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Notable and New Toys by Category

Last Easter, specialty toy retailers saw Ganz's Webkinz explode. What toys will overflow the Easter baskets this year?...READ MORE




TDMONTHLY TRADE SHOW WRAP-UP

Watch Games Expo VIDEOS!

More than 200 exhibitors showed off their new games at the debut of Games Expo last month in Las Vegas...READ MORE








TDMONTHLY MUST READS

This Issue's Highlights

Want to know what other specialty retailers look like? And sound like? And what they want in their stores for 2007?...READ MORE


PUZZLES & GAMES

Sudoku Takes a Slide

As the industry welcomes the addition of several new puzzles, just as many pieces — including some that bear the name Sudoku — are becoming misfits in the specialty market...READ MORE




OUTDOOR /SPORTS TOYS

How to Move Outdoor Toys Out

With just a few months to sell outdoor toys, they’ve got to move quickly, 18 specialty toy-store owners told TDmonthly Magazine....READ MORE


VEHICLES - RIDING

Kids Scoot on Bugs and Turtle Shells

Although classic ride-on toys and wagons from big companies such as Radio Flyer are selling well, 49 specialty retailers also told TDmonthly Magazine that newer ride-on toys are picking up speed....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY SHOP TALK

Retailer Spotlight: G. Willikers!

The brother-and-sister team of Bob and Jody Breneman grew up in the toy business; their parents opened G. Willikers in 1978 in Portsmouth, N.H....READ MORE





TDMONTHLY TOY REVIEWS

TDmonthly's Book Expert

This month, she listened to great art works, rhymed with Greg & Steve, polished her instant-messaging skills and more....READ MORE






TDMONTHLY TOY ROUNDTABLES

Preschoolers: Unpuzzling the Puzzles

Roundtable participants liked the analytical challenge and sense of accomplishment that comes with doing puzzles regardless of whether they are small and done individually or large and worked on cooperatively...READ MORE






TDMONTHLY COOL COMPANY

Playmaker: Not Your Typical Monkey Business

A screaming monkey flying across the room sort of speaks for itself. And it should, according to President Ernie Wong of Playmaker Toys...READ MORE




TDMONTHLY BRASS RING

Bling Bling Scores!

Real estate investor and photo/video producer Joseph Cassarino was introduced to Jeff McGill, the inventor of Bling Bling, in 2002. Cassarino was so impressed with McGill's preliminary outline that he decided to fund his company....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TOY BUZZ

Baby Gets a Boom Box

Dan Lemay believes he has something that nobody else has in the toy, music or even educational industry...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY POPULAR STORIES

Hollywood ToyBoy: Bad Breath, Taxes and Toons

April 15! Even in La La Land, the cold, bad breath of the taxman sweeps the land...READ MORE





TDMONTHLY MANUFACTURER'S CORNER

How to Publish a Card Game

You may have had a great idea for a card game, secured investment and funding, and even completed the design. But until the cards have been printed and cut, your game isn't fit for the table....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS

TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Outdoor Toys

TDmonthly Magazine asked retailers what toys are hot when the weather is, too...READ MORE






TDMONTHLY UPCOMING ISSUES

How to Keep Your Toy Store Thriving

What are the secrets to keeping your customers from crossing over to the mass-market dark side? Everything from owning your toy store’s building to wrapping birthday gifts with lizards...READ MORE










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TDMONTHLY NEW TOYS
Notable and New Toys by Category  Watch Games Expo VIDEOS!  This Issue's Highlights  Sudoku Takes a Slide  How to Move Outdoor Toys Out  Kids Scoot on Bugs and Turtle Shells  Retailer Spotlight: G. Willikers!  TDmonthly's Book Expert  Preschoolers: Unpuzzling the Puzzles  Playmaker: Not Your Typical Monkey Business  Bling Bling Scores!  Baby Gets a Boom Box  Hollywood ToyBoy: Bad Breath, Taxes and Toons  How to Publish a Card Game  TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Outdoor Toys  How to Keep Your Toy Store Thriving 

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