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TDMONTHLY MUST READS
This Issue's Highlights
Time is precious. So TDmonthly Magazine has summarized some of our top stories for a quick scan....READ MORE
TDMONTHLY NEW TOYS
Notable and New Toys by Category
TDmonthly Magazine has gathered up all of the toys that have come our way over the past 3 months...READ MORE
Top-10 Hot Holiday Toys in Specialty StoresAfter kids tire of tickling Elmo, they’ll need some real toys for real fun....
TDMONTHLY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Hot Toys for Holiday Gift-Giving
You've seen them. You want them. Now buy them....READ MORE
TDMONTHLY POPULAR STORIES
Why We Go to Toy Fair ... or Don't
Ninety-eight specialty retailers across the country were surveyed by TDmonthly Magazine to see how many will be attending Toy Fair....READ MORE
Six Things You Need to Know About ToyDirectoryIn celebration of 10 years in the toy industry, ToyDirectory.com Inc.'s general manager, Tho Ngo, answered six questions about why ToyDirectory is so effective....
Hollywood ToyBoy: Nearer, My Toy, To TheeTwentieth Century Fox recently unveiled something we've all been hearing about for a while: FoxFaith...
TDMONTHLY TOY VIDEOS
If you want to know what a toy will look like on your shelf, TDmonthly Magazine lets you see it before and after...READ MORE
JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES
Boys Get Moody With Booty
Crack open the treasure chest and pull out ... mood rings? Boys are pirate-crazy, everyone knows, but mood rings have also caught on with guys who adorn....READ MORE
Girls Pamper Pets With JewelsLittle girls are scooping up jeweled collars for their pets and magnetic earrings for themselves, retailers told TDmonthly Magazine....
How to Get Boys Buying
Action is as action does....READ MORE
What a Tween Girl Wants....According to CBS News, tween girls form the most powerful consumer group since the Baby Boom....
Personalized Piggy Banks Cash In
People like buying kids stuff with their names on it, and kids like seeing their names on stuff...READ MORE
When a Key-Chain Just Won’t Cut ItGift-buyers seeking to please Taniquas, Cassandras and Xaviers need no longer despair...
TDMONTHLY TOY REVIEWS
TDmonthly's Book Expert
In this issue of TDmonthly Magazine, Wang investigates dinosaur poop and samples twisted fairy tales....READ MORE
TDmonthly's Expert MomEmilie Hill has taught kids of all ages everything from swimming to physics for more than 15 years....
TDmonthly's Psychology ExpertBeth Carroll, Psy.D., is a professional psychologist who specializes in child intervention and development....
TDmonthly's DVD Expert“Brad Pitt wants $20 million,” my assistant says while putting a bowl of fat-free iced mango gelato down in front of me...
TDMONTHLY TOY ROUNDTABLES
Homeschoolers: Tween Girls Will Be Girls
You can take the girl out of the schoolroom, but you can’t take the girl out of the girl....READ MORE
Homeschoolers Rate ToysFive homeschooling families evaluated 5 new toys, rating them on a scale of 1 to 5, with "5" being the highest score and "1" being the lowest....
TDMONTHLY SHOP TALK
Retailing Tips: Branding a Cash Cow
If you think personalization is a drag, you might be missing a cash cow....READ MORE
Spotlight: Playing Works at The Fun ZoneWhen a new employee was about to start her job at The Fun Zone in Iowa City, Iowa, there was one last thing owner Mark Gauger required...
The Ups and Downs of GivingAcross the country, kids are in need, and one of the things they often lack is a toy....
TDMONTHLY COOL COMPANY
b. dazzle, inc.'s Dazzling Rise
b. dazzle, inc. 's Scramble Squares® 9-piece puzzles are beautiful visual brainteasers....READ MORE
Cool Company: Sol-EffectA well-built base of trading partners from all over the world is one of the keys to success for Sol-Effect Enterprises Inc. of Arcadia, Calif....
Rainbow Games Reaches for Its Pot of GoldIn the game industry, some companies are overnight successes that sweep the market off its feet....
TDMONTHLY TOY BUZZ
i-gami Makes Old Tricks New Again
What do you get when you combine an ancient art form with modern ingenuity?...READ MORE
Awesome Kids Believes in Awesome KidsWhen Frank Phelps and Joan de Souza started Awesome Kids in 1991, they knew it would be awesome for kids, but little did they realize that by 2006 their product line of six themed toys-in-the-box products would grow to 42....
TDMONTHLY BRASS RING
Teddy Bear Stuffers Knows Its Stuff
Annette Block owned a successful corporate gift basket company when she and her husband Stanley saw their first bear stuffer...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY MANUFACTURER'S CORNER
Secrets of Successful Toy CEOs
Large or small, when you’re the head honcho of a toy company, how you parcel out each moment can mean the difference between success and failure....READ MORE
Wooden Sales Grow StrongerWood — the first wholesale toy-making material. Durable, beautiful ... expensive. ...
TDMONTHLY TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS
TDmonthly's Top-10 Surprise Hits
When TDmonthly Magazine asked 57 specialty toy retailers about some of their surprise sellers of 2006, Webkinz and PlayFoam were the most impressive...READ MORE
TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted ClassicsThomas the Tank Engine keeps chugging along, bringing with him dolls by The Alexander Doll Company and Corolle, construction by K’Nex and plush by Gund...
TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted GamesTheir broad appeal to both kids and adults is why games such as Educational Insights' Blokus and Out of the Box Publishing's Apples to Apples are best sellers....
TDMONTHLY UPCOMING ISSUES
Fly High With Kites
Kites continue to intrigue young and old — and when they’re used as part of a toy store’s décor, they can attract attention...READ MORE
Grandpa Pushes Trains on KidsParents and grandparents who are trying to wean their youngsters from videogames tend to promote the toys they liked best when growing up....
All in the Family Toy StoreHe may have thought he was just playing, but when Greg Bonner grabbed a jack-in-the-box as a child, he was really training himself to take over his family’s toy store....