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Ten Years of ToyDirectory: Retailers Talk Back

TDmonthly asked retailers who use ToyDirectory and its sister site, TDmonthly Magazine, to tell you in their own words how they’ve been able to research new products for their stores, contact manufacturers and stay abreast of what’s happening in the specialty toy market....READ MORE




TDMONTHLY HOT TOPIC

WTHRA Show Wrap-Up

Held March 11-14, the Western Toy and Hobby Representatives Association Show has become a reliable hands-on search engine for retail and wholesale buyers....READ MORE





TDMONTHLY TOY VIDEOS

WTHRA Show 2006 Video Roundup

The compact size of the Western States Toy and Hobby Show, held annually in Pomona, Calif., allows smaller manufacturers to shine without being overwhelmed by the shadows of the Big Boys....READ MORE





TDMONTHLY NEW TOYS

April Peeks

When these toys caught the numerous eyeballs of TDmonthly staff, heads did turn....READ MORE




TDMONTHLY TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS

TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Clothes-Making Kits

Knitting, crochet and flip-flop kits top sales charts at a number of retailers surveyed by TDmonthly....READ MORE





VEHICLES - RIDING

Put Your Money on the Dapple-Gray

Handcrafted, heirloom-style rocking horses transport riders back to a simpler, more magical time. And customers are willing to pay a pretty penny for the journey....READ MORE




OUTDOOR /SPORTS TOYS

Water on the Runway

The most difficult hurdle water toy (i.e., beach, pool and snow) producers face is the short selling season....READ MORE





PUZZLES & SKILL

Traditional Puzzles: More Than Meets the Eye

The traditional jigsaw puzzle plays an important part in the world of toys....READ MORE





TDMONTHLY POPULAR STORIES

Dolls Go Soft for 2006

When retailers report grown men buying plush dolls for themselves, you know something’s up....READ MORE







TDMONTHLY MOMīS PERSPECTIVE

April Toys in the Hand: TDmonthly’s Expert Mom

Maryam Seyedhosseini shares her impressions of new toys with TDmonthly Magazine....READ MORE





RETAILING TIPS

Internet Toy Retailers Share Secrets

Although some online retailers may be fly-by-night, outstanding numbers have flourished....READ MORE


RETAILER SPOTLIGHT

Palms Trading Company: A Native American Showcase

Though the Palms Trading Company in Albuquerque doesn't sell toys, this Native American crafts store still reflects what it takes to expand a retail operation....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY COOL COMPANY

The Good Old Days

Specializing in classic pedal cars for little kids, American Retro offers a unique selection of ride-ons....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TOY BUZZ

Little Kids Duplicates Success

James Engle, a Hasbro veteran, established Little Kids in 1989, with 12 years experience in sales and marketing....READ MORE






TDMONTHLY BRASS RING

Valiants Triumph in Sevinpold

The story of Don Donovan’s creation, Sevinpold, is told here in the words of his co-worker, friend and co-founder, Alex Zelikovsky....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY UPCOMING ISSUES

Toy Companies Play Fetch

Luxury for pampered pets along with games and gifts with an animal theme may be a retailer's best bet in stocking shelves this year....READ MORE







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TDMONTHLY MUST READS
Ten Years of ToyDirectory: Retailers Talk Back  WTHRA Show Wrap-Up  WTHRA Show 2006 Video Roundup  April Peeks  TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Clothes-Making Kits  Put Your Money on the Dapple-Gray  Water on the Runway  Traditional Puzzles: More Than Meets the Eye  Dolls Go Soft for 2006  April Toys in the Hand: TDmonthly’s Expert Mom  Internet Toy Retailers Share Secrets  Palms Trading Company: A Native American Showcase  The Good Old Days  Little Kids Duplicates Success  Valiants Triumph in Sevinpold  Toy Companies Play Fetch 

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