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TDMONTHLY MUST READS
September Staff Picks
Looking for unique, fun toys and games? Then check out our September staff picks, featuring high-quality products for kids of all ages....READ MORE
TDMONTHLY TOY VIDEOS
Watch Toy Videos of the Day (9/17/2012-9/21/2012)
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 (9/10/2012-9/14/2012)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 (9/4/2012-9/7/2012)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 (8/27/2012-8/31/2012)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
Hurting Schools Receive Relief--$20,000+ Specialty Educational Toys For Free from Specialty Toy Stor
For the first time in the history of the specialty toy industry, toy-store owners, manufacturers and a trade magazine have teamed up to provide educational products to thousands of students across the nation...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS
Top-10 Most-Wanted Toys: September 2012
TDmonthly Magazine wants to help you learn about products that are selling well in specialty, in case they could be a good fit for your store. So, this month we interviewed specialty retailers to find out about their overall best selling toys and games...READ MORE
Top-10 Most-Wanted Die-Cast ToysIn a Summer 2012 survey, TOYSMITH, SCHYLLING, HOT WHEELS, and TOY WONDERS INC were named repeatedly by retailers as the best selling brands of die-cast toy...
Top-10 Most-Wanted CollectiblesWhen TDmonthly Magazine surveyed retailers about their best selling collectible toys in a Summer 2012 survey, their answers were varied...
Top-4 Most-Wanted Action FiguresWhen TDmonthly Magazine asked specialty retailers about their best selling action figures, seven out of 10 said they don't sell them at all...
TDMONTHLY SPECIALTY TOYS REPORT
TDmonthly Top Toy Award Winners September 2012
TDmonthly Magazine is excited to announce our TDmonthly Top Toy Award winners for September 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 SHOP TALK
10 Retailing Tips: Staffing and Training for the Holidays
The holiday season is make-or-break time for retailers of all sizes. In small stores, having a knowledgeable, friendly, and reliable staff is essential, especially if you want to stand out from the big-box stores...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY HOLIDAY PREVIEW
Holiday Preview: 15 Gift Ideas for Kids
The holidays are fast approaching, and your customers will soon be searching for the perfect gifts...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY POPULAR STORIES
The Latin American Toy Market
Marketing executives often look upon the Latin American toy market – comprising of all of South America, Central America and Mexico – as small potatoes when compared to North America and Europe, and it tends to be neglected as a result...READ MORE
Licensed Toys Bring Superheroes to LifeLicensed products are frequently a "bright spot" for the U.S. toy industry – in 2011, licensed toys and games represented 26% of total industry sales, up 2% over 2010...
Little David is Threatening the Dollar GoliathsIn April this year, in this space, I talked about the inexorable advance of the Dollar stores. Well, they continue to do very well indeed, but they now have a new competitor – Five Below Inc....
TDMONTHLY GUEST EXPERTS
Avoid Holiday Burnout with these 7 Retailing Tips
With all the demands of retail during the holiday season, including longer hours, employees calling in sick, and dealing with gift returns, it is easy to throw up your hands and become the Grinch. But you can’t let that comfortable old “grinchy” feeling in or it will cost you sales...READ MORE
Discipline Your Kids So We Don't Have ToEveryone knows about bullying; we all know what it looks like, with recent documentaries of bully behavior, and kids being driven to suicide. There are many of us who are fed up with it, and we are sick of parents sticking their heads in the sand and ignoring what their kids are doing...
TDMONTHLY COOL COMPANY
Q&A w/ Valerie Aaron from YoYoJam
TDmonthly recently had the chance to speak with Valerie Aaron, VP of Sales and Marketing at YoYoJam. Like many specialty toy companies, YoYoJam is focused on creating products of excellent quality — and giving back to the community whenever possible...READ MORE
Q&A w/Yvette Garfield from Handstand KidsYvette Garfield, creator of Handstand Kids, recently spoke to TDmonthly Magazine about how she came up with the idea for her product, why she thinks cooking can bring the world together, and how her company reaches out to charitable organizations...
Q&A w/ Dominic Crapuchettes of North Star GamesDominic Crapuchettes, founder & co-president of North Star Games, entertained the idea of running a board game company when he was in college, but it seemed more likely that he would be come a literature professor and salmon boat captain...
TOYS TO TALK ABOUT
Arts & Crafts
Get kids thinking creatively with these recently added specialty and mass-market arts & crafts toys!...READ MORE
Bags & BackpacksKeep kids cool when they go back to school with these recently added specialty and mass-market bags & backpacks!...
Halloween Toys and CostumesCheck out these specialty and mass-market Halloween books, toys, and costumes...
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...