstrates, the massive shift in consumer behavior is not just a theoretical issue to be debated in the air-conditioned comfort of executive suites. It is an issue that goes to the core of the business of each of the players in this space...
TDMONTHLY GUEST EXPERTS
18 Tips on Creating Killer Retail Window Displays
Visual Merchandising is something many retailers feel challenged by. What to put in the store window? What to put with it? How much merchandise should be in the window? These are great questions to ask yourself. After all, your window is your brand...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY TOY REVIEWS
Review: The SWIMTRAINER "Classic" from FREDS SWIM ACADEMY
Summer is here, and with warmer weather, lots of kids will be playing in the water, whether it be a pool, lake, or the ocean. Enter the SWIMTRAINER "Classic" from FREDS SWIM ACADEMY...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY MANUFACTURER'S CORNER
4 Common Patenting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
As is commonly known, patent rights confer a limited monopoly. It affords the patent holder the exclusive right to make, use, sell or offer for sale any patented toy for a period of 20 years from the earliest filing date of the patent...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY COOL COMPANY
Interview with Curtis Paul, Creator of the Award-Winning KATATU
TDmonthly Magazine recently had the chance to interview Curtis Paul, creator of Creative Child Magazine's 2012 Board Game of the Year, KATATU...READ MORE
Q&A w/ Jennifer Telfer, Creator of Pillow PetsTDmonthly Magazine recently interviewed Jennifer Telfer, creator of Pillow Pets and CEO of CJ Products. Below, Telfer discusses how learning from past mistakes, "going with the flow", and perseverance brought Pillow Pets from just a dream to one of the most popular plush toys on the market...
TOYS TO TALK ABOUT
Dolls and Doll Houses
Take a look at these recently added specialty and mass-market dolls and doll houses...READ MORE
Eco-Friendly ToysTake a closer look at these recently added specialty and mass-market eco-friendly toys...
Made In AmericaCelebrate Independence Day with these specialty and mass-market toys that are made in the United States...
TDMONTHLY TOYS IN THE NEWS
Woodstock Music Collection® Teams with St. John's University
During the 2011-2012 academic year The Woodstock Chimes Fund, the charitable arm of Woodstock Percussion, Inc., makers of Woodstock Chimes® and the Woodstock Music Collection®, teamed with St. John’s University’s "Discover New York" freshman transition course to bring music to homeless children and their families...READ MORE
20th ASTRA Show Sets New Attendance RecordASTRA’s 2012 Marketplace & Academy, held June 10-13 in Baltimore, shattered all previous attendance records, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) announced today...
ToyFest West, March 10-13 2013, Las VegasWTHRA has announced the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas as the vibrant new site for ToyFest West “The Buyers’ Playground” - March 10 -13, 2013 (Sunday-Wednesday)...
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
Notable and New Toys by Category — AllSee all the new toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier...