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Christmas for Collectors: Special Holiday Dolls and Plush

Christmas versions of dolls and collectibles are on their way for the holiday season....READ MORE





BACK TO SCHOOL PREVIEW

Back-to-School for Babies?

At one time, the term “going back to school” referred only to children 5 and older. These days, between schools, parents and government-sponsored programs, children are getting “ready” for school literally from day one....READ MORE






VIDEOS & DVDS

Educational DVDs to the Rescue

Sales of educational DVDs accounted for 13.1 percent of total DVD sales in 2004, reports The NPD Group, with fourth quarter sales as high as 16.7 percent of the total market. ...READ MORE





PLUSH & PUPPETS

Plush Materials

Plush manufacturers are in the business of making toys that are often described as “cuddly,” “soft” and even “cute.” ...READ MORE





TDMONTHLY HOT TOPIC

Countering the Counterfeiter

For years, items such as designer clothing, handbags, and jewelry have been prime targets for counterfeiters. And while they’ve always dabbled in toys and trading cards, these days, they’ve stepped up production....READ MORE





TDMONTHLY POPULAR STORIES

The Princess Tween

In 2004, the animated film “Shrek 2” grossed $436 million, making it the top seller of the year and the third biggest blockbuster of all time. What was the secret behind this cash cow? It was, of course, Fiona, the beautiful princess ogre....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TOY BUZZ

Wild Heart Ranch Rides with the Big Boys

The little company Wild Heart Ranch is making quite a ripple in the sea of toy manufacturers....READ MORE


RETAILING TIPS

Wrestling with Wal-Mart: Part II, Target Your Market

Many retail experts agree that in order to compete with discounters like Wal-Mart and Target, retailers must aim to reach a specific segment of the population....READ MORE






TDMONTHLY COOL COMPANY

Time Off From Work Helped Hooray!

Often, it’s the smallest decisions that have the most profound effect. This is true for Audrey Koocher, president of Hooray!, a specialty toy company based in White Plains, N.Y....READ MORE


RETAILER SPOTLIGHT

Kazoo & Company Reaches Top 5 ... Again

Kazoo & Company has a right to be proud. The full-service toy store in Denver, Colo., was chosen as one of the Top 5 Specialty Retail Toy Stores in North America by the Toy Industry Association in 2002, 2003 and 2004. ...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY BRASS RING

Jax Games: A Winning Hand

Jax Games believes in solid value and solid construction for each and every one of its games. The company, a privately held firm in Minneapolis, Minn., opened its doors for business in 1980 with classic offerings that included pinochle, poker, blackjack, and Kings in the Corner....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY MOM´S PERSPECTIVE

I Could Have Been an Inventor

The warm weather arrived just as my son learned to put on his own shoes....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS

TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Lists

The TDmonthly Top 10 lists are mostly used by specialty retailers to better anticipate market demands and trends. These lists are based on thorough research and interviews....READ MORE









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HOLIDAY PREVIEW
Christmas for Collectors: Special Holiday Dolls and Plush  Back-to-School for Babies?  Educational DVDs to the Rescue  Plush Materials  Countering the Counterfeiter  The Princess Tween  Wild Heart Ranch Rides with the Big Boys  Wrestling with Wal-Mart: Part II, Target Your Market  Time Off From Work Helped Hooray!  Kazoo & Company Reaches Top 5 ... Again  Jax Games: A Winning Hand  I Could Have Been an Inventor  TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Lists 

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