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Ten Years of ToyDirectory: Manufacturers Increase Sales

This year, as ToyDirectory enjoys its tenth anniversary, we celebrate the fact that we have helped many manufacturers....READ MORE




TDMONTHLY HOT TOPIC

The Bead Shop Changes Name to Fashion Angels

It’s now official: the tween-crafts and -fashion company known to specialty retailers as The Bead Shop has changed its name to Fashion Angels Enterprises....READ MORE






TDMONTHLY TOY VIDEOS

Toys on Tape: Video Demos

Mr. TOYDIRECTORY's latest crop of toy videos have come into full bloom this May....READ MORE




TDMONTHLY NEW TOYS

May Peeks

TDmonthly staff members have become enamored with the following toys....READ MORE





INFANT & TODDLER

Gotta-Have-It Baby Gear Goes Beyond Pastels

Manufacturers are banking on a soft touch, cool colors and versatility to help parents create the most comforting nursery....READ MORE





TRAVEL TOYS

Electronic Games Rule the Travel Set

Card and trivia games are moving fast, as far as travel toys are concerned, as well as small, colorful electronic handhelds, sources told TDmonthly....READ MORE





WATER ACTIVITIES

New Toys Transform Pools Into Water Parks

Remember when inner tubes and flimsy rubber rafts pretty much summed up the toys that everyone took to the pool and lake? Those days are no more....READ MORE





TDMONTHLY POPULAR STORIES

Toy and Pet Industries Meet

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





TDMONTHLY MANUFACTURER'S CORNER

How to Judge a Gift By Its Package

TDmonthly Magazine caught up with Bill Goodwin to ask him a few questions about the significant role packaging plays in selling toys....READ MORE




TDMONTHLY MOMīS PERSPECTIVE

Preschool Roundtable: Preschoolers Love to Picnic

Preschoolers tested Huggy Buggy Monster Truck by Hooray!, The Picnic Game by eeBoo Corp. and Crunch Art by HandsOn Toys Inc. this month....READ MORE







RETAILER SPOTLIGHT

The Treasured Child: Selling Toys for All Ages

Since 1997, the Treasured Child has nestled on a quaint main street in a historic district of La Grange, Ky....READ MORE


RETAILING TIPS

When Does Humor Drive Customers Away?

Novelty retailers in particular need to know which controversial products mean high sales and which could draw protest signs....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY COOL COMPANY

Noodle Head Thinks Beyond Activity Kits

Today, Noodle Head expands beyond travel accessories and activity kits into celebrity-themed plush products and pretend play items....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TOY BUZZ

Merrick Mint Moves From Coins to Candy

The Merrick Mint has earned status as a licensed sports coin company....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS

TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Outdoor Toys

Outdoor toys are moving in new ways, helping to create a less sedentary lifestyle for many energetic youths....READ MORE





TDMONTHLY BRASS RING

EarthBall Continually Reinvents the Globe

In 1984, the earth moved for Eric Morris, owner of globe manufacturer, Orbis Company....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY UPCOMING ISSUES

Vehicles That Require Assembly Are a Real Gas

Construction kits on wheels provide play with multiple benefits....READ MORE








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TDMONTHLY MUST READS
Ten Years of ToyDirectory: Manufacturers Increase Sales  The Bead Shop Changes Name to Fashion Angels  Toys on Tape: Video Demos  May Peeks  Gotta-Have-It Baby Gear Goes Beyond Pastels  Electronic Games Rule the Travel Set  New Toys Transform Pools Into Water Parks  Toy and Pet Industries Meet  How to Judge a Gift By Its Package  Preschool Roundtable: Preschoolers Love to Picnic  The Treasured Child: Selling Toys for All Ages  When Does Humor Drive Customers Away?  Noodle Head Thinks Beyond Activity Kits  Merrick Mint Moves From Coins to Candy  TDmonthly’s Top 10 Most Wanted Outdoor Toys  EarthBall Continually Reinvents the Globe  Vehicles That Require Assembly Are a Real Gas 

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