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The Hollywood Toyboy: Put It Where the Movie Does Shine

This month we´re gonna talk about PRODUCT PLACEMENT and how it affects the retailer. Face it, when kids see something in a movie, they want it. Remember the run on Reese´s Pieces after "E.T."? More recent is the push on Uglydolls after kids started seeing the "Zathura" movie trailer where the lead, Danny (Jonah Bobo), is wearing an Uglydoll T-shirt. Want to get a jump on a toy trend? Watch the movie trailers....READ MORE






COMICS

Witches and Love Triangles Snag Tween Girls

Tween girls may not buy toys, but they do buy comics — especially shojo manga-influenced floppies and graphic novels....READ MORE






DOLLS

Sugar, Snails and Silicone: Today´s Doll Materials

What are little girls and boys made of? These days, if they’re collectible replicas, a soft vinyl and silicone mix. From sculpting to manufacture, new materials are revolutionizing the look and feel of baby dolls....READ MORE





INTERACTIVE AND ELECTRONIC LEARNING DEVICES

Where Is Samoa? These Geography Toys Will Help

The word "geography" often conjures up images of pull-down world maps, rubber-tipped pointers and blank map quizzes. It doesn’t bring to mind innovative, educational play things. Some manufacturers are trying to change that....READ MORE





SCIENCE & NATURE

Underwater War! The Battle Between Sea-Monkeys and Triops

Sea-Monkeys have been an industry standard for 45 years. Enter Triops: bigger, meaner and newer to the market. It’s a battle for retailer shelf-space. Who do you choose?...READ MORE






TDMONTHLY TOY VIDEOS

September Toys on the Move

If you really want to get to know a toy, you´ve got to see it move. Or quack. Or do whatever it is that toy was meant to do. Mr. TOYDIRECTORY examines these new products in the following brand new videos produced just for specialty retailers like you. Tickets, please! It´s time for the show...READ MORE










RETAILING TIPS

The List of 10: How to Create a Successful Roster of In-Store Events

To spark sales and build a customer base, many retailers turn to in-store events. But specifically, what works? To find out, TDmonthly asked several retailers across the country. ...READ MORE




TDMONTHLY POPULAR STORIES

And the Toy Winners Are ...

Many innovative toy manufacturers have won awards this year for creating unique designs that both educate and entertain children. ...READ MORE







TDMONTHLY TOY BUZZ

Digital Dimensions Computes With Kids

As parents and teachers emphasize computer skills among preschoolers, the retail market is changing to accommodate the special needs of toddlers. Adult models are difficult, if not impossible, for a small child to use. One company has branched out and formed a special division to meet this growing demand....READ MORE




TDMONTHLY COOL COMPANY

Become Enchanted With Dervish Toys

After six years in development, the husband and wife founders of Dervish Toys, Charles Erdman and Tatiana Romanov, are finally ready to bring their old world fantasy to life....READ MORE


RETAILER SPOTLIGHT

Buying a Doll Experience? — Priceless

See a doll, hear a doll. Touch it. Buy it. Then come back for more. The sensory approach to doll selling that Jerree Childers has chosen for her store seems to be working; she estimates that 70% of her customers are repeat buyers. ...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY BRASS RING

Copernicus Toys Makes Kits for Kids With Vision

During a tight period of the business cycle in the early ‘80s, natural food store owners Ellen and Harris Tobias diversified their store´s offerings to include made-in-China tin wind-up cars. Thirty years later, the Tobiases are focused on toys, heading Copernicus Toys....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY MOM´S PERSPECTIVE

Surviving Special Occasions With the Right Toy

“Children should be seen and not heard” is a rule that our culture has abandoned. My children have been seen and heard everywhere ...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS

TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Realistic Play Babies

When it comes to baby dolls, the “realer” the better. Lifelike baby dolls meant for collectors, such as Ashton-Drake Collectible’s So Truly Real! line and the Lee Middleton Original Doll Co.’s Breath of Life Babies, have even crossed over into the (very careful) play category....READ MORE







TDMONTHLY UPCOMING ISSUES

The Coming Fashion in Fashion Dolls

Next month, TDmonthly Magazine talks with the heads of the fashion doll industry — the creators, the CEOs, the movers-and-shakers — to find out where it’s all going and why....READ MORE









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TDMONTHLY HOT TOPIC
The Hollywood Toyboy: Put It Where the Movie Does Shine  Witches and Love Triangles Snag Tween Girls  Sugar, Snails and Silicone: Today´s Doll Materials  Where Is Samoa? These Geography Toys Will Help  Underwater War! The Battle Between Sea-Monkeys and Triops  September Toys on the Move  The List of 10: How to Create a Successful Roster of In-Store Events  And the Toy Winners Are ...  Digital Dimensions Computes With Kids  Become Enchanted With Dervish Toys  Buying a Doll Experience? — Priceless  Copernicus Toys Makes Kits for Kids With Vision  Surviving Special Occasions With the Right Toy  TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Realistic Play Babies  The Coming Fashion in Fashion Dolls 

TDmonthly Articles - August, September, October 2022:

Toys in the News 08/05/2022 8/5/2022
Sustainable Toys 2022: 90% of toys are made from petroleum-based plastic 8/5/2022
Spin Master's Bakugan® Franchise Premieres New Metaverse Experience on Roblox 8/7/2022
Moose unveils new Mama Surprise from Little Live Pets 8/7/2022
Dungeons & Dragons 2022 8/22/2022
Toys in the News 08/22/2022 8/22/2022
Board Games 9/2/22 8/22/2022
Toys in the News 09/01/2022 9/1/2022
Walmart’s 2022 Select Toy List: Holiday Season -- top toys under $25 9/1/2022
Board Games 10/10/22 10/10/2022
Toys in the News 10/10/2022 10/10/2022
Toys in the News 11/16/2022 11/16/2022
Comfortable Kids Snow Boots News 11/16/22 11/16/2022
Mattel Toys News 11/16/22 11/16/2022
Board Games 11/16/22 11/16/2022

TDmonthly Articles - July 2022:

Toys in the News 07/07/2022   7/7/2022
PlayMonster is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Graczyk to the new role of CPO   7/7/2022
Mattel Announces Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results Conference Call   7/7/2022
Glo Pixies Hasbro   7/7/2022
Lego News ii   7/7/2022
Lego News   7/7/2022
Hasbro News   7/7/2022
Toys in the News 07/21/2022   7/7/2022
Skydance Media and Mattel to Develop Matchbox Live-Action Motion Picture   7/7/2022
Mattel to Premiere All-New Animated Preschool Series Deepa & Anoop on August 15   7/7/2022
Mattel Stock is Down As it Beats Earning Predications But Misses Forcasts! Second Quarter 2022   7/7/2022
Toys in the News 07/25/2022   7/7/2022
Hasbro News 7/25/22   7/7/2022

Older TDmonthly Articles:

Toy Industry Sales Grew 16% in 2020: $25.1 Billion 1/25/2021
Toys in the News: NPD’s Analysis - Identify Market Trends - January 2021 1/25/2021
Toys in the News 01/26/2021 1/26/2021
Past TDmonthly Magazine Issues: 1/28/2021
The GameStop Bubble is Both the Teacher & the Lesson. Can Wall Street Endure Online Learning? 1/28/2021
Toys in the News 02/01/2021 2/1/2021
Toys R Us 2/1/2021
Extreme Sports Toys 2/1/2021
GameStop Stock Comprehensive Coverage 2/1/2021 2/1/2021
Unbiased Non-Sponsored Quintessential Creative Products That Bolster Your Daughter's Sense of Style 2/4/2021
Toys in the News 2/04/2021 2/4/2021
Mattel and UNO: live-action motion picture 2/4/2021
Nickelodeon and Awesomeness: Brand-new Live-action: JoJo Siwa 2/5/2021
GameStop Stock Reddit Explained 2/05/2021 2/5/2021
Toys in the News 2/08/2021 2/8/2021
Mattel Quarterly Sales Up 10% Beats Estimates With Strong Holiday Barbie Sales 2/9/2021
2021 Top Toy Trends That Are Expected To Drive Toy Industry Sales 2/16/2021
2021 Top Toy Trends 2/17/2021
TESTIMONY OF KEITH PATRICK GILL BEFORE THE U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES 2/17/2021
Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide. 2/17/2021
Mattel Television and Nickelodeon Announce Plans to Produce an Animated Series and Live-Action TV 2/23/2021
University Games Announces Grand Opening of Virtual Showroom 2/23/2021
University Games Announces Grand Opening of Best-in-Class Virtual Showroom 2/23/2021
Musical Toys Fastest Growing Sectors of the Toy Industry 2/25/2021
Geemo by Cas Holman 2/26/2021
Placing Toys in the EU Market: Legal Obligations as a Manufacturer 3/1/2021
Toys in the News 3/02/2021 3/2/2021
Spin Master Reports Q4 and Full Year 2020 Financial Results 3/2/2021
Michaels Acquired by Apollo 3/4/2021
Betty Crocker with Barbie Dream Gap Project to Empower Girls 3/4/2021
Jazwares Extends Wildly Popular Squishmallows® Brand With The Launch Of Squishville 3/4/2021
Moose Toys Awarded Major Retailer's Toy Supplier of the Year 3/4/2021

Marvel Captain America of the Railways LGBTQ

3/17/2021

Co-op Action RPG DARK ALLIANCE; New Gameplay Trailer Revealed

3/17/2021

Glo Pals Is Introducing Sesame Street Characters Light-up Toys

4/2/2021

MINISO Mexico Launches Limited Edition Xico Crossover Collection

4/2/2021

LOL Surprise™ Is Bringing Dancing, Fierce Fashions And Dolls To Roblox

4/2/2021

Mattel to Develop Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots Live-Action Movie -- Universal Pictures

4/19/2021

Mattel First-of-its-Kind, CarbonNeutral® Matchbox® Tesla Die-cast Vehicle Made from 99% Recycled

4/19/2021

Hasbro Partners With Roblox to Bring Roblox Immersive Digital Worlds to Life

4/19/2021

Toys in the News 04/19/2021

4/19/2021

Toys in the News 05/04/2021

5/4/2021

American Girl Celebrates 35 Years of Making Herstory and Empowering Girls

5/4/2021

The NPD Group: First Quarter 2021 U.S. Consumer Spending on Video Game Products Increased 30%

5/4/2021

The Moose Imagination Tree opens at Monash Children’s Hospital

5/4/2021

Toys in the News 6/04/2021 6/1/2021
Genius Brands Appoints Never Wrong Toys as Global Master Toy Partner for Hit Animated Series “Rainbo 6/1/2021
How to Fight A Bear! 6/1/2021
DIY Toys | Satisfying And Relaxing | DIY Tiktok Compilation | Fidget Trading 6/1/2021
MasterPieces Adds Three New Licenses 6/1/2021
PonyCycle, Inc. Introduces 'Model U 2021' First-Ever No-Battery Pony Cycle Kid's Toy with Brakes 6/1/2021
Toys in the News 6/29/2021 6/1/2021
Toys in the News 7/01/2021 7/1/2021
Mattel Creations Announces Latest Product Drop Featuring Reimagined Collectible Toy-Inspired Art 7/1/2021
Mattel Introduces Crossed Signals™ to Iconic Games Portfolio 7/1/2021
Summer Toys WATER GUN 7/1/2021
Hasbro Completes Sale of eOne Music Business 7/1/2021
Toys in the News 7/13/2021 7/1/2021
Mattel Creations Brings Shepard Fairey’s Street Art to Homes Through the UNO Artiste Series 8/1/2021
Toys in the News 8/03/2021 8/1/2021
Toys in the News 9/01/2021 9/1/2021
Moose Toys 2021: Mixies Magic Cauldron 9/1/2021
DesignerCon Returns to Anaheim in Partnership with Popshop Live: Tickets on Sale for the Largest Art 9/1/2021
Disneyland Resort Celebrates the Holiday Season with Beloved Traditions and Diverse Cultural Festivi 9/1/2021
InventHelp Inventor Develops Unique Collectible Figurines for Children (FGC-203) 9/1/2021
VlogBox announces partnership with Digital Television Russia to work on channels for 8 kids' cartoon 9/1/2021
Zulily Unveils Its Second Annual Top Toy List For 2021 Alongside America's Most Playful Cities 9/1/2021
Petco Debuts Expanded "Bootique" Collection and Tips for a Safe, Spooky Halloween 9/1/2021
Diamond Comic Distributors announced in August the release of a pair two new Pop vinyl figures from 9/1/2021
Toys in the News 9/03/2021 9/1/2021
HALLOWEEN 2021 FIDGET TOYS AND SCARY HALLOWEEN MAKEUP AND COSTUMES IDEAS 10/1/2021
Funko News 10/4/2021 10/1/2021
Toys in the News 10/04/2021 10/1/2021
Halloween Toys For Toddlers and More 2021 10/1/2021
Mattel Creations Announces the Hot Wheels® x Gucci Cadillac Seville Celebrating Luxury Fashion House 10/1/2021
Fisher-Price Delivering Toot-ally Life Lessons with Adventure in All-New Animated Television Series 10/1/2021
JAKKS Pacific Launches New Toy Line This Week for Disney’s “Encanto” 10/4/2021
Toys in the News 10/05/2021 10/5/2021
Segway-Ninebot launched a recreational product called Mecha Kit compatible self-balancing scooters. 10/20/2021
The MEGA Cybertruck building set includes more than 3,000 pieces that replicate the notable vehicle 10/20/2021
Mattel 10/22/2021: Net Sales of $1,762 million, up 8% 10/22/2021
Mattel Announces Global Licensing Agreement for Disney and Pixar’s Upcoming Feature “Lightyear” 10/22/2021
Toys in the News 10/22/2021 10/22/2021
UNO® Teams Up with Nike and Giannis for a Wild Product Collection 10/28/2021
Nickelodeonand ViacomCBS Consumer Products (VCP) partner with Darryl McDaniels, also known as mus 11/3/2021
Toys in the News 11/03/2021 11/3/2021
IMDb TV Celebrates the Holiday Season With Play-Doh Squished 11/3/2021
Become The World’s Mightiest Night Time Heroes In A Brand New Platforming Adventure Video Game 11/3/2021
PAW Patrol® is on a Roll with Second Movie, PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie™, Greenlit by Spin Master E 11/3/2021
PLAYMONSTER’S SPIROGRAPH ANIMATOR SPINS INTO THE HOLIDAYS WITH PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS AND NOTABLE TOY LI 11/3/2021
The Drama in the 2021 People’s Choice Awards.... 11/30/2021
Toys in the News 12/01/2021 11/30/2021
Toys in the News 12/01/2021 Part II 12/1/2021
Mattel's CEO Ynon Kreiz attended a White House roundtable meeting with President Biden 12/1/2021
Toys in the News 12/06/2021 12/6/2021
Can you remember these toys? 12/6/2021
Toys in the News 12/08/2021 12/8/2021
Bicycle playing cards NFT 12/10/2021
Holiday Gift and Enjoy the Experience at Build-A-Bear Workshop or Take Advantage of Convenient Onlin 12/10/2021
PetSmart is hosting Santa Photo Days where pet parents can get a free picture of their pet with... 12/10/2021
VTech® announced the availability of KidiBuzz™ 3, a kid-friendly Wi-Fi smart device 12/10/2021
Toys in the News 12/10/2021 12/10/2021
Top Selling Toys and Family Items Dec 2021 12/15/2021
Most Popular Holiday Toys of 2021 (DEC 15th) 12/15/2021
Just Dutch US Partners with Nordstrom to Bring Miffy to Holiday Pop-In@Nordstrom Shops in Select Sto 12/15/2021
Celebrate the new year and ring in 2022 at Universal Studios Hollywood’s festive EVE event 12/16/2021
An Amazon delivery truck driver came rushing to the rescue during a recent dog attack. 12/19/2021
Toys in the News 1/13/2022 1/13/2022
Mattel Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Results Conference Call 1/13/2022
Barbie & Fashion House Balmain Collab: Ready Wear and Accessories Exclusive NFTs 1/13/2022
Coca Cola, Slime toys, Stretch Armstrong vs Mentos in Big Underground 1/13/2022
Toy Fair New York 2022 Cancelled 1/13/2022
LEGO Group expands manufacturing capacity at its factory in Jiaxing, China to support long-term grow 1/13/2022
Toys in the News 02/1/2022 2/1/2022
Board Games for 2022 2/1/2022
TIMELESS SPIROGRAPH BRAND EXPANDS WITH THREE NEW PRODUCTS IN 2022 2/1/2022
What is Zie / Hir? Pronouns 2/1/2022
Mrs Wordsmith Partners with DK to Bring Hilariously Fun Literacy Resources to Families Across North 2/1/2022
TOY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES TOP TOY TRENDS OF 2022 2/1/2022
Moose Toys' Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron Wins Creative Toy of the Year at 2022 Toy of the Year Awards 2/1/2022
Spin Master Forecasts Fun For 2022 with Toys and Activities that Inspire Creators, Fuel Fandoms and 2/1/2022
Reddit Co-Founder, Other Big-Name Investors See Exciting Opportunities in NFT Play-to-Earn Gaming 2/1/2022
Osmo from BYJU’S Appoints Jonathan Naseath Chief Operating Officer to Lead Next Phase of Growth 2/1/2022
Mattel Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results 2/1/2022
Doll Play Prompts Children to Talk About Others’ Thoughts And Emotions 2/1/2022
Mattel Announces Multiyear Global Licensing Partnership with Paramount Consumer Products for Nickelo 2/1/2022
Toys in the News 02/22/2022 2/1/2022
Hasbro announced further activation of itsbrand blueprint strategy with an extensive lineup of new c 2/1/2022
Toys in the News 03/1/2022 3/1/2022
Calling All Artists! PlayMonster Unveils Spirograph® National Art Contest to Celebrate Young Cre 3/1/2022
The Fisher-Price™ Play Lab Celebrates its Real Experts - Kids 3/1/2022
Toys in the News 03/15/2022 3/1/2022
Over 75% Stress-relieving Toys Fail to Meet Safety Standards Loose Parts and Potential Carcinogens 3/1/2022
Diamond Announces Top Products for January 2022 3/1/2022
Toys in the News 03/28/2022 3/1/2022
Nickelodeon Supercharges Its Franchise Strategy With Steady Stream of New Premium Content for 2022-2 3/1/2022
Toys in the News 03/30/2022 3/1/2022
Moon Knight News April 2022 4/1/2022
Man In The Arena: Tom Brady" Now Streaming On Disney+ And Hulu 4/1/2022
Disney+ Original Shorts “Ice Age: Scrat Tales” Trailer Available Now 4/1/2022
VTech® Expands Its Offerings with New Interactive Infant, Toddler and Preschool Toys 4/1/2022
Toy Fair New York Set to Take Place September 30 to October 3, 2023 4/1/2022
Cheerble Introduces its latest wicked series pet toy - Wicked Ball SE 4/1/2022
IT'S POPPY PLAYTIME™ FOR PHATMOJO 4/1/2022
Toys in the News 04/06/2022 4/1/2022
Kids and Games News 04/06/2022 4/1/2022
Online Free Games 04/06/2022 4/1/2022
Hasbro: G.I. Joe, Transformers, Power Rangers and more 4/1/2022
Select Group of Hasbro Toys for April 2022 4/1/2022
Toys in the News 04/17/2022 4/1/2022
Barbie Doll: Trip to Space 4/1/2022
New Toys 05/06/2022 5/1/2022
Toys in the News 05/05/2022 5/1/2022
Mattel Television Partners with HBO Max and Cartoon Network on Two Live-Action American Girl Special 5/1/2022
The LEGO Group and Hasbro unite to reveal the new, fully converting LEGO® Transformers Optimus Prime 5/1/2022
Toys in the News 05/12/2022 5/1/2022
Toys in the News 05/12/2022 5/1/2022
The NPD Group Reports on First Quarter 2022 Toy Industry E-commerce Sales in China 5/1/2022
Toys in the News 05/23/2022 5/1/2022
Kingsmen Xperience and Hasbro to open the first Nerf Action Xperience in North America and world’s f 5/1/2022
PLAYMONSTER AND VIACOMCBS LAUNCH ADULT GAME IN 2022: CRIMINAL MINDS™ UNKNOWN SUBJECT 5/1/2022
Toys in the News 05/02/2022 6/1/2022
Toys in the News 06/08/2022 6/1/2022
Spin Master Teams Up with Inner-City Arts Students in Pursuit of Amplifying Diversity 6/1/2022
PlayMonster is proud to announce Darby Zahradnik’s appointment to the American Specialty Toy 6/1/2022
Children and News 06/08/2022 6/1/2022
Toys in the News 07/07/2022 7/7/2022
PlayMonster is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Graczyk to the new role of Chief People Of 7/7/2022
Mattel Announces Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results Conference Call 7/7/2022
Glo Pixies Hasbro 7/7/2022
Lego News 7/7/2022

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