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September Staff Picks

This month's Staff Picks focuses on high play-value specialty toys across several key categories...READ MORE





TDMONTHLY 2013: A YEAR OF CHARITY GIVEAWAYS

Figpickels' Towers of Toys Benefit Multiple Charities

When Brett and Susan Sommers of Figpickels Toy Emporium in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho won TDmonthly's Charity Giveaway contest for the second time, they knew they had to do something different to attract the attention of their local press...READ MORE




TDMONTHLY TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS

Action Figure Sales are Up - But Not in Specialty

As we reported last month, The NPD Group has found that action figures are one of the only toy categories showing significant growth in 2013...READ MORE






TDMONTHLY HOLIDAY PREVIEW

September Holiday Preview

The holidays are right around the corner, and experienced retailers know they need to finalize their buying decisions now...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY POPULAR STORIES

Toy Advertising – The Differing Perspectives

I have asked two friends of mine – a leading ad agency and a prominent toy manufacturer – to tell me how they each see the same issues. David Becker of Blue Plate Media Services, LLC was kind enough to give me the ad agency perspective, and the CEO of a medium sized toy company (who asked not to be identified) gave me his view held on the same subjects...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY SHOP TALK

Holiday Staffing - 10 Tips for Specialty Stores

What's the best way for specialty stores to boost their sales this holiday season? Stand out from the mass-market competition! This means having high-quality specialty products — but a knowledgeable, friendly, and reliable staff is just as important...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY GUEST EXPERTS

7 Tips for Managing Cash Flow in September

Retailers have always been at the mercy of the yearly calendar. As the seasons change, so does the climate of the market, which can mean that your cash flow varies drastically from month to month...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


TOYS TO TALK ABOUT

Diamond Comic Distributors' Top-10 Toys

As we recently reported, action figure sales are up. But what products are top-sellers...READ MORE




TDMONTHLY NEW TOYS

Notable and New Toys by Category — All

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







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TDMONTHLY MUST READS
September Staff Picks  Figpickels' Towers of Toys Benefit Multiple Charities  Action Figure Sales are Up - But Not in Specialty  September Holiday Preview  Toy Advertising – The Differing Perspectives  Holiday Staffing - 10 Tips for Specialty Stores  7 Tips for Managing Cash Flow in September  4 Common Patenting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them  Diamond Comic Distributors' Top-10 Toys  Notable and New Toys by Category — All 

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